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Shelton Mayor Lauretti considers challenging Ganim in Bridgeport election

After 27 years as mayor of Fairfield County’s smallest city, Mark Lauretti is toying with a possible new job: becoming mayor of Fairfield County’s largest city.

Gala Foods to open third Bridgeport supermarket in new retail plaza

“It has been over 40 years since the East End has had a grocery store in their neighborhood,” said Mayor Joe Ganim at a ceremony announcing the new Civic Block development.

Bridgeport’s 1000 Lafayette an anomaly in city’s office space market

“There are really only a couple of Class A buildings in downtown Bridgeport," said Avison Young's Christopher Grundy. "But there’s a growing number of great features and activities in the area that make it very attractive.”

Bridgeport’s Harbor Yard Amphitheater breaks ground; issues remain

Among the questions still to be addressed is how the new concert venue will peacefully coexist with the Webster Bank Arena next door.

Greenwich resident Guy Smith drops gubernatorial bid

The remaining contenders for the Democratic nomination are Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont, who received the party’s endorsement at its recent convention, and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, who collected enough signatures to be included.

Politics update: Ganim in, Lauretti out of gubernatorial race

Both political parties’ primaries will be held on Aug. 14; the general election will take place on Nov. 6.

Democrats endorse Ned Lamont for governor

Lamont’s choice for lieutenant governor, Susan Bysiewicz, will face a primary challenge in August from Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, a former Newtown legislative council member.

Bridgeport casino a no-go for now; questions remain about future

Questions about traffic, increasing casino competition from neighboring states, and the wisdom or breaking the state compact with the tribes operating Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods remain, say several observers.

Bridgeport casino bill moves forward

The bill was sent to the House on Friday, after earlier indications that it would die in committee.

Laura Hoydick, Stratford’s new mayor, focuses on development

Since taking office in December, Laura Hoydick has been eager to put Stratford’s obstreperous past behind and focus on a positive political environment.

Bridgeport pension bond sale will save taxpayers $48M, says Mayor Ganim

The bond sale was made possible through special legislation sponsored by the Bridgeport delegation and adopted by the Connecticut General Assembly during the 2017 legislative session. 

New commercial and residential projects touted as reanimating Bridgeport

"It is a city that fast growing and looked at by others, either in whispers or loud voice, as a place that’s on the move," said Mayor Joe Ganim.

Bridgeport takes green energy lead with thermal loop

Pending regulatory approval, the project -- designed to provide a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective energy source -- is expected to begin construction in the second quarter of 2018.

Danbury, Bridgeport will continue to pursue Amazon HQ

“We feel the City of Danbury is the strongest location to service Amazon’s second North American headquarters,” Mayor Mark Boughton said.

Mixed reaction in Fairfield County to MGM Bridgeport casino project

Peter Gioia, vice president and economist at the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, expressed concern, saying “I wish Bridgeport focused a lot more on other developments."