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Entries Tagged as 'Bill Finch'

Parziale Sums It Up

September 27th, 2016 · 19 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement

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 […]

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New Cop Class Graduated Monday

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:

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Pereira: Let’s Get Back To Work For Students

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 […]

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Housing Authority Members Resign, Following Request From Feds

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.

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Shaban Opens HQ In The Port: I’m A Team Guy … Not About Democrats Or Republicans

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.

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‘Putz’ Politics–Bradley, Pereira Spar Over Access To High School

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.

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State Withholds Funds Until City Hires Permanent Health Director

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 […]

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HUD Urges Ganim To Blowtorch Housing Authority Board

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 […]

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