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Bridgeport, Connecticut

Bridgeport, CT

-Media Advisory- First Time Home Buyer Down Payment Assistance Program. WHO: Mayor Joe Ganim, Alanna Kabel HUD CPD Hartford Field Office Director, Local Bank Representatives, Realtors, Building Neighborhoods Together Representative and City Council members. WHAT: Press conference to announce program to provide up to $25,000 to residents seeking to purchase...
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

-Press Release- City Officials Announce All Police Officers Wearing Body Cameras as Required by the Police Accountability Act. BRIDGEPORT, CT – Today, City officials joined Bridgeport Police Department members to announce that all police officers have begun wearing a body camera as required by HB 6004: An Act Concerning Police Accountability. In addition, effective today, all police patrol vehicles are now required to have a dashboard camera in the vehicle to assist with the preservation of public order, protect life and property as well as prevent, detect, or investigate crime.
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-Media Advisory- Mayor Ganim to Join at the Windward Apartments ribbon-cutting ceremony in the City’s South End. WHO: Mayor Joe Ganim, Congressman Himes, JHM Group, The Richman Group, Park City Communities, City Council, and community members. WHAT: Mayor Ganim to join City Officials at the Windward Apartments Ceremonial Ribbon...
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

Press Release- City Announces Three-Part Marketing Series to Showcase Bridgeport. Campaign to Highlight Development Projects, summer Entertainment, Local Business, and Recreational Activates. Bridgeport, CT— The City of Bridgeport is proud to announce a three part marketing campaign, “Bridgeport a New Buzz, a New Beat,” that will highlight the city’s economic...
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

-MEDIA ADVISORY- MAYOR GANIM, CITY OF BRIDGEPORT TO JOIN FLAG RAISING CEREMONY IN. WHO: Mayor Joseph Ganim, Bridgeport State Rep. Steve Stafstrom, City Council, community members. WHAT: Mayor Joe Ganim will recognize Pride Month with a Flag Raising ceremony. Bridgeport City Council Member Marcus Brown and his fiancé Thomas Gaudett...
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

Press Release- City of Bridgeport Reminds Qualifying Park City Renters of State Rebate Program. Qualifying Seniors and Disabled Renters May Receive $700 or $900 Rebate. Bridgeport, CT— The City of Bridgeport Department of Health and Social Services reminds Park City residents that Connecticut tenants who rent an apartment, a room, or live in communal housing and are age 65 years or older, or permanently disabled may apply to receive a Renters’ Rebate of up to $700 for individuals or up to $900 for married couples.
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

-Press Release- MAYOR GANIM ANNOUNCES INTERIM CITY ATTORNEY AND ADDITION OF TWO ASSOCIATE CITY ATTORNEYS. BRIDGEPORT, CT— Mayor Ganim announces that today marks City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer’s final day of municipal service with the City of Bridgeport. Effective immediately, Attorney Mark T. Anastasi has been appointed Bridgeport’s City Attorney. In addition, Attorneys James T. Maye and Deborah M. Garskof will join the City Attorneys Office as Associate City Attorneys on June 27, 2022.
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

-Press Release- Mayor Ganim Announces Bridgeport Director of Labor Relations and Legislative Affairs Project Manager. Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim today announced the appointment of Andre Ford as Bridgeport Director of Labor Relations and Andy Carlos Toledo as Legislative Affairs Project Manager. Mr. Ford replaces Eric Amado as Interim Director of Labor Relations, and Mr. Toledo replaces Constance Vickers as Legislative Affairs Project Manager in the Ganim Administration.
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

-Press Release- CITY OF BRIDGEPORT WILL RECEIVE $3.7 MILLION FROM THE STATE BOND COMMISSION. Bridgeport, CT— City officials announce the State Bond Commission granted $3.7 million for Bridgeport's critical infrastructure and economic development initiatives. "We are pleased with the approved funds, which will benefit Bridgeport's economic and community development...
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

Press Release- Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Announces Child Care Tax Rebate Filing Extension with Mayor Ganim and Rep. Scanlon in Bridgeport. Bridgeport, CT— Today Lieutenant Governor Bysiewicz joined Mayor Ganim, Rep. Scanlon, and City Council President Nieves at St. Paul’s Child Development Center to announce a 60-day filing extension on the Child Care Tax Rebate program. Signed into law earlier this month by Governor Lamont, the program will enable Connecticut families to apply for a state tax refund of up to $250 per child (for up to three children).
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

