Talk about a twisted sense of humor. Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez takes the cake. Actually, he presented a birthday cake at the office of City Clerk Lydia Martinez, in honor of her long and distinguished reputation as the city’s queen of absentee ballots.
Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'
May 4th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
May 4th, 2016 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
When Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa set the party endorsement date for mayor and other municipal offices last July in the comeback summer of Joe Ganim, he organized it on the first possible date allowed by the election calendar in what appeared to be a nod to Ganim to enjoy the maximum amount of time […]
May 3rd, 2016 · 2 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: The former mayoral candidate, accused of threatening to shoot Mayor Joseph Ganim, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of second-degree breach of peace.
May 2nd, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Friends, family, police officers and city officials Saturday night honored Police Chief Armando J. Perez at The Cuban Lyceum as the city’s first Cuban-American police head. On March 1, Perez was appointed acting chief by Mayor Joe Ganim shortly after the resignation of Joe Gaudett who negotiated a new consulting contract to oversee the emergency […]
April 29th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Law Enforcement, Library, News and Events
Mayor Joe Ganim has submitted a draft lease agreement to the City Council regarding a police substation and community center site located at Trumbull Gardens housing units, a flashpoint of the 2015 mayoral election following intense gun violence. The lease agreement will be referred to the Contracts Committee at Monday night’s council meeting. The Ganim administration has […]
Pereira Wins Soured-Relationship Battle, Case Dismissed By State, Hosts First Fundraiser For Legislative Run
April 29th, 2016 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
The State Elections Enforcement Commission has dismissed a 2014 complaint against school board member Maria Pereira alleging that during the March 4, 2014 Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee Primary she “impermissibly utilized and/or failed to attribute flyers that she passed out at the Thomas Hooker School polling place” and campaigned within 75 feet of the precinct against […]
April 25th, 2016 · 13 Comments · City Politics, State Politics
April 25th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
It’s always titillating when a candidate for public office is featured next to a for sale sign or in the case of State Senate hopeful Dennis Bradley a “for lease” sign. Bradley’s law office is located next to the Klein Memorial on Fairfield Avenue. He’s hoping to add a State Senate office in Hartford to his law […]