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Services for Danny Martinez, Former City Councilman

October 7th, 2012 · 2 Comments · News and Events

Calling hours for former City Councilman Danny Martinez will take place Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Community Funeral Chapels, 798 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday from 8  to 10 a.m. at Iglesia Cristiana Renacer 579 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport. See the full obituary below:

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Keila Honors Danny Martinez, Disses Dem Leadership

October 5th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council

CT Post columnist Keila Torres Ocasio writes a moving piece about Danny Martinez, the former city councilman, who passed away on Wednesday. Daniel Martinez spent his life caring for others. Sadly, it was his inability to take care of himself that caused his unexpected death Wednesday at the age of 26.

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Danny Martinez, Former City Councilman

October 3rd, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Former City Councilman Danny Martinez has passed away, according to numerous posts on his Facebook page. He was just 26 years young. Danny attended Bassick High School and represented the city’s East Side on the council for a term from 2007 to 2009. Genial, decent and kind, Danny had shared his battle with illness and […]

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When A Mayor Loses Support Can He Make New Friends?

August 2nd, 2011 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

Primaries are weird ducks. They’re not like higher turnout general elections. In the world of primaries you identify your friends and drag them out to vote. You could enter primary day thinking you’re okay and then all of a sudden–oops!–your friends stayed home, or you failed to coax them to vote. That’s when you grab […]

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Handicapping The Mayoral Race: Finch In Driver’s Seat

June 13th, 2011 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Library

Mayor Bill Finch is still the favorite to win the Democratic primary September 13 and another four-year term for mayor in the November general election. Could that change? Politics is a crazy business and anything can happen, but a new dynamic must occur for a challenger to submarine Finch based on the current field splitting […]

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East Side AB-racadabra, Plus: Merrick’s Time To Bloom

March 1st, 2010 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Get ready for Tuesday’s tussle. You know what they say about East Side politics? I went to a Democratic town committee meeting there the other day and a hockey game broke out. Well, the East Side is known for high sticking, body checks and oh baby, absentee ballots. Do you believe in magic? A couple of hundred […]

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Voters Lift Library, Plus: Speedy’s AB Sting, And Ned’s Guber Run

November 4th, 2009 · 44 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, Library, State Politics

UPDATE: Great day for library supporters. Bad day for city Republicans. Excellent day for suburban Republican candidates. What happened to the organized political effort to defeat the library referendum question? In fact many from the Democratic party apparatus were pushing the yes question in front of polling places. Unofficial results, according to Democratic Registrar of Voters […]

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Colon, Crossin Endorsed For BOE, Plus: Recalling The Legendary Mario-Rizzi Fight

July 22nd, 2009 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Thanks to Tom Kelly for filling in for me at the DTC endorsement session. See his report below. I’ll have my own soon. What A Fight Hard to believe it’s been 20 years since that legendary Democratic Town Committee endorsement session that featured the brawl between Mario Testa and the late Mike Rizzitelli. I had a front-row […]

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