Ricky don’t lose that name! Lightning rod Black Rock City Councilman Rick Torres tells the CT Post’s Brian Lockhart ”I would like to be called Enrique from now on. I don’t expect people to do that overnight. That’s kind of hard to do.” Torres says part of the reason for the new identity is grounded in […]
Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'
March 11th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
March 11th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE: Includes town committee list. Monday’s recount in two districts did not change the results from last Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee primaries, according to elections officials. Candidates who placed among the top nine were elected to the 90-member committee. See results from last week here.
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March 10th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
The battle of the barkeepers will not happen. Black Rock District Leader Danny Roach says he will not challenge Mario Testa for party leadership, setting up two more years for the North End restaurant owner when the 90-member Democratic Town Committee meets to pick a leader Thursday 5:30 p.m. at Testo’s Restaurant.
March 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
It’s your money, says State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, you have the right to know where it’s being spent. Lembo has launched a new financial research portal Open Connecticut that follows the comings and goings of taxpayer dollars through “transparency” categories. There’s even a Follow The Money page to track compensation and benefits of state employees as well […]
March 7th, 2014 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Cops, News and Events
The police officer arrested recently for discharging a firearm inside Bagel King last December has once again called for an investigation against Assistant Police Chief James Nardozzi for slurs a college professor used in the context of ethics training last year. Some department members say the criticism directed at Nardozzi is a witch hunt for […]
March 6th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Former Democratic State Senator Ernie Newton, awaiting word from the court this month on his lawyer’s motion to dismiss criminal charges for alleged campaign finance law infractions, is preening over Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee results he says continues his coalition-building in neighborhoods.
March 5th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Doug Wade of Bridgeport-based Wade’s Dairy is a big proponent of increasing the minimum wage, even if the majority of Bridgeport’s business leaders are not.