Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport, and Local Fire Departments Honor Brave Men and Women on Veterans Day

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport, and Local Fire Departments Honor Brave Men and Women on Veterans Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Josue Jorge (203) 576-7201, josue.jorge@bridgeportct.gov (Nov. 14, 2019) — Bridgeport, CT – Early Monday morning Mayor Ganim joined the Veterans Council of Greater Bridgeport, community members and local officials to honor veterans. Events began with a flag raising at Veterans Memorial Park on the North End and ended at a Veterans […]

Illegal Alien Accused of Murdering 12-Year-Old Connecticut Boy

Illegal Alien Accused of Murdering 12-Year-Old Connecticut Boy

“WITHOUT LEGAL STATUS” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 31, 2018) — An 18-year-old illegal from Jamaica and three juveniles have been charged in the December 18 murder of a 12-year-old Bridgeport, CT boy shot to death as he stood on his front porch that evening. Last Monday, Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim gave a press conference […]

2018 Gubernatorial Election Voter Turnout in Bridgeport Hits 8-Year High

2018 Gubernatorial Election Voter Turnout in Bridgeport Hits 8-Year High

Over 25K Bridgeport Voters Headed to the Polls on Election Day from Dalmarys Matos (203) 576-7201, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Nov. 8, 2018) — Bridgeport – Mayor Joe Ganim is proud to announce today that the 2018 gubernatorial election produced the highest number of Bridgeport resident voters than in the last two prior elections. Over 25,000 Bridgeport residents […]

Mayor Ganim, Fire Chief Thode, Police Chief Perez to Honor the Lives Lost on September 11, 2017

Mayor Ganim, Fire Chief Thode, Police Chief Perez to Honor the Lives Lost on September 11, 2017

CITY OF BRIDGEPORT FIRST RESPONDERS TO UNITE FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE from Dalmarys Matos, (203) 576-7201, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Sep. 8, 2017) — WHO:             Mayor Joe Ganim, Bridgeport Fire Chief Richard Thode, Bridgeport Police Chief AJ Perez, Bridgeport Fire Department, Bridgeport Police Department, City Council members, City of Bridgeport leadership, employees and members of the community […]

Mayor Ganim Responds to Houston Mayor Turner’s Call with Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Mayor Ganim Responds to Houston Mayor Turner’s Call with Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

MAYOR GANIM AND BRIDGEPORT FIRST RESPONDERS TO COLLECT TOILETRIES AND MONETARY DONATIONS AT THE ORIGINAL VAZZY’S  from Delmarys Matos, (203) 576-7201, Dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov                                            (Sep. 7, 2017) — WHO:             Mayor Joe Ganim, Bridgeport Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Bridgeport Police Department, Bridgeport Fire Department, 70th Barnum Festival Ringmaster Johnny Vazzano, Bridgeport American Medical Response (AMR), […]

Bridgeport Police Dog Rescues Missing Child

Bridgeport Police Dog Rescues Missing Child

ZEUS THE POLICE DOG TRACKS 9-YEAR-OLD SPECIAL NEEDS BOY from Delmarys Matos, (203) 576-7201, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Jul. 17, 2017) — Bridgeport, CT – The Bridgeport Police Department is praising a valued member of the force who rescued a missing child.  Officer Ryan Mullenax led by his partner Zeus, a proud member of the Bridgeport Police K9 Unit, […]

Mayor Ganim Announces City Freeze on Spending and Hiring

Mayor Ganim Announces City Freeze on Spending and Hiring

PROJECTED STATE BUDGET MAY LEAVE BRIDGEPORT UP TO 27 MILLION DOLLARS LESS from Rowena White (203) 576-7201, Rowena.White@Bridgeportct.gov (Jul. 3, 2017) — BRIDGEPORT, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim today announced that the city and his administration are anticipating that the Governor’s Interim Budget Proposal will fall short up to $27 million dollars in municipal funds […]

Mayor Ganim Completes First Year at University of Bridgeport – June 2017

Mayor Ganim Completes First Year at University of Bridgeport – June 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Rowena White (203)576-7201, rowena.white@bridgeportct.gov (Jun. 7, 2017) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim just finished his first year co-teaching American Government at the University of Bridgeport.  The first semester of the undergraduate Political Science course started in Fall 2016, and the Mayor enjoyed his experience and time with the students so […]

Mayor Ganim and Housatonic Community College President Partner to Expand Higher Education Opportunities to Reentry Individuals

Mayor Ganim and Housatonic Community College President Partner to Expand Higher Education Opportunities to Reentry Individuals

MAYOR’S INITIATIVE FOR REENTRY AFFAIRS (MIRA) CLIENTS TO BE GRANTED SCHOLARSHIPS from Delmarys Matos, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov, (203) 333-2843 (May 15, 2017) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim and Housatonic Community College (HCC) President Dr. Paul Broadie came together on Monday, May 15, 2017 to sign a contract that would expand higher education opportunities to individuals with prior […]

The City of Bridgeport to Recognize National Library Week with ‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ Program

The City of Bridgeport to Recognize National Library Week with ‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Delmarys Matos, Communications and Media Specialist, City of Bridgeport (Apr. 19, 2017) — Bridgeport, CT –The City of Bridgeport will recognize National Library Week in the month of April with the launch of ‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ Program. This program invites families with children, 5 years of age or younger, to […]

ICE: New York City Released Three-Times-Deported Illegal Alien Convicted of Felonies

ICE:  New York City Released Three-Times-Deported Illegal Alien Convicted of Felonies

DETAINER IGNORED, ALIEN RELEASED TO COMMUNITY WITH LENGTHY CRIMINAL HISTORY by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 27, 2017) — A press release dated February 27, 2017 from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appears to call out authorities in New York City for failing to honor a detainer request […]

