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Finch Endorses Clinton For President

August 14th, 2015 · 43 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events

From the Finch campaign: Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced that he is officially endorsing Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President of the United States.

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What’s The Winning Number In A Democratic Primary For Mayor?

July 10th, 2015 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In less than two weeks the 90-member Democratic Town Committee will endorse a candidate for mayor as well as others for municipal offices. The next day challenge candidates will commence to petition onto the ballot for the September 16 primary. Who has an edge?

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Obama And Brad Pitt Cousins?

May 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library, News and Events

Wednesday (May 27) from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. the Black Rock Branch Library will host the “Unusual, Unexpected, Unbelievable but All-True Facts About America’s Presidents.” More from neighborhood librarian John “Salty” Soltis.

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Blumenthal And Murphy Urge Obama To Remove Hiring Barriers For Past Offenders

May 11th, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events

Sixteen states do it, big companies such as  Walmart and Home Depot as well. Asserting “Americans who have criminal histories face unreasonable barriers that prevent them from securing gainful employment, limiting their ability to care for themselves and their families,” Connecticut’s U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are urging President Obama to “ban the […]

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Got Milk? How About A Fair Minimum Wage Too?

April 18th, 2015 · 6 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

OIB friend Doug Wade (Milkman) who operates the family-owned Wade’s Dairy on Barnum Avenue advocates automatic adjustments for the minimum wage to rise along with the inflation rate. Last year the businessman was recognized by President Obama for bringing attention to a hike in the minimum wage. In an essay that first appeared in the […]

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The City Council’s Junk

March 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Citizen financial examiner John Marshall Lee writes about City Council committee meetings being junked for a Washington DC junket. From Lee: Today I am sitting by my computer and beginning to wonder why multiple City Council meetings are being canceled next week. One by one: Budget & Appropriations, 3-9 Monday, Contracts, 3-10 Tuesday, and then […]

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Site To Replace Harding High School Cleared For Construction By State

March 6th, 2015 · 40 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

The State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has paved the way for construction of a new school to replace Harding High on contaminated property off Boston Avenue owned by General Electric. Read DEEP clean-up decision here.

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Season’s Greetings Campaign Style–Foster Issues FOI Request For Finch’s Holiday Card List

January 7th, 2015 · 34 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mary-Jane Foster, 2011 mayoral candidate weighing another run this year, wants a copy of Mayor Bill Finch’s holiday card list mailed to a select group of party insiders, businesses and neighborhood leaders featuring a photo of the mayor and his family taken with President Obama during his Bridgeport campaign stop for Governor Dan Malloy in […]

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