It’s not the job he coveted most, but when you have two young mouths to feed as an ex-mayor with no one banging down your door, a job is a job is a job. Bill Finch has been hired by the respected Downtown-based Antinozzi Associates to head up the architectural firm’s “sustainable strategies.” When it […]
Entries Tagged as 'Mary-Jane Foster'
February 3rd, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
January 26th, 2016 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
City Council President Tom McCarthy’s employment exit with the city as deputy director of Labor Relations received a boost Monday night when his peers on the Miscellaneous Matters Committee voted to approve a severance package that sources say is roughly $35,000 with 18 months of health benefits. The full City Council could vote on the […]
January 20th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE: Negotiators for the city and the lawyer representing City Council President Tom McCarthy have reached a tentative agreement on an exit package for his employment as deputy director of Labor Relations. In another OIB moment, the agreement requires City Council approval. See agenda of Miscellaneous Matters Committee here.
January 19th, 2016 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
In politics timing is everything. Is the time right for Board of Education chairman Dennis Bradley to challenge State Senator Ed Gomes?
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January 15th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
So many items can lead a list of reasons Joe Ganim vanquished Bill Finch in last September’s Democratic primary. Among them was Finch’s fantastical grudge against the University of Bridgeport that had once employed him. Rather than acting mayoral and embracing the university’s brain power, economic impact, expansion and cultural contributions, Finch selfishly made it […]
January 12th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Bridgeport-based law firm Pullman & Comley’s 20-year run as city bond counsel led by partner John Stafstrom will continue, according to City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer who says the firm submitted the strongest and least expensive proposal after the city solicited price proposals for upcoming bond counsel services from qualified firms in Connecticut.
January 2nd, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events
Pullman & Comley’s 20-year run as city bond counsel led by partner John Stafstrom could be coming to a close. The Bridgeport-based law firm with offices in Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury has been notified by the city that it is soliciting price proposals for upcoming bond counsel services from qualified firms in Connecticut. Bond counsel work […]
September 2015 Shocker: Revenant Ganim Stuns Finch, Wins Primary, Finch Botches November Ballot Spot
December 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Is there any doubt about the story of the year in Connecticut’s largest city? Joe Ganim rocketed from political hell to heaven defeating incumbent Bill Finch in the September primary on his way to a general election win. OIB story from primary night: Former Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday bolstered his quest for redemption shocking Mayor […]