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August 25th, 2015 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

2015 Dem primary

The September 16 Democratic primary ballot is set. The ballot pictured, featuring citywide candidates, is for districts without primaries for City Council. In districts that have City Council primaries, 130, 131, 132, 137 and 138, the candidates appear last on the ballot following city sheriffs.
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Kate Rivera To Fill Vacant School Board Seat

August 25th, 2015 · 59 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

It’s just for three months but Kate Rivera was chosen Monday night to fill the Board of Education vacancy of Democrat Jacqueline Kelleher who resigned July 31.
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Dude, Can You Spare A Quarter To Feed Meter? Ganim Proposes Smart Meters

August 25th, 2015 · 19 Comments · City Politics

Smart meter

Smart meter. Credit card, please.

Who’s feeding Joe Ganim policy ideas like some sort of coin-operated meter? Former Fairfield First Selectman Ken Flatto? 2011 mayoral candidate Jeff Kohut? Others? Win or lose the September 16 Democratic primary, Joe Ganim has certainly proposed a series of initiatives for a guy not known as a policy wonk: public financing of local races, a clean-government Public Integrity Unit, new sidewalk plan to reduce city liability, police substations. Now the former mayor says he wants to replace the city’s coin-only 600 parking meters with a modern system that accepts debit and credit cards enjoyed by other municipalities.
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Chipotle To Host Job Fair

August 25th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Mexican Grill scheduled to open a new store at Steelpointe Harbor later this year will host a job fair this Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street. Chipotle Mexican Grill has more than 800 locations nationwide.
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More Ganim Chutzpah, Patches Fence Near Trumbull Gardens After Neighbors Complain About Crime

August 24th, 2015 · 83 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Ganim Trumbull Gardens fence

Ganim and neighbors repair fence.

Joe Ganim says it’s worth taking the potential heat for fixing a broken fence that neighborhood residents say contributed to crime. Ganim recently opened a headquarters/unofficial police substation in the Trumbull Gardens area. From News 12:

Bridgeport mayoral candidate Joe Ganim took matters into his own hands to fix a broken fence in the city after many neighbors complained.

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Primary Lineup Complete, Absentee Ballots Ready This Week

August 24th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Three names will appear on the September 16 Democratic primary ballot for mayor: Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster. School board member Howard Gardner and Charlie Coviello failed to petition onto the ballot. Mayoral candidates will have ballot company from citywide candidates as well as City Council candidates in several districts.  Absentee ballots will be available this week.
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Gun Buyback Offer Yields Returns

August 24th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From public safety spokesman Kevin Coughlin:

More than 125 firearms were taken off of the streets yesterday, thanks to Bridgeport’s Gun Buyback program initiated by Mayor Bill Finch and hosted by the Bridgeport Police Department.

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Zoners To Act On Ferry Terminal Sail To Steel Point Area, Black Rock District Changes

August 23rd, 2015 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events


The Planning and Zoning Commission on August 31 is scheduled to take up a “Petition of the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Co., Inc.–Seeking a site plan review and a coastal site plan review to permit the construction of a ferry terminal and dock, retail/office building, and a marine repair facility in an MU-LI zone and coastal area” at 567 Seaview Avenue. The ferry terminal move from Downtown has been in the works for a few years in part to provide closer access to the Steel Point redevelopment area featuring Bass Pro Shops as the anchor tenant. Officials consider Long Island ferry service a key market for Bass Pro and redevelopment of the East Side. Also on agenda is rezoning of Black Rock.
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