When a majority on the Bridgeport Board of Education threw in the towel in the summer of 2011 and asked the Connecticut Board of Education to step in to take control of city schools, dysfunction on the local board was one reason cited. The Connecticut Supreme Court eventually reversed the decision for the state to […]
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May 9th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Education, News and Events
April 20th, 2016 · 8 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Update, Video: The ninth floor of the University of Bridgeport’s duPont Tower Room greets visitors with an exquisite expanse of Long Island Sound, a visual gem in Connecticut’s most populous city, what university president Neil Salonen describes “the pearl of the Connecticut coastline” and the “safest college campus in the state.” Tuesday night Mayor Joe Ganim […]
April 12th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
When Bill Finch was mayor, his relationship with the University of Bridgeport, one of the city’s largest employers schooling more than 5,000 students, was non-existent. He boycotted university events. Joe Ganim, a UB alumnus, has reached out to the university, appointing UB President Neil Salonen to his transition team, hosting the university to showcase its research brainpower […]
Back Row To Front Row–Ganim Talks Budget, Police, Transparency And Development In Business Community Speech
March 3rd, 2016 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Update: video of speech. Accompanied by a brochure and video presentation, Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday delivered the annual address to the Bridgeport Regional Business Council covering his first 100 days in office. Ganim opened his speech by jabbing BRBC chief Paul Timpanelli, thanking him for moving his table up a little bit from last year. […]
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February 10th, 2016 · 39 Comments · News and Events
Mayor Joe Ganim’s transition team on Wednesday shared recommendations to improve government efficiency and access to public information that included requiring mandatory freedom of information training for all department heads including the mayor and chief of staff, responding quickly to freedom of information requests, developing a standardized tax abatement policy with clear limits and transparency, […]
February 9th, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday is scheduled to release findings and recommendations made by his 75-member transition team chaired by University of Bridgeport President Neil Salonen, former Town Clerk Alma Maya and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth who’s also a member of the administration.
November 17th, 2015 · 70 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Mayor-elect Joe Ganim on Monday unveiled his 75-member transition team at the Bridgeport Public Library that includes a cross section from government, political, business community and professional services led by chairs University of Bridgeport President Neil Salonen, outgoing Town Clerk Alma Maya and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth. The transition team includes several committees scheduled to present […]
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November 16th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events
State Rep. Charlie Stallworth, outgoing Town Clerk Alma Maya and University of Bridgeport President Neil Salonen will serve as tri-chairs of Mayor-elect Joe Ganim’s transition team scheduled to be announced Monday afternoon (today) at a news conference at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown.