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O&G Relocation Battle Heats Up

August 21st, 2016 · 40 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The administration of former Mayor Bill Finch urged O&G to move its Seaview Avenue operation to the West End. Following pushback from neighborhood residents, Mayor Joe Ganim’s not supporting the move by his predecessor. Not yet, anyway. How will it shake out?

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Truckin’! Bad Vibes For Hippie Fest, City Sues For $500K Security Costs

August 18th, 2016 · 33 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

The Gathering of the Vibes festival at Seaside Park saluting the music of the Grateful Dead originated under Joe Ganim’s first mayoralty and may very well end up, well, Truckin’. Hey, everyone must experience a Touch Of Gray, right? The city is suing organizers for truckin’ from Bridgeport owing serious Sugar Magnolia in police security […]

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More Beat Cops, Fewer Chiefs Debated

August 7th, 2016 · 43 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Bridgeport’s four deputy police chiefs earn, in total, more than $715,000–money some City Council members and at least one key mayoral adviser argue would be better spent hiring more beat cops.

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Byers Remorse At Housing Authority?

July 17th, 2016 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Bridgeport Housing Authority will have four executive directors in about four years with the announced departure of George Byers following a dispute with Mayor Joe Ganim who appoints the commissioners. The authority that recast itself Park City Communities has a $51 million budget serving the housing needs of 12,000 residents.

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Councilman Casco Under Pressure To Resign

July 16th, 2016 · 5 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: (Jose) Casco is under pressure to resign his seat on that 20-person legislative body following his arrest Sunday night over an argument with his estranged wife.

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City Council Members Annoyed About Lack Of Information

July 11th, 2016 · 22 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

First, Mayor Joe Ganim’s so-called office of public integrity is put on hold and now funding for his second-chance initiative receives push-back from a City Council committee. Who’s doing the administration’s advance work with the City Council?

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Two Unions Agree To Concessions

July 7th, 2016 · 4 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

 From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Two city unions–the 700-member National Association of Government Employees and the 130-person supervisors–have given Mayor Joe Ganim some of the concessions his budget needs.

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Walker And Company Plan Earful For City Council

July 2nd, 2016 · 128 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker is ripping mad over the tax increase on his Black Rock home. He intends to air out his lungs during the public speaking portion of the City Council meeting Tuesday night.

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