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Ganim Appoints Health Director, Goes To City Council For Approval

September 30th, 2016 · 35 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim has appointed Maritza Bond, who supervises a health education center in New London, to serve as city health director. Her nomination will be referred to the City Council’s Contracts Committee Monday night. See Council agenda here. Council addendum here.

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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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Whole Foods To Support City Farmers Markets

June 24th, 2015 · 4 Comments · News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, the Bridgeport Farmers Market Collaborative will be the beneficiary of Whole Food Market’s 5% Day. Five percent of every purchase made today at Whole Foods Market on 350 Grasmere Ave. in Fairfield will be donated to the Bridgeport Farmers Market Collaborative to support the matching of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance […]

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Special Election Fever In Winter, Line Of Potential State Senate Candidates Growing

December 31st, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

East Side City Councilman Richard DeJesus, former leader of the Greater Bridgeport NAACP Carolyn Vermont, outgoing State Rep. Don Clemons and former mayoral candidate Carl Horton are among the candidates considering a run for the expected special election in Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District when incumbent Andres Ayala becomes commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. […]

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No Ifs, Ands Or Butts–Smoking Ban Proposed For City Parks

May 3rd, 2014 · 45 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Anna Price, a public-health professor at Sacred Heart University, and students are leading the charge to ban smoking in city parks. The City Council is expected to refer the matter that has the support of the Parks Board to the Ordinance Committee during Monday night’s meeting. City Council agenda here.

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East End Farmer’s Market Opens

July 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments · News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: Looking for fresh fruit and vegetables in the desert? Look no further than Bridgeport’s East End at 985 Stratford Avenue.

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Farmers Markets In The City

July 11th, 2013 · 5 Comments · News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: A “food desert” in the city’s East End is becoming less of a desert as a new farmer’s market debuts this weekend. “People need and deserve access to good food, and now folks in the East End will have it,” said Mayor Bill Finch.

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Is Excel Bridgeport The Agent For Educational Change?

April 4th, 2012 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Education, News and Events

As Mayor Bill Finch pitches his new proposed budget and gears up his public outreach campaign to convince city voters they should grant him the power to appoint city school board members, an organization excelbridgeport.org has emerged as a key financial and organizational presence trying to help the mayor reach his goal in November. From Excel Bridgeport’s mission statement:

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