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Bridgeport State Rep. Rosario: "We want to get in the game"

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Monday was an important day at the Capitol Building, what is happening is that a geographic divide is growing, and it is larger than a partisan divide. Democrats and Republicans from downstate Connecticut are joining forces after realizing that Bridgeport and New Haven are missing out on projects such as the New Britain Busway, XL Center possible renovation, possible East Windsor casino, East Hartford football field outlet shopping, and the new Yard Goats baseball stadium.

 

State Rep Christopher Rosario, a democrat from Bridgeport, said that "we [bridgeport] want to get in the game”, and his other exact words is that Bridgeport has been riding the sidelines bench for too long. He made sure to use sports references when describing how southern Connecticut is missing out on projects.

 

State Rep Toni Walker from New Haven, said she will stop her support for legislation if it doesn’t mean jobs for the New Haven area. Bridgeport and New Haven have begun to join forces over the past few weeks.

 

The East Windsor casino legislation did move forward out of Committee to the House and Senate, but there is still another bill that would instead place the casino in southwest Connecticut, probably Bridgeport.

 

MGM wants the new casino built in Fairfield County, they are saying it is a more ideal location because it would capture the New York market, and it could be built in Bridgeport, where Trump previously considered building a casino and Ganim was at the President's inauguration a few months ago, he realizes that winning Bridgeport and New Haven is the key to winning the Democrat primary for Governor which is exactly 1 year from now.

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Also telling is that on Monday, the growing reluctance to improve the XL Center was displayed by shelving the bill for at least two weeks, sending the XL Center bill to be sent out for more research to the Fiscal Analysis office, it will take at least 2 weeks to get a report sent back from the Fiscal Analysis, so there won't be any voting on the XL Center bill for at least 2 weeks, buying more time for Bridgeport and New Haven to join forces in opposition.

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Blue fish, Sound tigers and a ridiculous B***** Pro Shop with **ll bar restaurant and bowling alley.

 

 

Hush hush Bridgeport you've gotten plenty of crap. The irony is Friemuth made all that happen for Bport.

 

And as for New Haven you blew your load on sports "projects" when you turned your only venue into a lifeless ugly parking lot. If they are coming forward now it's proof of their goof in tearing down the NH Coliseum

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Wolfie...er...Timmy....pay attention.

 

Ganim isn't going to be governor. There is no way....let me spell this out. N-O...W-A-Y...that the state of Connecticut is going to elect an ex-con to be governor.

 

Second, Evo is right, Bridgeport has enough. They're never going to be a home for major league sports, so enjoy the Sound Tigers, enjoy the Bluefish (maybe they could move up to a low-level affiliated minor league baseball team someday), and enjoy the B***** Pro Shops.

 

Third, New Haven tore down their sports venue, remember? Thanks to John Destefano...whose own campaign for governor went about as well as a fart in church. So if Toni Walker has a problem with New Haven not getting anything (I guess the Connecticut Tennis Center, which is literally open 7 days a year doesn't count...) she should talk to Destefano.

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The Blue Fish contract to remain in Bridgeport expired last year, Mayor Ganim only gave the Blue Fish a 1 year contract extension for 2017. The Blue Fish ballpark is plagued with problems, was damaged by hurricane sandy, all kinds of water problems there, and so on. The long term plan for the baseball stadium is to knock it and bring LiveNation into property to create a concert amphitheater. From what I am hearing, that is the reason the Blue Fish are operating on a 1 year contract, Ganim wants to become governor and start steering big money into Bridgeport, they also want an MGM casino in Bridgeport and Mayor Ganim wants state money to upgrade Webster Arena.

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I forgot about the Tennis Center which ironically is controlled/managed by Kim Hart Venue Director for CRDA.

 

 

I think it's great New Haven realizes their mistake but the mistake

Still exists and who is going to put down another 300M for them to have a minor league sized arena?

 

I hear this stuff but only hear so again have a link to the shore towns gripes?

