State Senator Anthony Musto hasn’t made a lot of constituents happy the past few days following his announced stance against the government reform bill advanced by State House members Jack Hennessy and Auden Grogins–supported by a cross-section in the state legislature–that would bar city employees from serving on the City Council minimizing conflicts of interests [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Ed Gomes'
May 24th, 2013 · 72 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
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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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March 5th, 2013 · 35 Comments · Education
The day after the Bridgeport Board of Education approved by a 5-4 vote a three-year contract for Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas, members and supporters of the Connecticut Working Families Party are lashing out, including Maria Pereira, one of three WFP school board members who voted against Vallas.
Callous Toward Vallas, Working Families Party Wants Paul’s Pelt–Parents Step Up For Vallas, Say WFP Obstructs Progress
February 25th, 2013 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Connecticut’s Working Families Party, with three of its members on the Board of Education, is doing its best to torpedo Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas from serving another academic year. Vallas says he’d like to stay on the job another year as school board members continue moving through a ponderous process of evaluation. Talk about [...]
February 6th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Nothing like a good political fight to warm things up. Investigators from the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission are probing absentee ballot fraud allegations involving City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez concerning residents at an apartment complex at 1491 Central Avenue during November’s general election. The complaint was brought by Ralph Ford Jr., East End political district leader [...]
Legislative Session Begins–Christina Ayala Receives Oath: “Breathtaking!” Legal Issues Still Pending
January 9th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Who says Democrats and Republicans cannot get along? They can, and often do, in Connecticut. At least in comparison to the gridlock in Washington. The opening session of the General Assembly on Wednesday was a love fest. Republican House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, who has gubernatorial ambitions, seconded the nomination of Democrat Brendan Sharkey as [...]
January 9th, 2013 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Bob Curwen, one of the longest-serving City Council members who also co-chaired the Budget and Appropriations Committee for more than a decade, announced Monday night his resignation from the city’s legislative body to deal with some family health matters.