Contending “a machine runs Bridgeport, not the people,” State Rep. Jack Hennessy who represents the city’s North End has endorsed Mary-Jane Foster for mayor.
Entries Tagged as 'Jack Hennessy'
July 28th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
July 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Bridgeport’s State House delegation is heralding legislation resulting in a new district heating system, known as a thermal loop, Downtown. See more on the Bridgeport District Energy Project here.
June 5th, 2015 · 76 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
With equal lashings for her chief opponents Mayor Bill Finch and former Mayor Joe Ganim, Democrat Mary-Jane Foster made her official announcement Thursday night at the Holiday Inn Downtown pledging to reform and clean up city government asserting “We will never attract new taxpaying businesses and we can never expect Hartford to support what Bridgeport […]
June 4th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
The bizarre ending to the General Assembly left some legislative casualties such as the Bridgeport government reform bill, Governor Dan Malloy’s Second Chance initiative and body cameras required for municipal police officers. Looks like the legislature is headed for a special session to address the latter two issues. The reform bill must wait until next […]
June 3rd, 2015 · 39 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
It’s noisy in Hartford on the last day of the legislative session. The State House in a 73-70 vote Wednesday morning passed a controversial two-year $40 billion spending plan with tax increases opposed by some of the state’s business giants threatening to leave Connecticut. The budget awaits Senate approval. All six members of the city’s […]
May 28th, 2015 · 67 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Led by freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore who promised to make it a priority on the campaign trail, the State Senate early Thursday morning unanimously approved legislation that would enforce the Bridgeport City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council. The proposed legislation now goes to the State House where it faces […]
May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.
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May 20th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Best of Bridgeport
It was Bridgeport Day in Hartford promoting all things the Park City to the General Assembly including Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. Bridgeport State House members Chris Rosario, Andre Baker, Charlie Stallworth and Ezequiel Santiago lend a helping hand. Hmmm, lizards and lawmakers!