 

I don't think MGM had a prayer we handcuffed the state when we agreed to only have a state agreement with Mohegan and Foxwoods. Even if MGM wanted in and the State wanted them they still couldn't get together because of the Clause in the original Foxwoods Mohegan contract.

 

Ironically probably why MGM chose Springfield over Hartford

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"Ganim wants to become governor and start steering big money into Bridgeport, they also want an MGM casino in Bridgeport and Mayor Ganim wants state money to upgrade Webster Arena."

 

The problem Ganim has is he is an ex-convict. Ex-cons don't get elected governor. As it is, it's rather incredible he's even back in the mayor's office.

 

To my knowledge, Webster Bank Arena was just upgraded recently. How is he going to upgrade Webster Bank Arena? And how much is he looking for?

 

As for MGM, it is my opinion the state is going to open the doors for any casino outfit to negotiate with the state. It is also my opinion that MGM doesn't really care one way or the other about the East Windsor casino, but they absolutely want something down in Fairfield County. Not sure they'll get it in Bridgeport, I'd think they would want something a little closer to NYC.

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"The Blue Fish ballpark is plagued with problems, was damaged by hurricane sandy, all kinds of water problems there, and so on."

 

Sandy was 5 years ago and we're just hearing about the "problems" with the Ballpark at Harbor Yard? Really?

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More than half of the state lives in either New Haven or Fairfield county, 1.8 million people live in New Haven or Fairfield county, Bridgeport is located at the border of New Haven and Fairfield county, Bridgeport is also the highest populated city in Connecticut, followed by the city of New Haven.

 

Ganim was able to defeat an in*****bent Democrat mayor in Bridgeport, only 5 years after being released from prison.

 

If you think you can keep 1.8 million people at bay by giving them a B***** Pro Shop with a bowling alley downstate, then you are highly con**sed about what took place in the Capitol Building on Monday. New Haven and Bridgeport are joining forces, the XL Center legislation got stalled and sent to another committee for more analysis instead of being sent to the **ll House and Senate for debate, and Yard Goat attendance was down to 2,400 last night (park was 60% empty just three weeks after opening day). Joe Ganim is your next Governor, he is from Bridgeport, and all he needs to do is win Fairfield and New Haven counties and he wins the popular vote easy.

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"Joe Ganim is your next Governor, he is from Bridgeport, and all he needs to do is win Fairfield and New Haven counties and he wins the popular vote easy."

 

Joe Ganim has to get through the primary, Wolfie. Then he has to get through the popular vote. You said the same thing about Trump would never win, how did that turn out?

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So am I still supposed to be taking Timmy from the boosters seriously or not?

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will5059 wrote:

> So am I still supposed to be taking Timmy from the boosters seriously or

> not?

Your choice.

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will5059 wrote:

> So am I still supposed to be taking Timmy from the boosters seriously or

> not?

 

Again I don't know anyone here who has said that they do.

 

End of June should answer that either way though

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"So am I still supposed to be taking Timmy from the boosters seriously or not?"

 

Nope. Anybody that thinks Con Ganim is going to be governor...should not be taken seriously.

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Whalevolution wrote:

> will5059 wrote:

> > So am I still supposed to be taking Timmy from the boosters seriously or

> > not?

>

> Again I don't know anyone here who has said that they do.

>

> End of June should answer that either way though

 

Well there was this one time Mark said this right after Jersey asked Timmy to email him:

MarkH2919 wrote:

> Maybe it's time Will takes Timmy seriously.

 

It appears that Mark has seen the light and thinks Timmy is wp98. Which is what I thought from the first time I saw his posts. So me and Mark do agree on something.

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For a little while, I had doubts, but no longer.

 

It's Wolfie. No question about it. Will, I apologize.

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I can't tell but if that's the case I prefer Timmy

 

 

Timmy and Wolfie have one thing in common that I can see. They both never respond to anything I say.

