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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

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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Church Leaders Seek Answers In Police-Involved Shooting

June 3rd, 2017 · 65 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Facing a recent increase in violent crime, Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday declared June 2nd Gun Violence Awareness Day. See video above. Meanwhile, church leaders are pressing Ganim and law enforcement officials for more updates and reforms following the police-involved shooting death of 15-year-old Jayson Negron who police say was driving a stolen vehicle that was […]

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Buying Time, Ganim Vetoes Budget

May 19th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

When was the last time a Bridgeport mayor vetoed the city budget waiting on the state to get its act together? That’s what Mayor Joe Ganim has done to buy time as the state legislature works its way toward a state budget negotiating an ocean of red ink. The budget year starts July 1.

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A ‘Welcoming’ Sanctuary City

May 15th, 2017 · 10 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: After three months of wrangling over intent and language, the City Council Monday passed a resolution declaring Bridgeport a “welcoming” place for immigrants–legal and undocumented–in the face of more aggressive federal deportation efforts.

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Council Committee Approves Budget, No Tax Increase

May 6th, 2017 · 23 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

The City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee on Saturday essentially approved Mayor Joe Ganim’s proposed $542 million spending plan with some alterations including $3 million more for schools and cutting police overtime account by $1 million. Ganim has come under fierce criticism by education advocates for short changing the school budget.

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Grace Period Delayed For Downtown Parking Meters

May 3rd, 2017 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Taken to task by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez who pushed back on her $40 parking meter ticket, the city is still working out kinks to implement a grace period Downtown.

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