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Ganim Rolls Out Ministers, Finch Union Endorsements

August 14th, 2015 · 96 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Update re Shane Gaskins. Countering a flood of union endorsements for Mayor Bill Finch, former Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday trotted out endorsements from 12 African American ministers with a message focused on taxes, finances and public safety. From Ganim campaign: Today, several African American religious leaders within the city of Bridgeport announced their support […]

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Blumenthal And Murphy Urge Boycott Of Bass Pro If It Doesn’t Wait For Gun Checks

August 4th, 2015 · 26 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update on Bass Pro jobs fair here U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have implored the chief executive of Bass Pro Shops to “stop selling guns to people who do not first definitively pass a background check.” The senators urge the public to boycott America’s largest sporting goods stores if they do not comply. […]

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Electrical Workers Endorse Finch

August 4th, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Politics, Firefighters, News and Events

From the Finch campaign: Today, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 488 announced that they are supporting Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch re-election bid.

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Former Mayors Endorse Finch

July 21st, 2015 · 9 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

From the Finch campaign: Today, former Bridgeport Mayors John Fabrizi, Tom Bucci, and Leonard Paoletta announced their Democratic Primary support for incumbent Mayor Bill Finch’s re-election campaign.

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Jepsen: Finch Rebuilding City, Repairing Image

July 16th, 2015 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

On Wednesday endorsements for Mayor Bill Finch’s reelection came from U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. On Thursday Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen weighed in, crediting the two-term mayor with “rebuilding its image and, along with its image, its economy.” When he served in the State Senate, Jepsen had a scratchy relationship with former […]

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Blumenthal, Murphy Endorse Finch

July 15th, 2015 · 51 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Finch reelection campaign: Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have thrown their support behind Mayor Bill Finch’s re-election campaign.

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Foster Calls On City Council To Set Aside Jobs For Residents

July 9th, 2015 · 31 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from Mary-Jane Foster campaign: Mary Jane Foster, candidate for the Democratic nomination for mayor in this fall’s election, today called on the City Council to demand any construction contracts entered into by the city for the PT Barnum train station require setasides for Bridgeport residents and that all apprenticeship positions must be filled […]

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Kohut Condemns Pols For Crime

June 27th, 2015 · 15 Comments · News and Events

2011 petitioning candidate for mayor Jeff Kohut issues this blistering commentary against the city’s political establishment following the attack of an elderly woman in Lake Forest. From Kohut: On Thursday, June 25th, at about 11 AM, an elderly woman was attacked in her home in the Lake Forest neighborhood, in Bridgeport’s North End, by a […]

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