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Entries Tagged as 'Mike Bloomberg'

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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Callahan To Torres: Healthy Doses Of Passion And Humor

October 5th, 2011 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Veteran political reporter Jim Callahan files his perspective on Republican candidate for mayor Rick Torres’ chances in November. BY JIM CALLAHAN A Bridgeport Republican mayoral candidate these days has got to be claustrophobic and lonely. So many Democrats. So few Republicans.

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A Little Help For Friends, Plus: Best Of Bridgeport Mary-Jane Foster, And Fish Tix

April 8th, 2009 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, City Budget, City Council, Library

It’s always nice for a mayor to leave the legislative body a little wiggle room to cut the recommended budget in an election year. Mayor Bill Finch is not up until 2011, but the City Council will face voters this year. It’s a lot better when they can say we reduced the mil rate beyond […]

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Pizza And Politicians

October 13th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

I spent Sunday’s spectacular afternoon chewing Julian’s fantastico brick-oven pie on Madison Avenue and leaning against the street sign at Madison and Capitol cheering marchers in the Columbus Day Parade. Mayor Bill Finch beckoned from his open ragtop with his two young boys. State Rep. Chris Caruso waved from his car, as well as State […]

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Wow, A Development Chief, Plus: Handicapping Tsunami Tuesday

July 14th, 2008 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

Donald Eversley, recently an economic development guru in Providence, Rhode Island, is Mayor Bill Finch’s pick to serve as chief development official. On paper Eversley has an accomplished background: Brown University, graduate Penn Law School, nearly four years as president of the Providence Economic Development Partnership. Eversley was appointed by Providence Mayor David Cicilline, but his […]

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Riding Bronco Billy–Yee Haw, Plus: Himes Saddles Up

May 13th, 2008 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Bill Finch has talent. I’ve seen it. Focus is always the issue. I’d have a lot more confidence in him breaking away from his dysfunctional, defensive first six months in office if not for some of the feel-good events he chooses to attend instead of prioritizing an excruciating budget cycle, economic development initiatives and appointments […]

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