Mayor Ganim, Bridgeport Police Department Honor Fallen Officer Gerald T. DiJoseph with Street Dedication

Mayor Ganim, Bridgeport Police Department Honor Fallen Officer Gerald T. DiJoseph with Street Dedication

GERALD T. DiJOSEPH DIED WHILE ON DUTY 36 YEARS AGO ON NOVEMBER WHILE ON DUTY 36 YEARS AGO ON NOVEMBER 28, 1980 from Dalmarys Matos, Communications and New Media Specialist, Office of the Mayor (Dec. 28, 2016) — Bridgeport – Mayor Joe Ganim and the Bridgeport Police Department yesterday honored fallen Officer Gerald T. DiJoseph […]

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport to Light Christmas Tree and Honor Ornament Contest Winners

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport to Light Christmas Tree and Honor Ornament Contest Winners

NINE BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL PLACE ORNAMENT CREATIONS ON CHRISTMAS TREE For more information: Av Harris (203) 814-7992,  av.harris@bridgeportct.gov (Nov. 30, 2016) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim will join nine Bridgeport Public School students at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. This event will take […]

City of Bridgeport to Host the 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade Saturday

City of Bridgeport to Host the 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade Saturday

NEARLY 300 BRIDGEPORT FAMILIES WILL RECEIVE BASKETS FILLED WITH A COMPLETE THANKSGIVING DINNER from Delmarys Matos, Office of the Mayor, Bridgeport, CT, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Nov. 17, 2016) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim and the Bridgeport Department of Public Facilities announced today Bridgeport will be hosting the 23rd Annual Basket Brigade on Saturday, November 19, 2016 […]

Mayor Ganim, Career Resources Inc., The Workplace to Kick Off 20th Annual Community Career Fair

Mayor Ganim, Career Resources Inc., The Workplace to Kick Off 20th Annual Community Career Fair

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact:  Av Harris (203) 814-7992, av.harris@bridgeportct.gov (Oct. 5, 2016) — Event is Part of Mayor Ganim’s 2nd Chance Awareness Month; Over 55 Employers will be in Attendance with the First Hour of the Job Fair Geared Towards Individuals with Convictions in their Past    WHO:             Mayor Joe Ganim, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Kimberly Staley, […]

Mayor Ganim, Mayor Harkins of Stratford, City Council Members and State Lawmakers Reopen Runway at Sikorsky Memorial Airport

Mayor Ganim, Mayor Harkins of Stratford, City Council Members and State Lawmakers Reopen Runway at Sikorsky Memorial Airport

PRESS RELEASE Contact:  Av Harris (203) 814-7992, av.harris@bridgeportct.gov (Oct. 3, 2016) — Bridgeport, CT–Mayor Joe Ganim today joined Mayor John Harkins of Stratford, City Council Members and State Lawmakers to reopen Runway 6-24 at Igor. I Sikorsky Memorial Airport.  Mayor Ganim boarded a twin engine Wheels Up jet with City Council members Tom McCarthy, Jeanette […]

Mayor Ganim to Launch Second Chance Awareness Month with Career Resources Inc. and The Workplace

Mayor Ganim to Launch Second Chance Awareness Month with Career Resources Inc. and  The Workplace

MONTH DEDICATED TO REENTRY EFFORTS WILL INCLUDE A DONATION OF SUITS, CAREER COACHING AND GRAND OPENING OF RESOURCE CENTER Contact: Av Harris, (203) 814-7992, av.harris@bridgeportct.gov (Sep. 28, 2016) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim today is announcing the launch of the first-ever Second Chance Awareness Month with several events designed to assist those with […]

Mayor Ganim to Join Bridgeport Police and Fire Departments, Religious and Community Leaders for Solidarity March Tomorrow at Noon

Mayor Ganim to Join Bridgeport Police and Fire Departments, Religious and Community Leaders for Solidarity March Tomorrow at Noon

MARCH TO SHOW SOLIDARITY BETWEEN BRIDGEPORT COMMUNITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND SUPPORT FOR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE PUBLIC SAFETY Contact:  Av Harris (203) 814-7992, av.harris@bridgeportct.gov (Sep. 23, 2016) — Mayor Joe Ganim, Bridgeport Police and Fire Departments, City Council members, Religious and Community Leaders WHAT:          Mayor Joe Ganim will join the Bridgeport Police and Fire […]

Bridgeport Police Academy to Graduate Class of 31 New Officers

Bridgeport Police Academy to Graduate Class of 31 New Officers

37th POLICE ACADEMY RECRUIT CLASS AMONG MOST DIVERSE IN BRIDGEPORT HISTORY, INCLUDES 29 BRIDGEPORT RESIDENTS AND NINE WOMEN from Av Harris, Director of Communications, (203) 814-7992, av.harris@bridgeportct.gov  (Sep. 15, 2016) — Mayor Joe Ganim, Bridgeport Police Chief AJ Perez, Bridgeport City Council members, Bridgeport Police Officials, other dignitaries WHAT:          Mayor Ganim to join Bridgeport Police Chief AJ […]

Mayor Ganim Statement on Hartford Superior Court Ruling Connecticut Education Funding System Unconstitutional

Mayor Ganim Statement on Hartford Superior Court Ruling Connecticut Education Funding System Unconstitutional

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Av Harris, (203) 814-7992, av.harris@bridgeportct.gov (Sep. 7, 2016) — Mayor Joe Ganim released the following statement reacting to a decision by Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher declaring unconstitutional Connecticut’s current public education funding formula. “This decision by Judge Moukawsher is a game changer for our children.  This ruling is a […]