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Entries Tagged as 'Bass Pro Shops'

Ganim: City Is Rebounding

January 3rd, 2017 · 10 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

In a commentary that also appeared in the Connecticut Post, Mayor Joe Ganim highlights initiatives during his first year back in office. A year ago when my administration took office, Bridgeport was facing incredible challenges, including a large budget deficit, a state-mandated property revaluation, increasing crime, and a lack of widespread economic development. Today, thanks […]

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Mickey Herbert Named New Regional Business Chief

October 18th, 2016 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mickey Herbert, co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team and a leading healthcare professional who was among only a few high-profile business leaders to support Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback bid last year, has been named president and CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, replacing Paul Timpanelli who is retiring Oct. 31.

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Shaban Opens HQ In The Port: I’m A Team Guy … Not About Democrats Or Republicans

September 9th, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

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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Timpanelli’s Rock And Roll Life As Regional Business Chief Ending Soon

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 […]

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Gill Under Consideration For Economic Development Chief Position

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.

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‘Eat, Shop, Get A New Phone,’ Officials Cut Ribbon For T-Mobile Store On Steel Point

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.

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Kooris To Exit Development Job Soon, Who’s In The Wings?

March 30th, 2016 · 15 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?

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Steel Point, Led By Bass Pro Shops, Hits Personal Property Tax Rolls July 1

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 […]

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