Bill Finch took office as mayor of Connecticut’s largest city in December of 2007. Assuming he fills out this second four-year term he will become one of the longest-serving mayors in city history surpassed only by Republican Clifford Wilson, Democrat Joe Ganim and Socialist Jasper McLevy. The budget Finch will soon propose to the City [...]
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Mayor Puts On Bright Face, Highlights Accomplishments, Braces For Beastly Budget–Will Malloy Step Up For Bridgeport?
March 20th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Tags: Bass Pro Shops·Bijou Square·Bijou Theatre·Bill Finch·Dan Malloy·Downtown Cabaret Theatre·Jasper McLevy·Joe Ganim·John Fabrizi·Lowell Weicker·Phil Kuchma·Pleasure Beach·Steelpointe Harbor·Webster Bank Arena
February 12th, 2013 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment
If you’re a political operative of Mayor Bill Finch you’re breathing a sigh of relief it’s not an election year. If you’re a member of the City Council you might be spewing prehistoric noises. They are up for reelection. From a pure political perspective snow storms can be a blessing or a curse. It allows [...]
November 30th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Mayor Bill Finch has been mumbling the past few days about some of his political appointments derailing city progress. Yes, what if Finch bolted the ranks of the donkeys? Ciao. Sayonara. Adiós. See ya. You’re on your own. Bye bye. I’ve changed my registration to unaffiliated. He has three full years left in his second [...]
November 26th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
In November 1998, Mayor Joe Ganim asked voters to approve a four-year term for mayor. Voters said yes. In November 2012, Mayor Bill Finch asked voters to approve mayoral appointment of school board members. Voters said no. Similarities and differences exist in each effort.
November 24th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education
Can you believe it? Bill Finch has been mayor of the state’s most populous city for five years. He won a close Democratic primary over Chris Caruso in September 2007 then easily won the general election in November 2007. He was tested again in a primary in 2011 by University of Bridgeport Vice President Mary-Jane [...]
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November 20th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Library
The Bridgeport education system has been the center of activity the past 18 months. We saw the Board of Education dissolve itself in favor of state control of city schools in 2011 that led to state appointed members, followed by a court challenge that led the Connecticut Supreme Court to order a special election for [...]
June 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Ralph Cennamo, multiple mayoral candidate, was one of a kind in city politics. Maverick, opinionated, independent, his span in city politics went back to the era of Socialist Mayor Jasper McLevy who served from 1933 to 1957 right up to the current era. And even in 2008 he was a potential factor holding a spot for [...]