UPDATE: Bridgeport Fire Chief Brian Rooney is planning his retirement from the department later this week, per city charter regulation limiting the chief’s tenure to two five-year terms. One of the prominent names as a possible replacement on an acting basis is Assistant Fire Chief Richard Thode, a department veteran for more than 20 years. […]
Entries Tagged as 'John Fabrizi'
May 17th, 2016 · 58 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Firefighters, News and Events
April 25th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
We’re cruising close to the Barnum Festival season and former Mayor John Fabrizi is organizing the ticket push for Barnum Sails The Sound on June 11 aboard the Bridgeport Port Jefferson’s P.T. Barnum ferry boat. Check out a festive night of funk and food.
April 11th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Rina Bakalar, who served as co-chair of Mayor Joe Ganim’s economic development transition team and for several years director of the city’s Central Grants Office, has been appointed director of development for the Town of Trumbull by First Selectman Tim Herbst.
March 21st, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Bridgeport’s Democratic Party is looking for a few good women in district leadership positions. On March 14, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, backed by Mayor Joe Ganim, overwhelmingly won another two-year term as party leader. On the same night the respective members of the 10-district, 90-strong DTC also announced district leaders. All of them are […]
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March 11th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
A 28-year run on any business level is mighty impressive. Paul Timpanelli, who has served as president and chief executive officer of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council since 1988, is expected to announce soon his retirement from the business organization effective sometime this summer.
March 4th, 2016 · 95 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events
In a financially bloody Friday about 20 city employees, some of them high profile, received layoff notices declaring they’re being let go as a result of government restructuring, including Tax Assessor Elaine Carvalho who just days ago signed the grand list of taxable property and the certified revaluation that will kick in for the budget […]
February 7th, 2016 · 91 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
For the past four decades Bridgeport mayors have had drivers, some more than others, utilizing inner-office staff or a police officer sometimes dictated by the daily schedule. Detective Ramon Garcia has assumed that role for JG2. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart examines the need for a driver and what other Connecticut cities do for mayoral […]
January 27th, 2016 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Joe Ganim eschews drama. Michael Giannotti marinates in it. Ganim is stoic. Giannotti, emotional. When Ganim launched his unlikely comeback last year Giannotti, a former journalist, stepped up to volunteer as his spokesperson. It was something Ganim needed to rebuild public credibility and he saw Giannotti’s value. But value on a campaign trail does not […]