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If You Contribute $50, Ganim Will Invite You To His Party

April 23rd, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Seeking to reclaim the job he left in 2003 following his conviction on corruption charges, Joe Ganim will host his first fundraiser Thursday (tonight) in an exploratory stage for mayor that now includes a website with a donation page. And he has an offer for you.
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Finch’s JFK Green Moonshot

April 22nd, 2015 · 10 Comments · News and Events


Finch in the Kennedy Room. New York Times photo.

From Anthony DePalma, The New York Times:

It is no secret that Mayor Bill Finch idolizes President John F. Kennedy. He has converted a room off his office into a shrine filled with campaign buttons, banners and busts of the former president.

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Finch: Pleasure Beach To Reopen Memorial Day Weekend

April 22nd, 2015 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder:

Today, as the state’s largest city celebrates Earth Day, Mayor Finch announced that Pleasure Beach–a 71-acre barrier island that was inaccessible for decades until it reopened to the public last year–will officially open to the public on May 23 at 10:00AM (i.e., Memorial Day Weekend). Through the month of May, the barrier island will be open only on weekends. Beginning in June, it will be open seven days a week.

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Finch Won’t Go To Mat For Successful UB Gymnastics Team, McCarthy Honors University

April 22nd, 2015 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

McCarthy, UB students

City Council President Tom McCarthy honors UB gymnasts. CT Post photo Brian Pounds.

It’s bound to come up in a mayoral election: Mayor Bill Finch once again snubbing the University of Bridgeport’s contributions to the state’s largest city, especially with Mary-Jane Foster, vice president of University Relations, poised to enter the mayoral race. The school’s nationally acclaimed gymnastics team did the city proud. And once again City Council President Tom McCarthy paid tribute to the kids with the mayor absent.
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Bridgeport Parent Makes Pitch For Charter School Funding

April 22nd, 2015 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events

As the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee considers funds for public education, the charter school advocacy group The Coalition For Every Child has released a new video featuring a city parent urging funding for the proposed Capital Prep Harbor charter school.
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John Marshall Lee’s Quest For Answers (And Eating OATS) On The City Council

April 21st, 2015 · 21 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

John Marshall Lee

John Marshall Lee

For several years, community fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee has been a painstaking presence at City Council meetings haranguing councilors on open and accountable government, fund balances, audits, financial reports, spending and taxes. He asks questions, but fields no answers to his satisfaction. Now he’s decided to be the guy to provide answers to the public as he prepares his candidacy for City Council potentially challenging the target of so many questions–Democrat Sue Brannelly, co-chair of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, who represents the 130th District covering Black Rock and a portion of the West End.
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Finch Praises Funds For Park

April 21st, 2015 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder:

Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch joined elected officials, community leaders, students, and others in thanking the U.S. Department of Interior for a $375,000 grant to build a new Johnson Oak Park adjacent to Jettie Tisdale Elementary School.

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Seaside Park Going To The Dogs (Meow)

April 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events


Dogs coming to Seaside.

The genesis of the flying disc comes from the Frisbie Pie Company that was based on Kossuth Street. On May 9th the Circles on Sounds Frisbee Festival will take place at the Seaside Park band shell featuring the flips and tricks of the World’s Top Frisbee Dog Show from Disconnected K-9s.
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