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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

Lighting Up The Avenue, A Grocery Store And Much More Planned For East End Food Desert

September 26th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Could it finally be the East End’s time? A local developer with deep roots in the East End joined Mayor Joe Ganim and other officials on Wednesday to announce plans for a 30,000-square foot buildout that will include a grocery store, Optimus Health Care facility, a pharmacy, restaurants, hair salon and laundromat, all adjacent to a […]

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Violent Crime Down In Bridgeport Compared To Decades Ago

September 26th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Thirty years ago some city neighborhoods, particularly the East Side, South End and West End experienced zones of horrific violence fueled by crack cocaine drug wars totaling several years of 50-60 murders annually. For the most part, with a few outlier years, violent crime has dropped dramatically from 25-30 years ago. Governor Dan Malloy touted lower […]

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Ice Rink, Apartments Proposed For Downtown

September 21st, 2018 · 64 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday joined city leaders to announce two projects chosen in response to the Downtown North Development requests for proposals on Main Street and Congress Street. Bridgeport-based  Primrose Construction, whose principals include Eleanor Guedes, chair of the city’s Civil Service Commission, has been selected to create nearly 100 units of housing and Park City Ice-Palace […]

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Marina Village Demolition Advances

September 20th, 2018 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim and Congressman Jim Himes were joined by other local officials and developers regarding demolition progress at Marina Village, a $200 million South End revitalization project led by Stamford-based JHM Group.

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Fight The Bite, Two Cases Of West Nile Virus Identified In City

September 20th, 2018 · 3 Comments · News and Events

News release from Mayor’s Office: With the summer season almost behind us, Mayor Ganim and Health Director Maritza Bond continue to urge Bridgeport residents to take caution and use preventative measures to reduce Zika and West Nile Virus. The Connecticut Department of Public Health announced today that four human cases of West Nile Virus have been identified […]

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Nardozzi Among 7 Finalists For Police Chief Position

September 19th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

He was brought in under the mayoral administration of Bill Finch, then drew the ire of the city’s police union when he cracked down on overtime that contributed to his departure after Joe Ganim regained the mayoralty. Now former Assistant Chief James Nardozzi finds himself among seven finalists for the top cop position currently held […]

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Italian Iced–City’s Cop Costs Force Columbus Parade To Shelton

September 15th, 2018 · 31 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Community-organized parades and non-profit festivals must reinvent themselves, especially when high security costs become a factor. Organizers of the century-long Columbus weekend festivities, citing cop overtime details, are moving the October street parade from Madison Avenue to suburban-like Shelton where Mayor Mark Lauretti, who has deep roots in Bridgeport and served as the parade’s grand marshal […]

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Ganim Segues To Mayoral Election

September 14th, 2018 · 6 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

See Ganim’s finance report for governor here. From Brian Lockhart CT Post: Mayor Joe Ganim spent nearly $850,000 in his unsuccessful bid for governor, and not only is he out a $60,000 personal loan, but he chipped in another $3,500 to help get his campaign’s budget in the black.

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