Mayor Michael Pavia

Mayor Michael Pavia

Mayor Michael Pavia

Autistic Students Meet Stamford Mayor

by Anthony Buzzeo04/08/11

Anthony Portanova and about 15 other autistic children from Stamford High School and Cloonan Middle School got to meet Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia during their field trip to the Government Center on Friday morning. The annual field trip for the children is thanks to the parent-run organization, Stamford Education 4 Autism.

The kids were not the only ones enjoying themselves Friday as Pavia also was happy to meet the students. The mayor said helping to raise awareness and create attention on issues that concern citizens is his job. “These are the kind of things we in public

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Pavia: Construction Brightens Stamford's Future

by Anthony Buzzeo04/06/11

Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia believes his city is headed in the right direction, even in the middle of a difficult budget season, as he looks at all of the recent and planned construction.

“The interesting thing is the future is now,” Pavia said, pointing to a future map of Stamford’s South End during his State of the City address Wednesday.

The new office and apartment space in the South End will include the Gateway building, which will be by the Stamford Transportation Center, and the Lofts at Yale and Towne in Harbor Point, which has already rented all of its

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Pet Video Awards Will Aid Stamford Shelter

by Anthony Buzzeo04/04/11

Do you find dogs and cats entertaining? If so, you’re in luck. Tickets are now on sale for Outreach to Pets in Need’s second annual Pet Tail Video Awards at UConn Stamford. 

Along with the Jasper award, the Stamford organization’s second annual fundraiser will also have a silent auction as well a chance to get up close and personal with some of the pets looking for a home. Last year, over 200 people attended. Guests this year will include Mayor Michael Pavia.

“We want to have an event that is fun, entertaining and helps raise money for a worthy

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Stamford Mayor Sees Potential in Innovation Center

by Anthony Buzzeo03/29/11

The planned Stamford Innovation Center was on the tip of everyone’s tongues at Tuesday’s meeting of Reinventing Stamford. The meeting brought together businesspeople and city officials to promote the idea of the center, which would serve as an incubator for start-up businesses.

“You helped transform Stamford into the best small city in the world,” said Mayor Michael Pavia, who gave his endorsement to the Center. He added said it would help spur the city’s growth by attracting new businesses and people.   

The plan is to locate the Innovation Center

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Stamford Gets a 'Taste of Italy'

by Anthony Buzzeo03/28/11

Fairway Market served up a “Taste of Italy” for the Stamford community last week. Among the many guests at the March 23 event were Building and Land Technology CEO Carl Kuehner, Stamford First Bank business development head Bob Hagan, Stamford First Bank President Bob Palermo and Mayor Michael Pavia.

Do you have an event you want people to know about? If so, send photos or videos and information to reporter Anthony Buzzeo and . 

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Stamford Urban Park Attracts $1.5M Gift

by Felicia Hunter03/20/11

GE has pledged $1.5 million in support of the Mill River Park and Greenway, an ambitious downtown Stamford urban park in its design and construction planning stages. Organizers envision the project as a regional attraction after it is completed.

“This donation is based on our strong belief that the project is essential to the success of Stamford and the greater region,” Jay Ireland, president and CEO of Stamford-based GE Asset Management, said in a statement. “We are pleased that we can help, and hope that other corporations will step forward with similar support.” 


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Stamford Budget Plan Called a ‘Great Start’

by Felicia Hunter03/09/11

Mayor Michael Pavia mentioned the “very difficult economic environment,” the reality of “no quick fixes” and the “lingering” recession as he introduced his operating budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year Tuesday night to the Board of Finance. If his comments were designed to paint a proposed 2.93 percent tax increase in the best possible light, it seemed to work.

“I think it’s a great start,” Chairman Gerald Bosak Jr. said of the $470.6 million budget. Bob Kolenberg agreed. “I think the fact that they’re able to come in at under 3 percent in this environment

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Lawmaker Moves to Delay Stamford Revaluation

by Felicia Hunter03/08/11

State Sen. L. Scott Frantz of Stamford has asked the Development Committee of the General Assembly to delay the city’s property revaluation. A deferral would save Stamford between $1 million and $2 million at a time when city dollars are being stretched for needed services, the 36th District Republican said.

“Stamford is a shining star and a great economic contributor to our state’s revenue stream,” Frantz said in a press release. “The city should continue creating jobs and contributing tax revenue to the state.”

Frantz said his appeal was prompted by Mayor

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Stamford Teens Talk Shop With Mayor

by Felicia Hunter03/05/11

Jennifer Edward attends an alternative school in Danbury. But the 14-year-old Stamford resident believes she’s ready to transition out of that academic setting and go to school in her hometown. The problem is, she’s having difficulty convincing the decision-making education professionals that the move would be right for her. A few days ago, she took her concern directly to her mayor.

Jennifer and 21 other Stamford teenagers spoke with Mayor Michael Pavia recently as part of a two-day experience in city government during which they also participated in a mock

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Stamford Mayor Lauds Public-Private Gift to Kids

by Mayor Michael A. Pavia02/11/11

February 10, 2011 

Dear Letter to the Editor:

A wonderful event took place on Thursday, February 10, 2011, in the City of Stamford. Close to 1,000 City preschool children from the Childcare Learning Centers and Sacred Heart School attended a performance of the renowned children’s author Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar at the Palace Theater.  The Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia performed a remarkable puppet performance of Eric Carle’s famous stories.

The Stamford community at large should be proud of their collaborative efforts that made today’s

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