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Entries Tagged as 'Ernest Trefz'

Mayor’s Business Community Speech

March 16th, 2011 · 12 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Grab a cup of joe and check out the following news release from Mayor Bill Finch followed by the text of his state of the city speech to the Bridgeport Business community on Wednesday. Mayor Finch Shares His Optimistic Vision for the City During Annual Speech to the Business Community “A Vision for a City […]

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Holy Smoke, A Bridgeport Traffic Jam, Debating The Ferry Location

July 12th, 2010 · 36 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

A traffic jam from downtown Bridgeport to the South End? Who’d have thunk it? To paraphrase Yogi, Bridgeport is crowded … nobody goes there anymore. Friday night a convergence of American Idol fans at the arena, Bluefish fans at the ballpark and ferry fans at the terminal provided some driver agita. Downtown to the South End […]

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Elaine’s Silver Hammer, Plus: Malloy Endorsement, Give Us The Money, And We’re Having A Blue Martini Party!

April 16th, 2010 · 8 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Get ready for a mighty state senate race if former Trumbull State Rep. and finance director Elaine Hammers seeks the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic incumbent Anthony Musto. GOP leaders in Trumbull and Bridgeport are urging her to run. Hammers ran a spirited race against Bill Finch in 2002 when he represented the tri-community senate district that also […]

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Bill Clinton, Bill Curry, And My Presidential Nightmare, Plus: Regional Opportunities

January 15th, 2010 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Our discussion in the prior post about the impact of presidential visits had me thinking (always a confusing thing) back to 1994, a nutty year for me. I managed Joe Ganim’s gubernatorial bid that year. We were cash rich but delegate poor. Those days you couldn’t wage a primary for governor without the support of 20 percent […]

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Congress Street Bridge, Plus: Big Vote, Big Budget, Bulldozer And Lori’s Loot

December 11th, 2009 · 26 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Weekend update: I received a call Friday afternoon from Congressman Jim Himes who left a message explaining that I was ahead of myself the other day when I questioned the whereabouts of the dough to replace the Congress Street Bridge which candidate Himes used in 2008 to highlight the city’s infrastructure woes. Mea culpa noted here. The […]

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