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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Rosario'

City Employee Councilors Sayonara, Primary Post Mortem

September 14th, 2017 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Primary day has ended, but it’s not over. And even when the primary vote is certified following recounts, there’s the general election in November and then another vote for City Council president in December by peers. And guess what? When the new council meets in December it will do so without a city employee councilor […]

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Take A Bow, Young Dems

September 14th, 2017 · 19 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Nice to sniff fresh-brewed enthusiasm from young pols. The Greater Bridgeport Young Dems added flourish to the primary season. Its President Constance Vickers shares insight on the Young Dems Facebook page. I woke up this morning still exhausted from yesterday, in desperate need of an overdose of caffeine to make up for only a pittance […]

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Attendance Urged At Public Hearing On State’s Energy Strategy

August 16th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

A public hearing on Connecticut’s draft Comprehensive Energy Strategy will take tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30 in the Beacon Hall Events Center, Room 214, Housatonic Community College, 600 Lafayette Boulevard.

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Veteran City Council Member Castillo And Education Activist Join Forces For District Run

July 14th, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Incumbent city councilman from the 136th District Alfredo Castillo has paired up with community activist Maria Zambrano Viggiano to represent the East Side and Hollow neighborhoods. The other councilman for the district Jose Casco says he plans to seek reelection and is searching for a campaign partner that would set up a September Democratic primary.

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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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