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For The Love Of Money, Taxpayer Money

June 19th, 2018 · 6 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

In what was Tom McCarthy’s likely final City Council meeting, a constant presence for many of those years, fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, barked out a series of questions to members of the legislative body during the public speaking portion of the evening, wondering if proper attention is spent on the expenditure of taxpayer dough.

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New Downtown Parking Meters, With Rebrand, Coming Soon

June 18th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The rollout of high-tech parking meters tested the patience of Downtown visitors and merchants led by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez who challenged the aggressive logistics, fines and intrusive cameras, as well as business leader Kelvin Ayala who pushed City Hall for user-friendly reforms. The city is expected to begin the process of installing […]

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Demolition Begins On Dilapidated Boys & Girls Club To Make Way For New

June 7th, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

With an assist from a Cherry Hill Construction worker, Mayor Joe Ganim powered the controls to start demolition of the nearly 60-year-old vacant Boys & Girls Club in the North End to be rebuilt under Wakeman that operates a facility in Black Rock serving thousands of kids. Check out the video to see observers scatter.

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With Moore At His Side, Lamont Campaigns In Bridgeport

June 6th, 2018 · 34 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Backed by State Senator Marilyn Moore, Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont on Tuesday campaigned for governor in Bridgeport in the African American-rich Trumbull Gardens area that went big for Joe Ganim in his 2015 comeback for mayor. Ganim’s trying to qualify for an August primary against Lamont.

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Ganim, 2015 Fence Fixer, Returns To Trumbull Gardens

June 1st, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday returned to Trumbull Gardens that was a flashpoint of violence in 2015 that he leveraged into a second-chance movement of police presence that returned him to office. As a candidate three years ago Ganim patched a fence near the housing project in a showy appeal to residents it’s possible to repel […]

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Bradley Notches Endorsement, But Primary Looms For State Senate

May 23rd, 2018 · 4 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

School board member Dennis Bradley was endorsed Wednesday night for the seat of a retiring Ed Gomes in Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District, but he could face two primary challengers in August. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart has more.

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Ganim Calls State Party Leadership “Tone-Deaf” To Diversity, Moore Declined Lamont’s Offer As Running Mate

May 16th, 2018 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim, leveraging a wedge issue just days from the Democratic state convention, issued a statement on Wednesday echoing Connecticut NAACP President Scot Esdaile’s criticism of the ticket makeup. Ganim is trying to position himself a gubernatorial alternative to Ned Lamont who’s heading for the party endorsement this weekend with Susan Bysiewicz as his […]

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The North End’s SHU Box

May 12th, 2018 · 21 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sacred Heart University’s impact on the city is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing for its economic benefits. A curse, however, to North End homeowners dealing with runaway collegiate parties. The burgeoning university features a split campus, a majority of it in Fairfield, but also a meaningful presence across Park Avenue into Bridgeport […]

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