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Former Councilman Paoletto Lands Private Sector Job

April 25th, 2015 · 28 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Though he left his municipal job and seat on the City Council amidst a sexual harassment probe, prominent Democrat Richard Paoletto quickly landed a private sector position with a politically connected construction firm.

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Ganim Feels The Love, Raises $50K In Comeback Battle Against Finch’s Mighty Campaign Warchest

April 24th, 2015 · 83 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Update: $50K raised. To chants of “run Joe, run” by roughly 300 supporters in a packed Vazzy’s Four Seasons in Stratford, former Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday night edged closer to an official entry to try to reclaim the position he was forced out of 12 years ago following his conviction on federal corruption charges, promising […]

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The Challenge Of Funding Schools

April 23rd, 2015 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Election years are generally all about taxes and the budget. Mayor Bill Finch has submitted a $532 million no-tax-increase spending plan to the City Council. Is enough being done to fully fund city schools? Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowitz addressed the council on Wednesday.

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Finch Won’t Go To Mat For Successful UB Gymnastics Team, McCarthy Honors University

April 22nd, 2015 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s bound to come up in a mayoral election: Mayor Bill Finch once again snubbing the University of Bridgeport’s contributions to the state’s largest city, especially with Mary-Jane Foster, vice president of University Relations, poised to enter the mayoral race. The school’s nationally acclaimed gymnastics team did the city proud. And once again City Council […]

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Despite Issues, City Hall Sees Positive Designs On Architectural Firm

April 16th, 2015 · 12 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: After years building up architectural and engineering firm Fletcher Thompson’s recent move downtown, City Hall is responding to the firm’s financial troubles and fears about its future with a new message.

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Finch And Herbst Mix Like Oil And Water, Border War Expands

April 10th, 2015 · 25 Comments · News and Events

Will Mayor Bill Finch and Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst ever get along? They argue over parks, poop, schools, government reform and building security. From CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart: Even as the city markets its downtown as a destination, a regional organization of mayors and selectmen that meets in the transportation center building may […]

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It’s The ‘Bully’ Versus The ‘Bomb Thrower’–Drama Builds Between Finch And Herbst

April 6th, 2015 · 33 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update, Finch spokesman responds: One’s a Republican, the other a Democrat. Both aren’t bashful about puking up what’s in their respective heads. Tensions between Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst and Mayor Bill Finch have erupted. CT Capitol Report headline describes it as War. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: In a lengthy letter circulated Friday, Trumbull First […]

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What Will Be In Finch’s Budget?

April 4th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

If history repeats itself, Mayor Bill Finch will submit an election-year budget to the City Council with no tax increase, bolstered by an improved grand list, as CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart reports, with the specter of property revaluation a backdrop of the mayoral campaign. Finch will present his spending plan to the City Council […]

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