By unanimous vote, the Bridgeport City Council Monday night filled two Democratic vacancies on the budget and legislative body, both relatively new faces in city politics, Jose Casco to fill the 136th District East Side seat of Ricky DeJesus and Melanie Jackson to replace the 138th Upper East Side vacancy of veteran member Richard Paoletto.
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March 3rd, 2015 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
February 28th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Political maneuvering is underway to fill the City Council seats of the recently resigned Richard Paoletto and Richard DeJesus. An addendum to the council agenda calls for the replacement of the vacated seats.
April 16th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning
There’s something intriguing about the Ayala family of Democratic politicians, maybe because of their sheer number. Or maybe because each in their own way makes the news. There’s Andres Ayala, the state senator; his cousin Christina Ayala, the state representative; then there’s Christina’s mom Sandi Ayala, the Democratic registrar of voters. And let’s not forget […]
Vallas Shocked Abusive Principal Not Terminated, GOP Condemns Baraka’s Vote, Baraka’s Conflict Of Interest, ‘Parents Disgusted … Open Season On Children’
November 1st, 2013 · 99 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events
UPDATE: Sauda Baraka, one of four Board of Education members Wednesday night who voted to rescue Tisdale School principal Carmen Perez Dickson from termination for dragging children through hallways, was represented by Dickson’s attorney when Baraka became a plaintiff challenging the state’s takeover of city schools in 2011. School board members Ken Moales and Maria […]
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October 15th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
What must Republicans do to win seats on the Board of Education? Judging by the GOP strategy so far running as a team is not on the list. The three candidates for Board of Education Joe Larcheveque, Steve Best and John Weldon are presenting themselves as individual alternative choices to the status quo rather than […]
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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August 21st, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez has a taste for reviewing campaign finance reports he claims contain dubious information provided by city political operatives. He’s attempting to turn a Democratic South End political organization into a cause célèbre with his filing of a campaign finance complaint. Joel represented this political district when he served on the […]
August 12th, 2013 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
Maria Pereira, who’s not seeking another four-year term to the Board of Education, certainly added zest to school board meetings following her election in 2009 running on the Connecticut Working Families Party line.