Asserting “that 60% of Bridgeport residential homeowners will actually see an overall tax cut, not an increase as claimed by some,” Mayor Joe Ganim outlines in a commentary his efforts to close a $20 million deficit left by his predecessor Bill Finch while building the first budget of JG2. His commentary follows that was also […]
Entries Tagged as 'Bill Finch'
April 25th, 2016 · 38 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
April 20th, 2016 · 8 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Update, Video: The ninth floor of the University of Bridgeport’s duPont Tower Room greets visitors with an exquisite expanse of Long Island Sound, a visual gem in Connecticut’s most populous city, what university president Neil Salonen describes “the pearl of the Connecticut coastline” and the “safest college campus in the state.” Tuesday night Mayor Joe Ganim […]
April 18th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events
James Nardozzi was brought in as assistant chief to reel in police overtime under Mayor Bill Finch. He appeared to do that for a while, did not endear himself to some police officers who supported Joe Ganim for mayor and then found himself out of a job during a reorganization of the department. He wants […]
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.
April 13th, 2016 · 140 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Last summer was the craziest election season in Connecticut’s largest city. Joe Ganim stormed back to make redemption history, upsetting Bill Finch in a September primary relegating Finch the first mayor in city history to lose a primary. How do you top that? Likely never. But when it comes to politics, Bridgeport is the city […]
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April 12th, 2016 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
City Council President Tom McCarthy says he will take on freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August Democratic primary, setting the stage for what is shaping up as a hot summer legislative election season. Moore upset McCarthy ally incumbent Anthony Musto in a primary two years ago on her way to a general election […]
April 12th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
When Bill Finch was mayor, his relationship with the University of Bridgeport, one of the city’s largest employers schooling more than 5,000 students, was non-existent. He boycotted university events. Joe Ganim, a UB alumnus, has reached out to the university, appointing UB President Neil Salonen to his transition team, hosting the university to showcase its research brainpower […]
April 11th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Rina Bakalar, who served as co-chair of Mayor Joe Ganim’s economic development transition team and for several years director of the city’s Central Grants Office, has been appointed director of development for the Town of Trumbull by First Selectman Tim Herbst.