Bridgeport has had 52 mayors, all of them white males except for one … Mary Chapar Moran. Elected the city’s chief executive 25 years ago, her one two-year term is best known for placing the city into federal bankruptcy court, a petition challenged by the state and rejected by a federal judge.
Entries Tagged as 'Lenny Paoletta'
October 19th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
October 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
Tags: Andres Ayala·Auden Grogins·Bill Finch·Chris Caruso·Dan Malloy·Ezequiel Santiago·Fred Hall·Joe Gaudett·Lenny Paoletta·Marilyn Moore·Mark Lauretti·Michelle Lyons·Paul Ganim·Rick Costantini·Tim Herbst
October 8th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
The city will launch a $250,000 marketing campaign “aimed at ensuring that people and businesses across the region know about the progress being made in our state’s largest city,” according to city Communications Director Brett Broesder. Mayor Bill Finch, poised for reelection in 2015, will not appear in any taxpayer-paid advertisements for this media campaign, […]
October 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
News release from Council of Italian-American Societies: Strike up the bands, tune up the instruments, unfurl the flags, the Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, the oldest continuous parade in the state, is preparing to step off Sunday, October 12 in Bridgeport’s North End. The 106th Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, sponsored by the Council of […]
August 21st, 2014 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Local election officials have cleaned up the city’s voter registration enrollment numbers reducing registered voters to roughly 57,000, down from more than 70,000 that had been maintained from the surging voter interest led by the 2008 presidential cycle with Barack Obama on the ballot.
August 2nd, 2014 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Twenty-five years ago, the city celebrated the grand opening of Bridgeport Center, the new corporate headquarters for People’s Bank, today called People’s United Bank. The tallest building in the city, it was an $80 million construction project led by then-Chief Executive Officer David Ellis Adams Carson who turned 80 years old on August 2. When […]
June 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
You’ll not meet a more vibrant 79-year-old than Lenny Paoletta who served as mayor from 1981-1985. Determined, athletic, resourceful, Paoletta is serving as the 2014 Columbus Day Parade Grand Marshal. Paoletta loves a parade and it was during his years as mayor the St. Patrick’s Day Parade festivities took flight. He’s also resilient. Twenty years […]