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Entries Tagged as 'Bill Finch'

Political Primaries, The Favorite Sport In The City

April 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Primary fever’s on high alert in the state’s largest city as Democratic political operatives prepare for upcoming district conventions as well as expected August contests to choose party nominees. At look at the landscape:

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Council Committee Fries Mayor’s Chicken Ordinance

April 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

By a 3-2 vote, the City Council’s Ordinance Committee on Tuesday plucked Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal to permit and regulate the raising of up to six chickens. Council members Lydia Martinez and Rick Torres (who says Rick’s too chicken to vote with the mayor?) voted in support of the ordinance. In general, ordinances defeated in […]

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McCarthy Salutes UB Gymnasts Publicly, Finch Privately

April 22nd, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

For six straight years City Council President Tom McCarthy has honored the University of Bridgeport women’s gymnastics team in a public ceremony in City Hall. Mayor Bill Finch has always been a no-show, but he did something Monday night he had never done before, a private–if not public–acknowledgment of UB, a major asset to the city. […]

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Will State Rep. Don Clemons Retire? Either Way, Ernie Newton Poises Comeback To Legislature

April 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Rep. Don Clemons is telling legislative leadership in Hartford he will not seek another term after 10 years in the Connecticut Legislature, setting up the comeback of Ernie Newton to reclaim the East End legislative district he occupied prior to Clemons. If there’s a television reality show in the making for politicians, Newton’s gotta […]

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Mayor Plans Earth Day Events

April 21st, 2014 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch, the city’s resident Mr. Green Jeans, shares his Earth Day activities for Tuesday in a news release: On Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22), Mayor Bill Finch will join green job creators and community leaders for a press conference and roundtable discussion about Eco-Technology Park, the city’s hub for sustainable business development, and […]

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Public Hearings Set For Mayor’s Proposed Budget

April 18th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

What will the City Council do with Mayor Bill Finch’s budget plan? The mayor has submitted a $522,966,587 spending document to the City Council that calls for a modest hike of just under one mil representing a roughly $120 tax increase on the average city homeowner if approved by the city’s budget-making body. The budget […]

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Malloy Pledges Funds To Help Clean Former Remington Shaver Property

April 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy on Wednesday announced the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded $3,821,000 in grants to 21 communities to advance the development of brownfield sites throughout the state including $200,000 for a remediation plan for the former Remington Shaver site in the South End and 60 Main Street, the site […]

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