Board of Education member Howard Gardner, considering a mayoral run, shares this commentary about the need for a city that works for “all its citizens.” If I’ve learned anything during my first 12 months on the Bridgeport Board of Education, it is this–education reform is hard; not hard as being insolvable; hard in that it […]
Entries Tagged as 'John Gomes'
January 14th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Politics, Education
December 29th, 2014 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Sounding reinvigorated at a youthful 78 years young, Ed Gomes says he’ll seek a return to the State Senate seat he occupied when a special election is called in January after incumbent Andres Ayala presumably accepts appointment by Governor Dan Malloy as commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles.
December 6th, 2014 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
The length of the holiday shopping list pales in comparison to the list of things to do for a mayoral run. That’s where potential candidates are guided by dear old MOM: money, organization, message. Each category has its own checklist and 2011 Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster is examining her list to determine if a […]
November 14th, 2014 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
About 10 months from a Democratic primary–if there is a Democratic primary–Mayor Bill Finch has amassed a mighty $300,000 campaign warchest in his quest for a third four-year term next year. Several potential candidates have expressed interest in running for mayor while one high-profile pol, former Mayor John Fabrizi, has pulled out, sobered by the […]
November 5th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Uninspiring poll numbers, the dread of raising campaign cash and the reelection of Dan Malloy as governor have all contributed to former Mayor John Fabrizi declining a bid for the job he occupied from April of 2003 through November of 2007.
October 29th, 2014 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events
The Movement “to raise issues facing the citizens of Bridgeport, educate and engage people in fostering real changes” will conduct its third community forum on Thursday, 6 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown, featuring former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, who has his Black Rock home for sale, as the featured speaker.
October 7th, 2014 · 26 Comments · City Politics, Library, News and Events
A group calling itself “The Movement” will conduct a forum featuring potential mayoral candidates on Wednesday 6 p.m. at the Black Rock Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue. Several possible candidates are jockeying to challenge two-term incumbent Democrat Bill Finch in 2015.
August 10th, 2014 · 28 Comments · City Politics
When Tom Foley announced the formation of his exploratory committee for governor last year in Bridgeport, the Republican promised many more visits to the state’s largest city featuring an urban agenda. Will he deliver? From Neil Vigdor, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. They embark from the Red Rooster Deli, a popular eatery owned by the Cape Verdean […]