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Entries Tagged as 'Joel Gonzalez'

State House Candidates Address Blight, Government Reform And Taxes

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 […]

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Speedy Gonzalez Races For State House

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 […]

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Speaking Of The South End, Help Us With This Survey

October 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

South End community activist Andrew Martinez has shared a link to a community survey (anyone can participate) for issues regarding the neighborhood. According to Andrew, the information will be “analyzed and priority areas will then be identified.” He will present findings to candidates running for the State House seat that covers the district to comment […]

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Speedy Gonzalez Urges Support Of Peace And Progress Line

October 1st, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez will appear on the November ballot as a petitioning candidate for Connecticut’s 130th State House seat occupied by Democrat Ezequiel Santiago. Winning the long-shot seat is not his ultimate goal. He’s looking to create an insurgent political party presence on the Peace and Progress line, as he shares in […]

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Attention City Employees, Election For Civil Service Commissioner

August 6th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Hey, there’s another election going on and the deadline to vote is this Friday. The resignation of Willie McBride as the city employee representative on the Civil Service Commission has triggered a vote among city employees to replace him.

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Yeah Baby, Line Up To Pay Your Taxes

July 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · City Budget, News and Events

“Let me tell you how it will be, There’s one for you, nineteen for me, ‘Cause I’m the Taxman, Yeah, I’m the Taxman.”–George Harrison Who says Bridgeporters aren’t jonesing to pay their taxes?

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‘They Vote To Ban Chocolate Milk, But Wouldn’t Vote To Ban City Employees Serving On City Council’

June 16th, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

In an OIB post former City Council President Lisa Parziale wrote “How ironic, they vote to ban chocolate milk, but wouldn’t vote to ban city employees serving on the City Council. Just saying!” When it comes to political campaigns there’s nothing like the simplicity of contrast. He did this but wouldn’t do that. Such is […]

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