Who’s gonna draw first blood in the mayoral race? The first punch? First attack? The quest to serve as the city’s chief executive is now taking shape. Mayor Bill Finch seeks a third four-year term, Joe Ganim wants his old job back and Mary-Jane Foster has entered presumably to frame herself as the viable alternative. […]
Entries Tagged as 'Joel Gonzalez'
April 28th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
November 30th, 2014 · 10 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
When it comes to bona fide residency, the Ayala family of political operatives could be a reality television series, be it State Senator Andres Ayala, his cousin outgoing State Rep. Christina or his uncle Tito, a former city councilman.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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?