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Entries Tagged as 'Adam Wood'

The Tricky Relationship Between The Post And Mayor’s Office

August 12th, 2012 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Media

A few days ago the mayor’s office declared war against the Connecticut Post in an eblast to the business community condemning the paper for coverage “hurtful to all of our efforts to improve our city.” One way to rally support against a media concern is to win over the folks who invest advertising dollars. So […]

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Mayor’s Office Issues “Call To Action” Against Connecticut Post–Wood Takes Post To Woodshed For “Inaccurate And Misleading” Coverage

August 10th, 2012 · 78 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

An email issued on Wednesday by Mayor Bill Finch’s Chief of Staff Adam Wood to business and governmental leaders takes a bite out of the Connecticut Post claiming its coverage of the city is “hurtful to all of our efforts to improve our city.” Wood’s email, in particular, takes issue with Post columnist Keila Torres […]

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Kohut Defends Keila Torres: ‘Third World Demagogues’

August 10th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Jeff Kohut, a 2011 mayoral candidate, defends Connecticut Post columnist Keila Torres, following an email from Mayor Bill Finch’s office condemning coverage. From Kohut: It is truly telling of the Finch Administration that they find it necessary to resort to the tactics of Third World demagogues in their desperate attempt to assert a claim to […]

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Post Scribe Prods Development Authority For Open Meetings

August 2nd, 2012 · 9 Comments · News and Events

Nice job by Brian Lockhart, CT Post. His story below: When Mayor Bill Finch recently announced his administration was partnering with the corporate community to revive the Bridgeport Economic Development Corp. (BEDCO, which employed Finch in his pre-mayoral life) it was uncertain whether the entity should abide by state Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) laws.

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Euphoric Crowd Hooked On Bass Pro Shops–Finch, Malloy Lead Cheers

July 9th, 2012 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

More than 300 enthusiastic supporters gathered under a tent in the Steel Point redevelopment area Sunday afternoon to celebrate the official announcement of the nation’s largest outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops constructing a 150,000-square-foot store expected to create 150 construction jobs and 300 full- and part-time positions as a major anchor tenant on the 50-acre […]

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Steel Point A Step Closer

June 19th, 2012 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

It’s been decades in the making generating heavy doses of hope–and cynicism–to transform a beleaguered section of the East Side, but city officials say “The Steelpointe Interlocal Agreement marks another step forward in the development of the peninsula.” The agreement between the city and The Steel Point Infrastructure Improvement District that permits the district to […]

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State Education Chief On Forgivable School Loan: ‘How Do We Ensure The Conditions Are Reasonable?’

June 14th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

A story by Linda Conner Lambeck of the CT Post covers state officials’ perspective on providing safeguards for the $3.5 million forgivable loan to the Board of Education. State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor would have veto power over selection of the school chief. Some have called this a power grab. But isn’t it reasonable for […]

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Pelto: ‘Elected BOE Faces Almost Certain Death’

March 8th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Jonathan Pelto, Connecticut political analyst, weighs in with his take on the state of city schools courtesy of his site jonathanpelto.com: Returning from the “dead” – Bridgeport’s elected Board of Education faces almost certain death. The Mayor of Bridgeport wants the city’s Board of Education out. One option would be to follow the lead of Hartford and […]

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