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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

The State Of The DTC Slates

February 9th, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s now official, primaries will take place March 6th in 6 of 10 districts for Democratic Town Committee seats. Within a week or so after the primaries, the 90-member DTC will select party officers.

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City Lawmakers: Inspirit Craft Distilleries On Par With Beer And Wine

February 7th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The craft brewery industry, thanks to state legislation, has enjoyed meteoric growth in Connecticut joining state wineries as major consumer destinations. Bridgeport’s East Side is home to Asylum Distillery, the city’s first licensed distillery since Prohibition, that produces gin, vodka and whiskey from corn grown in Connecticut. As noted in an OIB story last year Asylum Distillery’s Bridgeport-made […]

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“¡Ya Basta!” Clean Up Sewer Collection Mess At WPCA

February 7th, 2018 · 44 Comments · City Council, News and Events

UPDATE, related story here. Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez is providing guidance to the City Council’s Ordinance Committee that wants to reform collection practices of the Water Pollution Control Authority following constituent complaints. In this OIB commentary she writes “It is true that state law considers a sewer bill that goes unpaid for thirty […]

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Mario’s DTC Moolah Sinks

February 6th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa needs to reload his committee treasury. The latest filing with the State Elections Enforcement Commission shows the Democratic Town Committee paid attorney Ed Maley $12,367.99 for legal representation in the challenge of City Council primary results in the North End 133rd District, leaving a $4,741 balance as of December 31. […]

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A Slice Of Political Pie, Ganim’s Mystic Calling In Stonington

February 2nd, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

So after Stonington Connecticut (think Mystic Village), you hit the Rhode Island border. Such is life on the campaign trail for Mayor Joe Ganim. Thursday night he addressed the Stonington Democratic Town Committee searching for party support in an uphill battle for governor. Thirty years ago the film Mystic Pizza featured secret ingredients in its special […]

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Councilor Martinez: ‘I Respect All Religious Traditions, And Detest Bigotry In Any Form’

January 29th, 2018 · 36 Comments · City Council, News and Events

East End City Councilwoman Eneida Martinez declared on Monday “In light of press accounts, I wish to state categorically, that I bear no animosity toward anyone based on his or her race, ethnicity, or religious tradition.” At the December 27 Ordinance Committee meeting, according to minutes, Martinez described Russell Liskov and Juda Epstein, lawyers involved […]

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Ethan Throws Book At WPCA Collections, Newton: Worse Than A Loan Shark

January 27th, 2018 · 10 Comments · City Council, News and Events

The City Attorney’s Office is verging on a collision course with some City Council members. The Ordinance Committee will conduct a special meeting Monday, 5 p.m. in the Wheeler Rooms of City Hall regarding the “Proposed resolution requesting the City Attorney’s Office to create an ordinance that requires the WPCA to implement a customer mediation program […]

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Cop Cleared In Jayson Negron Death

January 26th, 2018 · 59 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From State’s Attorney Maureen Platt:  “Jayson Negron died tragically on May 9, 2017, after being shot by Officer James Boulay. However, in light of the foregoing, Officer James Boulay reasonably believed that the use of deadly force was necessary to defend himself from the use of deadly force–that being the Subaru operated by Jayson Negron. […]

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