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Entries Tagged as 'Webster Bank Arena'

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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Bridgeport Youth Summit ‘Port Of Opportunity’ At Webster Bank Arena

March 29th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

About 1,500 city residents from grade 7 to 25 years of age will participate in a Bridgeport Youth Summit this Friday at Webster Bank Arena, organized by the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, city officials, businesses and social service organizations, in which “Youth will be connected to role models and resources and exposed to higher […]

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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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Hoop Fever Hits City, Restaurant Discounts Downtown

March 25th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today is officially welcoming the four teams and thousands of fans of the NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament coming to Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena to view the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds of play tomorrow (Saturday March 26) and Monday March 28, 2016. The Mayor is […]

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Downtown Has Brighter Face, A Resident’s Viewpoint

March 17th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

Two Boots took a walk on Downtown Bridgeport. Some hand-wringing is going on over this. Communications professional Doug Davidoff who resides Downtown says the neighborhood has a lot more going on than the naysayers assert. He shares in this commentary that follows a response to OIB comments and perspective as a relatively new resident. I’ve […]

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August 2015 Highlights: Mayoral Primary Turns Ugly, Finch KKK Mailer Backfires, Ganim Fixes Hole In Fence, More Gun Violence

December 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The most-watched mayoral race in Connecticut heated up in August with Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign kicking out an inflammatory mailer accusing Joe Ganim of representing a white supremacist. In fact, Ganim served as a paralegal for a law firm that represented an African American acquitted in federal court of providing arms to a white supremacist. […]

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Mayoral Race Heats Up In May, 2015 OIB News Highlights

December 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

2015 May news highlights: The concept began with former State Rep. Auden Grogins, now on the state bench, and has continued with her State House replacement Steve Stafstrom. The state Department of Transportation has approved the city’s application to provide $3.8 million for a pedestrian bridge over Ash Creek linking Black Rock from Fox Street […]

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Merry Christmas! Ganim Unveils Findings Of ‘Staggering’ $20 Million Budget Deficit

December 17th, 2015 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Oh those dreaded election-year budgets. Asserting to the City Council Wednesday night these are “staggering numbers to walk into,” Mayor Joe Ganim and his financial team detailed findings of an inherited $20 million budget deficit halfway through the budget year that shows revenues overestimated by $5.6 million and expenditure issues of more than $14 million.

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