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Entries Tagged as 'Tom McCarthy'

Finch, Rooney Promote Firefighters

May 21st, 2015 · 14 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Friends, family members and fellow firefighters gathered in City Hall’s Council Chambers on Wednesday night to celebrate the promotion of six members of the Bridgeport Fire Department.

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Nothing Like A Little League Pitch From Pols

May 10th, 2015 · 4 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Is there anything better for politicians in campaign season than working a little league crowd? Mayor Bill Finch on Saturday greeted the peeps in the North End to celebrate the opening of  three new baseball fields at Blackham School resulting from a partnership with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.

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City Council Committee Approves Budget–McCarthy: No Tax Increase

May 9th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council

UPDATE: The City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee Friday night approved the majority of Mayor Bill Finch’s no-tax-increase spending plan adding $1 million for reading and math interventionists and nurses at every school, according to City Council President Tom McCarthy. Generally what’s concluded in committee is a done deal in what has been a quiet […]

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City Officials Promote Baseball In Bridgeport

April 29th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Construction of three brand-new, state-of-the-art turf fields is on target and on time for the North End Little League’s Opening Day.

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Finch Won’t Go To Mat For Successful UB Gymnastics Team, McCarthy Honors University

April 22nd, 2015 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s bound to come up in a mayoral election: Mayor Bill Finch once again snubbing the University of Bridgeport’s contributions to the state’s largest city, especially with Mary-Jane Foster, vice president of University Relations, poised to enter the mayoral race. The school’s nationally acclaimed gymnastics team did the city proud. And once again City Council […]

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General Lee Marches Through Budget Proposal

April 14th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

It’s budget season in Connecticut’s largest city, and fiscal hawk John Marshal Lee raises a whole bunch of questions as the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee examines Mayor Bill Finch’s spending plan. From Lee: Council members and representatives of City governance present for the 2015-16 process, thank you for scheduling three hearings for this […]

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Finch Proposes No Tax Increase In Election Year, Primary On The Horizon

April 7th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has submitted an election-year budget to the City Council that holds the line on taxes in a spending plan of $532 million that promises no layoffs. Finch says a modest increase in the grand list of taxable property will hold the proposed mil rate at the current level of 42.19 despite total […]

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White: Speaking Out Leads To Budget White Out–Saga Of City Council Conflicts

April 4th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Tom White provides insight into conflicts that arise with city employees serving on the budget and legislative body. He had served as council staff support but, as he writes, “I stuck my neck out and did what I thought was right by expressing concerns which may be labeled as misappropriation of funds.” […]

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