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Entries Tagged as 'Ed Gomes'

Moore And Gomes Deck Mixed Martial Arts Blood Bath

May 21st, 2015 · 41 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.

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Steelpointe Harbor Project Set To Receive State Funding Boost

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.

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Senator Gomes Joins Foster And Other Mayoral Candidates For Discussion On Race

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.

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Foster: Politics Is A Rough Game And These Guys Play Rough

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 […]

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Gomes Urges Passage Of Body Camera Training For Cops

April 28th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Backed by State Senator Ed Gomes, legislation approved by the General Assembly’s Public Safety Committee on Tuesday requires police officers to be trained in the use of deadly force and body cameras.

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Gomes Tours UB With Foster

April 18th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

State Senator Ed Gomes on Friday toured the University of Bridgeport with Mary-Jane Foster, vice president of University Relations, who’s expected to enter the race for mayor. Foster supported Gomes in the special election that returned him to the Senate. Could an official endorsement from Gomes soon follow? News release from Gomes:

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Examining Distrust Between Minority Community And Police

April 3rd, 2015 · 5 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

An investigation by the Hartford Courant reveals 19 deaths of unarmed people in Connecticut involving violent confrontations with police occurred in the past decade. About 77 percent were black or Hispanic. No police officer was convicted of a crime. Minority lawmakers at a legislative forum including State Rep. Charlie Stallworth and State Sen. Ed Gomes […]

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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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