From Mayor Bill Finch: On Friday, Nov. 22, Mayor Bill Finch will join leaders from around the country and the world in remembering the life of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy by asking local churches to ring their bells at 1:15 p.m. (EST), and observe a moment of silence at 1:30 p.m.(EST) (President Kennedy was shot […]
Entries Tagged as 'John Kennedy'
November 21st, 2013 · 5 Comments · News and Events
November 17th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
November 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Kennedy. JFK’s campaign stop in Bridgeport on November 6, 1960 jammed downtown with supporters. He spoke first at the municipal airport in Stratford, traveled by motorcade to other Connecticut cities before his campaign stop at the city train station.
August 27th, 2013 · 30 Comments · Education, News and Events
In a commentary that also appears in the CT Post, Mayor Bill Finch describes public education as “the most important civil rights issue we face today.” In two weeks registered Democrats will go to the polls to select three among six school board candidates as nominees for the November general election. Finch essay follows: I […]
May 15th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Law Enforcement
From Bill Kaempffer, Bridgeport Police spokesman: Mayor Bill Finch and the leadership of Bridgeport Police Union Local 1159 announced plans for a July fundraiser with a goal of raising $50,000 toward a Bridgeport Police Memorial outside Police Headquarters on Congress Street. Tens of thousands of private sector dollars already have been raised to match the […]
March 15th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Bill Finch has always embraced an independent streak, it’s part of his persona that invites a hug him or slug him reaction, depending on your perspective. Finch is doing something no mayor in modern history has approached. He’s saying to anyone willing to listen to him, a little more tactfully, that city schools suck and entrust him […]
January 15th, 2012 · 3 Comments · News and Events
From Mary Witkowski, Bridgeport city historian: The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. visited Bridgeport at least five times. In March of 1961, King spoke at the Klein Memorial Auditorium.
October 9th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, State Politics
Are you groovin’ on this presidential cycle that’s now in full bloom? Just a few months away from the first state primaries and caucuses where a bunch of Republican presidential candidates are positioning for the nomination to face Barack. Herman Cain has emerged from nowhere to become, for now, a top-tier GOP candidate trumpeting a flat tax rate, […]