From Anthony DePalma, The New York Times: It is no secret that Mayor Bill Finch idolizes President John F. Kennedy. He has converted a room off his office into a shrine filled with campaign buttons, banners and busts of the former president.
Entries Tagged as 'John Kennedy'
April 22nd, 2015 · 10 Comments · News and Events
January 9th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
UPDATE: Brinsko images. On Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. an opening reception at McLevy Hall, 202 State Street Downtown, will feature the artistry of the late photographer Ed Brinsko. When I was a young scribe, Brinsko’s craftsmanship often fronted my work. Thanks to Ed, I had a chance of being read. There are amazing […]
November 21st, 2013 · 5 Comments · News and Events
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 […]
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.