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Ganim Rolls Out Ministers, Finch Union Endorsements

August 14th, 2015 · 96 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Update re Shane Gaskins. Countering a flood of union endorsements for Mayor Bill Finch, former Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday trotted out endorsements from 12 African American ministers with a message focused on taxes, finances and public safety. From Ganim campaign: Today, several African American religious leaders within the city of Bridgeport announced their support […]

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Electrical Workers Endorse Finch

August 4th, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Politics, Firefighters, News and Events

From the Finch campaign: Today, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 488 announced that they are supporting Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch re-election bid.

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Former Mayors Endorse Finch

July 21st, 2015 · 9 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

From the Finch campaign: Today, former Bridgeport Mayors John Fabrizi, Tom Bucci, and Leonard Paoletta announced their Democratic Primary support for incumbent Mayor Bill Finch’s re-election campaign.

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Himes: City At Crossroads, Endorses Finch

July 20th, 2015 · 18 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

From the Finch campaign: “Bridgeport is at a crossroads, and this fall the city must choose who is best equipped to keep it moving forward,” said Congressman Himes. “That’s why my choice for Bridgeport continues to be Mayor Bill Finch.”

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Officials Celebrate Steel Point Progress

July 17th, 2015 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, and U.S. Congressman Jim Himes announced the completion of the Transportation Investment Generation Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant funded infrastructure work at Steelpointe Harbor.

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Foster Calls On City Council To Set Aside Jobs For Residents

July 9th, 2015 · 31 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from Mary-Jane Foster campaign: Mary Jane Foster, candidate for the Democratic nomination for mayor in this fall’s election, today called on the City Council to demand any construction contracts entered into by the city for the PT Barnum train station require setasides for Bridgeport residents and that all apprenticeship positions must be filled […]

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Kohut Condemns Pols For Crime

June 27th, 2015 · 15 Comments · News and Events

2011 petitioning candidate for mayor Jeff Kohut issues this blistering commentary against the city’s political establishment following the attack of an elderly woman in Lake Forest. From Kohut: On Thursday, June 25th, at about 11 AM, an elderly woman was attacked in her home in the Lake Forest neighborhood, in Bridgeport’s North End, by a […]

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Kohut: Vote Out Status Quo

June 17th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, National Politics, State Politics

Whether local, state or federal elected officials, policy wonk Jeff Kohut, a 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, says Bridgeport’s interests have not been served well by any of them. Kohut commentary: When Bridgeporters contemplate the mass shooting of nine people (resulting in the death of an innocent man) in a Bridgeport neighborhood very early in […]

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