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Brian Lockhart

Bridgeport’s Cop Capt. Gearing retiring

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Honored a year ago with his own day, Bridgeport Police Captain Robert Gearing is retiring from the force after 30 years on the job. Since 2011 Gearing has been the commander of the East Side and East End. Most recently he worked on a city ordinance aimed at cracking down on illegal dirt bikes. The […] [Read More]
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FLATTO

Flatto for Joe (Ganim)

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Forget the so-called cloak of respectability. Ex-Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim is looking to forge an armor of respectability for himself as he attempts to reclaim the job he lost in 2003 after being convicted and imprisoned for corruption. That means surrounding himself with certain people who could help deflect the inevitable deluge of attacks portraying […] [Read More]
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Did Finch cross a line with council members?

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The following two statements are irrefutable. Democratic Mayor Bill Finch is a passionate guy who has a temper and sometimes displays it in public. This being an election year, Finch’s opponents will jump on any opportunity to try and undermine him. With that as the background… On May 4, Finch suffered a public defeat when […] [Read More]
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enriquetorres

GOP’s Enrique Torres running for mayor

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Bridgeport Councilman Enrique Torres, as the lone Republican on the city’s Democrat-controlled legislative body, is used to being the odd man out. Now, as a handful of Democrats prepare to spend the summer battling over their party’s endorsement for mayor, Torres, who has run twice for Bridgeport’s top elected position, is planning on launching a […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport considering municipal IDs

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A movement for Bridgeport to join New Haven, Hartford and New York City in issuing municipal identification cards to undocumented immigrants may get a boost from the new city budget. The City Council, which is expected to finalize a 2015/16 budget over the weekend and vote on it Monday, is likely to place as much […] [Read More]
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Council may give Bridgeport schools $1M more

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Over the weekend – possibly as early as tonight – a City Council committee is expected to vote on a proposed 2015/2016 budget for the full council to take up Monday. It’s an election year, and Mayor Bill Finch made it easy on everybody by proposing a budget without a tax increase. That pretty much […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Council nixes tax break for developer

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In Democrat-controlled Bridgeport, you don’t often get close votes on the City Council. Even rarer are the times when the City Council shoots down something the mayor wants. That happened Monday night. Despite intense lobbying by Mayor Bill Finch and Chief of Staff Adam Wood, 10 of the 18 council members present rejected a compromise […] [Read More]
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Foster files paperwork for mayoral bid

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Monday morning businesswoman Mary-Jane Foster will file paperwork with the Bridgeport Town Clerk to launch her second campaign for mayor. As previously reported, Foster opened a campaign post office box last week. Foster, who currently works for the University of Bridgeport, waged a tough but ultimately unsuccessful bid for mayor against former friend, incumbent Bill […] [Read More]
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