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Entries Tagged as 'John Fabrizi'

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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Gomes-Driven Layoffs Impact About 20 City Employees Including Tax Assessor, Health Director

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 […]

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Does The Mayor Need A Wheel Man?

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 […]

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Giannotti Packs It In As Public Safety Spokesman

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 […]

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Giannotti Gears Up For City Return As Public Safety Spokesman

January 4th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Serving as spokesperson for police and fire in Connecticut’s most populous city is no walk in the park. Tragedies, shootings, fires come at all hours of the day. Then there’s dealing with an eclectic group of personalities. It’s the good, bad and ugly of communications work. But police and fire personnel also do a lot […]

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