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Entries Tagged as 'Webster Bank Arena'

Paging Mr. Ed! Mounted Patrol Big Hit With Kids

July 1st, 2015 · 31 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local shares this video report of the Police Department’s mounted patrol visiting Trumbull Gardens public housing project.

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Moore And Gomes Deck Mixed Martial Arts Blood Bath

May 21st, 2015 · 51 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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Ganim, Short On Specifics, Kicks Off Mayoral Race, “Bridgeport That Works For Everyone”

May 15th, 2015 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Continuing a theme of a “Bridgeport that works for everyone,” former Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday night launched his formal kickoff to try to reclaim the job he resigned more than 12 years ago following his conviction on federal corruption charges, asserting “This election is about the future and about which candidate has the vision […]

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Ganim Officially Enters Race For Mayor, Claims Lessons Learned

May 6th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Saying he “learned some very tough lessons” from his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003, former Mayor Joe Ganim has officially entered the race for the city’s top position filing a candidate committee on Tuesday after raising more than $50,000 in one night in an exploratory phase two weeks ago. Ganim plans a formal […]

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Presidential Visit With A Lot On The Line, Obama Rallies The Base

November 2nd, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

OIB friend Frank Gerratana supplied a montage of images his dad took during his years as lead photographer of the old Bridgeport Herald. If an important pol set foot in Bridgeport, Gerratana was there to chronicle it in photos those many decades ago.

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Central High School To Host Obama For Malloy Rally

October 29th, 2014 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

After a revue of several venues, officials say President Obama will campaign for Governor Dan Malloy on Sunday at approximately 3:30 p.m. at Central High School auditorium. About 1,800 people will be allowed in according to Fire Chief Brian Rooney, a figure determined by the Secret Service.

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Mr. Barnum’s Circus (No, Not The City Council) Is In Town

October 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The late great writer James G. Clark said, “Bridgeport … where the circus never left town.” Gee, how’d he come to that conclusion! Mr. Barnum’s circus will thrill throughout this weekend at the Webster Bank Arena. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!℠, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. […]

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Barack To Return November 2, Two Days Before Election

October 22nd, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Four years ago, Barack Obama’s visit to Bridgeport jammed the Webster Bank Arena three days before Election Day in support of Democratic candidates. He’s now scheduled to return November 2, two days before the election rescheduling his postponed visit to Central High School from last week, according to an advisory released by the Connecticut Democratic […]

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