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

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

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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Larry Kudlow Featured Speaker At Republican Dinner Honoring Former Mayor Mary Moran

May 29th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

The state’s largest city has had 52 mayors in its history, all white males except for one. Her name is Mary Chapar Moran who served one term from 1989 to 1991, but oh what a two years it was, including placing the city into federal bankruptcy court that made national news. Engaging, powerful public speaker, […]

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Governor Opposes New Tribal Federal Recognition Rules

February 26th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

In a letter to President Obama, Governor Dan Malloy protests new regulations that could open the door to federal recognition of the Bridgeport-originated Golden Hill Paugussett tribe that Malloy claims “would have a unique and devastating impact in Connecticut.”

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Top Stories July/August 2013, Grounded Airport Manager: I Recused Myself At All Levels, Acted Only As Directed

December 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, Cops, Education, News and Events

A new bishop for Diocese of Bridgeport, Downtown housing, a fired airport manager, a $400,000 land improvement a judge rules taxpayers were not obligated to pay, were among lead stories for July/August 2013. Other headlines:

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