From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Ernie Newton wants to force the city to trash its plans to run the municipal dump in-house.
Entries Tagged as 'Ernie Newton'
June 24th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
June 9th, 2016 · 39 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Addressing the City Council Monday night, former State Senator Ernie Newton declared “White privilege means you can commit crimes but held at a different standard.” The pronouncement drew a combination of gasps and cheers from the crowd in the City Council chambers. Newton claimed he had been harmed by bidding process disclosures regarding his particular […]
June 8th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
The August 9 Democratic legislative primaries are set. Four of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation will have primaries: State Senator Marilyn Moore versus Tom McCarthy, State Senator Ed Gomes against Dennis Bradley, State Rep. Charlie Stallworth will take on Maria Pereira and State Rep. Andre Baker versus Charlie Coviello. Former City Council […]
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May 18th, 2016 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Pols are maneuvering throughout the city. At least four among Bridgeport’s eight-member legislative delegation face August Democratic primaries. Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant, the mothership of city politics owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, endorsements will take place for State House. Two incumbents Charlie Stallworth and Andre Baker have challengers.
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May 10th, 2016 · 54 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events
The Bridgeport City Council Monday night unanimously approved a city spending plan of roughly $550 million that includes a $1.5 million contingency for additional education funds depending on the state budget that awaits a vote in a Thursday special session. Mayor Joe Ganim had proposed a $560 million budget that flat funded school spending.
April 23rd, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
In the early months of JG1, Joe Ganim, assisted by then-Governor Lowell Weicker, removed a mountainous pile of illegal demolition debris in the East End that was a scourge on the neighborhood. It was called Mount Trashmore. On Friday Ganim was joined by city officials and neighborhood political leaders across the street from the hulking […]
April 21st, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Politics is a crazy business. It takes endurance, timing and patience. Down one day, up the next. Banned to parts unknown, resurrected by events. Ernie Newton for sure knows the highs and lows of political life. Just when you think he’s out, he positions back in.
April 15th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Realtor Charlie Coviello, a multiple-mayoral candidate, is biting off a lot less real estate in his latest effort for public office. He’s challenging State Rep. Andre Baker in Connecticut’s 124th State House District that covers the East End and runs up to a portion of the Upper East Side. Baker is also an elected member […]