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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

Ganim Runs From Trump

August 16th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The number of politicians, business leaders, elected officials, members of Congress including now Republicans distancing from Donald Trump is down the street, around the corner into the next county. Count Mayor Joe Ganim among them, after snuggling up for a play at infrastructure dough following Trump’s election. State Senator Marilyn Moore, whose name is often floated […]

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In Praise Of Whitehead And Immigrants, Blumenthal Jabs Trump, ‘What Really Made America Great’

August 14th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Last week U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal engaged in a heated Twitter exchange with Donald Trump regarding a special prosecutor’s probe of the Trump campaign’s complicity with Russia. On Monday Blumenthal took a subtle dig at Trump declaring German aviation innovator Gustave Whitehead–who some historians argue flew before the Wright brothers–embodies the spirit of immigration. He […]

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Saffan Touts ‘Dream Come True’ For Amphitheater–Koplik: City To Become Music Center Of Fairfield County

August 10th, 2017 · 95 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Declaring it Bridgeport’s emergence as the center of music entertainment in Fairfield County, Connecticut’s top concert promoter Jim Koplik of Live Nation and SportsCenter of Connecticut, leader Howard Saffan joined Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday afternoon on McLevy Green Downtown to announce a partnership to transform the Ballpark at Harbor Yard into a $15 million weather-proof boutique amphitheater seating upwards of 8,000 for […]

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Harp Backs Ganim’s Clean-money Lawsuit

August 9th, 2017 · 21 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp supports Mayor Joe Ganim’s effort to participate in the public-financing system for his 2018 run for governor. The State Elections Enforcement Commission ruled against Ganim’s inclusion for Connecticut’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded campaigns based on his 2003 public corruption conviction. Ganim, who is challenging it in federal court, […]

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Put On A Pot Of Coffee, Reading Material–Land Development Agreement For Theater Restoration

August 8th, 2017 · 5 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

City Council members have more than 200 pages of withering material to review that encompass a Land Development Agreement with Manhattan-based Exact Capital Group and affiliates to transform the shuttered Poli and Majestic theaters and 200-room Savoy Hotel into a $400 million multi-purpose performing arts center involving high-rise residential towers on several Downtown parcels including […]

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Bluefish Baseball Benched For Music Amphitheater, Koplik: Great Artists For Bridgeport

August 8th, 2017 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team, after a 20-year run, has been benched for a music amphitheater whose promoters expect to produce 25 concerts in a six-month season opening in the spring of 2019 following a $15 million renovation of the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Monday that major concert promoter Live […]

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Lee: Pension Stew Pot A Financial Screwy Wabbit

August 7th, 2017 · 8 Comments · City Budget

Citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee asks in a commentary “Remember Elmer Fudd? The little guy, with a funny voice, and a shotgun pursuing his rabbit stew recipe? ‘First you need a rabbit.’ And there was Bugs Bunny looking on, laughing at Fudd, the mighty hunter.”

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Council To Consider Initial Approval Of Downtown Theater Redevelopment

August 5th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

As a result of renovations to City Council chambers, Monday night’s meeting of the legislative body will take place in the auditorium of Geraldine Johnson School, 475 Lexington Avenue. The City Council is scheduled to act on a “Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Exact Capital Group, LLC regarding the Redevelopment of the Poli-Majestic Theatres and […]

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