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City Council Committee Approves Sale Of Eight Acres Of Golf Course Land To Sacred Heart For $4 Million

May 19th, 2016 · 28 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: The City Council’s Contracts Committee Wednesday night by a 5-0 vote approved the sale of eight acres of “excess” golf course property at Fairchild Wheeler to Sacred Heart University for $4 million that had been previously approved by the Parks Commission. Sacred Heart wants the park property that abuts its campus for land coverage purposes to […]

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Hole-In-One Or Double Bogey? City Council Weighs Sacred Heart Purchase Of ‘Excess’ Golf Course Property

May 17th, 2016 · 21 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Update: Public hearing June 1. A special meeting of the City Council’s Contracts Committee will take place Wednesday 7 p.m. in the Democratic Caucus Room of City Hall regarding the proposed sale of four acres of “excess” Fairchild Wheeler golf course property to Sacred Heart University. Under the proposal the city will receive $4 million […]

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Proposed Sale Of Excess Park Property Will Receive Public Hearing

May 13th, 2016 · 13 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A proposal by Sacred Heart University to purchase eight acres of wooded-wet property from Fairchild Wheeler that hosts two municipal golf courses will be referred to the Contracts Committee at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Under the proposal the city will receive $4 million and the property must remain in a natural state for perpetuity and […]

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Democratic Political Leadership Shows Male-Dominated Gender Gap

March 21st, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Bridgeport’s Democratic Party is looking for a few good women in district leadership positions. On March 14, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, backed by Mayor Joe Ganim, overwhelmingly won another two-year term as party leader. On the same night the respective members of the 10-district, 90-strong DTC also announced district leaders. All of them are […]

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Gander Ganim’s Payroll Lineup

February 6th, 2016 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

How many direct hires has Joe Ganim made since he reclaimed the mayoralty starting December 1? Less than 30, according to a list of discretionary appointments provided by the city following an OIB FOI request.

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Pullman & Comley To Remain As City Bond Counsel

January 12th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Bridgeport-based law firm Pullman & Comley’s 20-year run as city bond counsel led by partner John Stafstrom will continue, according to City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer who says the firm submitted the strongest and least expensive proposal after the city solicited price proposals for upcoming bond counsel services from qualified firms in Connecticut.

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Second To Nunn No More, Pricey Vehicles And Job Flattened

December 18th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning

Andy Nunn, dethroned chief administrative officer under Mayor Bill Finch, had hoped a sea change would carry him to a permanent slot as director of the Port Authority, even authorizing more than $70k for two new vehicles. Nunn’s ship was grounded along the way. For Joe Ganim, this is a bit of déjà vu. As […]

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Fardy: Police Management Must Snap To Attention

December 11th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Law Enforcement

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy asserts Mayor Joe Ganim has his work cut out for him addressing reforms within the Police Department. In this commentary Fardy raises questions about the department’s handling of disciplinary action. Well, Joe Ganim has inherited a pile of problems courtesy of Bill Finch and his management people.

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