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Entries Tagged as 'Dottie Guman'

Mario’s Bill Finch Pinocchio Moment, Two More Years For Testa

March 14th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Moses nominates Mario As Mario Testa prepared to receive another two years as czar of the Democratic Town Committee, he uncorked another of his endearing Pinocchio rejoinders. Prodded by CT Post’s Brian Lockhart for the town chairman’s long-standing scratchy relationship with Mayor Bill Finch, Mario replied: “I’ve known Bill for the past 30 years, […]

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Cockadoodledoo! Can Gomes, DePara And Silva Hold Off Americo’s Crew?

February 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Among seven primaries for Democratic Town Committee seats that will take place March 4, the district suffering from political schizophrenia is the 136th District that takes in portions of the East Side and The Hollow. It pits candidates against each other who have sometimes been on the same team. And one slate features 2011 mayoral […]

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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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Paging Zombie Land–Can Mojica Drum Up The Mojo For A City Council Challenge? Election Year For The Council

April 30th, 2013 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Ralph Mojica has filed paperwork to try to reclaim his former seat on the city’s legislative body challenging incumbents Denese Taylor-Moye and Jack Banta in the 131st District that covers the South End, Downtown and the West End. Big Mojo served on the council for several years. He supported Chris Caruso for […]

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Ha, Ha, Ha; It’s Time For Santa Claws

December 24th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council

Who needs peace, love, goodwill, prosperity and diplomacy when we have good old Santa Claws to scratch out goodies? Yes indeed, it’s time for OIB’s annual gifts to a vast collection of great and near-great local and state pols. I’ll be up to my ears in squid and other things today. No squid pro quo. […]

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Mother Goose Says Goodbye To City Politics–Laments Finch Mayoralty

December 3rd, 2012 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Democratic Party Vice Chairwoman Dottie Guman has bid farewell to the city in which she became a nurse, raised her children, observed campaign life from her political warrior husband John D. Guman Jr. and then followed in his footsteps after he passed away, albeit a much more reserved approach to politics, if just as dedicated […]

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Newton Wins Stunning Endorsement For State Senate–”Redemption Is Upon Us”–Faces Primary

May 22nd, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former State Senator Ernie Newton Monday night continued his comeback from a federal corruption conviction seven years ago to claim the Democratic endorsement for the State Senate seat he was forced to relinquish. He won the endorsement for Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District over incumbent Ed Gomes and State Rep. Andres Ayala at the party convention at […]

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