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Entries Tagged as 'Jim Himes'

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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HUD Chief Visits Bridgeport To Celebrate East End Affordable Housing Project

January 15th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro visited Bridgeport on Friday for a ribbon-cutting opening an affordable housing project developed by Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust in the East End. From U.S. Senator Chris Murphy: Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) hosted U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro for […]

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July 2015 Look Back: Finch Wins Endorsement, Testa Backs Ganim, Game On

December 27th, 2015 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

July 2015 news highlights:  Standing outside the main entrance to his Madison Avenue restaurant, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa reflected on his scratchy relationship with Mayor Bill Finch shortly after the mayor received the Democratic Town Committee endorsement following a promise by Testa he would break a tie on behalf of Joe Ganim. Testa was […]

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Ka-Ching! Finch Getaway Check $17K

December 5th, 2015 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

He wasn’t the green mayor for nothing. On his final day as mayor, Bill Finch’s outgoing bloated paycheck on Monday packed a direct deposited $17,079 based on his authorizing a retroactive pay raise going back to July 1, 2013, according to information released by Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration. In one of his final acts as mayor, Finch […]

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