What’s the state of city development? OIB asked the Director of Economic Development Tom Gill for an update on ongoing projects, timeline and investment. They include the next phase of the Steel Point redevelopment area, housing and retail on the East Side and West End and an advancing mixed-use project that includes apartments, comedy club […]
Entries Tagged as 'Bill Finch'
October 26th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
October 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments · News and Events
Services for Margaret Finch, mother of former Mayor Bill Finch, will take place on Friday and Saturday.
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October 19th, 2016 · 16 Comments · Education, News and Events
Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis who has issued several key decisions impacting city government and politics in recent years has set a hearing for Monday afternoon to consider school board member Maria Pereira’s complaint challenging Mayor Joe Ganim’s authority to fill two recent Board of Education vacancies.
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.
Tags: Barnum Festival·Barnum Museum·Bass Pro Shops·Bill Finch·Bridgeport Bluefish·Housatonic Community College·Jack McGregor·Joe Ganim·Mary-Jane Foster·Mickey Herbert·Paul Timpanelli·Rina Bakalar·Steelpointe Harbor·University of Bridgeport
October 15th, 2016 · 48 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Friday the $20 million municipal deficit inherited from predecessor Bill Finch has been erased for the budget year that ended June 30, an audit underway by Connecticut accounting firm BlumShapiro will show. And Ganim asserts the current budget year is also operating in the black following the revaluation of taxable property […]
October 6th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
Rock legend Joe Walsh chronicles his battle with sobriety in the song One Day At A Time. Late Tuesday afternoon was a sobering experience watching Board of Education members, even those often in heated opposition, get a long just fine with two former boycotters asserting they will take meetings “One day at a time.”
September 27th, 2016 · 24 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement
OIB friend, past CC member and past council president Lisa Parziale comments on the state of Bridgeport city management by both the mayor and City Council, and encourages others to get involved to fix the problems. December 2015 ended two terms of leadership under former Mayor Bill Finch, and the torch was then passed to […]
September 20th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
UPDATE: Video of Ganim and Perez’ comments at the police recruit graduation yesterday (Sep 19, 2016). Ganim’s comments: Perez’ comments: