Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release
January 7, 2019
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Mayor Ganim Joins City Leaders to Knock Down Blighted Property on Bridgeport’s East End
Property Notorious for Illegal Dumping Removed from Community
Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim joined Bridgeport State Representative Andre Baker and City Council member Ernie Newton to knock down a blighted property on 621 Newfield Ave. The Bridgeport East End site previously served as a residential property but quickly became notorious as an illegal dumping ground. This demolition marks the third blighted property the city has taken down since the New Year.
“Knocking down blight makes a difference in our city, but most importantly it makes a difference for the residents who live on the East End,” said Mayor Ganim. “We cannot just bring new development and not address the surrounding issues. This demolition supports the $6 million development of the Newfield Library and $7 million Civic Clock retail plaza which will include a long-needed neighborhood grocery.”
Bridgeport State Representative Baker said, “This is another step in continuing to renew the neighborhood. Demolishing this property is adding value to the development projects that are on the rise on Stratford Avenue and in the East End.”
City Council member Newton said, “I am glad to see the tearing down of old buildings to make way for what’s to come in the East End with our new Civic Block development. Building up a city sometimes means cleaning up or clearing what currently stands.”
The demolition was conducted by Bridgeport-based, small and minority owned abatement company TLC Services and Cherry Hill Construction Company.