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April 2015 News Highlights, ‘Run Joe, Run,’ Finch Proposes No Tax Increase, Foster Hits Finch On Low Police Staffing

December 24th, 2015 · No Comments · News and Events

Who played the fool in April 2015? News highlights. Show us the money, honey. Moolah is the mother’s milk of political campaigns. Nothing like a little milk and honey, right? Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster has launched her Facebook page with an appeal to click her contribution website. Mayor Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Howard […]

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Ka-Ching! Finch Getaway Check $17K

December 5th, 2015 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

He wasn’t the green mayor for nothing. On his final day as mayor, Bill Finch’s outgoing bloated paycheck on Monday packed a direct deposited $17,079 based on his authorizing a retroactive pay raise going back to July 1, 2013, according to information released by Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration. In one of his final acts as mayor, Finch […]

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Blumenthal, Murphy Call On Obama To Leverage Executive Authority To Reduce Access To Guns

November 23rd, 2015 · 6 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy joined 22 of their Democratic colleagues today in urging President Obama to use his executive power to eliminate a loophole that they assert allows individuals without a federal license to conduct gun sales at gun shows and over the internet without conducting background checks. Letter follows.

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Saturday Salute Planned For Finch

November 18th, 2015 · 34 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Education advocate Jessica Martinez is organizing a grassroots community event  “to show appreciation and thanks to Mayor Bill Finch and Family for their service and dedication to Bridgeport.” The sendoff will take place Saturday 3 p.m. at Dolphin’s Cove, 421 Seaview Avenue, not far from the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side that […]

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Himes Visits Ganim Headquarters For Chat And Cooperative Reassurance

October 21st, 2015 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

The campaign headquarters of Joe Ganim was abuzz the other day when Congressman Jim Himes who had backed Bill Finch in the primary stopped in for a chat with the former mayor, now Democratic nominee. According to Ganim operatives, Himes and Ganim had a friendly conversation in his North End headquarters without a formal endorsement […]

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Finch: City Is Fuel Cell Capital Of North America

September 6th, 2015 · 30 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

With thousands of solar panels as a backdrop, Mayor Bill Finch conducted a news conference to release his plan for creating green jobs Labor Day weekend.

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Ganim Proposes Education Policies, ‘Will Never Deprive Or Limit School Voting Rights’

September 1st, 2015 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Saying “I will never seek to deprive or limit school voting rights of parents and families who should elect their education officials,” Joe Ganim today offered several education initiatives he says he will implement if returned to City Hall. Ganim’s voting-rights declaration is a criticism of Mayor Bill Finch who engineered a state takeover of schools […]

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Finch Endorses Clinton For President

August 14th, 2015 · 41 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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