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Entries Tagged as 'Jim Himes'

Officials Address Zika Virus Prevention

June 20th, 2016 · 9 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday was joined by U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal, Congressman Jim Himes and Acting Health Director Albertina Baptista to raise awareness about Zika virus prevention. Video from news conference above.

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Himes: Forget The Phony Moments Of Silence, Take Action

June 14th, 2016 · 66 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

In an impassioned speech following the massacre of 50 Floridians, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes declared enough with the phony moments of silence from Congress. “I will no longer stand here absorbing the full concern, contrived gravity and tepid smugness of a House complicit in the weekly bloodshed.”

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Himes: Trump A Dangerous Demagogue Running Racist Campaign

June 8th, 2016 · 52 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Democrat Hillary Clinton will have plenty of surrogate support framing her Republican presidential opponent Donald Trump as a demagogue. Congressman Jim Himes obliges in this Tuesday night statement: “Tonight, with another string of victories across the country, Hillary Clinton has secured the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. By winning the national popular […]

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Himes: Opportunity, Equality And Justice

May 9th, 2016 · 5 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic Congressman Jim Himes Monday night was nominated for a 5th two-year term by delegates at Bridgeport’s Roosevelt School. Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District covers 17 towns including Bridgeport. Republicans have endorsed State Rep. John Shaban of Redding to challenge Himes. Himes acceptance speech follows: I am thrilled, honored and humbled to accept your nomination to […]

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Partnership Promotes Solar Power For Bridgeport Low-Income Families

February 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Joint news release: A first of its kind partnership in Connecticut was announced today with the goal of helping low-income families enjoy the benefits of clean energy. FREEDOM (Faith Restoration Empowerment Economic Development Outreach Ministries, Inc) kicked off a partnership initiative with the Connecticut Green Bank and PosiGen to educate the public about affordable solar […]

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Ganim No Political Pariah

February 17th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

For all the hand-wringing that took place during the campaign and after Joe Ganim’s comeback election from outside the city, high profile pols are not afraid to talk to Joe, meet with Joe, take pictures with Joe, issue press releases with him: U.S. Senators Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Congressman Jim Himes, the city’s legislative […]

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City Architect Steps Up For Finch, Provides Job Downtown

February 3rd, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It’s not the job he coveted most, but when you have two young mouths to feed as an ex-mayor with no one banging down your door, a job is a job is a job. Bill Finch has been hired by the respected Downtown-based Antinozzi Associates to head up the architectural firm’s “sustainable strategies.” When it […]

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‘Stop Punishing People Who Have Been Punished’

January 24th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Rosa Correa, long active in city issues, knows the value of second chances in her role as director of Strategic Relations for Career Resources. She prevailed upon second-chance leaders to step up on behalf of state employee Carlos Cosme who they believe was unfairly media maligned in the fallout of former State Senator Andres Ayala’s resignation […]

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