Woman brings niece to meet Mayor Finch the celebrity


Minister Velma Lovelace signed up in advance to speak at Mayor Bill Finch’s weekly brown bag lunch Wednesday. Unlike other residents, though, she didn’t want to share any problems, concerns or issues with the city’s chief elected official. She just wanted him to meet her niece.

“We always see you on TV,” said Lovelace, who has met the mayor before, “and I wanted her to get a close look at you.”

“And I look just as funny-looking in person,” Finch joked.

“No, you look much nicer than on TV,” Lovelace said. “A lot of people really don’t know you and they don’t know what you do for Bridgeport.”

When Finch looked on expectantly, waiting for her to share any concerns, Lovelace said, “No. That was it. I just wanted her to meet you.”

Her niece, Natalie DeCosta, meanwhile, sat by quietly, laughing along with the half dozen residents waiting to share their city issues with Finch. DeCosta said she didn’t know the mayor made himself available to taxpayers every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

“I didn’t know this was available. That you were this accessible,” she said. “I think it needs to be promoted more so people can know…and that you are so cool too.”

That comment made Finch laugh. That’s not what his kids think, he said, noting that his young children think he’s “corny.” He then proceeded to explain why — by singing the riff Rihanna belts out on a commercial about how “Obama’s on fire.”

Categories: General
Keila Torres Ocasio

8 Responses

  1. A cool mayor with acool smile!


  3. sadinbpt says:

    this is why bpt politics will never change. the property owners are outnumbered

  4. Hammond Egger says:

    Keila why did you write this drivel? Even Finch’s overpaid spokeswoman couldn’t write a more useless piece.How about a piece on Finch’s overpaid and underworked “staff” that gets over $100,000 each? All the while he’s planning to raise our taxes AGAIN.The Finch “Fan Club” has a very tiny membership here in BPT.Most of us want him to resign!

  5. RLV says:

    Well, it is kind of cute and touching…Just sayin’

  6. Queen of mien says:

    Do these women pay taxes in Bridgeport?

  7. Yuppies Begone says:

    Fingers down throat