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Ganim Stresses Teamwork In Transition Task Force Announcement

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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Miller Quit Housing Authority Over Dispute With Commissioner

April 11th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Jim Miller rejected the permanent position as executive director of the Bridgeport Housing Authority because Commissioner Shante Hanks “was advising him what contractors to hire and causing an issue on the hiring of Blacks and Hispanics versus Blacks and Hispanic employees,” according to the minutes of a February 6, 2014 special meeting of the Bridgeport […]

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“Cadillac” Health Plan–Auditors Uncover Financial Mismanagement Of Bridgeport Housing Authority

January 29th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Bridgeport Housing Authority officials tend to cry poverty when issues are raised about conditions of public housing complexes, but federal auditors maintain the authority has mismanaged $895,000 including legal costs, consulting fees, maintenance, improper cash transfers and supporting documents and issuing a “Cadillac” health plan not competitively bid. The report from the Office of Inspector […]

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Calace “Resigns” As Housing Authority Chief

March 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments · News and Events

Looking into this. Dulce Nieves, chair of the Bridgeport Housing Authority, issued a memorandum today alerting the resignation of Nick Calace who served as executive director of the BHA for about eight years. In addition to Nieves, the BHA commissioners, according to the letterhead, are Shante Hanks, Sulton Stack, James Brown and Americo Santiago.

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Housing Authority Builds Bridges Between Police and Youth

October 3rd, 2012 · 3 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From the Bridgeport Housing Authority In response to recent youth-oriented crime in Bridgeport, the Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport (HACB) took a proactive step toward improving relationships between police and young people. The Youth-Police Initiative engages communities in positive social change to reduce violence and gang involvement by creating sustainable positive relationships between […]

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Margaret Morton, A Woman Of History And Grace, Celebrated At Dedication

June 23rd, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Across the street from the original City Hall where Abraham Lincoln spoke in 1860, Mayor Bill Finch joined more than 150 friends, peers, supporters and family members of the granddaughter of a slave–the first African American woman to serve in the Connecticut General Assembly–renaming City Hall Annex the Margaret E. Morton Government Center. The dedication […]

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Mayor Delivers Endorsement, Crowded Field To Replace Caruso

January 15th, 2011 · 70 Comments · City Politics

Aided by support of Mayor Bill Finch, Rev. Charlie Stallworth of East End Baptist Church, a member of the city’s police commission, won the Democratic Town Committee endorsement today for the Feb. 22 special election to fill the state rep seat vacated by Chris Caruso. Chanel Cathey, a 24-year-old graduate student at New York University, […]

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Dude, How About Your Support? What Will Newton Do?

January 14th, 2011 · 54 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

UPDATE: Candidates are lining up to fill Chris Caruso’s state rep seat. The Big Wave has started his state economic development job working out of Hartford. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa has scheduled a convention for Saturday morning to endorse a candidate. Town committee members from three districts covering portions of the North End and […]

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