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Ganim’s Fiscal Stability, Department Heads, Bluefish Baseball Attract Crowds

November 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This is the second installment of Joe Ganim’s early years as mayor Slowly, the city began to inch out of the abyss. The around-the-clock hours of reversing red ink made Ganim’s eyes bloodshot. Whatever funds his municipal tourniquet saved went back into beefing up the strength of the police department to fight crime.

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Why Public Works Directors Matter

February 21st, 2013 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

During Tuesday night’s vent session in City Council Chambers a woman from the North End addressed Mayor Bill Finch and his leadership team in charge of the response to the historic blizzard that paralyzed the city, trapped folks in their homes for days, forced others to miss work with no pay and still others overwhelmed […]

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The Price Of Poop, Trumbull To Bridgeport

April 24th, 2012 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

Oh, the smell of moolah. With a Water Pollution Control Authority agreement due to expire this summer between Bridgeport and Trumbull, city officials are contemplating charging Trumbull users individually for the first time. This has the makings of a nice neighborly sludge fight.

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Lavernoich, Long-time City Development Official, Heading To Trumbull–’Consummate Professional’

April 2nd, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Ed Lavernoich, Bridgeport’s deputy director of economic development, is leaving the city after 25 years of service to become director of development for the Town of Trumbull starting May 1. Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst made the announcement Monday afternoon.

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Who’s Lying About The Magnet School Deal? Was This An April Fool’s Joke?

July 13th, 2011 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education

The running soap opera As The Bridgeport And Trumbull Magnet Turns took a new twist last week when Mayor Bill Finch proclaimed the Parks Department building on land that became a boundary switch from the city to Trumbull was never part of the equation. Hold on a minute, said Trumbull, Finch is reinventing promises made on […]

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Why Public Works Directors Matter

December 28th, 2010 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

I swear, if Bridgeport elections took place in the spring more incumbents would be blown out. Shoot, Jane Byrne became Chicago’s first female mayor in 1979 riding voters’ blistering anger after the city’s inept snow removal. Wouldn’t it be great to run a campaign simplistically? “I promise to plow your streets. I promise to pave your streets. […]

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Finch To Herbst: Hey Neighbor, I Need Your Help!

November 30th, 2010 · 29 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning

If Stratford is Bridgeport East (and it is), Trumbull is Bridgeport North. Thousands of Bridgeporters through the years have moved to Stratford and Trumbull. That doesn’t mean the communities always get along. Sometimes it’s a bareknuckles battle for control of land, sludge and money.

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OIB Party Skinny: The Candidates, The Budget And Concession Demands, Plus: New Trees For Saints

May 12th, 2010 · 9 Comments · City Budget, Education, News and Events, State Politics

The chatter and juniper were flowing at the OIB party at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. Lots of discussion about State Comptroller Nancy Wyman agreeing to serve as running mate to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy.

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