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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Joel Gonzalez'
October 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
October 1st, 2014 · 5 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?
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 […]
May 6th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
The state’s largest city is loaded with characters, personalities and oddities. Hey, that’s why we call it Only In Bridgeport. What did the late scribe James G. Clark write, “Bridgeport … where the circus never left town.” P.T. Barnum, who made Bridgeport his home, would be proud. Reality shows are a big deal and a […]
Several Veteran Slates Win DTC Races, Some Challenge Slates Make Gains, Absentee Ballots Play Role, Pereira A Factor In Upper East Side
March 5th, 2014 · 40 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE, includes link to unofficial results here: Veteran slates in Black Rock, North End, West Side and East Side were victorious on Tuesday while challenge slates in three other districts picked up a number of seats for election to the 90-member Democratic Town Committee. Seven of 10 districts had primaries. Absentee ballots made the difference […]
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