Leonard Mainiero wasn’t a banker from Bridgeport. He was a Bridgeport banker. He spent a professional lifetime bringing banking closer to home, visiting city neighborhoods to encourage banking opportunities for African Americans and Latinos. It was good for business. It was good for the community. Mainiero passed away a few days ago. He was 82. [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Sam Hawley'
July 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments · News and Events
December 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Brilliant, innovative, groundbreaking, generous … Norwick R.G. Goodspeed, the former chief executive of Bridgeport-based People’s Bank, was that and much more. He passed away Sunday in New Rochelle New York. He was 88. Goodspeed transformed banking in Connecticut, lobbying the Connecticut Legislature to level the playing field between savings banks and the large commercial banks that had all the [...]
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March 26th, 2010 · 40 Comments · City Budget, Education, National Politics, News and Events
Did some poking around the past few days about finances of the Board of Education and it’s not pretty. It may be a few weeks but look for a nasty fight between the BOE and unions for the teachers and administrators. AFSCME which represents most of the little people education workers has a history of stepping up [...]