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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

Deputy Chief Honis-’Waiter At The Last Supper’-Retiring–’A Cop’s Cop’

February 24th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Deputy Chief Jimmy Honis, the legendary 47-year veteran of the city Police Department who took on bad guys with brain and brawn, battled police chiefs who didn’t want him and survived local and federal investigations, will reportedly retire next Friday, according to several city sources. And with it will come a city payout involving accumulated […]

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City, Fire Union Reach Concession Agreement, Will Cops Step Up? Ganim Appoints Thode Fire Chief

February 24th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

UPDATE: Mayor named Thode fire chief today (Friday) Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday was joined by local Fire Union President Robert Whitbread and acting Chief Richard Thode to announce the city and union have reached a wage agreement on a contract extension through 2020. Ganim says the agreement will save the city more than $1 […]

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Ganim Wants Bridgeport To Be Regional Distribution Hub For Tesla

February 23rd, 2017 · 13 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim is trying to position the city as the regional distribution hub for automaker Tesla. On Wednesday the mayor submitted testimony to the state legislature’s Transportation Committee. “I told the Tesla executives when we met, I would strongly advocate for Bridgeport and our growing green-tech and clean energy industry sector to be the […]

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City Reaches Tax Settlement With Trash-To-Energy Plant

February 22nd, 2017 · 7 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The city has resolved a 10-year assessment battle with Wheelabrator Bridgeport, the waste-to-energy facility in Bridgeport’s West End serving 25 municipalities in three Connecticut counties. The settlement ends a tax appeal lawsuit that made its way through various state courts in which Wheelabrator asserted a “grossly inflated valuation that the city simply fabricated.” For background […]

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Ganim Supports Mixed Martial Arts For Webster Bank Arena

February 21st, 2017 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday testified before the state legislature’s Public Safety Committee in support of Mixed Martial Arts matches taking place at the Webster Bank Arena, declaring “Those professional bouts filling up the arenas at the XL Center in Hartford and the Webster Arena in Bridgeport can add up to millions of dollars in […]

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Balletto’s Ballet–Testa Fundraiser Hauls in $43K, $10K Donated To State Party

February 18th, 2017 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When Bridgeport Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa hosted a fundraiser in November at his Madison Avenue restaurant it was billed as a general election rally to also commemorate the one-year anniversary of Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback. Backed by the political payroll and developers, with an all-star cast of city and state politicians, the chairman flexed […]

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Is The Train A Gain For City?

February 17th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

In a commentary published first by the CT Post, commuter advocate Jim Cameron wonders if the brakes should be slammed on the proposed $300 million train station for the East Side advanced under the mayoral administration of Bill Finch. Note to Cameron: Bridgeport was never called the “Brass City” (although Bridgeport Brass was located there) and […]

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Ganim: Lewis Latimer Statue Stays

February 17th, 2017 · 27 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Following public pressure, Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday announced that the statue of electrical pioneer Lewis Latimer, created under predecessor Bill Finch, will remain in front of the Margaret Morton Government Center. CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart has more here

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