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Entries Tagged as 'Auden Grogins'

Crunch Time! One Week Left To Election, Sizing Up Ganim, Foster, Torres

October 26th, 2015 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Joe Ganim carries a refrain inside his head that goes something like this, “I’ve come too far, I’ve come too far.” Ganim won the Democratic primary in historic fashion, knocking off an incumbent mayor. He danced on a table, followers exploded with joy both in praise of Ganim’s comeback and with glee that he had […]

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A Month Remains To Election–Is There An October Surpise?

October 5th, 2015 · 58 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

Four weeks left to this historic, bizarre, wacky, surreal, twisty yo-yo of a mayoral election. And we’re not done yet. Time to take inventory how we got to this point and the fascination of the general election.

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Torres On Ballot For Mayor And City Council

July 31st, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Republican mayoral candidate Enrique Torres is betting if he fails to prevail his third time for the city’s top post, reclaiming his City Council seat will be his backup in the November general election. Republicans have endorsed him for mayor as well as City Council in the 130th District. Torres is the sole Republican on […]

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Funding Approved For Pedestrian Bridge From Black Rock To Metro Center Train Station

May 31st, 2015 · 50 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The concept began with former State Rep. Auden Grogins, now on the state bench, and has continued with her State House replacement Steve Stafstrom. The state Department of Transportation has approved the city’s application to provide $3.8 million for a pedestrian bridge over Ash Creek linking Black Rock from Fox Street with the Fairfield Metro […]

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Torres Enters Mayoral Race

May 30th, 2015 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Two-time mayoral candidate Enrique Torres officially jumped into the race for mayor on Thursday filing candidate committee paperwork with the Town Clerk’s Office. The lone Republican on the City Council says his experience on the budget and legislative body has provided insight he can now take to a campaign for mayor.

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The Mayoral Campaign Really Starts Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.

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Will Torres Jump Into Mayor’s Race?

May 12th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Democrats have five candidates in the race for mayor heading toward a likely party primary in September. What about the Republicans? Two-time mayoral candidate Enrique Torres, the lone GOP member on the City Council, is seriously considering it, according to his peeps. Whether you wanna hug him or slug him, Torres’ wonkish persona stirs passion.

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Offcials Celebrate Grand Opening Of Renovated Black Rock School

March 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch on Saturday was joined by state and city officials, community leaders and parents for the grand opening of the renovated Black Rock Elementary School that includes a dedicated bus drop-off, new pre-k and 1st grade classrooms, a new multipurpose room and outdoor play area, and administrative offices.

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