Years in the making, city officials say construction for a new school off Boston Avenue to replace the decaying Harding High School is progressing with an anticipated completion date of March 2018 for the $106 million project. The state will cover 78.21 percent of the cost on roughly 17 acres formerly owned by General Electric that […]
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December 20th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
November 19th, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
A largely quiet City Council agenda, see here, for Monday night includes a communication from the Office of Planning and Economic Development for a professional services agreement with Freeman Companies covering design and engineering for the $500,000 state-funded Black Rock streetscape project to improve Fairfield Avenue. It will be referred to the Contracts Committee.
Back Row To Front Row–Ganim Talks Budget, Police, Transparency And Development In Business Community Speech
March 3rd, 2016 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Update: video of speech. Accompanied by a brochure and video presentation, Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday delivered the annual address to the Bridgeport Regional Business Council covering his first 100 days in office. Ganim opened his speech by jabbing BRBC chief Paul Timpanelli, thanking him for moving his table up a little bit from last year. […]
Tags: AJ Perez·Bass Pro Shops·Bill Finch·Fran Rabinowitz·Harding High School·Housatonic Community College·Joe Ganim·Neil Salonen·Paul Timpanelli·Sacred Heart University·Steelpointe Harbor·University of Bridgeport
August 2015 Highlights: Mayoral Primary Turns Ugly, Finch KKK Mailer Backfires, Ganim Fixes Hole In Fence, More Gun Violence
December 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
The most-watched mayoral race in Connecticut heated up in August with Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign kicking out an inflammatory mailer accusing Joe Ganim of representing a white supremacist. In fact, Ganim served as a paralegal for a law firm that represented an African American acquitted in federal court of providing arms to a white supremacist. […]
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December 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events
OIB story highlights for March 2015. – Nothing like political star power to pad the campaign warchest. With “music and flavors of the East” Mayor Bill Finch enjoyed that Monday night at the Easton home of Bangalore Mahesh, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee franchises in Bridgeport, where Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut’s two U.S. […]
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September 3rd, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
Five mayoral candidates including incumbent Bill Finch sans his Democratic primary opponents Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster addressed education issues at a one-hour forum Thursday night at the Cathedral of Praise in the South End hosted by the faith-based group FaithActs for Education. More than 200 people attended in a largely polite church crowd with […]
August 28th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Education, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch today conducted a groundbreaking for construction of a new high school to replace the 90-year-old Harding on property owned by General Electric off Boston Avenue that he would like named Barack Obama High School. The school is scheduled for completion in 2018.
July 22nd, 2015 · 39 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Harding High School hoop legend Wes Matthews knows what it’s like to win championships, swishing two rings as a member of the NBA Los Angeles Lakers. He’s dishing an assist to former Mayor Joe Ganim’s citywide slate joining 135th District Leader Steve Nelson and Democratic Town Committee member Manny Cotto for the three city sheriff […]