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Entries Tagged as 'Bill Finch'

Mayor’s Father, World War II Veteran, Passes Away

July 29th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch’s father William Finch Sr., a World War II veteran, passed away Tuesday morning surrounded by the mayor and family. To know the mayor’s father was to meet a prince, bright eyed, conversational, engaged on the subject of workers rights and the sacrifices of men and women in the military. The elder Finch […]

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Homestretch To Primary Tuesday, $400K In Public Funds For City Races

July 29th, 2014 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Two weeks until the August 12 Tsunami Tuesday with loads of primary action out there involving Democrats locally and Republicans statewide. This is one of those cycles with implications that could extend into next year’s mayoral election.

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David Daniels Considers Mayoral Run

July 27th, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Cops, News and Events

UPDATE, statement from Daniels; Retired city police officer David Daniels is synonymous with community policing. He recently retired from the police department after serving 25 years, most of it as a leader in community policing. Two years ago he had a falling out with city leadership that led to his removal as head of the […]

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Mayors Form Task Force, Finch: We’ll House Kids, If Feds Fully Fund Costs

July 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments · News and Events

News release from Mayor Bill Finch: Today, mayors from cities across the state of Connecticut joined a conference call to discuss what–if anything–can be done to help kids who have crossed the border from Central America and are in need of temporary housing. The outcome of the call is that a Task Force comprised of […]

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The Political Balancing Act Of Housing Undocumented Immigrant Children

July 23rd, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Bill Finch says we’ll accommodate the kids if we have space and the feds foot the bill, a spokesman for New Haven Mayor Toni Harp proclaims we’re not stepping up to undermine Governor Dan Malloy, but now even Malloy is trying to find a political safe haven–after saying no–to address shelter for undocumented immigrants […]

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Finch To Host Community Cabinet Meeting In Black Rock

July 22nd, 2014 · 29 Comments · News and Events

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Finch: If Obama Pays For It, We’ll Take Them If We Have Space

July 22nd, 2014 · 29 Comments · News and Events

Rejected by Governor Malloy, Mayor Bill Finch is open to taking in migrant children … if the federal government pays for it and space allows. From the Connecticut Mirror: The City of Bridgeport is exploring whether it has the facilities that would meet federal requirements to host some of the Central American migrant children who […]

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