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Entries Tagged as 'Ed Gomes'

Is Keeley Losing Because Of The Machine Or Campaign Machinations?

November 22nd, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

There’s been some hand-wringing in the OIB comments section about City Council challengers Bob Keeley and Anne Pappas Phillips conquered by that dastardly big bad Democratic machine that endorsed incumbent Jeanette Herron and Michael DeFilippo in the North End 133rd District. A state judge ordered a new election following a dubious absentee ballot that found […]

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State Budget Leaves $13 Million Gap In City Budget–Ganim: Voting Yes To Library Question Will Jack Taxes

November 3rd, 2017 · 73 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Addressing the media Friday afternoon, Mayor Joe Ganim announced the recently passed state budget, four months late, leaves a gaping $13 million hole in the municipal budget year that began July 1. Ganim also stressed that if city voters approve Tuesday’s ballot question to fund city libraries it will further exacerbate municipal finances and lead […]

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Moore, Gomes Back Referendum Question To Fund Libraries

October 31st, 2017 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

In 2009 city voters, against the wishes of the political establishment, voted to levy one mil to fund city libraries, an initiative pushed by the city’s Library Board. The referendum question passed 2683 to 1455. Library supporters declare that the 2015 revaluation dropped the value of 1 mil that now requires 1.3 mils to finance […]

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Legislators Applaud Downtown Thermal Heating Loop

October 31st, 2017 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from city’s legislative delegation: The bipartisan $41.3 billion state budget passed by the Connecticut General Assembly last week has moved the city of Bridgeport closer to becoming a recognized national leader in renewable energy. Budget implementer legislation–resulting from significant time and effort by Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s office and administration, the Bridgeport delegation […]

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Community Conversation With Senators Gomes And Moore

October 23rd, 2017 · 57 Comments · News and Events

Join State Senators Ed Gomes and Marilyn Moore for a Community Conversation Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. at Gary Crooks Memorial Center, 301 Bostwick Avenue. The senators will be available to answer questions regarding safety, education, taxes, housing conditions, and any other topics of concern. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

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Keeley Seeks Court Relief Following 1 Vote Primary Loss

September 30th, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, no stranger to sorting out thorny city election issues, will decide if former State Rep. Bob Keeley is worthy of a mulligan against incumbent Jeanette Herron who bested him by a walloping 1 vote in the September 12 Democratic primary for City Council in the 133rd District. Keeley is asking […]

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‘It’s Funded, Shovel-Ready,’ Pitching Bridgeport As An MGM Star, Waterfront Casino Proposed

September 19th, 2017 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Declaring MGM Bridgeport can be “a major economic force, a top-tier entertainment resort, and an essential contributor to this community,” MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Murren, a Bridgeport native, on Monday shared details of a $675 million waterfront resort for the East End creating thousands of construction and permanent jobs, a guarantee $8 […]

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Bridgeport Officials: Don’t Screw State’s Largest City When Bailing Out Hartford

September 15th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

In an excruciatingly tight–and tardy–state budget season with municipalities across the state facing major cuts, the financially hemorrhaging city of Hartford is poised for a major bailout with oversight strings attached to overt bankruptcy as well as $115 in capital funding over two years for the XL Center. Mayor Joe Ganim and the city’s legislative […]

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