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Entries Tagged as 'Ed Gomes'

Corruption Fighter Chris Mattei Eyes Run For Governor

April 20th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

He locked up John Rowland on campaign finance charges, prosecuted others for public corruption and went after Wall Street profiteers as a federal prosecutor, now Chris Mattei, a Bridgeport attorney who lives in Hartford, is exploring a Democratic run for governor in what is shaping up as a crowded field on both sides of the […]

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Moore And Gomes Support A Third State Casino In East Windsor

April 13th, 2017 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport State Senators Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes assert if there’s going to be a third casino operation in Connecticut it should be managed by the state’s two tribal nations that have selected a site in East Windsor to counter the $1 billion Springfield, Mass. gaming facility owned by MGM Resorts.

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Gauging The Upper East Side, Fonseca And Frank Seek City Council Seats

April 11th, 2017 · 74 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

For Dollie Fonseca and Gage Frank it’s game on. The Democratic political activists have joined forces to run for City Council in the Upper Side 138th District against incumbents Anthony Paoletto and Nessah Smith who say bring it on. They may have primary company. Still to be heard from is District Leader Maria Pereira who […]

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Gomes To Host Public Forum On Recreational Marijuana

March 21st, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Will legalizing pot create a pot of money for Connecticut? State lawmakers are examining the legalization and regulation of marijuana to bolster a cash-strapped budget. State Senator Ed Gomes will host a forum on the pros and cons of recreational marijuana March 27, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Beacon Hall Event Center of Housatonic […]

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Ganim Supports Mixed Martial Arts For Webster Bank Arena

February 21st, 2017 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday testified before the state legislature’s Public Safety Committee in support of Mixed Martial Arts matches taking place at the Webster Bank Arena, declaring “Those professional bouts filling up the arenas at the XL Center in Hartford and the Webster Arena in Bridgeport can add up to millions of dollars in […]

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Build A Statue Of Margaret Morton

February 16th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Controversy abounded about the statue relocation of engineering pioneer Lewis Latimer that seems to be resolved by Mayor Joe Ganim declaring Thursday it will continue to front the Margaret Morton Government Center. It’s a mighty fine statue that should remain displayed prominently, but how many visitors who approach the Downtown concourse know anything about the […]

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Senator Gomes: Trump Is A Racist

January 31st, 2017 · 40 Comments · News and Events

In March of 1860 Abraham Lincoln appeared in what is now known as McLevy Hall with the temerity, fortitude and force of will to appeal to the greater sense of people in the face of incredible odds, ignorance and fear. About one year after his appearance there he’d receive the oath of office as president […]

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State Legislative Committee Assignments Set

January 9th, 2017 · 3 Comments · News and Events

Committee assignments have been set for Bridgeport’s eight-member legislative delegation for the General Assembly session that began on Wednesday. State Senator Marilyn Moore co-chairs the Children Committee and Human Services Committee while her Senate colleague Ed Gomes co-chairs Labor and Public Employees. State Rep. Jack Hennessy co-chairs Veterans Affairs. CT Mirror has the full list […]

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