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City Awarded $10 Million Federal Grant For East Side Train Station, Foster And Ganim Applaud, Torres: Yes, If Managed Correctly

October 27th, 2015 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch isn’t going out like a lion or a lamb. More like a tiger. Bridgeport’s federal congressional delegation and Governor Dan Malloy announced Monday the city has received $10 million in federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) funds for the construction of Barnum Station, Finch’s vision for a new commuter rail station […]

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Numbers Show Geographic Split In Primary, Ganim Breakthrough Wins

September 21st, 2015 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The results from last Wednesday’s Democratic primary for mayor tell a story of neighborhood geography in which Bill Finch had voter successes in the South End, West End, West Side and Black Rock while Joe Ganim’s sweet spots included the North End, Hollow, Upper East Side and East End. Ganim also broke through in Finch-projected areas, […]

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Ayala’s Motor Vehicle Skid

July 22nd, 2015 · 4 Comments · News and Events

From Ken Dixon CT Post: With egg on his face, if not motor oil, Motor Vehicles Commissioner Andres Ayala Jr. has apologized for ordering driver-training schools to mislead their students on the source of a three month delay for driver’s license tests.

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Moore And Gomes Deck Mixed Martial Arts Blood Bath

May 21st, 2015 · 51 Comments · News and Events

Former State Senator, now state motor vehicle commissioner, Andres Ayala promoted legislation to allow the Mixed Martial Arts blood spectacles at the Webster Bank Arena. With Ayala behind the wheel of the DMV, the state senators representing Bridgeport, Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes, have counted it out.

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Ay Yi Yi–Another Address For Ayala

May 5th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

How many addresses has former State Senator Andres Ayala had the past decade? It’s enough to cause a traffic tie-up. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart provides a road map for the commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. It’s not your typical relationship advice, but getting hired as the state commissioner of motor vehicles last […]

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Newton Receives Six Months In State Prison, Remains Optimistic: ‘Everything Is Going To Turn Out Fine’

March 13th, 2015 · 23 Comments · News and Events

Noting he received no personal financial benefit, Superior Court Judge Julia Dewey on Friday sentenced former State Senator Ernie Newton to just six months in state prison for violating campaign finance laws. Dewey allowed Newton to remain free pending appeal.

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Hennessy: Conflict-Of-Interest Bill Faces Roadblocks, Encourages Support At Monday’s Public Forum

March 9th, 2015 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Despite near unanimous support from the city’s legislative delegation including for the first time its two state senators, the government reform bill An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies still faces roadblocks, according to State Rep. Jack Hennessy who’s encouraging backers of the legislation to show support at a forum […]

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The Plainspoken Voice Of Working-Class Voters Returns

February 28th, 2015 · 9 Comments · News and Events

Just two years after he was serenaded for his public service following a Democratic primary loss, Ed Gomes returned to the State Senate on Friday following his mighty special election win running on the Working Families Party line to replace the man who defeated him, Andres Ayala, now the commissioner of the Department of Motor […]

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