Following a violent weekend of shootings, Mayor Bill Finch today announced a new Civil Service list he expects will lead to the hiring of 100 new police officers within two years. Former Mayor Joe Ganim once again criticized police staffing levels.
Entries Tagged as 'Bill Cummings'
July 26th, 2015 · 77 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
June 19th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
About 400 people on Thursday attended the funeral of Savonie McNeil, father of six, shot dead at the Trumbull Gardens housing project last week. What can be done to prevent more carnage? CT Post reporter Bill Cummings has more:
May 10th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
From Bill Cummings, CT Post: Another neighborhood erupted in violence over the weekend, leaving a 22-year-old father with a baby on the way dead from gunshot wounds. The homicide marks the second weekend in a row that someone was killed in Bridgeport.
January 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments · News and Events
With the state legislative session just weeks away, lawmakers are considering additional slot action to produce new revenue that would require an agreement under the state’s gaming compact with the two tribal nations. From Bill Cummings, CT Post: Task force members suggested video games could be offered under the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun brand and […]
August 31st, 2013 · 3 Comments · News and Events
From Bill Cummings, CT Post: Despite complaints about delays and secrecy, Connecticut’s first foray into statewide keno gambling could be funded next month and taking bets by spring.
July 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events
From Bill Cummings, CT Post: A proposed change in how Indian tribes are federally recognized could revive long dormant plans to build an Indian casino in Bridgeport and elsewhere in the state.
May 13th, 2009 · 9 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, City Budget, City Council, Education, Library, News and Events
It was impossible not to notice the public emptiness in City Council chambers Monday night as the city’s legislative body passed Mayor Bill Finch’s proposed budget for the year starting July 1. What a difference a year makes. Last year’s budget process was all about hooting and hollering, library advocates cranked up about cuts, education […]
April 27th, 2009 · 21 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Media, News and Events, State Politics
Lots of trepidation in the Connecticut Post newsroom. On Friday the paper cut loose Business Editor Pam Dawkins, reporter Aaron Leo and tech editor Todd Hollis among 44 layoffs impacting Hearst-owned papers in Bridgeport, Greenwich, Stamford and Danbury. Greenwich, Stamford and Danbury pubs took the biggest hit in the latest round of layoffs. The larger […]