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Entries Tagged as 'Ernie Newton'

Ganim Calls O&G Site Mount Trashmore II

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 […]

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Moses Returns From Political Desert, Newton Lands Dem State Central Committee Spot

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.

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Coviello Wants To Pancake Baker

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 […]

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Young Gun Dennis Bradley Versus The Warrior Ed Gomes For State Senate

April 13th, 2016 · 140 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Last summer was the craziest election season in Connecticut’s largest city. Joe Ganim stormed back to make redemption history, upsetting Bill Finch in a September primary relegating Finch the first mayor in city history to lose a primary. How do you top that? Likely never. But when it comes to politics, Bridgeport is the city […]

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Newton Urges City Council To Cut Stipends, Hire Independent Financial Analyst

April 5th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

As a young music teacher in 1981, Ernie Newton was elected to the City Council and then named president of the legislative body by his peers. Back in the day, rather than the City Council, something called the Board of Apportionment and Taxation was tasked with reviewing the budget and setting a tax rate. Newton […]

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Political Machine Or Sputtering Jalopy? Democratic Party Endorsement Often Overrated In Primary Battles

April 4th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

The facts speak to this as well covering Democratic Party endorsements in recent years for high profile races. For example:

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Democratic Political Leadership Shows Male-Dominated Gender Gap

March 21st, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Bridgeport’s Democratic Party is looking for a few good women in district leadership positions. On March 14, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, backed by Mayor Joe Ganim, overwhelmingly won another two-year term as party leader. On the same night the respective members of the 10-district, 90-strong DTC also announced district leaders. All of them are […]

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Mario Wins Another Two Years, Ganim On Prez Election: Don’t Elect ‘Some Crazy On The Republican Side’

March 15th, 2016 · 92 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events

With his ally Mayor Joe Ganim in attendance, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa Monday night overwhelmingly won another two-year term as party leader defeating newcomer Angel Figueroa who was nominated by party outsider Maria Pereira, a member of the Board of Education. The vote was 81 to 6.

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