It’s the holidays, time to celebrate. That means we raise a glass to voter power because OIB readers vote. Here’s an unscientific hypothetical poll because we cannot screen for demographics, but what the heck, let’s do this anyway. Do not despair, we will feature a variety of unscientific survey matchups (and perhaps scientific) in the […]
Entries Tagged as 'Bill Finch'
December 17th, 2014 · 10 Comments · City Politics
December 17th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment
Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy takes a hose to city employees, he says, are moonlighting financially. Fardy commentary: Every time you think someone in the Finch administration can’t screw up any more than they already have … they up and surprise you again.
December 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Sewage treatment isn’t cheap and the city’s still trying to modernize its two facilities processing sludge from an antiquated infrastructure. The City Council Monday night at 7 at City Hall, according to the posted agenda, will take up a Budget and Appropriations Committee report approving financing of $90,370,000 for the design, rehabilitation, upgrading and construction […]
December 14th, 2014 · 38 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education
Crane Sighting, Steelpointe Harbor Goes Vertical On East Side. Does Bass Pro Oversell Economic Impact?
December 14th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
UPDATE: Includes link to Hugh Bailey article. Redevelopment of a troubled area of the East Side has been more than 30 years in the making and the project still has its share of cynics, but something happened on Thursday that never occurred before: vertical construction.
December 11th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events
Newly named Board of Education chairman Dave Hennessey and the newest member of the school board Kadisha Coates who supported his election Monday night, joined Mayor Bill Finch and interim Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowitz at Wilbur Cross School on Thursday to celebrate the city’s awarding of $4.5 million in federal funds for 180 new […]
December 10th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Education, News and Events
From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, the federal government announced that Bridgeport, Conn. will be getting 180 new pre-k seats for kids, in addition to 90 renovation seats. These pre-k seats will be funded by the federal government for the next four years. It’s been awarded by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health […]