Ran into two-time mayoral candidate Chris Caruso on Fairfield Avenue Downtown on Wednesday. A double take was required.
Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'
June 19th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
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June 18th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
City Councilman Andre Baker tells OIB he’s considering a run for Board of Education with five school board seats up for grabs this November. The available seats are occupied by three incumbent Democrats, Tom Mulligan, Leticia Colon and Bobby Simmons and two members of Connecticut’s Working Families Party, Maria Pereira and Sauda Baraka.
June 12th, 2013 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
To government reformers, Andre Baker is viewed as a sturdy, if lonely, voice on the City Council. Sometimes so lonely he’s one dissident voice among 20 Democratic council members. But as he tells OIB, “I sleep well at night.” It was Baker who cast the one vote against approving funds for what became a $400,000 [...]
June 11th, 2013 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
As insurgents seek candidates to take on City Council incumbents this year, one-time 2011 mayoral candidate John Gomes says he will not be among the challengers. He says he’s considering another mayoral run in 2015.
June 7th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education
Next month Democratic Town Committee members from 10 City Council districts will endorse candidates for the city’s legislative body. Bridgeport has 10 council districts with two representatives in each. All 20 members are Democrats. It’s been quiet out there so far about potential September challenges. You hearing anything? One district we can count for sure [...]
May 31st, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
It must be frustrating for lawmakers to know they have the support to pass their legislative proposals, but they will not be brought to a vote. Such is the case with State Rep. Jack Hennessy. As the state legislative session winds down with just days left Hennessy’s government reform bill to enforce the Bridgeport City [...]
May 31st, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez sounds like she’s laying the groundwork for the Working Families Party battle cry with five Board of Education seats up for grabs this November. She writes in a commentary that appears in the CT Post: Sadly, we live in a city controlled by a Democratic Party machine, which has [...]