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Tracking Malloy’s Financial Commitment To Bridgeport, The Money Allocation Database

July 7th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

What’s Governor Dan Malloy’s commitment to Bridgeport compared to other municipalities? An OIB post last week, Malloy’s Bridgeport problem, covered the state’s failed two-year recruitment of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates. It triggered debate about Malloy’s devotion to Connecticut’s most populous city. Malloy critics maintain the recruitment of Bridgewater to Stamford that cost […]

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Finch Urges Passage Of Adoption Legislation

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

News release from Mayor Bill Finch: Today (Tuesday) at 1:00 p.m., Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch will be joining legislators–including Representative David Alexander (D-58)–and advocates in Hartford’s Legislative Office Building, urging members to pass legislation that would give adults who were adopted as children access to birth certificates that include the names of their birth parents. […]

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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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