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Entries Tagged as 'Elaine Ficarra'

Ficarra Named Executive Director Of Barnum Festival

March 14th, 2014 · 5 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch’s former communications director has been named executive director of the Barnum Festival. Festival news release: Building upon the vision to transform the Barnum Festival into an economic driver, the organization that leads the annual salute to Bridgeport’s former mayor, showman and philanthropist announced today the appointment of Elaine K. Ficarra as full-time […]

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Finch Hires New Flack

March 12th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has appointed Brett Broesder as the new director of communications, replacing Elaine Ficarra who has left the city for a new opportunity she’s expected to announce within the next few days. Ficarra spent about six years as the city’s spokesperson, a nice run for what can be a burnout job (having done […]

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The Park City Pass, UConn Women’s Hoops, Tree Pick-up

January 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: Tune in to WICC-600AM every Wednesday morning at 6:50 a.m., when City Spokeswoman Elaine Ficarra joins WICC personality Tony Reno for the “Park City Pass.” It’s your weekly guide to all the family friendly fun in the Park City. Tune in. Tell your friends–Bridgeport is where it’s at–baseball, hockey, museum, festivals, […]

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Unaffiliated Workers Accept Unpaid Furloughs–What Will Unions Do?

December 19th, 2013 · 22 Comments · City Budget, City Council

While the city’s Labor Relations Department continues negotiations with municipal unions to achieve $2 million in total concessions the City Council plugged into this year’s operating budget to lessen a tax hit, 66 unaffiliated city employees including mayoral staffers have or will take 6.5 unpaid furlough days to help cut into the number. The savings […]

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Services For Wayne Ratzenberger, Special Talent Behind The Camera

May 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Update: Calling hours will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 at Larson’s Funeral Home, 2496 North Avenue, Bridgeport. A service celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, May 30 at 11 a.m., in the United Congregational Church, 877 Park Avenue, Bridgeport CT.

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Milling And Paving Downtown Continues

April 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment · News and Events

The mayor’s office announced today that the city’s Downtown Road Improvement Project continues this week with the milling of Lafayette Boulevard, John Street and North Frontage Road.

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Charlie Carroll To Return Full Time To Parks Department, Likely At Start Of New Budget Year

April 17th, 2013 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Charlie Carroll, who has served the dual role of director of Public Facilities as well as director of the Parks Department, will return as the full-time director of parks, according to a statement released by Elaine Ficarra, Mayor Bill Finch’s communications director. Public Facilities is a super-agency that oversees sanitation, parks, the airport, street paving […]

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