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Entries Tagged as 'Housatonic Community College'

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January 24th, 2017 · No Comments · News and Events

News release from United Way of Coastal Fairfield County: On Friday, January 27, 2016, at 10:00am at Housatonic Community College, members of the Greater Bridgeport Family Economic Security Coalition, coordinated by the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS), will kick-off the start of the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) season. VITA is a program sponsored […]

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A Holly Dolly Holiday For Fonseca, What’s Up For 2017?

December 10th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

New justice of the peace Dolly Fonseca, a member of the Democratic Town Committee in the Upper East Side 138th District and wife of school board member Rafael Fonseca, writes “Who knows what 2017 will bring? Stay tuned.”

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Ganim Marks One-year Return To Office This Week, The Challenge Of Progress Versus Promise

November 27th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

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 […]

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Malloy Signs Sikorsky Deal At HCC

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.

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Mickey Herbert Named New Regional Business Chief

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.

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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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