A few decades ago Bridgeport State Senator Alvin Penn was stopped by a Trumbull police officer that triggered racial profiling legislation. The General Assembly’s Public Health Committee on Monday approved legislation that prohibits cops from crossing town lines to enforce municipal code violations, a case stemming from an incident last year involving former Major League […]
Entries Tagged as 'Alvin Penn'
March 23rd, 2015 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events
December 27th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
We continue top stories of the year with the election of Andres Ayala to the State Senate that included a tough August primary battle against incumbent Ed Gomes and Ernie Newton who occupied the seat before corruption charges forced him from office seven years ago.
August 6th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
One week to go until the Aug. 14 Democratic primary for State Senate. This is the first of three OIB posts examining what the respective campaign camps of Ernie Newton, Andres Ayala and Ed Gomes must do to win. When Ernie Newton hears he cannot win the Aug. 14 Democratic State Senate primary against two […]
July 11th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Veteran campaign consultant and labor union organizer Marty Dunleavy has signed on to manage the campaign of State Senator Ed Gomes engaged in a tough reelection battle against party-endorsed Ernie Newton and State Rep. Andres Ayala in an Aug. 14 Democratic primary.
June 14th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Decent, caring, dignified, tough; the late Margaret Morton holds a special place in city political history well beyond election as the first African American woman in the Connecticut State Senate following a landmark 1980 Democratic primary win. She proved against the odds that seemingly entrenched incumbents can be taken out. For Margaret Morton your word […]
May 21st, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Monday and Tuesday nights at Testo’s Restaurant a bunch of candidates will be positioning for Democratic delegate endorsements for a variety of local races. The featured event Monday night is the face-off between State Senator Ed Gomes, former State Senator Ernie Newton and State Rep. Andres Ayala for Gomes’ 23rd Senatorial seat. Gomes wants to keep […]
May 14th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
UPDATE: State Rep. Andres Ayala Monday night officially declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for State Senate. He’s challenging two men who have both occupied Connecticut’s 23rd Senatorial District, incumbent Ed Gomes and Ernie Newton. Ayala, a city educator, made his announcement at Tiago’s Bar and Grill downtown with Mayor Bill Finch in attendance […]
March 11th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Margaret Morton Margaret Morton, the first African American woman elected to the Connecticut State Senate, was a transformational figure in city politics. She passed away on Saturday. She has a political legacy in the city like no other.