Governor Dan Malloy, Mayor Bill Finch, U.S. Senators Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor and Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas were among the public officials that attended the ribbon cutting for the Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Campus, the city’s first high school in 50 years. The event was attended by roughly […]
Entries Tagged as 'Deborah Caviness'
August 19th, 2013 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
February 28th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events
From Mayor Bill Finch: Nearly 100 exhibitors representing organizations from across the tri-state area are set to converge on the 2013 Business Expo and Multicultural Marketplace organized by the City of Bridgeport’s Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Resource Office (SMBRO).
August 2nd, 2012 · 9 Comments · News and Events
Nice job by Brian Lockhart, CT Post. His story below: When Mayor Bill Finch recently announced his administration was partnering with the corporate community to revive the Bridgeport Economic Development Corp. (BEDCO, which employed Finch in his pre-mayoral life) it was uncertain whether the entity should abide by state Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) laws.
January 6th, 2009 · 24 Comments · City Budget
It’s Three Kings Day. If you were king for the day what would you do to fix this national, state and local financial train wreck? One thing’s for sure, judging by the way Mayor Bill Finch was rubbing up against municipal leaders on Monday about the upcoming legislative session, a genie is better than a king. Birdman was chirping pretty […]
August 1st, 2008 · 37 Comments · State Politics
The game is on as we close in on Aug. 12 Tsunami Tuesday. Over the next several days we’ll take a look at some of the intriguing primaries. Let’s start with the battle royal between State Rep. Bob Keeley and former City Council and Board of Education member Auden Grogins. Taking out an established incumbent […]
June 26th, 2008 · 23 Comments · Media
James H. Smith, whose tenure as editor at the Connecticut Post was punctuated by an insistence to publish the names of jurors in criminal proceedings, left the newsroom abruptly today. I sent an email to Connecticut Post Publisher Bob Laska asking for a comment. Word spread quickly through the newsroom of Smith’s departure and it’s […]
April 6th, 2008 · 39 Comments · City Budget, Library
I was away for a few days to attend a wedding in New Hampshire. The climate is different up there. I’m ready to hit golf balls and they’re still making snowballs. I must say, no matter where I go the juniper still hits the spot! Thanks to City Councilman Bob Walsh for filling in the […]