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Entries Tagged as 'Housatonic Community College'

Business Formation Workshop At Housatonic Community College

June 23rd, 2016 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill will be the featured speaker at a Bridgeport Minority Business Development Agency Center workshop Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at Housatonic Community College BH Room 321. She will discuss the “Business Startup Tool and general features of the online business services technology that streamlines the process for […]

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Ganim Launches Second Chance Initiative For Ex-offenders

June 11th, 2016 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday was joined by city and state lawmakers, business leaders and local nonprofits to announce a Second Chance Society initiative aimed at providing job opportunities to past offenders. The program includes signed pledges by local businesses to give ex-offenders a fair chance at hiring, city seed money of $50,000 and potential […]

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Retiring Business Chief Timpanelli Cites “Incredible Change” To City Development

May 26th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Paul Timpanelli’s nearly 30-year run as president and chief executive officer of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council comes to an end in a few months. In an eblast letter to his business community constituency he shares “with pride our involvement in the incredible change that has taken place over that 25 year period.” The former […]

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College Chiefs Assert City School Board Is Dysfunctional

May 9th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Education, News and Events

When a majority on the Bridgeport Board of Education threw in the towel in the summer of 2011 and asked the Connecticut Board of Education to step in to take control of city schools, dysfunction on the local board was one reason cited. The Connecticut Supreme Court eventually reversed the decision for the state to […]

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Bridgeport Youth Summit ‘Port Of Opportunity’ At Webster Bank Arena

March 29th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

About 1,500 city residents from grade 7 to 25 years of age will participate in a Bridgeport Youth Summit this Friday at Webster Bank Arena, organized by the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, city officials, businesses and social service organizations, in which “Youth will be connected to role models and resources and exposed to higher […]

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State Funds For Housatonic And Center For Family Justice

March 24th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

About $3 million for improvements at Housatonic Community College and $479,018 for The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport that serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault were among the recipients of funds from the state Bond Commission on Thursday. The $479,018 will fund renovations and improvements to its building at 753 Fairfield Avenue to […]

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Downtown Has Brighter Face, A Resident’s Viewpoint

March 17th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

Two Boots took a walk on Downtown Bridgeport. Some hand-wringing is going on over this. Communications professional Doug Davidoff who resides Downtown says the neighborhood has a lot more going on than the naysayers assert. He shares in this commentary that follows a response to OIB comments and perspective as a relatively new resident. I’ve […]

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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. […]

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