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Entries Tagged as 'Mike Bloomberg'

Eversly’s No Little Snoozy, Highlights Accomplishments

March 27th, 2013 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

No one can accuse former city development chief Don Eversley of backing down. Eversley, who’s taken all kinds of heat from OIB posters, defends his honor in this lengthy rejoinder to his critics, as a follow-up to his statement the other day characterizing OIB posters as “miserable, bitter old people that post online.” In fact, […]

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The Fight To Control School Boards, Bridgeport Case Examined

January 4th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

The war for control of the Bridgeport Board of Education is far from over, and it would not surprise if Mayor Bill Finch brings a ballot question to voters in a party-controlled, lower-turnout election (like this year). The mayor lost a battle in November but the war continues. Here’s a national take on the Bridgeport […]

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‘We Can’t Wait For The Tears To Dry To Take Action’

December 17th, 2012 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics

We can’t wait for the tears to dry to take action. That’s the sentiment of  so many who embrace the political will to obliterate access to the assault weapons massacring kids. No one could have imagined the horror that visited Newtown on Friday, but cities across America including Connecticut’s largest city have experienced far too […]

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What If Finch Left The Democratic Party? Dreaming Political Freedom

November 30th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Mayor Bill Finch has been mumbling the past few days about some of his political appointments derailing city progress. Yes, what if Finch bolted the ranks of the donkeys? Ciao. Sayonara. Adiós. See ya. You’re on your own. Bye bye. I’ve changed my registration to unaffiliated. He has three full years left in his second […]

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Bloomberg Donated $20K To PAC Financing Yes Vote On Ballot Question

November 2nd, 2012 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Update, includes coverage from Pelto: Mike Bloomberg who enjoys mayoral control of New York City schools donated $20,000 to Residents For A Better Bridgeport, the political action committee driving the voter outreach in support of a yes vote for Tuesday’s ballot question that would give Mayor Bill Finch the power to appoint school board members […]

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“Focused Deterrence” To Target Gun Violence–Mayor In DC To Address Need For Airport Safety

June 21st, 2012 · 9 Comments · News and Events

Governor Dannel Malloy today was joined by federal, state and local officials to announce a program to curb gun violence in Connecticut cities. Mayor Bill Finch could not attend the meeting with Malloy. He was in Washington meeting with transportation officials about safety measures at Sikorsky Memorial Airport. The airport is owned by the city, […]

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Who Knew We Were So Smart?

June 4th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Best of Bridgeport

A report by the Brookings Institute reveals the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk region has the highest concentration of college-educated residents in the northeast. From www.smartplanet.com: Nestled in between New York City and academic institutions like Yale University and the University of Bridgeport, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area has the highest concentration of college graduates in the Northeast: 44 percent. While […]

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