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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

Will Ganim Name Another School Board Member?

October 27th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Armed with a court ruling that he can appoint school board members to fill vacancies if the Board of Education does not act within 30 days, Mayor Joe Ganim may once again take executive action with the one-month resignation of Republican Kevin McSpirit on the horizon next week. If that happens Ganim will have appointed […]

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Mayor, Raven Kick Off Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular

October 27th, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim and Bridgeport Animal Control Officer Jennifer Wallace joined radio personality Raven of Star 99.9 FM to kick off the 2nd annual ‘Howl-o-ween Spooktacular’ Pet Festival and Adoption event to benefit Bridgeport Animal Control. The event will take place on Saturday October 29, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. […]

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Development Chief Tom Gill Touts City Project Progress

October 26th, 2016 · 29 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

What’s the state of city development? OIB asked the Director of Economic Development Tom Gill for an update on ongoing projects, timeline and investment. They include the next phase of the Steel Point redevelopment area, housing and retail on the East Side and West End and an advancing mixed-use project that includes apartments, comedy club […]

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Judge Upholds Ganim’s Authority To Fill School Board Vacancies

October 25th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Education, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Monday ruled in favor of the defendants upholding Mayor Joe Ganim’s authority to fill Board of Education vacancies. The two school board members in question Annette Segarra-Negron and Rafael Fonseca, represented by the mayor’s brother attorney Paul Ganim who also is the city’s judge of probate, were sitting in […]

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Rating Agencies Assess City’s Financial Position, Moody’s: Stable But Narrow

October 24th, 2016 · 24 Comments · News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today announced that two key municipal bond rating agencies–Moody’s Investor Service and Standard & Poor’s–have both given the city of Bridgeport an “A” rating for the city’s General Obligation (GO) bonds about to go to market, while also reaffirming an “A” for the underlying long-term rating to […]

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Judge Bellis Weighs Education Battle

October 24th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis is expected to conduct a hearing Monday afternoon (today) in response to Board of Education member Maria Pereira’s complaint to vacate what she calls illegal appointments by Mayor Joe Ganim to fill school board vacancies.

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School Board Maneuvering Continues, Special Meeting Monday

October 21st, 2016 · 10 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education Secretary Ben Walker and at least three other board members are moving forward with a special meeting Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Geraldine Johnson School. Will selective boycotter Dennis Bradley, the chair, show up?

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Grab A Bag, New Guidelines For Leaf Pickup

October 21st, 2016 · 1 Comment · News and Events

News release from city: Mayor Joe Ganim and the Department of Public Facilities today issued new guidelines that will require residents to place leaves, brush and grass clippings in brown bags or in uncovered garbage cans to be ready for pickup on recycling day which occurs biweekly. The new yard refuse collection guidelines replace Loose […]

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