City of Bridgeport Announces West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquito Breeding Grounds

City of Bridgeport Announces West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquito Breeding Grounds

ADVISES RESIDENTS TO “FIGHT THE BITE!” from the office of Mayor Joseph P. Ganim (Aug. 12, 2020) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim, Health Director Lisa Morrissey joined to promote “Fight the Bite!,” a seasonal City health initiative which provides resources and educational materials to help residents identify preventive measures and risk factors associated with […]

City of Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center Accepting Applications to Assist Eligible Residents Impacted by COVID-19

City of Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center Accepting Applications to Assist Eligible Residents Impacted by COVID-19

LONG-TERM RECOVERY COMMITTEE AIMS TO SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS & SMALL BUSINESSES WITH UNMET NEEDS from Rowena White, Office of the Mayor, City of Bridgeport (Jul. 13, 2020) — Bridgeport, CT –  COVID-19 emergency declarations on Federal, State, and local levels have impacted individuals and businesses in one way or another.  The City of Bridgeport Emergency Operations […]

Mayor Ganim Promotes Businesses and Restaurants Reopening During Phase Two in the City of Bridgeport

Mayor Ganim Promotes Businesses and Restaurants Reopening During Phase Two in the City of Bridgeport

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Josue Jorge, Office of the Mayor, City of Bridgeport, CT (Jun. 17, 2020) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim was joined by Chef Ricky at Grill II in Downtown Bridgeport to announce the next steps of reopening City of Bridgeport restaurants and other businesses; such as nail salons, gyms, pools, and […]

Heroic Bridgeport Police Officer Rescues Driver From Burning Vehicle On Chopsey Hill Road

Heroic Bridgeport Police Officer Rescues Driver From Burning Vehicle On Chopsey Hill Road

“ABOVE AND BEYOND” For more information: Scott Appleby 203-579-3822, Scott.Appleby@Bridgeportct.gov (Feb. 26, 2020) —Bridgeport, CT – On Tuesday February 25, 2020 at 0415hrs Bridgeport Police Officer Ramirez came upon a MVA on Chopsey Hill Road involving a single vehicle on its driver side and on fire with an occupant still inside. Officer Ramirez attempted to get the […]

City of Bridgeport to Offer Free Emergency Preparedness Instructions for Places of Worship

City of Bridgeport to Offer Free Emergency Preparedness Instructions for Places of Worship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information:  josue.jorge@bridgeportct.gov (Feb. 10, 2020) — Bridgeport, CT – The City of Bridgeport announced that emergency preparedness instructions will be offered to places of worship at Messiah Baptist Church, 210 Congress Street Bridgeport CT.  On February 25, 2020 from 6:30PM to 8PM, information will include how to effectively plan and […]

Meet Officer Carmo Jr. Who Stopped A Driverless Vehicle From Rolling Downhill During School Dismissal

Meet Officer Carmo Jr. Who Stopped A Driverless Vehicle From Rolling Downhill During School Dismissal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information:  Josue Jorge (203) 576-7201, josue.jorge@bridgeportct.gov (Dec. 23, 2019) — Bridgeport, CT – Today, Mayor Ganim joined Chief Perez and Assistant Chief Rebeca Garcia to acknowledge Bridgeport Police Officer Carlos Carmo Jr. who stopped an SUV from rolling downhill on Boston Avenue during school dismissal. “As I was running after […]

Mayor Ganim Presents Key to the City to the Quantico Marine Corps Band

Mayor Ganim Presents Key to the City to the Quantico Marine Corps Band

MARINE CORPS WARRANT OFFICER STATES, “BRIDGEPORT FEELS LIKE FAMILY” from Jorge Josue, josue.jorge@bridgeportct.gov (Oct. 22, 2019) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim presented the Key to the City to the well-known and prestigious Quantico Marine Corps Band in celebration of their thirty years performing at the annual Vincent Vizzo Columbus Day concert. “Thank you to […]

Advisory: Mayor Ganim, City Officials to Join Greater Bridgeport Transit (GBT) in Protest against Proposed State Budget Cuts to Public Transportation

Advisory: Mayor Ganim, City Officials to Join Greater Bridgeport Transit (GBT) in Protest against Proposed State Budget Cuts to Public Transportation

IN CASH-STRAPPED CONNECTICUT from Dalmarys Matos, Dalmarys.Matos@Bridgeportct.gov (Feb. 28, 2018) — WHO:  Mayor Joseph Ganim, Greater Bridgeport Transit (GBT) Officials, public bus riders, City Council members and community leaders. WHAT:   Mayor Ganim to hold press conference with Greater Bridgeport Transit and community leaders protesting Governor Malloy’s proposed $1.8 Million cut to public transportation in […]

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport Health Department to Pass out Turkeys and Thanksgiving Items to Veterans

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport Health Department to Pass out Turkeys and Thanksgiving Items to Veterans

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1:00-3:00 P.M. from Delmarys Matos, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov                                                                             (Nov. 20, 2017) — WHO:   Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport Health Department Office of Veterans Affairs, Bridgeport City Council members WHAT:  Mayor Joe Ganim and City of Bridgeport Health Department Office of Veterans Affairs will pass out turkeys and Thanksgiving items to the veteran population in […]

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 […]

City of Bridgeport to Host the Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial ‘The Wall that Heals’

City of Bridgeport to Host the Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial ‘The Wall that Heals’

‘THE WALL THAT HEALS’ IS A HALF-SCALE REPLICA OF THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL LOCATED IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA from Delmarys Matos, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (May 2, 2017) — Bridgeport, CT –The City of Bridgeport and The Association of Naval Veterans Port 5 will host the world traveled Vietnam Veterans Memorial ‘The Wall that Heals’. ‘The Wall […]

Mayor Ganim to Welcome Syrian Refugee Family to Bridgeport

Mayor Ganim to Welcome Syrian Refugee Family to Bridgeport

FAMILY OF 5 FLED SYRIAN CIVIL WAR, ACCEPTED AS REFUGEES INTO BRIDGEPORT; ARRIVAL WAS DELAYED DUE TO TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER Media Advisory from Dalmarys Matos, (475) 225-5434, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Feb. 10, 2017) — WHO:             Mayor Joseph Ganim, Syrian Family, City Officials, City Council members, WHAT:          Mayor Ganim will welcome Fradh Faouri and her four children, Syrian […]

Ganim Touts Accomplishments of First Six Months of Mayor’s Initiative on Re-entry Affairs (MIRA)

Ganim Touts Accomplishments of First Six Months of Mayor’s Initiative on  Re-entry Affairs (MIRA)

DOZENS OF RETURNING CITIZENS PLACED IN JOBS POST INCARCERATION; NEW PARTNERSHIPS LAUNCHED BETWEEN AREA BUSINESSES, SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS, AND CONNECTICUT STATE GOVERNMENT TO CREATE REAL 2nd CHANCES  from Dalmarys Matos (475) 225-5434, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Feb. 7, 2017) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim today is touting the substantive accomplishments of the Mayor’s Initiative on Re-entry Affairs […]

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 […]