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Entries Tagged as 'Mike Garrett'

Is Minority Party Representation On The Table For Charter Revision? Mike Garrett Says It Should Be

January 11th, 2012 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

Update with Mike Garrett comments: The seven-member Charter Revision Commission will look at reshaping the way school board members are chosen, among other items. The Bridgeport Board of Education is currently an elected body on hold as a result of state control of city schools that has created an appointed commission. Could a hybrid of elected […]

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Finch, Other Elected Officials, Start New Terms

December 1st, 2011 · 4 Comments · City Council, News and Events

More than two dozen elected officials led by Mayor Bill Finch received the oath of office in City Council chambers Thursday night. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen delivered the oath of office to Finch for his second term as Bridgeport’s 52nd mayor. Democratic Party Vice Chair Dorothy Guman administered the oath to City Clerk Fleeta Hudson while […]

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Non-Voters Are Brain Dead–What Does Finch Gain By Debating?

October 21st, 2011 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The Connecticut Post on Sunday published a package of stories (Inside the Machine) examining Mayor Bill Finch’s primary win over Mary-Jane Foster: the warchest, the role of the party apparatus, hundreds of “consultants” hired to churn out the vote, the bulging absentee ballot operation led by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa and the queen of ABs […]

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Torres Seeks GOP Leadership

April 6th, 2011 · 4 Comments · State Politics

Rick Torres, former Republican candidate for mayor and Congress, wants to be the next Connecticut GOP chair. Rick is super conservative as Connecticut Republicans go, but maybe there’s an argument to be made there as the state GOP seeks to regain its footing within the state legislature, state constitutional offices and Congressional seats. Rick set off […]

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Voters Address Ballot Bungle

November 17th, 2010 · 17 Comments · Interviews, News and Events

It was a night to vent and that’s what a few dozen speakers did Tuesday night at City Hall Annex. Roughly 100 attended the meeting of the informal elections committee appointed by Mayor Bill Finch and chaired by former Mayor Nick Panuzio (see interview with Nick above)  tasked with reviewing the Election Day debacle of […]

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Mayor And Murphy, Plus: Merrick In Pol Pod

November 24th, 2009 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Interviews, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Bill Finch has provided additional details in the hiring of former Chief Administrative Officer Dennis Murphy on a consulting basis. Murphy will be paid $24,000 in what is expected to be a roughly six-month assignment to enhance management-labor relations. See Finch news release below: Mayor Finch Continues Efforts to Professionalize City Workforce (November 23, […]

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OIB Poll Soon, Plus: Let’s Make A Deal!

October 23rd, 2009 · 45 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, State Politics

Weekend Update: Okay kids, spread the word … OIB will release results of its first public opinion poll next week. OIB has partnered with an accomplished Connecticut-based pollster (more on that later) to provide insight into the standing of Mayor Bill Finch as he approaches two years into his four-year term. We are currently in […]

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What A Load, Plus: Book Party And Finch’s First Year: What’s Your Grade?

December 1st, 2008 · 32 Comments · Development and Zoning, Media, News and Events

Phil Kuchma, developer of Bijou Square downtown, is making a big stink over a proposed residential project in Monroe that could back up the city’s sewage treatment load. This deal involves relocation of the Jewish Home for the Elderly from Fairfield to Monroe with a new residential development that would pipe into the town of […]

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