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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Murphy'

‘Enough Is Enough’ Murphy Rips State Election Process, Urges Ballot Reform

November 20th, 2014 · 12 Comments · News and Events

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, four years from his reelection, has issued a blistering attack on the state’s system for voting, highlighting breakdowns across the state, including the 2010 ballot shortage in Bridgeport, “denying Connecticut citizens the right to vote, and provide a rationalization for those that decided to stay home in the first place.”

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Did You Vote? Crunch Time

November 4th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On a perfect day for voting two days after President Obama visited Central High School to urge support of Governor Dan Malloy for another four-year term, city electors cast votes for the state’s highest office as well as other state and federal legislative seats. Bridgeport has roughly 58,000 registered voters, down several thousand electors from […]

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Video From Obama Event, Full Text Of Speech In Bridgeport

November 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Special thanks to Steve Krauchick from Doing It Local for video playlist. THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Bridgeport! (Applause.) Are you fired up?

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How’s Finch Doing A Year From Reelection? Any Challengers?

September 15th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement

Mayor Bill Finch was there, so was former Mayor John Fabrizi, as well as Finch’s 2011 Democratic primary opponent Mary-Jane Foster. They showed up Saturday at a campaign headquarters on the West Side to support Democratic candidates for various state and federal offices in November. Party regulars waved the flag for this election cycle, but […]

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City Awarded $10 Million For Storm Projects

June 5th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: This week, HUD announced that it is awarding Bridgeport $10 million in federal funds as part of Rebuild by Design, which is a multi-stage regional competition to promote resiliency in the Sandy-affected region (For more information, click here and here).

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Murphy Wants Call To Action For Underwater Mortgages

May 18th, 2014 · 7 Comments · News and Events

From U.S. Senator Chris Murphy: On Monday U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will visit the Housing Development Fund in Bridgeport to call for action to reduce the number of underwater mortgages throughout the city. In a recent study, Bridgeport was ranked tenth in a list of U.S. cities with the highest percentage of underwater mortgages. […]

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Reformers Want To Take Bite Out Of Big Mac In Town Committee Fight

February 11th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Gail Janensch, an active member of the League of Women Voters, says it’s time for new blood on the Democratic Town Committee with a message of reform. She’s running on a slate for the March 4 primary challenging the established slate in the North End 133rd District led by City Council President Tom McCarthy who’s […]

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