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Entries Tagged as 'Av Harris'

Ganim’s Staffing Changes Lead To Salary Adjustments, Key Roles For Staley And Bartlett-Josie

January 9th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Following a shake-up of top-level officials last month, Mayor Joe Ganim has also altered salaries. With the start of 2017, as well, two women have emerged with influential roles, Chief Administrative Officer Kimberly Staley and de facto chief of staff Christine Bartlett-Josie who has government and political experience. Ganim does not have a long political […]

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Officer Reassigned After High-powered Weapon, Ammunition Removed From His Unlocked Vehicle

January 7th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Risky to leave your car unlocked with a high-powered automatic weapon and ammunition inside, especially if you’re a city police officer. That’s what happened Tuesday to Sergeant Bill Simpson, assigned to the swat-like Emergency Services Unit, who has been placed on administrative status after a male neighbor allegedly removed a weapon, ammunition and tactical gear from […]

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East Side Detour For Arctic Street Bridge Repairs

January 4th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: The City of Bridgeport today is alerting residents of repairs to the Arctic Street Bridge over Pembroke Lake that will temporarily close Arctic Street from Helen Street to Seaview Avenue for six months beginning January 9, 2017. The purpose of this project is to replace the existing deteriorated Arctic Street […]

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Cold Weather Centers Activated

December 30th, 2016 · No Comments · News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim and Bridgeport Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security have activated the city’s cold weather protocol through Saturday morning December 31, 2016 at 6:00 a.m. This means all Bridgeport public library branches and senior centers as well as the Greater Bridgeport Transit Terminal will be open […]

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Street Dedication For Fallen Police Officer

December 28th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim and the Bridgeport Police Department yesterday honored fallen Officer Gerald T. DiJoseph who died while on duty 36 years ago on November 28, 1980. The ceremony began at the Police Memorial followed by a march led by his family to the corner of Washington Avenue and […]

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Fire-damaged East End Building Demolished

December 19th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

Joined by East End political leaders and City Council members, Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday attended the demolition commencement of a fire-ravaged building on Stratford Avenue that formerly housed the Petteway Market, a social club and apartments.

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Gomes, Stallworth, Roach Demoted, Others Reassigned, Staley New CAO

December 16th, 2016 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

In a realignment of some key positions in his administration, Mayor Joe Ganim has demoted Chief Administrative Officer John Gomes, placing Kimberly Staley in charge of department heads, demoted State Rep. Charlie Stallworth from the mayor’s office as well as Chief of Staff Danny Roach to special projects coordinator. Newly hired as de facto chief of […]

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Officials Celebrate Homebuyers Program

December 16th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim joined city officials Thursday along with Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (BNT) and Key Bank to re-launch a Down Payment Assistance Program to help low to moderate income, first-time homebuyers in Bridgeport. The event also celebrated the home purchase of Bridgeport resident Joann Smith, who recently participated in […]

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