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Entries Tagged as 'University of Bridgeport'

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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Ganim Hopes Gill Breathes New Life Into Economic Development

July 19th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

For Tom Gill, it’s déjà vu all over again. Needing consistency in a key revenue-generating department, Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday brought back Gill to once again lead the Office of Planning and Economic Development, a position Gill had for about six years during the tenure of Democratic Mayor John Mandanici, 1975-81. Gill returns to the role in […]

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Gill Under Consideration For Economic Development Chief Position

July 12th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

He had the job as a young man from 1976 into 1982 and now Tom Gill is under consideration to be Mayor Joe Ganim’s director of economic development, a department that has had two chiefs in seven months sorely in need of stability.

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Carving Up The City To Suburbs, Careful What You Wish For

July 8th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Okay, let’s have some fun. Black Rock is apoplectic about absorbing the brunt of the revaluation blow that jacked taxes in the neighborhood to finance city services. For two hours the other night Mayor Joe Ganim listened patiently as homeowners, a majority from that cool Black Rock hamlet, justifiably vented. Most Black Rockers did not […]

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Ganim Launches Second Chance Initiative For Ex-offenders

June 11th, 2016 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday was joined by city and state lawmakers, business leaders and local nonprofits to announce a Second Chance Society initiative aimed at providing job opportunities to past offenders. The program includes signed pledges by local businesses to give ex-offenders a fair chance at hiring, city seed money of $50,000 and potential […]

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Foster To Resign As UB Executive, ‘Proud Of Contribution’

June 1st, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Effective this Friday two-time mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster will resign as vice president of University Relations at the University of Bridgeport. “It’s been a great run,” she wrote in an email to friends “and I’m proud of my contribution to the university but it is time for a new challenge.” In an interview with OIB she […]

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College Chiefs Assert City School Board Is Dysfunctional

May 9th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Education, News and Events

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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Hillary Knighted In Purple At UB, ‘We Have To Take On The Gun Lobby’

April 24th, 2016 · 15 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Update, speech transcript: One day after Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump visited Connecticut’s most populous city, the likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton addressed more than 1,000 supporters at the University of Bridgeport’s Harvey Hubbell gym, home of the Purple Knights, declaring “We have to take on the gun lobby and take on the epidemic of […]

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