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Finch Applauds Solar Parks For Hartford, Bridgeport

September 30th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from city Communications Director Brett Broesder: On Tuesday (today), Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch will join Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra for a tour of Hartford’s recently launched solar-on-a-landfill project. The tour comes on the day of Connecticut’s Siting Council holding its final hearing on Bridgeport’s effort to put 9,000 solar panels and a fuel […]

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Finch Dumps Democratic Leader Santiago From Housing Authority

September 26th, 2014 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has booted longtime political operative Americo Santiago from the Bridgeport Housing Authority. The housing agency has experienced turmoil the past two years including the recent resignation of director Jim Miller and prior to him Nick Calace, as well as financial irregularities uncovered by federal auditors.

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New Community Group To Host First Forum For 2015 Mayoral Election

September 22nd, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

A new “grass roots coalition” calling itself Join The Movement will host a “change for Bridgeport” forum on Tuesday, 6 p.m. at the North Branch Library, 3455 Madison Avenue. The group is “urging their fellow citizens to get involved in their city.” Bridgeport Banner editor Rob Sullivan and community fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee described […]

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Young Jeremy Rosa’s Food Drive

September 20th, 2014 · 7 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: In 2012, Bridgeport resident Jeremy Rosa at the age of seven decided to host his very own food drive. With support from family, friends and neighbors in the community Jeremy collected a total of 997 pounds of food in 2012. In recognition of his efforts, Mayor Bill Finch, City Council President […]

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Weighing Benefits Against Risks For Planned Solar Park On Old Dump

September 19th, 2014 · 14 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning

Black Rocker Jennifer Buchanan, co-host of the Bridgeport Now public access cable show, wonders if the benefits of United Illuminating’s plan to install 9,000 solar panels on the old dump in Seaside Park outweigh the risks. The state regulatory agency Connecticut Siting Council conducted a public hearing last week on the proposal supported by Mayor […]

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Will It Take A Court Ruling To Force Funding Fairness Of City Schools?

September 18th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, State Politics

Anniversaries tied to landmark legal rulings provide platforms for politicians and government officials to take inventory about the past, present and future. The 60th anniversary year of Brown v. Board of Education in which the Supreme Court ruled racial segregation of schools unconstitutional, offers discussion about the funding fairness of city schools. Mayor Bill Finch […]

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Is The Connecticut Post Part Of “The Oppressive Machinery?” If You Haitz Newspaper Coverage, Call Henry

September 18th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Media, News and Events

Journalism in general, and print media specifically, ain’t what it used to be. How in creation does the daily newspaper covering the state’s largest city slot just one full-time scribe to City Hall? Well, we’re spread thin they’ll say, we have this and that and this and that and with cutbacks from corporate suits, it’s […]

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