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The mayor of Connecticut’s largest city says he balanced the city’s budget within the first six months of his term. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim says he did this by selling land and collecting overdue taxes, among other things.

Ganim says he inherited a $20 million budget deficit from his predecessor Bill Finch. Ganim is a former mayor and ex-convict. He defeated Finch in a heated primary last year. Av Harris, Ganim’s spokesperson, alleges Finch didn’t tell Ganim about the deficit.

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In the summer of 1994, businessman Donald Trump, joined then-Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim to announce with fanfare Trump Park City Plaza.

It was to be among other things an amusement park, retail and residential space and a shipping terminal on the harbor front in the South End of Bridgeport. But the project never materialized.

White House Honors Bridgeport Math Teacher

Sep 9, 2016

Eighth grade math teacher Elizabeth Capasso was at the White House on Friday. She was honored for her outstanding teaching at Jettie S. Tisdale School in Bridgeport.

Capasso is one of 213 math and science teachers around the country to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence this year.

She spoke with WSHU’s Bill Buchner about the honor and her experiences as a teacher at the Tisdale School.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has pledged state and federal law enforcement support to help the city of Bridgeport respond to an uptick in gun violence. Malloy said this on Thursday after a closed door meeting in Bridgeport with FBI agents, as well as state and local law enforcement officials.

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The city of Bridgeport, Connecticut, is suing the Gathering of the Vibes, the four-day summer music festival that’s run for years at Bridgeport’s Seaside Park. The city says its organizers owe them at least $500,000.