Mayor Bill Finch and other officials cut the ribbon on Thursday to celebrate the grand opening of Landmark, 30 new apartments Downtown inside the site of the renovated former Mechanics & Farmers building that will also be home of the design firm Fletcher Thompson that is relocating back to the city after moving to Shelton […]
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August 22nd, 2014 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
August 14th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics
For opponents of Mayor Bill Finch, it’s tempting to declare Anthony Musto’s city voter shellacking by Marilyn Moore was a referendum on the mayor. It’s not. It was a referendum on Anthony Musto from an opponent and a coalition force of many that drew a contrast on his job performance and disengagement from voter concerns.
Tags: Andres Ayala·Anthony Musto·Auden Grogins·Bill Finch·Bob "Troll" Walsh·Chris Rosario·Christina Ayala·Dennis Bradley·Don Clemons·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·General Electric·Harding High School·Jack Hennessy·Marilyn Moore·Ruben Felipe·Scott Hughes·Sue Brannelly·Tom McCarthy
August 13th, 2014 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
In Connecticut’s 22nd State Senate District, challenger Marilyn Moore has defeated three-term Democratic incumbent Anthony Musto by 82 votes in Tuesday’s primary, according to unofficial returns that includes absentee ballots. Unofficially Moore has won the machine count by more than 200 votes and held off Musto’s absentee ballot count in the city suburban district that […]
August 12th, 2014 · 5 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
In a commentary first published by the Connecticut Post, retired Superior Court Judge and Bridgeport resident Carmen Lopez takes aim at the “obedient employees on the Council to march on command and follow orders” during a meeting of the City Council’s Education Committee. Check it out: Take an introductory course in philosophy at any university […]
July 14th, 2014 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Last week Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey endorsed Andre Baker for state representative over Democratic Party-endorsed Ernie Newton, saying at a fundraiser for Baker public trust is the first quality voters should consider when choosing who will represent them. Newton, who faces an August 12 primary from Baker, has fired back charging Sharkey caved […]
June 16th, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
In an OIB post former City Council President Lisa Parziale wrote “How ironic, they vote to ban chocolate milk, but wouldn’t vote to ban city employees serving on the City Council. Just saying!” When it comes to political campaigns there’s nothing like the simplicity of contrast. He did this but wouldn’t do that. Such is […]
May 20th, 2014 · 16 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
City stipends, debit cards, city ordinances … city fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee reminded City Council members Monday night about their responsibilities to taxpayers. His comments follow: Ordinance–Stipends are considered reimbursements for expenses incurred while pursuing your duties … The big picture as you approved budget items this year …