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Endorsed City Council Candidates Could Have Company

July 22nd, 2015 · 26 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Challengers to Democratic-endorsed candidates for City Council have begun the petitioning process for the September 16 primary. They will need certified signatures from five percent of registered Dems in their respective districts to qualify for the ballot.

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Finch Wins Endorsement For Mayor–Ganim, Other Challengers Press On, Torres Endorsed By GOP

July 22nd, 2015 · 138 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim hoped for a winning strategy that landed him 45 votes at the Democratic Town Committee endorsement with a tie broken by Town Chairman Mario Testa. Ganim came up four votes short to Mayor Bill Finch who was endorsed for a third four-year term at Testo’s Restaurant by a tally of 49-41. […]

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Say Hello To The 90 Most Popular People In Bridgeport

July 21st, 2015 · 71 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

I love you, I need you, I want you. They’re being schmoozed and boozed, urged, cajoled, worked, and some promised this and that. They’re popular today, perhaps not so Tuesday night depending on how the 90 members of the Democratic Town Committee cast their endorsement vote for mayor, Bill Finch or Joe Ganim, at Testo’s […]

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Murphy Joins Finch For Dowtown Tour Emphasizing Tax Credits

January 11th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and Mayor Bill Finch joined other elected officials and developers today in Bridgeport to stress the importance of the federal Historic Tax Preservation Incentive Program, which is vital to ongoing improvement efforts in Bridgeport’s downtown.

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Finch Names Advisory Council For Coal Plant Reuse

January 1st, 2015 · 13 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

PSEG, one of the city’s largest taxpayers, that runs the candy-striped coal power plant in the South End has a major say in how/when it converts to a cleaner use, but Mayor Bill Finch, in an election year, has formed a Citizen’s Advisory Committee tasked with issuing recommendations for redevelopment and reuse.

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Council Committee Unanimously Approved Mack Allen To Ethics Commission

July 3rd, 2014 · 6 Comments · City Council, News and Events

On February 24, the City Council’s Miscellaneous Matters Committee unanimously approved Mack Allen’s appointment to the city’s Ethics Commission, according to minutes of the meeting. Co-chair AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia, Co-chair Trish Swain, and members Jack Banta, Milta Feliciano, Bob Halstead and Sue Brannelly were in attendance.

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City Council Agenda

May 19th, 2014 · 6 Comments · City Council, News and Events

City Council agenda for tonight (Monday) at 7, City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace: COMMUNICATIONS TO BE REFERRED TO COMMITTEES: Communication from City Attorney re: Proposed Settlement of Pending Litigation with Marian Evans, referred to Miscellaneous Matters Committee.

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Spending Taxpayer Money On Nonprofits–Legit Or Buying Votes?

May 5th, 2014 · 12 Comments · City Budget, City Council

City budget hound John Marshall Lee says it’s easy to be generous with other people’s money. He charges, in remarks made to the City Council Monday night, council members donations to nonprofits are “outrageous and illegal. What will you do about it?” Council President McCarthy, members of the Council, respected citizens and taxpayers. Were I […]

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