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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Ed Gomes'
January 9th, 2017 · 3 Comments · News and Events
January 1st, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Nationally, 2016 was the political year of Trump. If you like a good rodeo, prepare for a wild ride. But hey, Bridgeport politics is a breeding ground for ups and downs, right?
December 19th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education
Outgoing acting school chief Fran Rabinowitz will be honored Monday night at the City Council meeting in recognition of her “meritorious services and accomplishments during her tenure in the City.” Rabinowitz, a career educator, announced her resignation effective at the end of the year because, she says, Board of Education member Maria Pereira had a “negative […]
December 10th, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
Voter rejection to the state legislature in 2012 and 2014 is not deterring Ernie Newton from considering a 2017 run for City Council where he launched his political career as a young city music teacher in 1981 on his way to becoming head of the legislative body. The self-proclaimed Moses of his people asserts there’s a […]
December 1st, 2016 · 2 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
When State Senator Ed Gomes asserted political forces blocked him from appearing on the August primary ballot, former federal prosecutor Christopher Mattei presented Gomes’ case in court. A judge ordered Gomes’ name on the ballot and he defeated Democratic-endorsed Dennis Bradley, chair of the Board of Education. Mattei, now an attorney with the Bridgeport-based law […]
November 27th, 2016 · 4 Comments · News and Events
Senator Ed Gomes and the 138th Democratic Town Committee District will host two Christmas tree lightings this weekend, the first for residents who vote at Hooker School will take place Friday, 5:30 p.m. at Nob Hill Park on Virgina Avenue and then on Saturday 5 p.m. at Success Park, Granfield Avenue, for residents who vote […]
November 25th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget
What does a mayor do as he’s digesting Thanksgiving overload? Chew on his next budget. Mayor Joe Ganim’s upcoming budget cycle could bloat more indigestion, depending on his success with the next session of the state legislature beginning in January.
November 19th, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
A largely quiet City Council agenda, see here, for Monday night includes a communication from the Office of Planning and Economic Development for a professional services agreement with Freeman Companies covering design and engineering for the $500,000 state-funded Black Rock streetscape project to improve Fairfield Avenue. It will be referred to the Contracts Committee.