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Development Chief Tom Gill Touts City Project Progress

October 26th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

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 […]

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Funeral Services For Margaret Finch

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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Court Battle For School Board Control Resumes Monday

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.

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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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Ganim: City Showing Surplus, ‘Moving In The Right Direction Financially’

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 […]

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Pereira, Piranha, Pariah, Powerful

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.”

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Parziale Sums It Up

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 […]

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New Cop Class Graduated Monday

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:

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