No one can accuse former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez of lacking a sense of humor. Twenty years after he chopped off his trigger finger on the steps of the State Capitol to make a statement in support of gun control, he’s engaged in a long-shot political gunfight with Democratic incumbent Ezequiel Santiago for Connecticut’s […]
Entries Tagged as 'Americo Santiago'
October 28th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
October 9th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Just about every mayor must deal with a Bridgeport Housing Authority mess. It’s the nature of the beast. Things go wrong and you get a call from officials with the federal Housing and Urban Development that helps fund a $30 million operation for thousands of low-income folks. If you don’t fix this, the feds will […]
September 26th, 2014 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch has booted longtime political operative Americo Santiago from the Bridgeport Housing Authority. The housing agency has experienced turmoil the past two years including the recent resignation of director Jim Miller and prior to him Nick Calace, as well as financial irregularities uncovered by federal auditors.
May 20th, 2014 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Something was really weird at Testo’s Restaurant Monday night amid the political divisions casting votes for their respective state senate candidates at the Democratic Party convention: it was all so civil. What’s this political world coming to? After all, we were inside the restaurant of Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa where food fights, politically speaking […]
Tags: Americo Santiago·Andres Ayala·Anthony Musto·Bill Finch·Chris Rosario·Christina Ayala·Dan Malloy·Don Clemons·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·Marilyn Moore·Mario Testa·Ralph Ford·Scott Hughes·Testo's Restaurant
April 11th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Jim Miller rejected the permanent position as executive director of the Bridgeport Housing Authority because Commissioner Shante Hanks “was advising him what contractors to hire and causing an issue on the hiring of Blacks and Hispanics versus Blacks and Hispanic employees,” according to the minutes of a February 6, 2014 special meeting of the Bridgeport […]
March 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE: Includes town committee list. Monday’s recount in two districts did not change the results from last Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee primaries, according to elections officials. Candidates who placed among the top nine were elected to the 90-member committee. See results from last week here.
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Americo Santiago·Charlie Coviello·Charlie Stallworth·Danny Roach·Denese Taylor-Moye·Dennis Bradley·Dennis Scinto·Eneida Martinez-Walker·Ernie Newton·Gil Hernandez·Howard Austin·Jack Banta·Jim Holloway·John Fabrizi·John Olson·Larry Osborne·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Maria Valle·Mario Testa·Mark Trojanowski·Martha Santiago·Mike Marella·Mitch Robles·Ralph Ford·Rich Paoletto·Scott Hughes·Tom McCarthy·Tom Mulligan·Warren Blunt
Snow And Absentee Ballots Blanket Town Committee Primaries, Senior Voters: “We’re Waiting For Lydia”–Maria Pereira’s Vindictive Streak
February 27th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
With snow projected on the eve of Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee primaries in seven districts it looks like more votes will be cast via absentee ballot than electors showing at the polls. The Town Clerk’s Office has mailed roughly 1000 absentee ballots with 400 having been returned. That means several hundred more will likely come […]
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