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Entries from January 16th, 2018

Who Can Return Absentee Ballots? For Mario, Cops And Mailmen Deliver

November 28th, 2017 · 68 Comments · City Politics

Police officer Paul Nikola testified on Monday that he was dispatched by Chief AJ Perez to assist Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa with picking up absentee ballots in the Democratic primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District. Testa is a supporter of party-endorsed Michael DeFilippo, a bartender at the chairman’s restaurant. DeFilippo […]

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What Will Judge Bellis Do?

November 28th, 2017 · 22 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, who has a relatively long history sorting out elections issues in the city, ordered a redo of the September 12 Democratic primary for City Council in the 133rd District. Will she order a redo of the redo? From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: A Superior Court judge on Tuesday said she has […]

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Post Office Worthy, Name The Dude At Right

November 28th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, City Politics

Freaking out yet? This is 25 years ago, the old Three Door Restaurant on Madison Avenue, now Testo’s Restaurant owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. (Yes, there’s an o in the restaurant name and an a in Mario’s last.) At left is your grizzled host trying to get out the door following an event […]

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Tong: Trump Attacks Families Like Mine

November 28th, 2017 · 5 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Democratic State Rep. William Tong on Tuesday filed paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission forming an exploratory committee for statewide office with a focus on attorney general, Connecticut’s chief civil lawyer. On Monday George Jepsen announced he’ll not seek a third term in 2018. Tong was a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012.

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