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Cops Approve New Contract As Mayoral Election Gears Up

March 25th, 2015 · 12 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

With a mayoral election on the horizon, the Bridgeport Police union on Wednesday approved a new four-year contract granting firing power and assignment flexibility to Police Chief Joe Gaudett, 2.5 percent pay increases each year for officers and some concessions in a 260-79 vote by membership. The union had rejected a contract proposal last year. […]

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Foster To Finch: Enforce The Charter, Leadership, Not Gamesmanship

March 20th, 2015 · 71 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

2011 Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster, considering another run for office, declares Mayor Bill Finch must take a stand to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter that prohibits city employee serving on the City Council. “The only common thread in these illogical conclusions is that the mayor wants what best serves him personally at any point […]

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Violating The City Charter, McCarthy Puts Finch In Political Predicament

March 19th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

City Council President Tom McCarthy has placed Mayor Bill Finch in a pickle. McCarthy serves at the pleasure of the mayor as deputy director of Labor Relations while filling the dual role as head of the city’s budget and legislative body in defiance of the City Charter. How can Finch take the high road asserting […]

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Campaign 2015: Ganim’s Reinvention, Finch’s Incumbency, Foster’s Decision

March 11th, 2015 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library

It’s probably been 12 years since Joe Ganim sat through a 90-minute, city-government-related hearing of any sort. Monday night the former mayor was there suited and seated as a spectator in the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown watching and listening to a steady stream of voices share opinions about a state government reform bill to enforce […]

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Coviello Enters Mayoral Race

March 11th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Claiming “real solutions, not promises,” three-time Democratic mayoral candidate Charlie Coviello is once again running for the city’s top office, the first formal challenger against Mayor Bill Finch.

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‘Our Will Will Be Recognized’–Supporters Of Government Reform Bill Rally Against Union Opposition Controlling Key Legislative Votes

March 10th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Rallying against powerful union interests that control key state legislative votes trying to kill a government reform bill, dozens of city stakeholders Monday night urged passage of An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies before more than 100 spectators at a forum at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown.

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Public Hearing For Conflict Of Interest Bill Before State Legislature

February 27th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Library, News and Events, State Politics

State Representative Jack Hennessy is inviting all Bridgeport residents to speak on the Conflict of Interest House Bill #5886 that impacts Bridgeport and the state. The public hearing will take place Monday, March 9th at 5:30 p.m. in the first-floor meeting hall in the Bridgeport Public Library, 925 Broad Street, Downtown.

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Will Mayor’s Race Be A Yeller Or Yawner?

February 26th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The special elections are over, March is on the horizon, time to segue to the city’s big enchilada: the race for mayor.

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