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Entries Tagged as 'John DeStefano'

Mayor Outlines Legislative Priorities

February 8th, 2012 · 1 Comment · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mayor Finch: Brownfield remediation, bonding programs for minority contractors, and red light cameras are three of the major legislative priorities Mayor Bill Finch and the City’s Legislative Delegation will focus on during the upcoming legislative session, which begins tomorrow.

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John $taf$trom’s UConn Coup

January 31st, 2012 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Former Democratic Town Chair John Stafstrom is a happy man today. Who could blame him? The attorney for Bridgeport-based Pullman & Comley structured the agreement that eventually led to the approval Monday by the State Bond Commission of $291 million for Maine-based Jackson Laboratory to construct a new building and create upwards of 300 bioscience jobs at the University of […]

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Finch Rolls Out Endorsements

September 23rd, 2011 · 20 Comments · City Politics

From the Finch campaign: State Democratic Leadership Endorse Finch for Mayor. Former U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT4) today endorsed Mayor Bill Finch in his bid for reelection.

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Malloy: ‘I Didn’t Volunteer For This’–State Control Of Schools Should Be Short Term

July 8th, 2011 · 77 Comments · Education, News and Events

Governor Dannel Malloy, in an interview with OIB Thursday afternoon, said the state panel that will operate Bridgeport Public Schools at the urging of city educators will be a short-term process rather than decade-long control. He said the state doesn’t want to be in the business of operating the day-to-day functions of municipal school systems, acknowledging […]

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Whew! Dannel Spares Ed Grants–What About Other Funding?

February 10th, 2011 · 14 Comments · City Budget, City Politics

The last thing Mayor Bill Finch wants in an election year is state funding cuts. Governor Dannel Malloy told city mayors he won’t mess with the Education Cost Sharing formula. But what about other city programs funded by the state? We’ll see. From The CT Mirror: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy tried Wednesday to erase any […]

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Raise A Glass, Mayors Urge Lifting Of Sunday Booze Ban–Malloy To Meet With Mayors

February 9th, 2011 · 30 Comments · News and Events

What say you? Should we be allowed to purchase Sunday suds? The mayors of Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford say bring it on! Why? They’d love the extra moolah Sunday sales is projected to generate. The bill to approve Sunday sales is a hot topic this week in the General Assembly. Governor Dannel Malloy is scheduled […]

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John Stafstrom’s Governor’s Grin

November 22nd, 2010 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Politics is rarely a game of instant gratification. It requires patience. You win, you lose … you lose, you win. Former Democratic Town Chair John Stafstrom has experienced both in the city. These days he’s feeling pretty pretty pretty good, and he should. When it comes to city politics–at least as it applies to gubernatorial […]

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Are You VIP Vibe Groovy? Just Ask City Council Members

July 29th, 2010 · 24 Comments · City Council, News and Events, State Politics

VIP Update: Who’s attending the Gathering of the Vibes? The annual hippie fest along the Seaside Park waterfront in tribute to the late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia kicks off today for four days of music, love (we hope) and peace (perhaps a pipe). How many city officials will get in for free? And what say you […]

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