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Entries Tagged as 'John Guman'

25 Years Ago, Dems Mario Testa And Mike Rizzitelli Duked It Out At Party Convention

May 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s been 25 years and this video is more priceless than ever. This weekend and into next week a series of political conventions will take place to endorse candidates for an assortment of local, state and federal offices. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa’s restaurant on Madison Avenue will host candidate conventions on Monday and Wednesday […]

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Roll The Fight Tape! The Night Dems Mario Testa And Mike Rizzitelli Duked It Out At Party Convention

July 2nd, 2013 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Do we have a special video for you. We’re a few weeks away from a Democratic Town Committee convention to endorse school board candidates. Channeling back 24 years, it certainly was a wild and crazy Thursday night July 27, 1989 inside the Days Hotel on Lafayette Boulevard, jammed with 500 pols, for the Democratic Town […]

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Mother Goose Says Goodbye To City Politics–Laments Finch Mayoralty

December 3rd, 2012 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Democratic Party Vice Chairwoman Dottie Guman has bid farewell to the city in which she became a nurse, raised her children, observed campaign life from her political warrior husband John D. Guman Jr. and then followed in his footsteps after he passed away, albeit a much more reserved approach to politics, if just as dedicated […]

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Handicapping Foster V. Finch, Callahan Analyzes The X Factor

September 20th, 2011 · 13 Comments · City Politics

Jim Callahan is among the last of the old-time newspaper eccentrics. He struck a nerve throughout the decades of many city politicians. Some loved him (Hey, how about a Topstone?) Some couldn’t stand him. (Hey, try out this flight of stairs, tumble, tumble.) Through it all he studied city politicians and elections for the Bridgeport Post-Telegram, predecessor papers […]

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When A Mayor Loses Support Can He Make New Friends?

August 2nd, 2011 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

Primaries are weird ducks. They’re not like higher turnout general elections. In the world of primaries you identify your friends and drag them out to vote. You could enter primary day thinking you’re okay and then all of a sudden–oops!–your friends stayed home, or you failed to coax them to vote. That’s when you grab […]

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What Will Ganim Do? Examining The Mayoral Race

May 18th, 2011 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Former Mayor Joe Ganim is still moving around, schmoozing potential supporters, meeting them for lunch. Some folks say he’s definitely running for his old job, others say Joe’s being coy, others aren’t so sure. It’s classic Joe creating a buzz. Even if he decides not to run it doesn’t harm business for the family law practice […]

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Inhale, Exhale, Inhale, Exhale

March 21st, 2011 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Spring is here! Everyone in a good mood? Okay, a better mood? Time to take a little inventory on Bridgeport’s mayoral race approaching full mode. Mayor Bill Finch, for one, is in full campaign mode, raising tons of money, weighing the opposition scenarios, fighting to maintain a financial livelihood he’s never had before. For Bill, a lot is […]

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Foster Care For Bridgeport: Mary-Jane Foster Forms Exploratory Committee

January 20th, 2011 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Mary-Jane Foster, co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish and an executive at the University of Bridgeport, filed paperwork today for an exploratory committee as she considers a mayoral run. And what a hoot. The committee treasurer is John Guman, former City Councilman and son of Democratic Party Vice Chair Dottie Guman, the Mother Goose of the party. “The […]

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