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Author: Brian Lockhart

Mayoral contenders meet Sept. 10

Six days before they face-off in the Sept. 16 Democratic primary, candidates for mayor in Bridgeport will participate in a forum hosted by city business leaders. The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce and

Bridgeport Dems starting raucous mayoral convention

It’s Tuesday night, and the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee is getting ready to begin the highly anticipated convention that will see either incumbent Mayor Bill Finch or ex-Mayor Joseph Ganim
A photo from Bridgeport's advertising campaign featuring, in the center, minority contractor Marshan Coleman. center,

Face of Bridgeport’s ad campaign owes taxes

It’s easy to understand why, when the city launched it’s $255,000 advertising campaign, it chose to lead with Marshan Coleman. According to the television ad featuring Coleman, he grew up in

Finch’s office augments communications team

Messaging has become a bigger priority for Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch as he juggles running Connecticut’s largest city with running for a third term. First the administration last year hired Brett

Finch campaign cancels launch

In the wake of the shootings at Trumbull Gardens, a public housing development, Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign for a third term has cancelled tonight’s official kickoff. The campaign said further details

Councilwoman angry over tax break meeting

Bridgeport City Councilwoman Trish Swain, D-132, was not happy to read earlier this week in the Connecticut Post that Mayor Bill Finch’s administration held a private meeting with four of her

Will Finch keep black, female health director?

Ex-Mayor Joseph Ganim is courting black and Hispanic votes in his bid to return to City Hall and prevent fellow Democrat Bill Finch from winning a third term. Howard Gardner, another contender for

Bridgeport’s Cop Capt. Gearing retiring

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

Flatto for Joe (Ganim)

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

Did Finch cross a line with council members?

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