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Finch Says City Safer, But More Must Be Done

June 30th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder:

Mayor Bill Finch today announced the Police Department is instituting walking beats in the city’s four public housing complexes and expanding its Safe Corridors program in the area of Trumbull Gardens to enhance safety for kids and families.

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Malloy Signs State Budget, Lower Car Taxes For Cities

June 30th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Malloy signs budget

Malloy signs state budget with Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and legislative leaders.

The state budget that was modified to mollify corporate suits who freaked over additional taxes was signed into law today by Governor Dan Malloy who touts major investments in transportation infrastructure, his Second Chance Society initiative and capping car taxes at 32 mils in 2017 and 29.5 mils in 2018, a second-year reduction by almost a third from Bridgeport’s current tax rate.
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Ganim Says Finch Engaging In Public Safety Public Relations Stunts

June 30th, 2015 · 28 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Ganim, Trumbull Gardens residents

Ganim, right, on Monday meets with victims of Trumbull Gardens shooting.

Calling Mayor Bill Finch’s Monday morning gun violence roundtable with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal “political theater,” former Mayor Joe Ganim asserts Finch should stop “engaging in PR stunts and take specific steps to improve public safety in Trumbull Gardens and throughout the rest of Bridgeport.” Finch’s campaign manager responded that Ganim is politicizing a tragedy.
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Passions Run High At Discussion On Racism

June 30th, 2015 · 18 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post:

But it was an unannounced member of the panel, Police Chief Joseph Gaudett who was sitting in the audience, who took much of the spotlight and the heat of the discussion.

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Candidates Prime Fundraising Pump As Reporting Period Closes

June 30th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The campaign operations of mayoral candidates Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster are hosting fundraisers and banging phones in the final two days leading to the closure of the June 30 reporting period that will show their respective financial power with a party endorsement next month and a looming September 16 Democratic primary.
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Rosario And Santiago Hail Borinqueneers Highway

June 30th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events

 News release from State House members Chris Rosario and Ezequiel Santiago:

State Representatives Christopher Rosario (D-Bridgeport) and Ezequiel Santiago (D-Bridgeport) are pleased to announce that a portion of Route 127 will be designated the “65th U.S. Infantry Regiment, ‘The Borinqueneers’ Memorial Highway.” The Borinqueneers were a Puerto Rican Army Regiment who served during World War One, World War Two, and the Korean War.
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OIB Poll: Does The Democratic Party Endorsement Matter?

June 29th, 2015 · 22 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

In four weeks, the 90-member Democratic Town Committee will endorse a candidate for mayor. Does the party endorsement matter?

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Pereira, Bradley, Walker Announce School Board Run At Ganim Event

June 29th, 2015 · 76 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Walker, Pereira, Bradley

From left, Ben Walker, Maria Pereira and Dennis Bradley at Ganim fundraiser.

Former school board member Maria Pereira, attorney Dennis Bradley and Greenwich music teacher Ben Walker announced Friday night at a fundraiser for Joe Ganim they will be Democratic candidates for the Board of Education.
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