From Jon Lender, Hartford Courant: Meanwhile, in the widely read political blog “Only In Bridgeport,” Lennie Grimaldi highlighted the story about the emails that contradicted Merrill’s past statements, and headlined his post: “All In The Family: Merrill Caves To Bridgeport Machine, Rescues Mitch Robles, Gets Caught.”
Entries Tagged as 'Ezequiel Santiago'
January 24th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
January 22nd, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
This story is getting better every day. State Rep. Ezequiel Santiago, stepson of city sheriff and South End District Leader Mitch Robles, both of whom support tax deadbeat for State Senate Richard DeJesus, prevailed upon Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill to rescue pops from prior indiscretions. The switch for Mitch! Gee Denise, was […]
December 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
Now in the driver’s seat, Andres Ayala shouldn’t have to worry about his voting address anymore. On January 7, the state senator is scheduled to become commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. A special election will be scheduled to fill his vacancy. Could this be a free-for-all?
Tags: Alberto "Tito" Ayala·Andre Baker·Andres Ayala·Bill Finch·Charlie Stallworth·Chris Rosario·Christina Ayala·CT Post·Dan Malloy·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·Ezequiel Santiago·Joe Ganim·John DeStefano·John Stafstrom·Lydia Martinez·Mario Testa·Ned Lamont·Scott Hughes·Tom Foley
November 10th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
When the Connecticut General Assembly convenes for a long budget session in January, Bridgeport will feature three new faces in its eight-member legislative delegation, all Democrats. Delegation maneuvering and influence determines how much moolah floods Bridgeport from Hartford.
Tags: Andre Baker·Andres Ayala·Anthony Musto·Auden Grogins·Barack Obama·Bill Finch·Charlie Stallworth·Chris Rosario·Christina Ayala·Dan Malloy·Don Clemons·Ernie Newton·Ezequiel Santiago·Jack Hennessy·Marilyn Moore·Pleasure Beach·Rob Russo
November 4th, 2014 · 108 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Democratic State Senate candidate Marilyn Moore, who knocked off incumbent Anthony Musto in an August primary, has defeated Republican challenger Rick Costantini in Connecticut’s split city-suburban 22nd State Senate District, according to unofficial returns.
October 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
A few weeks ago South End activist and demographics guru Andrew Martinez conducted an online survey that received more than 80 responses with approximately 35 being South End residents. Based on responses from South End residents, Martinez identified three priority areas: Blight, Governance (transparency, conflicts of interest) and Taxes. The candidates running for the 130th […]
October 28th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
No one can accuse former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez of lacking a sense of humor. Twenty years after he chopped off his trigger finger on the steps of the State Capitol to make a statement in support of gun control, he’s engaged in a long-shot political gunfight with Democratic incumbent Ezequiel Santiago for Connecticut’s […]