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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 · 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. […]

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Dangerous Intersection To Receive Signal Improvements

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.

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Carving Up The City To Suburbs, Careful What You Wish For

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 […]

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Building For Sale, CT Post Real Estate Tax Bill More Than $170,000

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 […]

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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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