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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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City Awarded $10 Million Federal Grant For East Side Train Station, Foster And Ganim Applaud, Torres: Yes, If Managed Correctly

October 27th, 2015 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch isn’t going out like a lion or a lamb. More like a tiger. Bridgeport’s federal congressional delegation and Governor Dan Malloy announced Monday the city has received $10 million in federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) funds for the construction of Barnum Station, Finch’s vision for a new commuter rail station […]

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Himes Visits Ganim Headquarters For Chat And Cooperative Reassurance

October 21st, 2015 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

The campaign headquarters of Joe Ganim was abuzz the other day when Congressman Jim Himes who had backed Bill Finch in the primary stopped in for a chat with the former mayor, now Democratic nominee. According to Ganim operatives, Himes and Ganim had a friendly conversation in his North End headquarters without a formal endorsement […]

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Fed Up With Commuter Traffic? Chris Murphy Wants To Hear From You

October 15th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is fed up with congestion on state highways and rail line. He wants to hear your fed-up stories as well on a website where you can vent. See here.

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Low-Income Children Vulnerable To Government Shutdown

September 28th, 2015 · 8 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

News release from Senator Chris Murphy and Congressman Jim Himes: Today, just days before congressional Republicans could potentially shut down the U.S. government, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (CT-4) visited Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) via Head Start–a federally-funded program that provides free meals, medical services, and early […]

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OIB Rewind: If Only Finch Had Listened

September 22nd, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

OIB column Nov. 30, 2012: Mayor Bill Finch has been mumbling the past few days about some of his political appointments derailing city progress. Yes, what if Finch bolted the ranks of the donkeys? Ciao. Sayonara. Adiós. See ya. You’re on your own. Bye bye. I’ve changed my registration to unaffiliated. He has three full […]

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