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Finch Addresses Parking Concerns On East Side

June 7th, 2015 · 26 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

After loss of parking had upset merchants on the East Side, city Communications Director Brett Broesder issues this update: This weekend, Mayor Bill Finch joined U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez in announcing a new off-street parking lot that will support small businesses after parking spots on the state-owned East Main Street […]

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Winds Of Change On City Council?

May 21st, 2015 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

There’s Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster, Howard Gardner and Charlie Coviello too running for mayor on the Democratic side. Enrique Torres is a Republican mayoral candidate. Okay, what about the City Council?

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Ganim: Tax Deals Crippling City

May 5th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim issued a statement on his Facebook page following the City Council rejecting a compromise tax abatement proposal for the second phase of an ambitious, mixed-income housing development on the East Side. Ganim writes:

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City Council Rejects Tax Break, Plus: Lee On Budget: ‘Half Truths Of Padding, Ghost Employees And Half Stories’

May 5th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Firefighters, Law Enforcement

Update: votes against. In a rare vote against Mayor Bill Finch Monday night the City Council torpedoed a proposed tax break for a developer. Prior to the council meeting citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee, considering a run for City Council, addressed the legislative and budget body as a whole Monday night, “the last chance […]

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Reel In Mayor Finch Bobblehead At Fish Game–How About Absentee Ballot Night?

May 1st, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The first 500 fans attending the May 6 Bluefish baseball game will go home with a Mayor Bill Finch Bobblehead. Can’t ya just see former Fish owner Mary-Jane Foster and former Mayor Joe Ganim whose administration built the ballpark at Harbor Yard lined up for a Finch bobblehead?

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The Swirling World Of Mayoral Campaign 2015, Town Clerk Alma Maya Seeks Another Term

April 9th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Maya letter to Dems. This mayoral cycle has so many moving parts it could cause whiplash. Please call your local chiropractor.

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Finch Ramps Up Steelpointe Harbor Construction On East Side

April 1st, 2015 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch on Wednesday highlighted what is expected to be the linchpin of his reelection effort, construction at the Steelepointe Harbor redevelopment area of the East Side, as former Mayor Joe Ganim is poised to challenge Finch for his old job. Ganim could make a formal entry into the race as soon as Thursday. […]

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Following AB Dump, Supervised Balloting Ordered For Special Election

February 6th, 2015 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Due to a high volume of absentee ballot requests, elections officials will conduct supervised balloting at several senior citizen housing locations for the February 24 special election for State Senate. The East Side highrise Harborview Towers with more than 200 units, managed by the Bridgeport Housing Authority, is the domain of City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez, […]

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