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Entries Tagged as 'Dick Blumenthal'

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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Supporters Serenade Finch As He Segues To Life’s Next Chapter

November 22nd, 2015 · 65 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Friends, supporters, politicians attended a sendoff for Mayor Bill Finch Saturday afternoon at Dolphin’s Cove in the East End, a short distance from the Steel Point redevelopment area featuring anchor tenant Bass Prop Shops that was recruited and opened on Finch’s watch. Nov. 30 will be Finch’s last day as mayor after eight years in […]

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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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Finch Calls On Blumenthal, Malloy For Closing Message

September 14th, 2015 · 29 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has trotted out an endorsement piece that features U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal on one side and Governor Dan Malloy on the other, including a list of labor endorsements.

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Kohut Defends Ganim’s Honor

September 14th, 2015 · 18 Comments · City Politics

Following a commentary from former city activist Josh Nessen condemning Joe Ganim, in response city policy wonk Jeff Kohut claims the former mayor is wiser for his experiences. Josh Nessen wrote a detailed, factual piece about the battle between the grassroots movement of the 1990s to ameliorate the plight of the downtrodden people of the […]

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