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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Changing Dynamic Of State Senate Race–Hare Chasing Gomes, Moales, DeJesus

January 30th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The personal issues confronting Ricky DeJesus, the Democratic endorsed candidate for the February 24 special election, has transformed the course of the State Senate race. Some political operatives are rethinking their support of Dejesus. Where do they land? Or do they stick with DeJesus without enthusiasm for the task?

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“Ricky Nothing But Great To Me And Our Kids”

January 29th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When you’re a candidate embroiled in public chaos, as is the case with State Senate hopeful Richard DeJesus, it can be good to recruit a perceived victim to step up on your behalf to explain things away. OIB has received such an email claiming to be the ex-wife of City Councilman DeJesus who had promised […]

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Deadbeat DeJesus Hauled Into Court For Back Child Support, More Baggage For State Senate Candidate

January 28th, 2015 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

An arrest warrant was issued last May for City Councilman Richard DeJesus, the Democratic-endorsed candidate for State Senate, for failing to pay $35,700 in child support accumulated over several years, according to court records. This is the same DeJesus who owes $140,000 in back taxes in personal property from his businesses. DeJesus says he had […]

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Foster Hits Finch On Hypocrisy

January 28th, 2015 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

In what could be a prelude to another run for mayor this year, 2011 Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster cites “examples of the cultural DNA of political corruption that has wholly permeated and consumed the operations of this administration.” From Foster: Mayor Bill Finch needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror before […]

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Hennessy And Moore Introduce State Legislation To End Conflict Of Interest On City Council

January 28th, 2015 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

State Representative Jack Hennessy and State Senator Marilyn Moore have introduced the government reform bill An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies that would extend state law to include all governmental bodies that serve as boards of finance such as the City Council. The Bridgeport City Charter approved by voters […]

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Former FBI Agent: Wanna Clean Up Bridgeport? Get City Employees Off City Council

January 26th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

In the spring of 2003 the FBI agent who began the investigation that toppled a once-popular Bridgeport mayor reflected on the state of the city from his office Downtown. “The city will never be cleaned up until you get city employees off the City Council,” the agent said.

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Queenie And Her Court Knight Absentee Ballot Conspirators For DeJesus, Gomes To Challenge AB ‘Shenanigans’

January 26th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

If Richard DeJesus were a candidate in the higher-turnout 22nd State Senate District his candidacy would be toast, done, stick a fork in him. The good government activists in Black Rock, Brooklawn and North End would fillet him for his back tax issue and a pending investigation into election fraud. But he’s still in the […]

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