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Entries Tagged as 'Bill Finch'

City Trots Out Pothole Killer

March 27th, 2015 · 4 Comments · News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: As part of Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch’s continued efforts to make Bridgeport better every day, public works crews have been repairing roads and fixing potholes throughout Bridgeport following an incredibly difficult winter that wreaked havoc on the city’s streets. So far this season, crews have already repaired nearly 2,000 […]

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Cops Approve New Contract As Mayoral Election Gears Up

March 25th, 2015 · 12 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

With a mayoral election on the horizon, the Bridgeport Police union on Wednesday approved a new four-year contract granting firing power and assignment flexibility to Police Chief Joe Gaudett, 2.5 percent pay increases each year for officers and some concessions in a 260-79 vote by membership. The union had rejected a contract proposal last year. […]

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Finch Declares City Employees On City Council ‘Doesn’t Look Good’, Suggests Ganim Find Job In Outer Space

March 25th, 2015 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Acknowledging city employees serving on the City Council “doesn’t look good,” Mayor Bill Finch appeared on the Chaz & AJ radio show Wednesday morning urging former Mayor Joe Ganim to find something else to do than seek his old job. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart listened to the interview that also included a surprise call-in, […]

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Police Investigate Homicide In North End

March 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred in the city’s North End today.

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Herbst: Bridgeport Tax Dollars Should Not Fund Cronyism And Patronage Ahead Of Public Good

March 25th, 2015 · 15 Comments · News and Events

Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst pulls no punches in this commentary in support of a state government reform bill to enforce the City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council. In the commentary Herbst criticizes city and state officials and the municipal lobbying arm Connecticut Conference of Municipalities for promoting conflicts of […]

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City Demolishes Blighted House

March 25th, 2015 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

An abandoned multi-family house at 121 George Street that had been an eyesore for years was demolished by the city on Wednesday. More from city Communications Director Brett Broesder:

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School Board Approves ‘Interim’ Education Chief Rabinowitz Into 2017–Finch: Glad She’s Staying

March 23rd, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

What was advertised as a short-term interim basis replacing school chief Paul Vallas one year ago now appears to be at least a three-year gig for Fran Rabinowitz leading city schools. Monday night the Board of Education voted 7-2 to extend her contract until July 2017. She had been a finalist for appointment as Connecticut’s […]

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NAACP Chief: Cop Recruitment Disappoints Reflection Of Community, Finch: City More Diverse Than Other CT Cities

March 23rd, 2015 · 32 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Following a government recruitment drive to hire police officers who reflect the makeup of the city, the new head of the local NAACP George Mintz expressed disappointment in the numbers. As of Tuesday, 1,013 candidates had met the testing qualifications, according to a story by CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart. Of those, 139, or 14 […]

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