Declaring that East End District Leader Ralph Ford, a supporter of Democratic-endorsed Dennis Bradley, “perpetuated a fraud on the court,” Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Friday ordered state elections officials to place Ed Gomes’ name on the August 9 primary ballot ruling that “roadblocks” were set against the incumbent state senator when his candidacy was […]
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July 10th, 2016 · 86 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
July 1st, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
A clearly agitated Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis placed her hand across her forehead. Later, she even ran her hands across her face in exasperation. She reminded veteran political operative Ralph Ford that he was under oath and must testify truthfully. Just a few minutes into his testimony Ford had delivered inconsistent statements about what he knew […]
June 13th, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, State Politics
When Democrats converge on Philadelphia next month to officially nominate Hillary Clinton for president, two old buds will be shoulder to shoulder as delegates, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa and Mayor Joe Ganim. City Councilwoman Mary McBride Lee will also be there as a delegate. Joe and Mario enjoy a heralded history of fascination at party […]
Trump Scheduled For Saturday Visit To Klein Memorial Auditorium, He Owned Property Where Bluefish Swim
April 22nd, 2016 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
My former client Donald Trump is planning a campaign stop at the majestic Klein Memorial Auditorium 12:30 Saturday afternoon in advance of Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary in Connecticut, according to his website. For tickets see here. He may very well talk about his experiences in Bridgeport, his interest in developing Pleasure Beach back in the […]
March 29th, 2016 · 69 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Monday night at Testo’s Restaurant, the mothership of city politics owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, Bridgeport delegates were selected for nominating conventions in May to endorse candidates for state senate in Connecticut’s 22nd and 23rd districts led by incumbents Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes respectively. Will they have primary challengers? If so, primaries […]
November 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
This is the second installment of Joe Ganim’s early years as mayor Slowly, the city began to inch out of the abyss. The around-the-clock hours of reversing red ink made Ganim’s eyes bloodshot. Whatever funds his municipal tourniquet saved went back into beefing up the strength of the police department to fight crime.
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October 27th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Chris Caruso and Joe Ganim attended high school together at Notre Dame. They’ve known each other for about 40 years. Caruso says voters should not return Ganim to the mayor’s office. The two-time mayoral candidate and government reformer who led passage of the state’s landmark campaign finance reform law in the state legislature, has endorsed […]
October 19th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
WFSB 3 Connecticut Twenty years ago the lobbying was intense and the stakes high. In the end Connecticut’s effort to expand gaming to a new waterfront facility on the East Side was defeated handily by the State Senate led by Fairfield County gold coast legislators.