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Entries Tagged as 'Nancy Wyman'

A ‘Horatio Alger’ Career–Business Titan Ernie Trefz

February 26th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Ernie Trefz, a Bridgeport business community titan for decades whose Downtown-based Trefz Corporation owned dozens of McDonalds franchises, commercial real estate and apartment buildings, passed away Saturday morning. He was a major benefactor of the University of Bridgeport including a business school named for him. He was 84.

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Balletto’s Ballet–Testa Fundraiser Hauls in $43K, $10K Donated To State Party

February 18th, 2017 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When Bridgeport Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa hosted a fundraiser in November at his Madison Avenue restaurant it was billed as a general election rally to also commemorate the one-year anniversary of Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback. Backed by the political payroll and developers, with an all-star cast of city and state politicians, the chairman flexed […]

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Minimum Wage Increases To $10.10

December 27th, 2016 · No Comments · News and Events

Will the state minimum wage increase to $20.20 in 2020? Nah, but there will be a push in the state legislature to increase it to $15 by then. News release from Governor Dan Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today is reminding Connecticut residents that the minimum wage in the state will be increasing from the […]

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At Party For Joe, Mario Shows Fundraising Strength, ‘No Arm-twisting’

November 4th, 2016 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On the one-year anniversary of his comeback win Thursday night about 250 pols, friends and supporters filled Testo’s Restaurant ballroom for a Democratic Town Committee fundraiser honoring Joe Ganim’s return to office. State elected dignitaries included Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Attorney General George Jepsen. The suggested contribution was $250 minimum. Prior to the event, […]

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US Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To State’s Assault Weapons Ban

June 20th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

Statement from Governor Dan Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman: Governor Malloy said, “During tragic times, we acted. When we saw wrong, we did what was right. After enduring a moment as a state that shook our collective conscience and jolted the soul, we banded together and stood up for common sense. We passed one […]

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City To Receive Nearly $1.4 Million For Road Improvements

February 1st, 2016 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy announced on Monday that Bridgeport will receive nearly $1.4 million from the Town Aid Road program that allows municipalities to use the funds for “construction of maintenance of highways and bridges, snow removal, the trimming and removal of trees, the installation of traffic signs and signals, and for providing and operating essential […]

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Shock Treatment–GE Bailing On Connecticut For Boston

January 13th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Statement from Governor Dan Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman on General Electric’s departure. Governor Malloy said, “Today’s decision is a clear signal that Connecticut must continue to adapt to a changing business climate. Businesses care about transportation infrastructure, and we will continue to make new investments to create a more modern transportation future. Businesses care […]

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Scenes From Inauguration Night

December 2nd, 2015 · 7 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Joseph Peter Ganim has experienced enough highs and lows in life to cause whiplash. Tuesday night with 1,000 in attendance he shared the Klein Memorial Auditorium stage with other elected officials in what is his greatest political triumph, a resurrection few would have predicted. Sue Katz, the University of Bridgeport communications professor who designed the […]

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