OIB friend, past CC member and past council president Lisa Parziale comments on the state of Bridgeport city management by both the mayor and City Council, and encourages others to get involved to fix the problems. December 2015 ended two terms of leadership under former Mayor Bill Finch, and the torch was then passed to […]
Entries Tagged as 'Bill Finch'
September 27th, 2016 · 19 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement
September 20th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
UPDATE: Video of Ganim and Perez’ comments at the police recruit graduation yesterday (Sep 19, 2016). Ganim’s comments: Perez’ comments:
September 17th, 2016 · 128 Comments · Education, News and Events
Board of Education member Maria Pereira, the subject of a historic boycott by four school board members, writes in a commentary the strikers must “stop behaving like petulant children on a playground and get back to the critical work they were elected to do, or they should be the ones to resign.” One must ask […]
September 9th, 2016 · 15 Comments · News and Events
Two weeks after the regional director of the federal Housing and Urban Development urged Mayor Joe Ganim to replace the appointees of his predecessor, four Housing Authority commissioners have resigned, according to the mayor’s office. That means the mayor is now actively searching for replacements following HUD assertions the housing authority is a mess.
September 9th, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Republican candidate for Congress John Shaban on Thursday did something very few GOP regional candidates for office have even thought about: he opened his campaign headquarters in Bridgeport in an effort to broaden his reach against four-term Democratic incumbent Jim Himes in Connecticut’s 4th District.
September 7th, 2016 · 72 Comments · Education, News and Events
Dukin’ Board of Education Dems Dennis Bradley and Maria Pereira are at it again. The latest issue centers on Pereira seeking access last week to Central High over questions about it being ready for opening day following renovations. Pereira expressed concern about the condition of the building.
September 6th, 2016 · 14 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
A spokesperson for the State Department of Health says “There are statutory requirements for appointing a permanent health director that have not been met in this case. Until they are, we will be withholding a portion of state grant funds from the city.” The city has formed a search committee that includes Jack McCarthy who worked […]
September 1st, 2016 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
The regional director of the federal Housing and Urban Development wants Mayor Joe Ganim to “replace the mayoral appointments to the Board (of the Bridgeport housing authority) within a period not to exceed 30 days,” asserting a “history of board member interference in the daily operations of the agency and the inappropriate use of their authority to […]