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Entries Tagged as 'John Fabrizi'

What’s Ganim’s Grade On Government Reform His First Year Back?

December 1st, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

During the 2015 comeback campaign Joe Ganim rolled on a deodorant to mask a past that had forced him from office in 2003: public support from the retired FBI agent Ed Adams who investigated him and vigorous backing from members of the police union. Testimonials from the former fed and active city police officers presented a tonic […]

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Pereira, Piranha, Pariah, Powerful

October 6th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Rock legend Joe Walsh chronicles his battle with sobriety in the song One Day At A Time. Late Tuesday afternoon was a sobering experience watching Board of Education members, even those often in heated opposition, get a long just fine with two former boycotters asserting they will take meetings “One day at a time.”

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Parziale Sums It Up

September 27th, 2016 · 24 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement

OIB friend, past CC member and past council president Lisa Parziale comments on the state of Bridgeport city management by both the mayor and City Council, and encourages others to get involved to fix the problems. December 2015 ended two terms of leadership under former Mayor Bill Finch, and the torch was then passed to […]

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Brian Rooney To Retire As Fire Chief, Who’s Next In Line?

May 17th, 2016 · 58 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Firefighters, News and Events

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. […]

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Sail The Sound With P.T. Barnum And Johnny Fabs

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.

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Bakalar Appointed Development Chief In Trumbull

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.

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Democratic Political Leadership Shows Male-Dominated Gender Gap

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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Timpanelli Prepares For Business Leadership Exit After 28 Years

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.

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