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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May 21st, 2015 · 51 Comments · News and Events
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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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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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.
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.
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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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 […]
October 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Imagine more than 400 people fanning out through every city neighborhood–painting churches, planting trees and cleaning parks. It happened in Bridgeport on Saturday as part of The Big Day of Serving.