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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

City Council Romper Room–The Play For Legislative Leader

May 22nd, 2017 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

For a traditionally sleepy cycle, there’s a wake of moving parts in this election season featuring offices for City Council and Board of Education. One key part is whether City Council President Tom McCarthy will seek reelection to his North End seat. On Sunday Big Mac said he hasn’t made a decision.

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‘Don’t Dump, That’s Stupid, You’ll Get Arrested’

May 19th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Asserting if you dump on Bridgeport you’ll be arrested, Mayor Joe Ganim citing the aid of neighborhood cameras announced on Thursday the city’s efforts in the war on blight including the arrest of a man unloading nearly 50 tires on the side of a road in the East End and another caught dumping a Jacuzzi nearby.

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Buying Time, Ganim Vetoes Budget

May 19th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

When was the last time a Bridgeport mayor vetoed the city budget waiting on the state to get its act together? That’s what Mayor Joe Ganim has done to buy time as the state legislature works its way toward a state budget negotiating an ocean of red ink. The budget year starts July 1.

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State Elections Enforcement Rules Ganim Ineligible For Public Campaign Funds, Ganim: Likely End Up In Court

May 18th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

As expected, the State Elections Enforcement Commission has ruled Mayor Joe Ganim is ineligible for public campaign funds under Connecticut’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races that is expected to dole out roughly $40 million to candidates in 2018. They ruled against Ganim citing his public corruption conviction in 2003. See SEEC decision here.

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The Quest To Make Steelpointe Harbor Vertical–Marina, Restaurant, Waterfront Walkway On Horizon

May 16th, 2017 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Surrounded by elected officials and neighborhood and business leaders, developer Robert Christoph Sr. and Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday broke ground for the 35,000 square foot waterfront dockmaster’s building that will house a raw bar restaurant, retail and an engineering company on Steelpointe Harbor accompanied by a harbor walk platform, marina and docks that Christoph […]

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Lee Dredges Up Questions About Port Authority

May 16th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Community watchdog John Marshall Lee has a wave of questions regarding operations of the Bridgeport Port Authority including the lack of appointments to the board of directors. Who is feeling “shy” at this waterfront moment? What else is ongoing but unsaid by those interested in Port development? Why is there no reference to other harbor front […]

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Ganim, Housatonic Connect On Second-chance Scholarships

May 15th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

News release from Mayor Joe Ganim: Mayor Ganim and Housatonic Community College (HCC) President Dr. Paul Broadie came together on Monday, May 15, 2017 to sign a contract that would expand higher education opportunities to individuals with prior convictions. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) states that HCC will award scholarships to individuals from the Mayor’s […]

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‘Welcome To The Non-Sanctuary City’

May 15th, 2017 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The full City Council Monday night is scheduled to vote on a resolution “requesting that the City of Bridgeport be declared a “WELCOMING CITY,” something of a compromise after Mayor Joe Ganim balked at declaring the Park City also a “sanctuary city” in deference to Donald Trump’s threat he’d withhold money to communities and states […]

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