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Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'

Reliving Democratic Convention Craziness With Mario And Joe–Plus: Testa Fight Tape

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 […]

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Spain Takes Aim At McCarthy, ‘Political Tom-foolery’

June 11th, 2016 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

If you want someone going door-to-door on behalf of a candidate for public office, Black Rock’s Pete Spain gets right to the point as he does in this commentary highlighting City Council President Tom McCarthy’s “corrosive effects of conflicts of interests to our government.” McCarthy is challenging incumbent State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August […]

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Judge Grants Pereira Protective Order Following Fallout With Figueroa

June 10th, 2016 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement

A state court judge on Thursday granted Board of Education member Maria Pereira’s request for a protective order following last week’s misdemeanor arrest of Angel Figueroa whom Pereira ran with on a successful Democratic Town Committee slate in the Upper East Side in March. Last week, according to a court docket, Figueroa was charged by […]

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Bring It On: August Democratic Primary Matchups Set

June 8th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The August 9 Democratic legislative primaries are set. Four of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation will have primaries: State Senator Marilyn Moore versus Tom McCarthy, State Senator Ed Gomes against Dennis Bradley, State Rep. Charlie Stallworth will take on Maria Pereira and State Rep. Andre Baker versus Charlie Coviello. Former City Council […]

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Moore, McCarthy Tout Key Fundraising In State Senate Battle

May 27th, 2016 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore and her Democratic-endorsed August primary opponent City Council President Tom McCarthy both had mighty fundraising weeks as they gear up for a summer season of campaigning in what is shaping up as a hotly contested race in Connecticut’s 22nd District that covers one third of Bridgeport, all of Trumbull and […]

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Charles Smith Visits High School Chum Pereira (Phew! No Jordan or Pippen)

May 26th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Harding High School basketball star Charles Smith stopped into the city Wednesday to visit his old classmate Maria Pereira at her East Main Street headquarters. They attended high school together in the mid 1980s.

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Pereira: “Absolutely Not For Sale–EVER!” Challenges Stallworth In Legislative Run

May 21st, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

The banner affixed the window of Maria Pereira’s Upper East Side campaign headquarters says it all: “Absolutely not for sale–EVER!” Reaching deep into Bridgeport’s rich political history that includes a showman named Barnum and a mayoral Socialist named McLevy, it’s hard to find a figure who elicits in such a short time as much passion […]

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Peaceful Easy Feeling For Dem State House Endorsements

May 19th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Boring! No fights. No arguments. No mud slinging. Democratic party regulars Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant endorsed candidates for State House in a love fest convention by city political standards. The party convention that started at 6 p.m. ended before 7. But stay tuned for a couple of likely August  primaries.

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