The mil rate in Bridgeport is 54. In Hartford it’s 74–ouch–by far the highest in the state. Mayor Joe Ganim’s spending plan approved by the City Council calls for $4 million in union concessions to balance the budget, some of which he has achieved. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin’s budget anticipates $15.5 million in municipal givebacks. […]
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Worse In Hartford? Connecticut’s Bleeding Cities — Stafstrom: It Doesn’t Matter Who Is Worse Off…State Has Ignored Cities
August 29th, 2016 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics
August 24th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim joined Connecticut US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Bridgeport Fire Chief Richard Thode today to present the 23 new Bridgeport fire recruits who have been selected to begin training at the Connecticut state fire academy. The new class is a diverse group made up almost entirely […]
August 21st, 2016 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
At least 13 people were shot early Sunday morning at an illegal house party where alcohol was sold at 19 Plymouth Street on the East Side, according to city police. As of Sunday afternoon no fatalities had been reported. Police believe two shooters were involved.
August 12th, 2016 · 17 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim and Fire Chief Richard Thode announced today that the city has been awarded a $2.7 Million dollar SAFER grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund the hiring of 17 new firefighters. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants Program (SAFER) was […]
July 19th, 2016 · No Comments · News and Events
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will be at the Bijou Theatre Thursday night to introduce a screening of the film Trapped, a documentary directed by Dawn Porter that examines abortion rights in America. Blumenthal is a sponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act (www.blumenthal.senate.gov/whpa/).
June 20th, 2016 · 9 Comments · News and Events
Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday was joined by U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal, Congressman Jim Himes and Acting Health Director Albertina Baptista to raise awareness about Zika virus prevention. Video from news conference above.
June 13th, 2016 · 8 Comments · News and Events
Last year Trumbull Gardens experienced a historic shooting that became a flashpoint for the mayoral election. Following a recent community meeting organized by U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday announced the reopening of the gymnasium for use by the public housing project children. But for how long?