Mayor Bill Finch and city bean counters are putting the finishing touches on a spending plan for submission to the City Council at its next regularly scheduled meeting April 7. That’s when co-chairs Sue Brannelly and Mike Marella, and other members of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, engage the next two months reviewing the budget, […]
Entries Tagged as 'John Fabrizi'
March 31st, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics
March 24th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education
John Fabrizi and Bill Finch are quintessential city politicians in the right place at the right time. Fabs, the City Council president, replaced Joe Ganim as mayor when Joe resigned in April of 2003 following his conviction on federal corruption charges. Finch, the state senator, succeeded Fabs as mayor when Democratic party operatives feared Fabs […]
March 14th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE: Moses nominates Mario As Mario Testa prepared to receive another two years as czar of the Democratic Town Committee, he uncorked another of his endearing Pinocchio rejoinders. Prodded by CT Post’s Brian Lockhart for the town chairman’s long-standing scratchy relationship with Mayor Bill Finch, Mario replied: “I’ve known Bill for the past 30 years, […]
March 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE: Includes town committee list. Monday’s recount in two districts did not change the results from last Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee primaries, according to elections officials. Candidates who placed among the top nine were elected to the 90-member committee. See results from last week here.
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Americo Santiago·Charlie Coviello·Charlie Stallworth·Danny Roach·Denese Taylor-Moye·Dennis Scinto·Ernie Newton·Gil Hernandez·Howard Austin·Jack Banta·Jim Holloway·John Fabrizi·John Olson·Larry Osborne·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Maria Valle·Mario Testa·Mark Trojanowski·Martha Santiago·Mike Marella·Mitch Robles·Ralph Ford·Rich Paoletto·Scott Hughes·Tom McCarthy·Tom Mulligan·Warren Blunt
December 28th, 2013 · No Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas receives three-year contract, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez tries to block it in court. These were among the top stories from March and April in 2013. Additional headlines follow:
Tags: Bill Finch·Bob Curwen·Carmen Lopez·Charlie Carroll·Christina Ayala·Citizens Working for a Better Bridgeport·Dan Malloy·David Walker·Don Eversley·Gustave Whitehead·Jacqueline Kelleher·Jim Honis·Joe Gaudett·John Fabrizi·Jonathan Pelto·Ken Moales·Kevin Wallin·M. Evette Brantley·Mario Testa·Mike Marella·Paul Vallas·Sue Brannelly
November 22nd, 2013 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
You thought you had to wait until the summer for the next round of primary season action? Hey, the state’s largest city marinates in primaries and we’re just around the corner from winter primaries for Democratic Town Committee seats. Fire up the absentee ballots!
November 18th, 2013 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education
With nearly $120,000 in campaign cash in the bank, Mayor Bill Finch is off to a mighty fundraising start at the midpoint of his second four-year term. Raising money will not be a problem for the mayor as he prepares for reelection in 2015. The larger questions: how will the next two budget cycles play […]
Tags: Americo Santiago·Andre Baker·Andres Ayala·Bill Finch·Bob "Troll" Walsh·Carmen Lopez·Chris Caruso·Dan Malloy·Ernie Newton·Joe Ganim·John Fabrizi·John Gomes·Mary-Jane Foster·Norm Pattis·Paul Ganim·Ralph Ford