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Entries Tagged as 'Ruben Felipe'

Finch Names Members To Charter Revision Panel

January 10th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has appointed seven Bridgeport residents to serve on a new Charter Revision Commission designed to modernize an antiquated City Charter and examine education reform. The members include a former Republican town chairman, an executive at the University of Bridgeport, a city pastor and the mayor’s deputy chief of staff.

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All Aboard! State Moolah Expected For Site Of East Side Train Station

December 7th, 2011 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has been pushing for a train station for the city’s East Side. The State Bond Commission is expected to approve $1 million at its next meeting for site remediation on the Barnum Avenue site. The mayor announced the other day Deputy Chief of Staff Ruben Felipe will serve as the city’s point person on […]

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Kabel From Alanna: I’m Back!

December 5th, 2011 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Alanna Kabel, who had served as deputy chief administrative officer in charge of the Community Development Block Grant Program, is returning to the city as assistant chief administrative officer at an annual salary of $126,000. Kabel left the city early this year for a position with the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority.

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Wood Steps Up For Ned, Plus: Didn’t Jodi Say We Were Broke?

June 23rd, 2010 · 23 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Mayor Bill Finch’s Chief of Staff Adam Wood is taking a leave of absence to serve as a campaign strategist to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont. Wood’s official leave comes at the end of the week. Wood, the mayor’s chief political adviser, is a seasoned campaign operative who’s managed races for both mayor and congress on behalf of […]

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Who’s The Real Exploitation Champ, McMahon Or Simmons? Plus: Mayor’s Health Director Search, And Jodi’s Jail Update

February 10th, 2010 · 15 Comments · Development and Zoning, State Politics

When it comes to voting women play hard to get. Such teasers. That means they break late deciding the candidate of their choice. Every time I was involved in a campaign it was inevitable, in the days before voting women I did not know trooped into headquarters with a barrage of questions: Where does Joe […]

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Debating Jodi’s Jail, Plus: State Reps Tear Into Governor, And Blumenthal Takes Polling Lead

January 8th, 2010 · 77 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Weekend Update: Ticking, ticking, ticking. The clock is ticking. Since we’re time sensitive at OIB we’ve decided to show a time clock–Bill’s Deadline for Jodi’s Jail–so we can all stay focused to meet the governor’s marching orders to present an appropriate alternative location for a juvenile detention center for girls. You know how I feel, stick […]

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The Labor Party, Plus: Deep Sixx, Bunkering The Beach, And Hennessy’s Apology

September 4th, 2009 · 67 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Weekend update: Ah yes, Labor Day weekend. In the spirit of hard work, goodwill and the laborious efforts of the Democratic Town Committee, OIB presents for your reading pleasure a listing of the 90-member DTC. Who are these people? They’re the party regulars who do the grunt work, turn out the vote, endorse candidates for public […]

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Chris Shays And Jim Himes Enter The Pol Pod, Plus: Mac’s Rocky Mountain Way

August 29th, 2008 · 78 Comments · Interviews, Media, National Politics

We have double Pol Pod action today featuring the two warriors in one of the most-watched congressional races in the country: 21-year incumbent Christopher Shays of Bridgeport, the last standing New England Republican in the House of Representatives, and Democratic opponent Jim Himes of Greenwich with his central campaign office in Bridgeport. Bridgeport is the […]

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