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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

Ganim Seeks State Approval To Borrow To Pay Off Unfunded Pension Liability

March 22nd, 2017 · 29 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

With city Bond Counsel John Stafstrom at his side and a nod to his nephew State Rep. Steve Stafstrom, a member of the legislature’s Planning and Development Committee, Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday urged passage of a proposal to allow municipalities to bond the unfunded pension liability for the Municipal Employees Retirement System that Ganim […]

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Will Scott Feel The Budget Burn?

March 20th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Standing outside O&G’s ominous stockpiling plant in the East End, the wind whipping off Yellow Mill Pond, City Councilman Scott Burns joined Mayor Joe Ganim and several of Burns’ Black Rock constituents last week saluting Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe’s order to shut it down while reminding the construction services firm the battle ahead in […]

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Free Electronic Recycling

March 20th, 2017 · No Comments · News and Events

News release from Mayor Joe Ganim: Mayor Joseph Ganim today is reminding residents that the City of Bridgeport offers free electronic recycling six days a week. Bridgeport residents may bring their unwanted electronics to the Bridgeport Recycling and Transfer Station located at 475 Asylum Street, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and […]

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O&G’s Stones Crushed, Judge Radcliffe Rules Company Operating Illegally In East End, Activists Praise Decision

March 17th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update: video, news conference. Mayor Joe Ganim, flanked by neighborhood activists and elected officials, hailed Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe’s order for O&G Industries to “immediately cease and desist from the use and maintenance of a recycling, concrete crushing, storage and stockpiling facility at 1225 Seaview Avenue” in the East End. See court decision here. […]

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City Council Junket Debate, Good For Taxpayers Or Waste Of Money?

March 15th, 2017 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Waste of taxpayer dollars or prudent lobbying work on behalf of the city? The majority of the 20-member City Council are in Washington DC this week attending a conference junket hosted by the National League of Cities. They attended government symposiums, were greeted by Connecticut’s U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and even met […]

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Ganim Mines Opposition Money In Fundraising Push

March 13th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Political operatives of Mayor Joe Ganim in a push to maximize moolah for his big ticket March 23rd fundraiser at Testo’s Restaurant are mining campaign donations from his 2015 opponents.

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Luck Of The Irish (Meter), Free Parking Downtown On St. Patrick’s Day

March 11th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Well, there should be no meowing about the Downtown parking meters on St. Patrick’s Day. The city’s Facebook page is promoting free parking all day Friday. Or should we call it fry day? That’s if anyone can get Downtown on Friday. The forecast calls for a foot of snow on Tuesday. There goes the public works […]

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Who’s Doing The Demolition Work?

March 11th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

John Marshall Lee has waged war on fiscal blight for years. In his latest commentary, the spending watchdog raises questions about the process to remove blighted buildings. From Lee:

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