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Downtown Development And Other City Projects To Receive State Support

January 27th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Downtown North, as it’s called, is not the most inviting gateway for visitors coming off the Route 25-8 Connector. Once beyond the Cardinal Shehan Center youth sanctuary, a series of abandoned and boarded-up buildings greet arrivals along Main Street. Redevelopment of Downtown North that started under the Finch administration will receive a boost Friday morning […]

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Will Dennis Bradley Challenge Ed Gomes For State Senate?

January 19th, 2016 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

In politics timing is everything. Is the time right for Board of Education chairman Dennis Bradley to challenge State Senator Ed Gomes?

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Where Finch Failed, Ganim Honors University Of Bridgeport

January 15th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

So many items can lead a list of reasons Joe Ganim vanquished Bill Finch in last September’s Democratic primary. Among them was Finch’s fantastical grudge against the University of Bridgeport that had once employed him. Rather than acting mayoral and embracing the university’s brain power, economic impact, expansion and cultural contributions, Finch selfishly made it […]

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What’s Stuffed In Your Holiday Sock? More Elections!

December 7th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

A new mayor, new city clerk, new town clerk, new school board members, several new City Council members. The 2015 election cycle was arguably a once in a lifetime extravaganza. Not only did Joe Ganim make a historic comeback, he did so knocking off an incumbent in a primary, a first in city mayoral elections. […]

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Ganim Builds City Unity, Hennessy: More Contact With Ganim In One Week Than Finch In Eight Years

November 10th, 2015 · 24 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor-elect Joe Ganim says it’s no longer us versus them, a point he made Monday in a series of meetings with Congressman Jim Himes, members of the city’s state legislative delegation and some members of the City Council focused on working together. In the coming days, according to a news release issued by Ganim, he […]

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State Reps Applaud Energy Project For Downtown

July 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport’s State House delegation is heralding legislation resulting in a new district heating system, known as a thermal loop, Downtown. See more on the Bridgeport District Energy Project here.

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Squeaker Vote, House Passes State Budget, Car Tax Cut For City Residents

June 3rd, 2015 · 39 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

It’s noisy in Hartford on the last day of the legislative session. The State House in a 73-70 vote Wednesday morning passed a controversial two-year $40 billion spending plan with tax increases opposed by some of the state’s business giants threatening to leave Connecticut. The budget awaits Senate approval. All six members of the city’s […]

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Lizards Invade State Capitol

May 20th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Best of Bridgeport

It was Bridgeport Day in Hartford promoting all things the Park City to the General Assembly including Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. Bridgeport State House members Chris Rosario, Andre Baker, Charlie Stallworth and Ezequiel Santiago lend a helping hand. Hmmm, lizards and lawmakers!

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