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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

McCarthy Salutes UB Gymnasts Publicly, Finch Privately

April 22nd, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

For six straight years City Council President Tom McCarthy has honored the University of Bridgeport women’s gymnastics team in a public ceremony in City Hall. Mayor Bill Finch has always been a no-show, but he did something Monday night he had never done before, a private–if not public–acknowledgment of UB, a major asset to the city. […]

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Political Eggcitement–Hens Only, No Gamecocks, Finch Feathers Chicken Ordinance (What About Capons?)

March 26th, 2014 · 30 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch on Tuesday released details of a proposed ordinance allowing residents to raise as many as six chickens in backyard coops. A chicken in every pot? How about chickens in every yard? No roosters allowed. Sleep well! No capons? A link to the proposed chicken ordinance is here.

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City Council Approves Solar Project

March 19th, 2014 · 41 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

In a 15 to 5 vote, the Bridgeport City Council Tuesday night approved Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal for construction of a solar energy project on the former municipal dump in the west end of Seaside Park. The 20-year agreement with United Illuminating calls for 9,000 solar panels city officials say will power thousands of homes through […]

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Casting Construction Line For Bass Prop Shops

March 17th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Missouri-based Bass Pro Shops is still coming to Bridgeport’s Steel Point site.

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Mario’s Bill Finch Pinocchio Moment, Two More Years For Testa

March 14th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Moses nominates Mario As Mario Testa prepared to receive another two years as czar of the Democratic Town Committee, he uncorked another of his endearing Pinocchio rejoinders. Prodded by CT Post’s Brian Lockhart for the town chairman’s long-standing scratchy relationship with Mayor Bill Finch, Mario replied: “I’ve known Bill for the past 30 years, […]

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Rick Torres: Call Me Enrique, Please

March 12th, 2014 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Ricky don’t lose that name! Lightning rod Black Rock City Councilman Rick Torres tells the CT Post’s Brian Lockhart ”I would like to be called Enrique from now on. I don’t expect people to do that overnight. That’s kind of hard to do.” Torres says part of the reason for the new identity is grounded in […]

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Taxable Property Down As City Prepares Budget

March 7th, 2014 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch will submit his proposed budget to the City Council in four weeks with less tax revenue than last year. From CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart: A year after City Hall celebrated a near 1 percent increase in the grand list–the amount of taxable property–some of those gains were lost.

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