On a chilly, wind-swept rainy night last December 1, Joe Ganim officially returned to office cementing a comeback that received national attention. More than 1,000 people filled the Klein Memorial Auditorium to witness Ganim’s oath of office and inaugural address to govern Connecticut’s largest city. Backed by family members Ganim spoke of redemption, second chances and restoring […]
Entries Tagged as 'Housatonic Community College'
November 27th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
October 31st, 2016 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday joined Governor Dan Malloy and other state and city officials for the official deal to keep Sikorsky Aircraft in the state.
October 18th, 2016 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Mickey Herbert, co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team and a leading healthcare professional who was among only a few high-profile business leaders to support Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback bid last year, has been named president and CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, replacing Paul Timpanelli who is retiring Oct. 31.
Tags: Barnum Festival·Barnum Museum·Bass Pro Shops·Bill Finch·Bridgeport Bluefish·Housatonic Community College·Jack McGregor·Joe Ganim·Mary-Jane Foster·Mickey Herbert·Paul Timpanelli·Rina Bakalar·Steelpointe Harbor·University of Bridgeport
Worse In Hartford? Connecticut’s Bleeding Cities–Stafstrom: It Doesn’t Matter Who Is Worse Off … State Has Ignored Cities
August 29th, 2016 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics
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. […]
August 28th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
The corner of State Street and Lafayette Boulevard is a magnet for Downtown traffic accidents. State Rep. Chris Rosario who lost a constituent in an intersection crash there three years ago has been pushing the State Department of Transportation to do something about it.
July 8th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment
Okay, let’s have some fun. Black Rock is apoplectic about absorbing the brunt of the revaluation blow that jacked taxes in the neighborhood to finance city services. For two hours the other night Mayor Joe Ganim listened patiently as homeowners, a majority from that cool Black Rock hamlet, justifiably vented. Most Black Rockers did not […]
Tags: Beardsley Park·Beardsley Zoo·Bridgeport Bluefish·Bridgeport Hospital·Captain's Cove Seaport·Ernie Newton·Housatonic Community College·Joe Ganim·Lee Samowitz·Maria Pereira·Mario Testa·Morgan Kaolian·Pleasure Beach·Sacred Heart University·Sal DiNardo·Seaside Park·Tim Herbst·University of Bridgeport
July 4th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Media, News and Events
Hearst Connecticut Media that owns the Connecticut Post and four other daily newspapers in Fairfield County announced two weeks ago that it had placed 410 State Street for sale as it begins the process to downsize its physical editorial and advertising presence in Connecticut’s largest city. According to city tax officials based on the building assessment for […]
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 […]