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Entries Tagged as 'Lenny Paoletta'

The Quest To Make Steelpointe Harbor Vertical–Marina, Restaurant, Waterfront Walkway On Horizon

May 16th, 2017 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Surrounded by elected officials and neighborhood and business leaders, developer Robert Christoph Sr. and Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday broke ground for the 35,000 square foot waterfront dockmaster’s building that will house a raw bar restaurant, retail and an engineering company on Steelpointe Harbor accompanied by a harbor walk platform, marina and docks that Christoph […]

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Wild Ride Shaping Up For City Council Election Season

April 6th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

If your favorite sports are politics and primaries (me too), strap in for a slew of Democratic battles for City Council.

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Find Your Favorite Parade Spot

March 16th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

What began in 1983 under Italian-American Mayor Lenny Paoletta has flourished into a rite of passage for city supporters, an event to plan an entire day of good cheer, camaraderie, rumor mongering and a libation or two or three (call Uber please.) Bridgeport’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade commences at noon Friday. Marchers will start at Harbor […]

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Ganim Hopes Gill Breathes New Life Into Economic Development

July 19th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

For Tom Gill, it’s déjà vu all over again. Needing consistency in a key revenue-generating department, Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday brought back Gill to once again lead the Office of Planning and Economic Development, a position Gill had for about six years during the tenure of Democratic Mayor John Mandanici, 1975-81. Gill returns to the role in […]

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Gill Under Consideration For Economic Development Chief Position

July 12th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

He had the job as a young man from 1976 into 1982 and now Tom Gill is under consideration to be Mayor Joe Ganim’s director of economic development, a department that has had two chiefs in seven months sorely in need of stability.

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Plug In A Number, Figure Out The Rest, Ganim’s Challenge With Unions

June 29th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council

When Mayor Joe Ganim and city bean counters crafted a budget in the spring that was eventually approved by the City Council for the spending year starting July 1 it assumed $4 million in union concessions. Mayor Joe’s an experienced negotiator, better than most sitting on the other side of the table. Okay, he told […]

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Newton Urges City Council To Cut Stipends, Hire Independent Financial Analyst

April 5th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

As a young music teacher in 1981, Ernie Newton was elected to the City Council and then named president of the legislative body by his peers. Back in the day, rather than the City Council, something called the Board of Apportionment and Taxation was tasked with reviewing the budget and setting a tax rate. Newton […]

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Joseph Garamella

March 8th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

They don’t make pols like Joseph J. Garamella anymore. For anyone who knew him, all you had to say was Joe John. That was enough. Everyone knew who you meant. In the 20-year period from 1971 through 1991, Republican mayors–Nick Panuzio, Lenny Paoletta and Mary Moran–occupied the mayor’s office for 10 of those years. Republican […]

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