It’s always good to have a relationship with a president but tricky if he repulses your voter base. That’s the position Mayor Joe Ganim’s in. He has a history with Donald Trump who toyed around with various city developments in the mid and late 1990s. After refusing to pay taxes on the former Jenkins Valve […]
Entries Tagged as 'Ernie Newton'
November 11th, 2016 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events
July 12th, 2016 · 15 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Last week Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis overturned a decision by state election officials rejecting State Senator Ed Gomes’ application to challenge party-endorsed Dennis Bradley in an August 9 primary following a paperwork snafu. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill subsequently approved Gomes for the ballot following the judicial order. What follows is an excerpted […]
July 11th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Four weeks away from the August 9 Democratic primaries in which four local legislative seats are up for grabs. Time to take inventory.
July 10th, 2016 · 86 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Declaring that East End District Leader Ralph Ford, a supporter of Democratic-endorsed Dennis Bradley, “perpetuated a fraud on the court,” Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Friday ordered state elections officials to place Ed Gomes’ name on the August 9 primary ballot ruling that “roadblocks” were set against the incumbent state senator when his candidacy was […]
July 8th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment
Okay, let’s have some fun. Black Rock is apoplectic about absorbing the brunt of the revaluation blow that jacked taxes in the neighborhood to finance city services. For two hours the other night Mayor Joe Ganim listened patiently as homeowners, a majority from that cool Black Rock hamlet, justifiably vented. Most Black Rockers did not […]
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July 1st, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
A clearly agitated Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis placed her hand across her forehead. Later, she even ran her hands across her face in exasperation. She reminded veteran political operative Ralph Ford that he was under oath and must testify truthfully. Just a few minutes into his testimony Ford had delivered inconsistent statements about what he knew […]
June 24th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Ernie Newton wants to force the city to trash its plans to run the municipal dump in-house.
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 […]