-Press Release- MAYOR GANIM ANNOUNCES THE START OF THE POLICE CHIEF SELECTION PROCESS. Community Input Survey Open to Public At City Website. Bridgeport, CT—Mayor Ganim confirmed today that preparations for the nomination of a Police Chief have begun. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (the IACP) is working with the Office of the Civil Service Commission and Personnel Director Eric M. Amado to arrange survey and meetings with various organization and community stakeholders, who will provide input on the characteristics and traits being sought for in a Police Chief. Surveyed groups and meeting participants will include municipal employees, emergency and public safety representatives, City Council persons, Bridgeport Police Commission, and community organizations. In addition, our community engagement efforts will be expanded through the hosting of two community forums; allowing city residents the opportunity to share their ideas regarding this process.
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Join us for Bridgeport’s Memorial Day events on Monday, May 30, 2022:. 9:00 am: Flag raising and lowering at Veteran’s Memorial Park. 1:00 pm: Memorial Ceremony at the Soldiers & Sailors Monument in Seaside Park. Wreath Laying Service at Colonel Mucci Memorial Plaza (across from 999 Broad Street)
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

-Press Release- Mayor Ganim Announces All Parks Will Open for the Season on Saturday, May 28th. Bridgeport, CT— Mayor Ganim announced today that the City of Bridgeport's public parks will reopen for the season on Saturday, May 28th. Seaside Park and Beardsley Park, as well as their splash pads, will be available to residents and tourists over Memorial Day weekend with the purchase of a park sticker or day pass. Please take note that parks will only accept credit cards as a form payment this year. The Mayor encourages all citizens to take advantage of everything the City has to offer, including its expansive shoreline and more than 1,800 acres of public parks.
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

-Press Release- Delayed Opening for Areas Immersed with Ticks announced by City Health Department and Parks and Recreation Department. Bridgeport, CT – The Health Department and the Department of Parks and Recreation announced this afternoon that the West Beach and Barnum Blvd Area would be closed for three hours on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tick management spraying is being carried out by the department and the hired contractor, All Habitat Services, along the lower hillside of the Seaside Park Landfill along Barnum Boulevard.
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

-Press Release- Bridgeport’s Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Making a Reimagined Comeback. Bridgeport, CT – After a five-year sabbatical, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which has historic roots in Bridgeport, has announced that the 146-year-old three-ring circus would relaunch its "Greatest Show on Earth." In 2017, the circus packed up and said goodbye to what it believed to be the end of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

Milling and Resurfacing Project, Road Maintenance and Paving of East Main Street from Stratford Avenue to Huntington Turnpike. Bridgeport, CT – City officials have announced that the State Department of Transportation shall initiate milling and road paving project to restore intersections on East Main Street from Stratford Avenue to the Huntington Turnpike.
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Today, the City of Bridgeport Airport Commission approved the sale of Bridgeport Sikorsky Airport to the Connecticut Airport Authority for $10 million; the apparent maximum amount the City may retain from a sale of the airport as established by the Federal Aviation Administration. Mayor Ganim stated,...
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

-Press Release- Bridgeport City Attorney Opines that a College is not a Legal Use in a Residence A Zone. Bridgeport, CT – Today, the City of Bridgeport Attorney’s Office provided an opinion on the proposal by Fairfield University to utilize the site of the former headquarters of The Diocese of Bridgeport at 238 Jewett Avenue for a two-year college named Bellarmine College.
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

-Media Advisory- Senator Blumenthal and Mayor Ganim in attendance to commemorate Earth Day at Ash Creek Estuary. WHO: Senator Blumenthal and Mayor Ganim. WHAT: Senator Blumenthal and Mayor Ganim a celebrate Earth Day and encourage the public to glimpse at the various stages of the restoration and how it will adapt to climate change.
BRIDGEPORT, CT

Bridgeport, CT

-Press Release- City of Bridgeport Press Conference on Premium Pay for Board of Education and City Employees. Bridgeport, CT- Mayor Ganim joined City Employees and Board of Education this afternoon at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center to announce that essential workers, first responders, and City and Board of Education employees who worked during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 will receive a one-time premium payment. From March 16th, 2020 through March 15th, 2021, when the mayor proclaimed a state of emergency for the city.
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