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will5059 wrote:

> Whalevolution wrote:

> > will5059 wrote:

> > > So am I still supposed to be taking Timmy from the boosters seriously or

> > > not?

> >

> > Again I don't know anyone here who has said that they do.

> >

> > End of June should answer that either way though

>

> Well there was this one time Mark said this right after Jersey asked Timmy to email

> him:

> MarkH2919 wrote:

> > Maybe it's time Will takes Timmy seriously.

>

> It appears that Mark has seen the light and thinks Timmy is wp98. Which is what I

> thought from the first time I saw his posts. So me and Mark do agree on something.

 

More information tends to alter ones view and opinion. No Biggie

 

Myra I said it

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Whalevolution wrote:

> And as for New Haven you blew your load on sports "projects" when

> you turned your only venue into a lifeless ugly parking lot. If they are

> coming forward now it's proof of their goof in tearing down the NH Coliseum

 

As I've pointed out before, the New Haven Coliseum was structurally unsound, due to having been built on reclaimed land. So the goof wasn't in tearing it down, but in building it where it was located in the first place. By the time it was demolished, there was no way to save it. That mistake was made back in the design phase in the late 1960's. Replacing it made no sense, since there were venues in Hartford and Bridgeport.

 

Having said that, it's understandable that representatives of Fairfield and New Haven counties don't want all new public expenditures going to Hartford while they get nothing to show their constituents. And we are hearing that the legislature is once again considering putting tolls back on the CT Turnpike, which would affect people on the shoreline far more than those inland.

 

I'm not sure what improvements they are looking at for Webster Bank Arena, but it's not realistic to think it could be expanded to attract an NHL team. That could only happen at the XL Center or a new arena.

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They chose not to rebuild, they maintain "goof" ownership.

 

They feel their missing out on Hartford? Hmm maybe they shouldn't have torn down (and not rebuilt) the NH Coliseum.

 

Apart of me is glad it has come back to haunt them.

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Whalevolution wrote:

> They chose not to rebuild, they maintain "goof" ownership.

 

Having three arenas close together in a small state like Connecticut made no sense, and New Haven wisely did not build a replacement for the Coliseum. The city could not have afforded a new arena on it's own, would you have supported state **nding of a new arena in New Haven?

>

> They feel their missing out on Hartford? Hmm maybe they shouldn't have torn

> down (and not rebuilt) the NH Coliseum.

>

> Apart of me is glad it has come back to haunt them.

 

Nice attitude, what have you got against New Haven? Do you blame NH for the loss of the Whalers? It's not haunting anyone, the city has been here since 1638, it will survive not having a hockey arena.

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Mr. Br***** Bonanza wrote:

> Someone needs more time with his Sonar bobblehead.

At this rate we should make one of the topics specifically for flamewars

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p4277 wrote:

> Whalevolution wrote:

> > They chose not to rebuild, they maintain "goof" ownership.

>

> Having three arenas close together in a small state like Connecticut made no sense,

> and New Haven wisely did not build a replacement for the Coliseum. The city could

> not have afforded a new arena on it's own, would you have supported state **nding of

> a new arena in New Haven?

> >

> > They feel their missing out on Hartford? Hmm maybe they shouldn't have torn

> > down (and not rebuilt) the NH Coliseum.

> >

> > Apart of me is glad it has come back to haunt them.

>

> Nice attitude, what have you got against New Haven? Do you blame NH for the loss of

> the Whalers? It's not haunting anyone, the city has been here since 1638, it will

> survive not having a hockey arena.

 

Exactly my point! I haven't been to New Haven since they tore down the arena. I took those dollars and put them into buying tickets at Hartfords arena. They don't want my money it's not a problem. Really no trouble at all.

 

I've always blamed Karmanos for the Whalers leaving with an *****ist from Rowland.

 

You might be a little sensitive when it comes to New Haven.

 

I can't support state **nding for a new arena and one that isn't publicly owned. The Hartford state money is for an incredibly outdated arena that is publicly owned. Got to keep it apples to apples

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