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Entries Tagged as 'Bill Finch'

McCarthy Bids Goodbye To City Council A Second Time

June 19th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

He thought he had bid farewell to the City Council last year, but just when he thought he was out former council President Tom McCarthy was pulled back in courtesy of court intervention involving a Democratic primary in the 133rd District that looks like it will finally be resolved in the upcoming general election.

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For The Love Of Money, Taxpayer Money

June 19th, 2018 · 6 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

In what was Tom McCarthy’s likely final City Council meeting, a constant presence for many of those years, fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, barked out a series of questions to members of the legislative body during the public speaking portion of the evening, wondering if proper attention is spent on the expenditure of taxpayer dough.

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When In Congress, Go Back To Congress Street Bridge, Himes Returns

June 12th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Ten years ago, challenging incumbent Republican Chris Shays, Jim Himes made his bones in Bridgeport barbecuing Shays on his failure to deliver bucks for a replacement drawbridge over the Pequonnock River to reconnect the East Side with Downtown forcing headquarters for the city’s Fire Department to navigate a longer route for responses after the bridge […]

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What’s In A Name? Blue And Gold

June 1st, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Wow, something unanimous on the school board, with one abstention, and it’s all in a name. The Board of Education, following a roar from the collective lungs that wore blue and gold at Harding High School, voted 8-0 to keep the name as the school segues to a new campus off Boston Avenue to replace […]

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Lamont Wants To Avoid Campaign Mosh Pit With Ganim

May 21st, 2018 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The Democratic convention is over; Ned Lamont is the endorsed candidate for governor. Now what? Mayor Joe Ganim’s petition drive continues in his quest to wage an August primary. Meanwhile, at some point soon the candidates should engage in a discussion, be it substantial or superficial, about avoiding a primary. It won’t be much of […]

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Inspiring? Lamont’s Ticket Toothache Includes Bysiewicz Baggage

May 17th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

In selecting Susan Bysiewicz as his running mate, Ned Lamont takes out of the equation a key competitor to ease the dollar flow of his self-funded campaign, but looking down the road to the general election an uninspiring ticket whose combo was lanced heavily in cities the last time they each ran in Democratic primaries, […]

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Ganim’s Second-Chance Connecticut Challenge–Work Horse Or Show Horse?

April 26th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Joe Ganim returned to office in 2015 on a second-chance message that he hopes resonates on the gubernatorial campaign trial among urban voters across Connecticut. On Wednesday he spoke at the first re-entry reform day at the state capitol with several references to “Hartford mayor” Luke Bronin who recently dropped out of the race for […]

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Public Facilities Chief John Ricci Has Change Of Heart After Packing It In

April 23rd, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Update: Late last week Public Facilities Director John Ricci submitted his retirement papers. Monday morning he called OIB to share that he had a change of heart after what he describes as an outpouring of support urging him to stay. “I am humbled by the encouraging words of people who have asked me to stay,” […]

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