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City Architect Steps Up For Finch, Provides Job Downtown

February 3rd, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It’s not the job he coveted most, but when you have two young mouths to feed as an ex-mayor with no one banging down your door, a job is a job is a job. Bill Finch has been hired by the respected Downtown-based Antinozzi Associates to head up the architectural firm’s “sustainable strategies.” When it […]

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HUD Chief Visits Bridgeport To Celebrate East End Affordable Housing Project

January 15th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro visited Bridgeport on Friday for a ribbon-cutting opening an affordable housing project developed by Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust in the East End. From U.S. Senator Chris Murphy: Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) hosted U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro for […]

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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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Top Stories March 2015: Ganim Moves Closer To Historic Comeback

December 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB story highlights for March 2015. – Nothing like political star power to pad the campaign warchest. With “music and flavors of the East” Mayor Bill Finch enjoyed that Monday night at the Easton home of Bangalore Mahesh, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee franchises in Bridgeport, where Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut’s two U.S. […]

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Ka-Ching! Finch Getaway Check $17K

December 5th, 2015 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

He wasn’t the green mayor for nothing. On his final day as mayor, Bill Finch’s outgoing bloated paycheck on Monday packed a direct deposited $17,079 based on his authorizing a retroactive pay raise going back to July 1, 2013, according to information released by Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration. In one of his final acts as mayor, Finch […]

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Blumenthal, Murphy Call On Obama To Leverage Executive Authority To Reduce Access To Guns

November 23rd, 2015 · 6 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy joined 22 of their Democratic colleagues today in urging President Obama to use his executive power to eliminate a loophole that they assert allows individuals without a federal license to conduct gun sales at gun shows and over the internet without conducting background checks. Letter follows.

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CT Post: It’s Time To Work With Ganim For Benefit Of The City

November 12th, 2015 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Failing to influence the general election race against Joe Ganim on the front page and the editorial page, a commentary in the Connecticut Post urges opponents of the mayor-elect to “suspend those feelings and work with the new mayor for the benefit of the city.”

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Federal Officials, Finch Praise $10 Million Grant For Second Train Station

November 10th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

U.S. Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Sarah Feinberg joined Mayor Bill Finch and congressional representatives on Monday to celebrate the awarding of a $10 million grant to plan a new rail station on the city’s East Side serving both Metro-North and Amtrak trains. Mayor-elect Joe Ganim who attended the announcement says he supports the project. For […]

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