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Entries Tagged as 'Charlie Coviello'

No Changes In Recounts For Democratic Town Committee Seats

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.

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Is Newton Victim Of Witch Hunt?

January 10th, 2014 · 13 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

A state judge is expected to decide in late March whether to dismiss charges of campaign finance fraud against former State Senator Ernie Newton or schedule a trial date in defense of accusations he falsified $500 in contributions to trigger an $80,000 grant from the Citizens Election Program of publicly financed campaigns for his State Senate […]

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Newton Seeks Dismissal Of State Charges

December 26th, 2013 · 2 Comments · News and Events

Darnell Crosland, the attorney representing Ernie Newton, has filed a motion to dismiss state charges against the former state senator accusing him of falsifying $500 in campaign contributions to trigger an $80,550 grant through the Citizens Election Program of publicly funded campaigns for his state senate bid in 2012. Newton is scheduled to be back […]

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What’s Your Assessment?

October 12th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Jim “Sonny” Fox, one of Bridgeport’s preeminent conspiracy theorists and radio moonlighter from his Black Rock home, shares this commentary on what he claims is tax favoritism for the politically connected. The retired electrician and occasional candidate for public office cites tax disparity for the 2009 revaluation among members of the Democratic Town Committee. Every […]

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What About Ernie And Charlie And Joel? Campaign Handlers Draw Contrast In School Board Race

September 8th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

In the closing days to Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Board of Education some mail pieces have gotten edgy. Political activists examine mail pieces to determine an appropriate response or how to spin it back in their candidates’ favor. Campaign operatives for the endorsed slate (Kathryn Bukovsky, Simon Castillo, Brandon Clark) aligned with Mayor Bill Finch […]

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Dems Endorse Three New School Board Candidates, Primary Possible

July 23rd, 2013 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

City Democrats Monday night endorsed three newcomers for Board of Education at a party convention at Testo’s Restaurant. A challenge slate  is expected to pull petition papers Tuesday (today) to try to secure signatures from five percent of registered Democrats to wage a September primary.

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Gawking At Manny’s $400K Taxpayer-Paid Gift–’He Got Quite A Nice Driveway’

June 6th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: Millionaire developer Manuel “Manny” Moutinho’s $400,000 driveway, paid for by city taxpayers, has become the city’s newest tourist attraction, right up there with Seaside Park and the Beardsley Zoo. “Maybe the mayor should be there collecting admission,” quipped city activist and former mayoral candidate Charles Coviello, who Friday called for […]

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