Testy, wonkish, comedic, grandiose: Thursday night’s 90-minute debate in the Burroughs Community Center filled by about 80 residents of Connecticut’s 129th State House District pretty much had it all, led by five candidates all of whom have served either on the City Council or in the state legislature. The debate was sponsored by the Black […]
Entries Tagged as 'Brendan Sharkey'
February 20th, 2015 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics
January 26th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
In the spring of 2003 the FBI agent who began the investigation that toppled a once-popular Bridgeport mayor reflected on the state of the city from his office Downtown. “The city will never be cleaned up until you get city employees off the City Council,” the agent said.
January 19th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
The Democratic big dogs are coming to town on behalf of State House candidate Steven Staftsrom. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz will attend a Tuesday night fundraiser at the home of Scott and Claire Burns in Black Rock for Stafstrom’s quest to qualify for public financing for […]
January 7th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events
News release from Alberto Negron, House Democrats: Christopher Rosario (D-Bridgeport) was officially sworn in as the State Representative from the 128th House District. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill presided over the morning ceremony in the State Capitol.
December 7th, 2014 · 11 Comments · News and Events
Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey has appointed Auden Grogins the State House chair of the Planning and Development Committee that oversees matters relating to local governments including tax structure, housing, urban renewal, fire, sewer metropolitan districts, home rule and planning and zoning. This is the first time the position has ever been held by […]
August 7th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Ernie Newton and Andre Baker couldn’t be two more diametrically different personalities as they square off in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for the State House: Newton the lightning rod self-proclaimed Moses of his people who had previously represented the district in the state legislature; and Baker, the restrained neighborhood funeral home director who represented a portion […]
July 20th, 2014 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Don’t ya just love election season in the Park City? Charlie Coviello, supporter of Democratic-endorsed Ernie Newton opposed by Andre Baker in an August 12 Democratic primary, has filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission claiming Baker “expended funds … and held a fundraiser …” before the State House candidate formed a committee […]