The City Council brawl in 2010 that made national news is costing taxpayers $85,000. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart has more here. The fight was precipitated by then City Councilwoman Evette Brantley, who’s seeking election to her West Side district seat, after losing it in 2013.
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October 6th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events
October 6th, 2015 · 10 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
In his latest episode of City Wars, filmmaker Don Sikorski who is chronicling the comeback effort of Joe Ganim in real time captures the drama of Democratic primary day when the former mayor defeated incumbent Bill Finch. Sikorski provides a rare glimpse of a campaigner wooing voters and the subsequent primary win highlighted by Ganim’s […]
October 6th, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events
News release from City Councilman Enrique Torres, the Republican candidate for mayor: A Resolution drafted by City Councilman Enrique Torres obliging City Hall employees to provide information requested from individual city council members was approved by the Bridgeport City Council last evening.
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October 6th, 2015 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, News and Events
It’s a question city fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee has growled dozens of times in addressing the City Council, the legislative and budget-approving authority that is supposed to provide a check on the executive branch. Lee Monday night reiterated the declaration. Until Bridgeport has a sustainable governance structure and processes, with checks and balances for […]
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October 6th, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Later this week, the official ballot lineup will be set for the November 3 general election, four weeks from today. The following candidates will appear, not necessarily in this order.
Tags: Aidee Nieves·AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia·Charlie Coviello·David Daniels·Denese Taylor-Moye·Dennis Bradley·Don Clemons·Eneida Martinez-Walker·Enrique Torres·Jack Banta·Jim Holloway·Joe Borges·Joe Ganim·John Marshall Lee·John Olson·John Slater·Jose Casco·Katie Bukovsky·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Maria Pereira·Mary-Jane Foster·Melanie Jackson·Michelle Lyons·Milta Feliciano·Tom McCarthy
October 5th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
In the September Democratic primary, 1,763 electors voted in the Upper East Side 138th District representing a 38 percent turnout in which Joe Ganim won the district handily over Bill Finch for mayor. The turnout ran five points ahead of the citywide average. City Council candidates James Morton who ran on Finch’s line and Nessah […]
October 3rd, 2015 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Bonanza is a favorite television show of petitioning candidate for mayor Chris Taylor and if you elect him he promises to lavish a bonanza of goodies such as a free laptop, a credit card with $300 limit, free cable and free bicycle for each child and guardian. Quick, get in line for Election Day Nov. […]
October 3rd, 2015 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Sometimes outsiders are so disengaged about local city politics and the viewpoint of urban voters, they may as well be from Pluto. CT Post reporter Ken Dixon examines the outside angst over Joe Ganim’s possible return to City Hall and what it could mean to the investment world. To say that Democratic leaders from throughout […]