Mayor Ganim to Read Aloud for Students at St. Raphael School as Part of “Catholic School Week” Celebration

Mayor Ganim to Read Aloud for Students at St. Raphael School as Part of “Catholic School Week” Celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Rowena White (203) 576-7201, rowena.white@bridgeportct.gov (Jan. 30, 2019) — WHO:             Mayor Joseph Ganim, OPED Director Tom Gill, St. Raphael Teachers and Students, community members WHAT:          Mayor Ganim will read to students at St. Raphael School to celebrate “Catholic School Week.” WHEN:          Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 9:30 AM WHERE:       […]

Mayor Ganim to Present Donation to Toys for Tots Following Christmas Toy Burglary

Mayor Ganim to Present Donation to Toys for Tots Following Christmas Toy Burglary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Dalmarys Matos, Dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Dec. 12, 2018) — WHO:             Mayor Joe Ganim, Greater Bridgeport Christian Fellowship Church Pastor and Marine Toys for Tots Coordinator Eric Torres, City Council and community members WHAT:          Mayor Joe Ganim will present an over $2,000 check donation on behalf of the City of Bridgeport to Toys […]

City of Bridgeport to Receive $14.6 Million for Infrastructure and Economic Development Projects from State Bond Commission

City of Bridgeport to Receive $14.6 Million for Infrastructure and Economic Development Projects from State Bond Commission

APPROVED PROJECTS INCLUDE: RECONSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS STREET BRIDGE, FORMER REMINGTON INDUSTRIAL SITE, AND IMPROVEMENTS TO SIKORSKY AIRPORT from Dalmarys Matos, (203) 333-2843, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Dec. 11, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim today attended the state bond commission meeting as they approved $14.6 million for key infrastructure and economic development projects for the City […]

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 to Honor Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative for Their Commitment to Second Chance Opportunities for Returning Citizens

Mayor Ganim to Honor Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative for Their Commitment to Second Chance Opportunities for Returning Citizens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Dalmarys Matos, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Oct. 18, 2018) — WHO:             Mayor Joseph Ganim, Career Resources CEO & President Scott Wilderman, State Representatives, City Council and community members WHAT:          Mayor Ganim will present a proclamation of achievement to the Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative and celebrate the signing of the ordinance that encourages developers, who receive […]

Mayor Ganim to Sign Bridgeport Ordinance to Ban 3-D Printed Weapons and Ghost Guns

Mayor Ganim to Sign Bridgeport Ordinance to Ban 3-D Printed Weapons and Ghost Guns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Rowena White, Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor (Oct. 9, 2018) — WHO:                   Mayor Joseph Ganim, Police Chief Armando Perez, CT Against Gun Violence Executive Director Jeremy Stein, Representatives from Congressman Jim Himes and Senator Chris Murphy’s Office, members of Bridgeport state Legislative Delegation, City Council and community members WHAT:                 […]

Funding Available for Bridgeport Landowners Impacted by Hurricanes

Funding Available for Bridgeport Landowners Impacted by Hurricanes

HOMEOWNERS FINALLY HAVE AN OPTION TO RESTORE THEIR LAND from Rowena White (203) 576-7201, Rowena.white@bridgeportct.gov (Oct. 3, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim is announcing that The United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service has been granted funding that will help landowners with property who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy and Irene. […]

Mayor Ganim to Recognize Bridgeport Fire Chief Thode for Receiving Prestigious National Award

Mayor Ganim to Recognize Bridgeport Fire Chief Thode for Receiving Prestigious National Award

Chief Thode Presented with ‘Alan Brunacini fire Service Executive Safety Award’ by International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Safety, Health & Survival Section from Rowena White (203) 576-7201, rowena.white@bridgeportct.gov (Aug. 17, 2018) — WHO:             Mayor Jose Ganim, Bridgeport Fire Chief Thode, Representatives of Bridgeport Fire Department Engine 1 and Ladder 5, and Rescue 5, City Council […]

Ganim Applauds Opening of New ‘WORTH’ Unit at York Correctional Institution to Reduce Recidivism for Incarcerated Women Once Released

Ganim Applauds Opening of New ‘WORTH’ Unit at York Correctional Institution to Reduce Recidivism for Incarcerated Women Once Released

MAYOR ATTENDS OPENING OF NEW UNIT AT YORK WOMEN’S PRISON IN NIANTIC, VOWS TO CONTINUE SUPPORT FOR EX-OFFENDERS TO GET A TRUE SECOND CHANCE from Av Harris (203) 814-7992, av.harris@bridgeportct.gov (Jul. 9, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim today is praising the Connecticut Department of Corrections and Commissioner Scott Semple for launching a […]

Advisory: Mayor Ganim, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, State of CT Department of Veteran Affairs to Honor Local Veterans with a Pinning & Medal Ceremony

Advisory: Mayor Ganim, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, State of CT Department of Veteran Affairs to Honor Local Veterans with a Pinning & Medal Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Dalmarys Matos, City of Bridgeport, (203) 576-7201, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Jun. 19, 2018) — WHO:             Mayor Joseph Ganim, City of Bridgeport Office of Veteran Affairs staff members, Representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Representatives from the State of Connecticut Department of Veteran Affairs, City Council members WHAT:          Mayor Joe Ganim […]

