With equal lashings for her chief opponents Mayor Bill Finch and former Mayor Joe Ganim, Democrat Mary-Jane Foster made her official announcement Thursday night at the Holiday Inn Downtown pledging to reform and clean up city government asserting “We will never attract new taxpaying businesses and we can never expect Hartford to support what Bridgeport […]
Entries Tagged as 'Ed Gomes'
June 5th, 2015 · 76 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
June 4th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
The bizarre ending to the General Assembly left some legislative casualties such as the Bridgeport government reform bill, Governor Dan Malloy’s Second Chance initiative and body cameras required for municipal police officers. Looks like the legislature is headed for a special session to address the latter two issues. The reform bill must wait until next […]
May 30th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics
Governor Dan Malloy’s insistence to fund two new charter schools, including one in Bridgeport, could be a stumbling block to closing a budget deal in the final days of the General Assembly. Charter schools receive public funds but operate independent of traditional school districts.
May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.
Tags: Auden Grogins·Bass Pro Shops·Bill Finch·Bridgeport Bluefish·Charlie Coviello·Chris Caruso·Ed Gomes·Enrique Torres·Howard Gardner·Jack Hennessy·Jasper McLevy·Joe Ganim·John Fabrizi·John Gilmore·Marilyn Moore·Mary-Jane Foster·Pleasure Beach·Steelpointe Harbor·Steven Stafstrom·Sue Katz·University of Bridgeport
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.
May 6th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Update: Finch statement. The state Bond Commission on Monday is scheduled to approve $9 million to assist with phase 1 of shoreline improvements for the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment area of the East Side, according to a news release issued by the city’s legislative delegation.
May 4th, 2015 · 32 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
After a brutally cold winter, what a weekend for mayoral candidates to walk, knock on doors and greet the peeps. State Senator Ed Gomes joined candidate Mary-Jane Foster at a barbershop for “a conversation in the West End on race,” according to Foster’s Facebook page.
May 1st, 2015 · 10 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Asserting former Mayor Joe Ganim “had his time” and Mayor Bill Finch is a “glaring disappointment” Mary-Jane Foster appeared on Mike Bellamy’s Coffee Break Chat Friday morning on radio station WICC following her formation of a candidate committee for mayor on Monday. Foster lost a Democratic primary to Finch in 2011. She made several things […]