Thousands of enthusiastic customers Wednesday night flooded the opening of Bass Pro Shops, the anchor tenant to the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side more than 30 years in the making, outgoing Mayor Bill Finch’s economic development legacy. Bass Pro is an incredible 150,000-square-foot indoor experience for its “Outdoor World” featuring fishing, boating, […]
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November 19th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events
November 18th, 2015 · 34 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Education advocate Jessica Martinez is organizing a grassroots community event “to show appreciation and thanks to Mayor Bill Finch and Family for their service and dedication to Bridgeport.” The sendoff will take place Saturday 3 p.m. at Dolphin’s Cove, 421 Seaview Avenue, not far from the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side that […]
November 10th, 2015 · 27 Comments · Education, News and Events
When the Board of Education replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day in October, a number of leaders in the Italian-American community including former mayors Lenny Paoletta and John Fabrizi saw it as a swipe to their heritage. The school board heard the community roar. Monday night it voted to approve Italian Heritage Day for the day […]
October 10th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Seven candidates for mayor will appear on the November 3 general election ballot in this historic campaign cycle in which Joe Ganim seeks to cement redemption as the Democratic nominee, Mary-Jane Foster positions to stop him as a petitioning Democratic alternative and Enrique Torres offers a Republican voice outside the political establishment. Charlie Coviello, running […]
September 18th, 2015 · 163 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Update: Bridgeport CT Democratic Primary Unofficial Results 16Sep2015. Bridgeport CT Republican Primary Unofficial Results 16Sep2015. Bill Finch is trying to achieve what has never been done before in city history, an incumbent mayor losing a primary and then winning the general election. On Thursday he announced publicly for the first time in an eblast to […]
August 14th, 2015 · 94 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Update re Shane Gaskins. Countering a flood of union endorsements for Mayor Bill Finch, former Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday trotted out endorsements from 12 African American ministers with a message focused on taxes, finances and public safety. From Ganim campaign: Today, several African American religious leaders within the city of Bridgeport announced their support […]
August 4th, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Politics, Firefighters, News and Events
From the Finch campaign: Today, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 488 announced that they are supporting Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch re-election bid.
July 21st, 2015 · 9 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
From the Finch campaign: Today, former Bridgeport Mayors John Fabrizi, Tom Bucci, and Leonard Paoletta announced their Democratic Primary support for incumbent Mayor Bill Finch’s re-election campaign.