Gail Janensch, an active member of the League of Women Voters, says it’s time for new blood on the Democratic Town Committee with a message of reform. She’s running on a slate for the March 4 primary challenging the established slate in the North End 133rd District led by City Council President Tom McCarthy who’s […]
Entries Tagged as 'Auden Grogins'
February 11th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
February 4th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Another challenge slate was cleared for the ballot on Monday that sets the stage for political control of Black Rock where 130th District Leader Danny Roach must win if he’s to defeat Mario Testa as leader of the 90-member Democratic Town Committee following the March 4th primaries.
January 25th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
State Rep. Auden Grogins will host a neighborhood forum on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue to seek input on spending $500,000 in state funding for facade and streetscape upgrades along Fairfield Avenue. These funds will be administered by the Black Rock Business District Development Program supporting private and […]
January 12th, 2014 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Political activist Marilyn Moore has filed a candidate committee for State Senate setting up a rematch of her 2008 Democratic primary with Anthony Musto who occupies the city-suburban district. Moore has built an intriguing early coalition that includes former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh as her treasurer and 2011 mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster as deputy […]
January 9th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Backed by Governor Dan Malloy, the State Bond Commission Thursday afternoon approved $500,000 for improvements to the Black Rock business district on Fairfield Avenue. The money will fund new facades for businesses, updates to streetscape and lighting along the pedestrian areas of the business district including landscaping and paving to increase pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, […]
December 26th, 2013 · No Comments · City Council, News and Events
Punxsutawney Phil calls for early spring. Winter Storm Nemo doesn’t oblige. The menacing Blizzard of 2013 left devastation throughout the city, overwhelmed Public Works crews, imprisoned residents in their own homes with drifts of snow four and five feet and higher. Mayor Bill Finch called in the National Guard for help, hired private contractors from […]
December 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, News and Events
As OIB reviews some top stories from 2013, the month of January was not short of revelations. Some highlights: Graphic footage was released of city police officers stomping a suspect in Beardsley Park after he had been felled by a stun gun in May 2011. NAACP officials call for the arrest of cops.