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Entries Tagged as 'Captain’s Cove Seaport'

Juggling Lower Crime Stats In The Face Of Violence

August 23rd, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement

Opponent temptation on a purely political level justifies ridiculing Mayor Joe Ganim in light of the latest shootings, considering his campaign assault on Bill Finch a year ago following spikes in violent crime. There’s also a big difference. When violence occurred a year ago Finch was more interested in trotting out the latest crime stats than […]

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Carving Up The City To Suburbs, Careful What You Wish For

July 8th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Okay, let’s have some fun. Black Rock is apoplectic about absorbing the brunt of the revaluation blow that jacked taxes in the neighborhood to finance city services. For two hours the other night Mayor Joe Ganim listened patiently as homeowners, a majority from that cool Black Rock hamlet, justifiably vented. Most Black Rockers did not […]

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July 2015 Look Back: Finch Wins Endorsement, Testa Backs Ganim, Game On

December 27th, 2015 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

July 2015 news highlights:  Standing outside the main entrance to his Madison Avenue restaurant, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa reflected on his scratchy relationship with Mayor Bill Finch shortly after the mayor received the Democratic Town Committee endorsement following a promise by Testa he would break a tie on behalf of Joe Ganim. Testa was […]

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Merry Christmas! Ganim Unveils Findings Of ‘Staggering’ $20 Million Budget Deficit

December 17th, 2015 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Oh those dreaded election-year budgets. Asserting to the City Council Wednesday night these are “staggering numbers to walk into,” Mayor Joe Ganim and his financial team detailed findings of an inherited $20 million budget deficit halfway through the budget year that shows revenues overestimated by $5.6 million and expenditure issues of more than $14 million.

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Lee Examines City’s Power Point Numbers On Budget

December 17th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee who has mined city budget books for years shares his thoughts following the Ganim administration’s disclosure of a $20 million budget gap. From Lee:

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Finch: City In Midst Of Major Comeback, Draws Line In Sand

July 9th, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

In a jammed, steamy Captain’s Cove Seaport Wednesday night, Mayor Bill Finch kicked off his reelection campaign telling more than 500 supporters “I’m proud to stand here before you and say that our city is in the midst of a major comeback!”

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Finch Campaign Kickoff At Captain’s Cove

July 8th, 2015 · 10 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

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Foster, Finch Campaign Events

July 2nd, 2015 · 45 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

July 4th this weekend, followed by campaign fireworks next week. Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster will celebrate her campaign headquarters opening Monday 5:30 p.m. at 300 Fairfield Avenue Downtown while Mayor Bill Finch will kick off his official reelection Wednesday July 8, 5 p.m. at Captain’s Cove Seaport.

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