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Entries Tagged as 'Brett Broesder'

New Advocacy Group Launched To Help Resuscitate State Economy

February 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Brett Broesder, who served as communications director for former Mayor Bill Finch, has joined forces with education advocate Bill Phillips in a new advocacy group focused on spurring economic growth in Connecticut. Broesder also recently served as chief spokesman for Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin. He left government for this new venture.

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Finch Communications Director Hired In Hartford

March 21st, 2016 · 2 Comments · News and Events

Brett Broesder, who served as communications director the final two years of Bill Finch’s mayoralty, has been hired by Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin to lead communications.

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June 2015: Following Historic Shootings, Candidates Spar Over Crime, Ganim Places Finch On Defensive

December 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Joe Ganim left his mark in many ways in 2015, but where he gained the most traction in his historic comeback was public safety taking Bill Finch to task, particularly the incumbent’s response to an uptick in violent crime. Instead of showing compassion to victims in the face of tragedy Finch dubiously defended lower crime […]

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Can We All Get Along? (At Least For A Few Days)

November 27th, 2015 · 7 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Joe Ganim is finalizing an inner circle of appointments that will walk into City Hall with him on Tuesday morning. Others will be appointed over the course of the next several weeks after he gets his arms around status of the city budget he’s inheriting from outgoing Mayor Bill Finch and other issues. Meanwhile, the […]

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Finch Announces Gun Buyback

August 20th, 2015 · 29 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Mayor Bill Finch and Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. announced that the state’s largest city will hold a Gun Buyback on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This latest installment of Bridgeport’s Gun Buyback program will take place at the Bridgeport Police Department’s Community […]

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Finch Promotes Job Fairs

August 16th, 2015 · 35 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Mayor Bill Finch announced that Chipotle Mexican Grill and Bass Pro Shops–which are slated to open new stores at Bridgeport’s Steelpointe Harbor later this year–will be hosting job fairs over the next two weeks.

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Coughlin To Handle Public Safety Communications Duties

August 3rd, 2015 · 11 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

With public safety a key city issue in recent weeks from police staffing levels to neighborhood crime, a communications aide in the mayor’s office has been named a temporary, part-time public information officer, according to Communications Director Brett Broesder. Kevin Coughlin replaces Bill Kaempffer who is currently on leave due to a medical issue.

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Scrapped Tax Deal Back On City Council Agenda, Finch Asks Council To Table It

August 3rd, 2015 · 35 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Rejected by the City Council in May, the city’s legislative body tonight (Monday) may revisit a revised 35-year tax abatement for the mixed-use Crescent Crossing housing development at 252 Hallet Street on the East Side. Former Mayor Joe Ganim, a critic of the tax arrangement, is scheduled to address the council during the public speaking […]

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