Two weeks from receiving Mayor Bill Finch’s proposed spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1, the City Council has been operating for months without long-time Budget and Appropriations Co-Chair Bob Curwen who verbally announced his resignation from the city’s legislative body but had not submitted his official resignation in writing as of [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Danny Roach'
March 18th, 2013 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events
August 4th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
In her latest searing essay in the Connecticut Post, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez barbecues the city’s “political machine” Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa claims was responsible for her appointment to the state bench. In July of 2009 Lopez in fact sought the Democratic Town Committee endorsement for a Board of Education seat. Carmen, [...]
Delegate Crunch Time For Murphy And Bysiewicz–SuBy: I Didn’t Run For Governor; Dankosky: Yes You Did
May 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Susan Bysiewicz will schmooze some Bridgeport delegates to the state party convention tonight (Thursday) at the home of party Vice Chair Dottie Guman. The party convention is Saturday at Central Connecticut State University’s Kaiser Hall. Meanwhile Mayor Bill Finch is working the phones to shore up Bridgeport delegates in support of Congressman [...]
April 30th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Locked in a delegate battle with former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz for the Democratic Party endorsement for U.S. Senate, Congressman Chris Murphy made his way tonight to Testo’s Restaurant, the epicenter of city politics owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, for a meet and greet with city Dems. Murphy and Bysiewicz are putting [...]
March 23rd, 2012 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
Two years ago Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa made it a priority to mobilize all his delegates to the state party convention to support Ned Lamont for governor. Mario wanted to vote as a bloc and he thought Ned’s moolah was the ticket to a winning race. Despite Mario’s support, several city pols led by [...]
March 13th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Ah, it was another love fest for Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa who was reelected by acclamation for another two-year term by the 90-member Democratic Town Committee Monday night at Mario’s Madison Avenue restaurant, the epicenter of city politics. Will someone please step up and start a good fight?
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February 10th, 2012 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
If nothing else, this will be fun to watch. Rob Sullivan, editor of the Bridgeport Banner, says he will challenge State Rep. Auden Grogins, “The Blonde Banshee” from Black Rock in a Democratic primary.