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Entries Tagged as 'University of Connecticut'

When Radio’s Voice Becomes A Whisper

June 12th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

Back in the day, Bridgeport was a radio town: WICC, WNAB, WDJZ, WEZN, all with newsrooms and most with regular talk shows to examine issues, events and public officials. NAB, DJZ and EZN are now gone or different animals. WICC remains with Jim Buchanan’s talk show weekdays 4 to 7 p.m. but no reporters on […]

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Hoop Fever In City, Your Chance To Attend Sold-out Games

March 24th, 2017 · No Comments · News and Events

The women’s regional basketball games at Webster Bank Arena featuring UConn are sold out, but here’s your chance to see a game in support of the Bijou Theater Downtown. To enter, click here.

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New Health Director Maritza Bond Starts Tuesday

October 29th, 2016 · 9 Comments · News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday swore in Maritza Bond as the new Director of Health for the city of Bridgeport. Bond brings extensive experience in health administration including nearly a decade with the Eastern Area Health Education Center covering Eastern Connecticut from a base in New London, serving as […]

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Kohut’s Plan For Bridgeport Rising, Giving Wings To The Phoenix

September 19th, 2016 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning

OIB asked one of the city’s preeminent policy wonks Jeff Kohut for his take on what he would do were he city development chief. Grab a cup of joe and check it out. Bridgeport has been in governmental/administrative and socioeconomic decline for the better part of six decades. There are many reasons for Bridgeport’s decline, […]

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‘Stop Managing The City In A Hotel Room!’ The Day David Carson Brought Sanity To The Financial Review Board

July 28th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget

What’s government life like with a financial oversight board? Here’s a glimpse from my book Bow Tie Banker, a biography of David Carson, retired chief executive of People’s Bank. Carson had quite a flare-up with then State Treasurer Francisco Borges.

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Ganim Leverages Lavernoich To Fill Development Office

April 9th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today announced the appointment of Edward P. Lavernoich as interim director of the Bridgeport Officer of Planning and Economic Development (OPED). Lavernoich takes over the position from David Kooris, who is departing to take a position with the State of Connecticut after four years with the […]

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City Arena Nets Geno Auriemma Applause

March 30th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A packed city arena attracting new visitors to Bridgeport was exactly what city officials and business leaders had in mind when it opened in 2001. The Webster Bank Arena has hosted President Barack Obama, high-profile rock shows, the circus that bears the name of the city’s all-time benefactor P.T. Barnum. But it has arguably hit […]

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Bottoms Up! Cheapskate Ganim Wins UConn Beer Bet With Texas Mayor

March 28th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Good grief Joe, this is the best you can do? On a night the UConn Huskies cemented winning-streak history at Webster Bank Arena, UConn alumnus Mayor Joe Ganim canned a beer bet with Irving Texas Mayor Beth Van Duyne. Joe won a case of Texas beer from Mayor Beth. Joe put on the line a […]

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