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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

Theater Development Deal, Meter Maelstrom On Council Agenda

June 16th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The city’s “memorandum of understanding” with Manhattan-based Exact Capitol Group to redevelop the shuttered Poli-Majestic Theaters will be referred to the City Council’s Contracts Committee Monday night. Also scheduled for referral to contracts is a resolution presented by several councilors to terminate the contract with LAZ Parking LTD following controversy involving Downtown parking meters. Full council […]

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State Leaders Join Ganim To Tout Legislative Achievements

June 15th, 2017 · 12 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Flanked by legislative and business leaders, Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday highlighted successes from the recently completed session of the General Assembly including approval to reduce the city’s unfunded pension liability, a thermal loop green energy project for Downtown and mixed martial arts and boxing matches for the Webster Bank Arena. See video above from news […]

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Ganim Selects Developer To Revitalize Closed Downtown Theaters

June 15th, 2017 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Manhattan-based Exact Capitol has been chosen by Mayor Joe Ganim to revitalize the city’s shuttered Downtown twin gems. According to the company website “Exact Capital is a diversified real estate development firm built on more than three decades of experience (and) principally engaged in the acquisition, finance, development, and management of mixed use residential and […]

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Ganim Marches On Behalf Of Former Offenders

June 15th, 2017 · 43 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday joined community leaders in Hartford to march and rally on behalf of the formerly incarcerated called “NOTHING ABOUT US–WITHOUT US.” Hartford Courant coverage here.

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Mayor, State Delegation, To Highlight Legislative Achievements

June 14th, 2017 · 8 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim and members of city’s legislative delegation on Thursday are scheduled to share what he terms “major victories” in the recently completed session of the General Assembly including “passage of bills to save taxpayers millions in debt service payments, eliminate major pieces of unfunded pension liability, bring professional boxing and mixed martial arts […]

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Ganim Addresses Resurgent Young Dems Fielding Candidates

June 13th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Decades ago a number of insurgents got their start in politics when the Bridgeport Young Democrats was an active organization. Dormant for a long time, several members of the resurrected Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats will try to qualify for the September primary ballot for City Council including Gage Frank, Marcus Brown and Kyle Langan.

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Why Steve Stafstrom Is More Focused Than Joe Ganim–Priorities

June 12th, 2017 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The first thing Mayor Joe Ganim should have done at the end of the state legislative session is explain what it means to the state’s largest city. How did the city benefit, if any? If it did not benefit explain why? Nope, Joe just assumed everyone will figure it out, right? That’s not how it […]

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David Walker Meet And Greet

June 12th, 2017 · 46 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

In addition to Mayor Joe Ganim, a Democrat, Bridgeport resident David Walker has also formed an exploratory committee for statewide office in 2018. Walker, a Republican, is the former U.S. comptroller general.

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