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Calling All Lawyers

November 22nd, 2017 · 15 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: City Democratic Party Chairman Mario Testa and his bartender and hand-picked candidate for city council are refusing to testify at a court hearing Friday on allegations of mishandling of absentee ballots during the recent special primary election without first consulting with their own lawyers.

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Keeley Gets His Mulligan, New Primary Vote In City Council District

October 17th, 2017 · 9 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Former State Rep. Bob Keeley and zoning commissioner Anne Pappas Phillips will have a second shot at victory. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Tuesday sided in favor of a proposed agreement by parties to schedule a new Democratic primary in the North End 133rd District on Nov. 14 with a general election for the […]

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Balletto’s Ballet–Testa Fundraiser Hauls in $43K, $10K Donated To State Party

February 18th, 2017 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When Bridgeport Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa hosted a fundraiser in November at his Madison Avenue restaurant it was billed as a general election rally to also commemorate the one-year anniversary of Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback. Backed by the political payroll and developers, with an all-star cast of city and state politicians, the chairman flexed […]

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Union Contract Sparks Court Battle

March 9th, 2016 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

The legal fight over a scuttled union contract is playing out in Superior Court with charges and counter charges between City Council President Tom McCarthy and Deputy City Attorney John Bohannon. More on this from the CT Post: But there is some speculation among union members that his departure has to do with serious allegations […]

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Gander Ganim’s Payroll Lineup

February 6th, 2016 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

How many direct hires has Joe Ganim made since he reclaimed the mayoralty starting December 1? Less than 30, according to a list of discretionary appointments provided by the city following an OIB FOI request.

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Ganim Names Meyer City Attorney, Prioritizing Chief Gaudett’s Status

December 3rd, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

R. Christopher Meyer, who worked in the City Attorney’s Office for 26 years, has been named by Mayor Joe Ganim the city’s chief lawyer replacing Mark Anastasi who will remain in the office as an associate city attorney. Ganim had appointed Anastasi city attorney shortly after his election in 1991 when Anastasi was a young […]

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Testa Says He’ll Break Tie For Ganim At Party Endorsement For Mayor

July 21st, 2015 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On the eve of the Democratic Town Committee endorsement for mayor, Town Chair Mario Testa announced if need be he’d break a tie on behalf of Joe Ganim over incumbent Bill Finch, blowing his top over what he says is the state party sending down a legal observer to keep tabs on what could be […]

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What’s Your Assessment?

October 12th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Jim “Sonny” Fox, one of Bridgeport’s preeminent conspiracy theorists and radio moonlighter from his Black Rock home, shares this commentary on what he claims is tax favoritism for the politically connected. The retired electrician and occasional candidate for public office cites tax disparity for the 2009 revaluation among members of the Democratic Town Committee. Every […]

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