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Entries Tagged as 'Webster Bank Arena'

A Month Remains To Election–Is There An October Surpise?

October 5th, 2015 · 58 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

Four weeks left to this historic, bizarre, wacky, surreal, twisty yo-yo of a mayoral election. And we’re not done yet. Time to take inventory how we got to this point and the fascination of the general election.

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As Finch Sweats For Job, Ganim Acts Mayoral

September 22nd, 2015 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

While Mayor Bill Finch stresses for a ballot spot, former Mayor Joe Ganim is moving along as the Democratic nominee almost in transition mode. Tuesday afternoon he announced an initiative to create a volunteer task force to implement tax relief for “overburdened residents of Bridgeport.”

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Will City Council Genuflect To Transparent Government?

September 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics

In his first address to the City Council after he came up short as a candidate in a Democratic primary, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee wonders if members of the budget and legislative body will take an OATH for open, accountable, transparent and honest government. From Lee:

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Home Stretch For Historic Democratic Mayoral Primary

September 2nd, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Two weeks remaining to this surreal Democratic primary for mayor that features a two-term incumbent seeking to become the second longest serving mayor in history, a former mayor trying to make history returning to the job he had for 11-plus years and a third candidate seeking history as the first Democratic female mayor. And it’s possible, […]

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Ganim Mailer Focuses On Taxes And Crime

August 28th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Joe Ganim’s newest mail piece expected to hit mailboxes within the next few days features a two-sided message of an image of him with the Webster Bank Arena built during his tenure and the flip side railing against high taxes and high crime.

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Paging Mr. Ed! Mounted Patrol Big Hit With Kids

July 1st, 2015 · 32 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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