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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Rosario'

State Leaders Join Ganim To Tout Legislative Achievements

June 15th, 2017 · 12 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Flanked by legislative and business leaders, Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday highlighted successes from the recently completed session of the General Assembly including approval to reduce the city’s unfunded pension liability, a thermal loop green energy project for Downtown and mixed martial arts and boxing matches for the Webster Bank Arena. See video above from news […]

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City Council’s Fight Competition, Here Comes Mixed Martial Arts

June 7th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

And you think the best fights are at City Council meetings. Forget that, mixed martial arts and professional boxing are coming soon to the Webster Bank Arena. For some, MMA is a bloody kick in the teeth, but other legislators argue it’s a kick start to the local economy.

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Moore Opposes City Slots, Extreme Fighting Approved

June 6th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Led by State Senator Marilyn Moore’s opposition, a sweetener bill to add slots into state parimutuel facilities including one in Bridgeport is apparently dead, replaced by a demand by urban legislators to back mixed-martial arts in exchange for approving a third state casino in East Windsor operated by a joint venture of Connecticut’s tribal nations. MMA […]

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Young Bloods–Brown, Langan Announce West Side City Council Run

June 6th, 2017 · 105 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Democratic Town Committee member Marcus Brown and middle school teacher Kyle Langan announced on Monday they are teaming up to run for City Council in the West Side 132nd District. Incumbent councilman John Olson has announced he’ll not seek reelection. The other incumbent in the district is Evette Brantley.

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Anti-Pipeline Tax Amendment Filed In State Senate

June 5th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from CT Sierra Club & Citizens Campaign for the Environment: A legislative amendment was filed today to put an end to the Pipeline Tax passed in 2015 planned to fund a new gas pipeline that would be built across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and cost all electrical ratepayers a total of over […]

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Hennessy: Money For North End Flood Control, Stallworth: Dough For East Side Library

May 12th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, Library, News and Events

State Reps Jack Hennessy and Charlie Stallworth announced on Friday state bonding money awards for flood control in the North End and investment in the East Side library branch.

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Give Up Your Lunch Money

May 3rd, 2017 · 1 Comment · News and Events

News release from Save The Children: “Give us your lunch money!” That is what Fairfield-based Save the Children is asking of its supporters and the general public. On Monday, May 1, the global humanitarian organization is kicking off a week-long campaign aimed at raising awareness of the severe hunger crisis currently crippling East Africa. People […]

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Rosario Urges Fair Funding Of School Choice

March 20th, 2017 · 39 Comments · Education, News and Events

Declaring “Connecticut’s schools of choice change thousands of lives in and beyond Bridgeport, and open thousands of doors for our state’s neediest students,” State Rep. Chris Rosario on Monday joined charter school advocates and parents at the State Capitol urging fair funding for “public schools of choice including public charter schools and magnet schools.”

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