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Foster Declares “We Deserve Better”–Formal Announcement June 4

May 27th, 2015 · 20 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Saying “I’m running for mayor because we deserve better,” Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster will formally announce her candidacy June 4 at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Downtown, according to a news release she issued Tuesday.

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The Pleasure Is Back At The Beach

May 25th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Pleasure Beach is back open with a historical walking tour of the peninsula in the East End. Mayor Bill Finch spent part of his Memorial Day at Pleasure Beach with several City Council members and State Rep. Steve Stafstrom. From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced that Pleasure Beach–a 71-acre barrier […]

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The Mayoral Campaign Really Starts Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.

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Dr. Ford’s Confession From A Stage, Instead Of A Couch

May 18th, 2015 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Law Enforcement

All kinds of people crammed the banquet hall of the German Club, tucked into a corner of Horace Street on the East Side, for former Mayor Joe Ganim’s official coming-out party Thursday night to reclaim his old job: black, white, brown; family, friends, former political foes; city police officers, clergy members; Democratic district leaders; even […]

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Finch Unveils Pleasure Beach Walking Tour

May 17th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, Library, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch unveiled a historic walking tour at Pleasure Beach–which is a 71-acre barrier island that opened to the public last summer for the first time in 18 years–that will launch when the island officially opens on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

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Finch: Pleasure Beach To Reopen Memorial Day Weekend

April 22nd, 2015 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, as the state’s largest city celebrates Earth Day, Mayor Finch announced that Pleasure Beach–a 71-acre barrier island that was inaccessible for decades until it reopened to the public last year–will officially open to the public on May 23 at 10:00AM (i.e., Memorial Day Weekend). Through the month of […]

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Finch Praises Funds For Park

April 21st, 2015 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch joined elected officials, community leaders, students, and others in thanking the U.S. Department of Interior for a $375,000 grant to build a new Johnson Oak Park adjacent to Jettie Tisdale Elementary School.

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Finch Thanks Feds For Pleasure Beach Improvements

April 20th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Mayor Bill Finch thanked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their $2 million investment in repairing breakwaters off the shoreline of Pleasure Beach, a 71-acre barrier island on the Long Island Sound.

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