In a commentary that also appeared in the Connecticut Post, Mayor Joe Ganim highlights initiatives during his first year back in office. A year ago when my administration took office, Bridgeport was facing incredible challenges, including a large budget deficit, a state-mandated property revaluation, increasing crime, and a lack of widespread economic development. Today, thanks […]
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January 3rd, 2017 · 10 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events
November 27th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
On a chilly, wind-swept rainy night last December 1, Joe Ganim officially returned to office cementing a comeback that received national attention. More than 1,000 people filled the Klein Memorial Auditorium to witness Ganim’s oath of office and inaugural address to govern Connecticut’s largest city. Backed by family members Ganim spoke of redemption, second chances and restoring […]
November 15th, 2016 · 10 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events
The credit rating agency Fitch on Tuesday affirmed an ‘A’ rating on a variety of municipal bonds with an outlook revised to stable from negative.
November 15th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Nearly 200 business community members Monday night filled the Brewport Brewing Company, a former newspaper distribution center in the South End, to greet the new president and CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council Mickey Herbert, one of the founders of the Bridgeport Bluefish, who replaced Paul Timpanelli following a nearly 30-year run. If you […]
November 2nd, 2016 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Standing in front of the ballpark at Harbor Yard, Republican Congressional candidate John Shaban asserts that incumbent Democrat Jim Himes is striking out when it comes to showing up in Bridgeport to debate. In the video Shaban declares “Even if Jim won’t be here, I’ll be here.” A spokesman for Himes declares his boss has […]
October 26th, 2016 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
What’s the state of city development? OIB asked the Director of Economic Development Tom Gill for an update on ongoing projects, timeline and investment. They include the next phase of the Steel Point redevelopment area, housing and retail on the East Side and West End and an advancing mixed-use project that includes apartments, comedy club […]
October 18th, 2016 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Mickey Herbert, co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team and a leading healthcare professional who was among only a few high-profile business leaders to support Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback bid last year, has been named president and CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, replacing Paul Timpanelli who is retiring Oct. 31.
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September 9th, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Republican candidate for Congress John Shaban on Thursday did something very few GOP regional candidates for office have even thought about: he opened his campaign headquarters in Bridgeport in an effort to broaden his reach against four-term Democratic incumbent Jim Himes in Connecticut’s 4th District.