The resignation of Dave Hennessey from the Board of Education has triggered a controversy about the political affiliation of his replacement. Elected as a Democrat in 2013, Hennessey switched his party affiliation in January to Republican. Lawyers advising the BOE say his replacement must be a Republican. Board members are in the process of selecting […]
Entries Tagged as 'Joel Gonzalez'
June 6th, 2016 · 25 Comments · City Politics, Education
May 26th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Harding High School basketball star Charles Smith stopped into the city Wednesday to visit his old classmate Maria Pereira at her East Main Street headquarters. They attended high school together in the mid 1980s.
May 4th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Talk about a twisted sense of humor. Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez takes the cake. Actually, he presented a birthday cake at the office of City Clerk Lydia Martinez, in honor of her long and distinguished reputation as the city’s queen of absentee ballots.
April 28th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
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. […]
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 […]