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Entries Tagged as 'Jodi Rell'

Finch To Host Meeting About New Neighborhood Park

January 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: Mayor Bill Finch will host a community meeting at Hanson Exploration Station located inside Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo at 6 p.m., Thursday, January 9 to discuss plans for a new neighborhood park located at 115 Virginia Avenue in the Nob Hill neighborhood.

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Finch To Host Community Meeting For New Park Plan On Site Rell Had Proposed For A Jail

November 19th, 2013 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Remember that Virginia Avenue lot on the Upper East Side where former Governor Jodi Rell wanted to locate a juvenile detention center for girls four years ago? Then State Rep. Chris Caruso led the charge against it, including a candlelight vigil to derail the jail. Many other city officials followed Caruso’s lead, including Mayor Bill […]

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Malloy’s Budget, Finch’s Budget–Will Sanity Prevail On Behalf Of Taxpayers?

February 26th, 2013 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

The city was mauled both physically and financially from the blizzard of 2013, and some areas of the city still require attention. Mayor Bill Finch is about five weeks from submitting his budget proposal to the City Council for the year starting July 1 in what is shaping up to be, depending on a number […]

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Rell, Show Horse; Malloy, Work Horse–A Study In Contrasts

November 21st, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, Development and Zoning

When she was governor, Jodi Rell’s idea of economic development for the state’s largest city was a prison on the Upper East Side. Such vision. Angry city residents led by then State Rep. Chris Caruso defeated the measure with protests, vigils, news conferences and a reasoned declaration that Bridgeport already has enough of that sort […]

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Pelto Claims Vallas Locking In No-Bid Contracts

June 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Government watchdog Jonathan Pelto continues to question the veracity of school chief Paul Vallas from his perch www.jonathanpelto.com. Faced with a 1.5 percent school budget deficit this year, Bridgeport’s Mayor Bill Finch traded the democratic rights of his constituents for a $3.4 million “loan” from Stefan Pryor, Governor Malloy’s education commissioner. Meanwhile, few are even […]

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Dude, The Dodgers Left Brooklyn More Than 50 Years Ago!

May 14th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

Why does the Wall Street Journal cover Connecticut? Because there’s plenty of moolah here (and lots of other great stuff). Governor Dannel Malloy kicked off a campaign today to revive the tourism industry his predecessor Jodi Rell mothballed. If you believe perception is reality, suburbanites have perceptions about Bridgeport. Arrogant New Yorkers have perceptions about […]

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Pot A Hot Medical Commodity–House Approves Legalization

April 26th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

UPDATE: The CT State House voted Wednesday night to approve medical marijuana. Now the bill goes to the Senate. Greg Hladky, a scribe for www.ct.com, has a nose for stories in more ways than one. He files this report about the financial impact of medical marijuana that could be passed this state legislative session. Medical […]

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