Mayor Ganim, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, State of CT Department of Veteran Affairs to Honor Local Veterans with a Pinning & Medal Ceremony

Mayor Ganim, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, State of CT Department of Veteran Affairs to Honor Local Veterans with a Pinning & Medal Ceremony

VETERANS INTERESTED IN BEING HONORED MUST REGISTER WITH THE OFFICE OF VETERANS AFFAIRS from Dalmarys Matos, (203) 576-7201, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (May 15, 2018) — WHO:             Mayor Joseph Ganim, City of Bridgeport Office of Veteran Affairs staff members, Representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Representatives from the State of Connecticut Department of Veteran Affairs, City […]

Bridgeport Recognized as “Flagship Place” in 4th Regional Plan for New York Metropolitan Region

Bridgeport Recognized as “Flagship Place” in 4th Regional Plan for New York Metropolitan Region

BRIDGEPORT’S OWN SERVES AS PANELIST FOR 28th ANNUAL RPA ASSEMBLY from Dalmarys Matos, (203) 576-7201, Dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (May 4, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – As a part of its Fourth Regional Plan, the Regional Plan Association (RPA) has identified the city of Bridgeport as one of nine Flagship Places, a distinction given to areas within the New […]

Mayor Ganim, City Lights to Launch “Art to Go” Billboard Showcase

Mayor Ganim, City Lights to Launch “Art to Go” Billboard Showcase

YEAR-LONG ART INITIATIVE TO SHOWCASE LOCAL ARTISTS’ WORK ON I-95 DIGITAL BILLBOARD from Dalmarys Matos (203) 576-7201, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (May 1, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – To recognize the 10th anniversary of the Bridgeport Art Trail, Mayor Ganim and the City of Bridgeport will join City Lights on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. at the corner […]

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport Honors Volunteer Groups Enriching the Bridgeport Community

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport Honors Volunteer Groups Enriching the Bridgeport Community

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK UNITED CIVIC, RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT GROUPS from Dalmarys Matos, (203) 576-7201, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Apr. 17, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – In recognition of National Volunteer Week, Mayor Joe Ganim this week joined the Bridgeport City Council to honor over 30 local volunteer groups and their efforts to improve the quality of life and community in […]

100 New Police Officers in Bridgeport; Mayor Ganim Achieves Goal of Making Community Policing and School Safety a Priority

100 New Police Officers in Bridgeport;  Mayor Ganim Achieves Goal of Making Community Policing and School Safety a Priority

POLICE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES 17 NEW RECRUITS AND 22 NEW OFFICERS ON ACTIVE DUTY from Dalmarys Matos, Communications and Media Specialist, Office of Mayor City of Bridgeport (Mar. 15, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT –Making good on a campaign promise, Mayor Ganim and Bridgeport Police Chief Perez this week welcomed the 17 newest police recruits training at the […]

Mayor Ganim to Join Superintendent Johnson in Solidarity with Students for Walkout

Mayor Ganim to Join Superintendent Johnson in Solidarity with Students for Walkout

“IN PROTEST AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE AT SCHOOLS” from Rowena White, Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor, City of Bridgeport (Mar. 14, 2018) — WHO:                Mayor Joseph Ganim, Superintendent Aresta Johnson, Students, school officials, community leaders WHAT:             Mayor Ganim will join Superintendent Aresta Johnson and students of Harding High School who are joining the national […]

Mayor Ganim, Senator Blumenthal Call for Common Sense Gun Reforms in Connecticut and Nationally

Mayor Ganim, Senator Blumenthal Call for Common Sense Gun Reforms in Connecticut and Nationally

MAYOR CALLS ON CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO PASS BAN ON BUMP STOCKS AND GHOST GUNS; BLUMENTHAL PROPOSING BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION IN CONGRESS TO PREVENT DANGEROUS INDIVIDUALS FROM OWNING FIREARMS from Av Harris, Director of Legislative Affairs/Public Policy, City of Bridgeport (Mar. 9, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim today joined Connecticut US Senator Richard Blumenthal […]

City of Bridgeport Receives Highest Governmental Fiscal Honor for 10th Consecutive Year

City of Bridgeport Receives Highest Governmental Fiscal Honor for 10th Consecutive Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Rowena White, Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor, City of Bridgeport (Mar. 5, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – Congratulations!   The City of Bridgeport Office of Policy and Management has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 10th consecutive year.   The “Budget Award” is the highest honor […]

Bridgeport’s Finance Department Receives National Recognition for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Bridgeport’s Finance Department Receives National Recognition for Excellence in Financial Reporting

THE GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION AWARDS BRIDGEPORT WITH HIGHEST AWARD IN GOVERNMENT FINANCE REPORTING from Dalmarys Matos (203) 576-7201, Dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Aug. 28, 2017) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim and Finance Director Kenneth Flatto announced today the City of Bridgeport received National Recognition for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association […]

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 […]