Republican candidate for Congress John Shaban on Thursday did something very few GOP regional candidates for office have even thought about: he opened his campaign headquarters in Bridgeport in an effort to broaden his reach against four-term Democratic incumbent Jim Himes in Connecticut’s 4th District.
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September 9th, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
August 15th, 2016 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
After a mighty 28-year run as head of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council that covered five mayors, starts and stops in city developments, the New England economic crisis that saw bank closings, the roaring late 1990s, a ballpark and arena, followed by the worst economic downtown since the Great Depression, the age of the Internet, social […]
July 12th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
He had the job as a young man from 1976 into 1982 and now Tom Gill is under consideration to be Mayor Joe Ganim’s director of economic development, a department that has had two chiefs in seven months sorely in need of stability.
April 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Sandwiched by Starbucks and Chipotle, Mayor Joe Ganim and other city and state officials Friday morning cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the T-Mobile store at the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side.
March 30th, 2016 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Economic Development Director David Kooris will spend his final day on the city job next Friday as he segues to a position in state government managing a federally funded project addressing shoreline infrastructure improvements including Bridgeport. Who will replace him?
March 18th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning
In a few weeks Mayor Joe Ganim will submit the first budget of JG2 to the City Council based on a new reduced grand list of taxable property 15 percent lower than last year, according to city bean counters. Does that mean the current mil rate of roughly 42 will grow by 15 percent to […]
March 11th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
A 28-year run on any business level is mighty impressive. Paul Timpanelli, who has served as president and chief executive officer of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council since 1988, is expected to announce soon his retirement from the business organization effective sometime this summer.
Kooris Resigns City Development Job For State Position, Attracted Millions In State And Federal Grants
March 8th, 2016 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Economic Development Director David Kooris who helped guide construction of the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side and shepherded millions in state and federal grants for a new East Side train station and flood control for neighborhoods has issued his resignation letter to the city for a job in state government managing a […]