Bill Finch

The remains of a massive fire that destroyed a warehouse in Bridgeport, Conn. is seen on Sept. 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Cause Of Massive Bridgeport Industrial Fire Under Investigation

Firefighters remained on the scene Friday and officials have temporarily closed fishing areas in Bridgeport Harbor and on the Long Island Sound from Norwalk to Milford.

09/12/2014

Yellow pedestrian flags are seen at a crosswalk in front of the Margaret Morton Government Center in Bridgeport, Conn. as part of a pedestrian safety pilot program. (credit: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch/Facebook)

Bridgeport Offers Pedestrians Yellow Flags To Wave At Traffic While Crossing Street

Bridgeport officials are hoping yellow traffic flags will improve pedestrian safety in the city.

06/18/2014

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Conn. Budget Revised As Vote Deadline Approaches

The House of Representatives was expected to vote Saturday on the deal reached by the General Assembly’s majority Democrats and Democratic Gov. Malloy last week. It’s unclear when the Senate will vote on the $19 billion budget bill.

05/05/2014

A woman feeds her chickens. (file/credit: CBS 2)

Bridgeport Mayor Proposes Allowing Residents To Keep Chickens On Property

Mayor Bill Finch and other city officials announced the proposal Tuesday at the Beardsley Zoo. It would allow households to keep up to six chickens, set minimum coop sizes and restrict coop locations.

03/26/2014

Police lights (credit: clipart.com)

45 Illegal Weapons Seized, 3 Arrested In Bridgeport Sting

An assault-style rifle and military-grade ammunition capable of piercing body armor were among 45 illegal weapons seized, authorities said.

10/01/2013

Two Metro-North trains collided in Bridgeport, Conn., on May 17, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut Officials Want More From Feds On Rail Safety

Connecticut officials are calling on the federal government to spend more on rail safety and reliability following the Metro-North Railroad derailment and crash near Bridgeport.

05/29/2013

Connecticut State Capitol (credit: League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.)

Conn. Mayors Fear Tax Hikes Might Be Needed With Malloy’s Budget

Mayors from around Connecticut and of both parties say they don’t want to raise property taxes, but say that if Gov. Dan Malloy’s budget goes forward, they will have no choice.

03/21/2013

Bridgeport, Conn. (file / credit: City of Bridgeport)

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch Braces For Sequester Cuts

On the minds of most big city mayors around the country today is the impact of federal budget cuts if there’s no agreement between Congress and President Barack Obama to avert the sequester.

02/28/2013

A snow-covered street near St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport - Feb. 11, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Critics Assail Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch For Inadequate Snow Response

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch was warned of the intense snowstorm on the way last weekend, but his critics argue he didn’t act quickly enough to order emergency plans for the city.

02/19/2013

Bridgeport Street Feb. 12 (CBS 2)

Bridgeport, Conn., Residents Furious They Are Still Snowed In 4 Days Later

Streets remain blocked. Some residents remain snow-bound. Even main drags are choked with ice and snowpack. Some suggested Tuesday they’d be better off anywhere else.

02/12/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Conn. Gov. Dan Malloy Pushes Economic Recovery In Second Budget

Gov. Dan Malloy unveiled the second, two-year budget of his administration on Wednesday, promising to move Connecticut closer to recovery from the national recession by continuing investments in education and job development.

02/06/2013

Teenagers play basketball in Bridgeport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Project Longevity Launched To Combat Gun Violence In Three Connecticut Cities

The U.S. Justice Department and Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy have announced the launch a new initiative to combat gun violence in Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford.

11/27/2012

Sandy's damage in Connecticut (credit: Governor's Office)

CL&P Pledges Restoration By Tues. As Napolitano Tours Sandy Damage In Connecticut

Bill Quinlan, senior vice president for Connecticut Light & Power, told reporters on Thursday he would not be more specific because of the extent of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

11/01/2012

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch (file / credit: Bill Finch on Facebook)

Conn. ACLU Fighting Bridgeport Anti-Violence Curfew

The mayor of Bridgeport will sign an ordinance Monday instituting a curfew in the hope of stemming gun violence in the city, but some people don’t like it.

07/30/2012

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch (file / credit: Bill Finch on Facebook)

Bridgeport Mayor Has High Hopes As Malloy Signs Education Reform

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy signed into law Tuesday his education reform package, and the state’s biggest city stands to benefit, WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.

05/15/2012

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