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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

Council Committee Advances Theater Renovation Plan, With Questions

July 12th, 2017 · 11 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: In a close vote, the City Council’s Contracts Committee preliminarily blessed a New York-based developer’s $400 million vision for a pair of historic downtown theaters–but only after meeting behind closed doors to view a pair of rejected proposals.

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Shots Fired Near Mayor While Visiting Family Of Homicide Victim

July 6th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

 From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: There are times when it seems excessive for the mayor of a city with overtaxed residents and an overstretched police force to have a detective as a chauffeur. Thursday morning was not one of those times.

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Will They Ever Catch Up? Filling Board and Commission Vacancies

July 1st, 2017 · 6 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Bill Finch had this problem. Joe Ganim too. Whether effort for the task, administrative disorganization, lack of interest by the public to serve, background check logjam; filling vacancies to boards and commissions has been a quagmire for a decade.

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‘Bridgeport’s Newest Ethics Commissioner, One Wild And Crazy Guy’–McCarthy: Get Lost

June 29th, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Ethics commissioner “Doctor” Noel Kayo’s story is getting better every day. Pinched for allegedly patronizing a prostitute, or what police say he thought was a prostitute, the “doctor” who’s not licensed to practice in Connecticut could easily be clubbing with Steve Martin. Now here’s a novel idea, how about the Ethics Commission meeting at city clubs? […]

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For Former Offenders, A New Job Opportunity

June 28th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

On a day the city announced the Mayor’s Initiative on Re-Entry Affairs was praised by the United States Conference of Mayors, a jobs fair organized by former State Senator Ernie Newton on behalf of his employer Career Resources at the Margaret Morton Government Center attracted a steady stream of former offenders seeking a second chance […]

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Drawing A Curtain On Transparency

June 23rd, 2017 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: A pair of development decisions being made in Joe Ganim’s City Hall will affect the city’s economy for years to come–and much of the nitty gritty work is being done out of the public eye by government insiders.

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Ganim Selects Developer To Revitalize Closed Downtown Theaters

June 15th, 2017 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Manhattan-based Exact Capitol has been chosen by Mayor Joe Ganim to revitalize the city’s shuttered Downtown twin gems. According to the company website “Exact Capital is a diversified real estate development firm built on more than three decades of experience (and) principally engaged in the acquisition, finance, development, and management of mixed use residential and […]

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Mayor Moonlights As UB Professor

June 8th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim generally does not enjoy idle time. If he can fill time running a city, working out, running for statewide office, raising money, fixing holes in fences, logging frequent flier miles overseas and anything else that floods his brain, so be it. And oh yes, teaching a weekly political science course at the […]

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