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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January 29th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
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January 29th, 2015 · 27 Comments · City Council, City Politics, State Politics
Republican City Councilman Enrique Torres, a candidate for the February 24 special election for Connecticut’s 129th State House District, has launched a petition drive both online here and in hard copy at his Harborview Market in Black Rock to build public support to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter that prohibits city employees from serving on […]
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 […]
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 […]
January 26th, 2015 · 10 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Three months after a city councilman and employee was sent home with pay over a sexual harassment allegation, two colleagues have demanded a status update on the politically volatile investigation.
January 19th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
Mayor Bill Finch dismisses the City Charter approved by voters that prohibits city employees from serving on the City Council. In fact, the head of the city’s legislative body that’s supposed to serve as a check on the executive branch to protect taxpayers works at the pleasure of the mayor as deputy director of Labor […]
January 15th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Former City Councilman Steve Stafstrom Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant received the endorsement for the February 24 special election to fill the State House seat vacated by Auden Grogins who’s been nominated to the state bench.