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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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Trying To Craft A Road Map, Ganim Orders Strategic Planning For Staff

July 22nd, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

If you’re wondering why City Hall has been quiet the past few days, many key administrative staffers are at the University of Bridgeport for a strategic planning session. Like a lot of new administrations, although Joe Ganim had been there before, the first year in office can sometimes appear rudderless especially without crafting a road […]

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Trump Scheduled For Saturday Visit To Klein Memorial Auditorium, He Owned Property Where Bluefish Swim

April 22nd, 2016 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

My former client Donald Trump is planning a campaign stop at the majestic Klein Memorial Auditorium 12:30 Saturday afternoon in advance of Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary in Connecticut, according to his website. For tickets see here. He may very well talk about his experiences in Bridgeport, his interest in developing Pleasure Beach back in the […]

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Courting A Development Chief

November 13th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Bridgeport business community didn’t exactly bust open wallets to finance Joe Ganim’s election, most of the campaign loot went to outgoing Mayor Bill Finch and Ganim’s chief general election opponent Mary-Jane Foster, but now business leaders want to help Ganim identify a replacement assuming current development chief David Kooris is shown the door.

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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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Freimuth Appointed Hartford Regional Development Chief

September 22nd, 2012 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mike Freimuth, who served as Bridgeport’s economic development director for many years, has a new position. He had been development chief in New Rochelle, New York. From Governor Malloy: GOV. MALLOY: MICHAEL W. FREIMUTH WILL HEAD CAPITOL REGION DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the Capitol Region Development Authority (CRDA) announced […]

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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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How Do You Like Your Port? Plus: Dough For Health Centers

June 30th, 2009 · 22 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning

Hey, you want to be executive director of the Bridgeport Port Authority? If all goes according to plan, as of today Joe Riccio is no longer serving in that role. I’m betting with Riccio out the port authority lives. Another question: will Mayor Bill Finch seek to overhaul the five-member commission? The mayor has a […]

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