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Entries Tagged as 'Ezequiel Santiago'

Malloy Announces Grant For East End Housing

April 10th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy on Thursday announced an $8.7 million grant for an affordable housing development on Stratford Avenue. “This grant will help make Bridgeport stronger by bolstering our efforts to revitalize the Park City’s East End neighborhood,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “I want to thank Governor Malloy and the Bridgeport delegation for their hard work […]

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Mario Testa’s Political Juggling Act

March 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Mario Testa has received two more years as Democratic Town Chairman. Now what? Time to size up the 2014 governor’s cycle with an eye toward the mayoral election next year.

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Malloy Visits City To Propose Minimum Wage Increase

February 4th, 2014 · 30 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

On the eve of the scheduled start to the state legislative session, Governor Dan Malloy was in Bridgeport Tuesday afternoon to propose an increase in the state’s minimum wage. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants Connecticut to be the first state to commit to meeting President Obama’s goal of a $10.10 […]

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Americo The Beautiful’s Political Stickup–Latinos Lean On Malloy For Jobs In Election Year

January 23rd, 2014 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

One thing is certain, no one can accuse former State Rep. Americo Santiago of inconsistency in an election year. The Bridgeport political operative will leverage any possibility to secure a payday for himself or his peeps. Anticipating Governor Dan Malloy facing a tough reelection battle, Santiago sent a message through a story in CT Latino […]

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The 2014 Election Cycle Underway, Debicella Snowballs Himes For Vail Trips

November 16th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

We’ve officially segued into the gubernatorial election cycle that includes potentially hot state and federal legislative races. Bridgeport’s state legislative delegation has six State House members and two state senators, all Democrats. Plus, Democratic Registrar Sandi Ayala is up for reelection next year. Will she be endorsed by the party? Will she have a primary […]

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Hispanic Voters Power Influence By Numbers, Largest Registered Democratic Bloc

August 26th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Hispanics, by sheer numbers registered to vote in Bridgeport, are becoming a growing force in city elections. Both Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the state’s chief elections official, and Sandi Ayala, Bridgeport’s Democratic Registrar of Voters, confirm Bridgeport has roughly 25,500 registered voters of Hispanic origin out of 69,963 total registered, approximately 36 […]

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When City Hall Is Listed As A Fundraiser, Joel Gonzalez Inquires

August 21st, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez has a taste for reviewing campaign finance reports he claims contain dubious information provided by city political operatives. He’s attempting to turn a Democratic South End political organization into a cause célèbre with his filing of a campaign finance complaint. Joel represented this political district when he served on the […]

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