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Entries Tagged as 'Ed Gomes'

Finch Touts East End Apartments, Early Childhood Center

March 20th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Mayor Bill Finch joined Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (BNT) and community leaders today to celebrate construction of the Milestone Apartments in the city’s East End. The new, three-story building will be home to an Early Childhood Education Center run by ABCD Inc. and 30 new apartments that will provide affordable […]

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Gaming Expansion Moves Step Closer

March 19th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

A key state legislative committee advanced a measure to expand gaming in the state beyond Connecticut’s tribal nation reservations. “As long as it’s going to create some jobs in the state of Connecticut, I’m for it,” says State Senator Ed Gomes. “Bridgeport has lost a lot of jobs. We have a lot of people out […]

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Bridgeport’s State Legislative Delegation Signs On Dotted Line For Reform Bill, Sans Chris Rosario

March 11th, 2015 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Seven of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation have signed a letter in support of a government reform bill to enforce the voter-approved City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council to avoid conflicts of interest. The one holdout is freshman State Rep. Chris Rosario doing the bidding of the […]

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‘Our Will Will Be Recognized’–Supporters Of Government Reform Bill Rally Against Union Opposition Controlling Key Legislative Votes

March 10th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Rallying against powerful union interests that control key state legislative votes trying to kill a government reform bill, dozens of city stakeholders Monday night urged passage of An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies before more than 100 spectators at a forum at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown.

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Noisy School Board Meeting

March 10th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events

While supporters Monday night stepped up to back a government reform bill Downtown, a few miles away at the Aquaculture School education advocates gave the Board of Education multiple earfuls. From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: The city school board heard it big time Monday from those who disagreed with the board’s decision to no […]

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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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Moore, Gomes Advocate Women’s Wage Equality

March 6th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events

From State Senators Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes: Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) and Senator Ed Gomes (D-Brideport) joined members of the Everybody Benefits Coalition (EBC) and local union workers to kick off a campaign to pass a series of bills known as the Women’s Economic Agenda.

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Senator Moore: Stop The Conflict-Of-Interest Madness

March 3rd, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

State Senator Marilyn Moore is urging constituents to attend a public forum March 9, 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown in support of a government reform bill An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies that would enforce the voter-approved City Charter barring city employees from serving on the […]

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