Governor Dan Malloy on Thursday announced an $8.7 million grant for an affordable housing development on Stratford Avenue. “This grant will help make Bridgeport stronger by bolstering our efforts to revitalize the Park City’s East End neighborhood,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “I want to thank Governor Malloy and the Bridgeport delegation for their hard work […]
Entries Tagged as 'Don Clemons'
April 10th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
April 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Former State Senator Ernie Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, will not be deterred one bit from seeking his old State House seat this year irrespective of a new state law that bans his participation in Connecticut’s voluntary Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races. “Get ready, Newton coming!” he says. Newton says he […]
April 2nd, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
City Librarian Scott Hughes, who recently won a seat on the Democratic Town Committee from the Upper East Side, is considering a run for State Senate against Democratic incumbent Andres Ayala. If Hughes challenges Ayala in an August primary, it certainly would make for an intriguing race.
March 29th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
The news coming out of Hartford Superior Court the other day wasn’t all bad for former State Senator Ernie Newton. The judge hearing the state criminal complaint against Newton, alleging he falsified $500 in campaign donations to trigger an $80,000 public grant for his State Senate race two years ago, didn’t throw out the case […]
March 28th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Superior Court Judge Joan Alexander on Thursday rejected Ernie Newton’s court motion to dismiss criminal campaign finance charges stemming from his 2012 State Senate race, but in doing so announced prosecutors were “negligent” for not including vital facts from witnesses that could have exonerated Newton but not “reckless” in how the state pursued an arrest […]
March 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
Mario Testa has received two more years as Democratic Town Chairman. Now what? Time to size up the 2014 governor’s cycle with an eye toward the mayoral election next year.
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March 6th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Former Democratic State Senator Ernie Newton, awaiting word from the court this month on his lawyer’s motion to dismiss criminal charges for alleged campaign finance law infractions, is preening over Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee results he says continues his coalition-building in neighborhoods.