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Entries Tagged as 'Dick Blumenthal'

Many Without Work, Vets Deserve More Than Thanks

November 10th, 2014 · 5 Comments · News and Events

CT Post editorial: It’s an uneasy reality that these federal holidays are often treated as interchangeable, though they could not be more clearly labeled. The confusion has become so common that we have received news releases making the error, even from veterans’ agencies.

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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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Himes, Blumenthal, Finch Announce Brownfield Money For East Side

August 14th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Congressman Jim Himes: Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn), and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch joined EPA Deputy Regional Administrator Deb Szaro this morning to visit the former site of the Progressive Plating Technologies facility in Bridgeport and announce two grants awarded through the EPA Brownfields Program. The City of Bridgeport was awarded […]

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Mayor’s Father, World War II Veteran, Passes Away

July 29th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch’s father William Finch Sr., a World War II veteran, passed away Tuesday morning surrounded by the mayor and family. To know the mayor’s father was to meet a prince, bright eyed, conversational, engaged on the subject of workers rights and the sacrifices of men and women in the military. The elder Finch […]

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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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