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Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'

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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Bridgeport’s Progress Key To Ganim’s Statewide Future

January 25th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, State Politics

This is a big political year for Mayor Joe Ganim in more ways than one. He needs budget stability in his second full year back in office after a challenging first year fiscally. He also must show progress to political leaders around the state as he positions for a potential statewide run in 2018. That […]

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Gomes, Moore Big Winners In 2016

January 1st, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Nationally, 2016 was the political year of Trump. If you like a good rodeo, prepare for a wild ride. But hey, Bridgeport politics is a breeding ground for ups and downs, right?

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A Holly Dolly Holiday For Fonseca, What’s Up For 2017?

December 10th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

New justice of the peace Dolly Fonseca, a member of the Democratic Town Committee in the Upper East Side 138th District and wife of school board member Rafael Fonseca, writes “Who knows what 2017 will bring? Stay tuned.”

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For Ganim, Education Means Appointing School Board Members

November 30th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Education: Ganim’s first year back. On the 2015 campaign trail Joe Ganim uttered the usual stuff about education: fully fund schools, create a 21st century climate, modernize the infrastructure, yadda, yadda, yadda. What he did not expect, however, was appointing one-third of the nine-member Board of Education the second half of his first year back […]

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Wanted: Interim School Chief

November 14th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The Board of Education is scheduled to conduct a special meeting Tuesday at 5:30 to discuss “filling interim superintendent vacancy” of Fran Rabinowitz who announced she’s leaving at the end of the year following a clash with school board member Maria Pereira. The board has assembled selectively in special meetings called by Chair Dennis Bradley […]

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At Party For Joe, Mario Shows Fundraising Strength, ‘No Arm-twisting’

November 4th, 2016 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On the one-year anniversary of his comeback win Thursday night about 250 pols, friends and supporters filled Testo’s Restaurant ballroom for a Democratic Town Committee fundraiser honoring Joe Ganim’s return to office. State elected dignitaries included Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Attorney General George Jepsen. The suggested contribution was $250 minimum. Prior to the event, […]

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Revisiting Ganim’s Historic Comeback

November 3rd, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

One year ago on Nov. 3, Joe Ganim made history reclaiming the mayoral office he was forced out of following his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003. Thursday night city Democrats and supporters will honor the one-year anniversary of that election at a fundraiser at Testo’s Restaurant owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. […]

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