Former State Senator Ernie Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, will not be deterred one bit from seeking his old State House seat this year irrespective of a new state law that bans his participation in Connecticut’s voluntary Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races. “Get ready, Newton coming!” he says. Newton says he […]
Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'
April 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
March 21st, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
The other day Mayor Bill Finch urged the state legislature’s Appropriations Committee to free up more state aid to help keep down local property taxes, an annual cry from big-city mayors lamenting small development footprints and a multitude of tax-exempt properties that minimize revenues in their cities. This is an election year for Democratic Governor […]
March 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
Mario Testa has received two more years as Democratic Town Chairman. Now what? Time to size up the 2014 governor’s cycle with an eye toward the mayoral election next year.
Tags: Andres Ayala·Anthony Musto·Auden Grogins·Bill Finch·Charlie Stallworth·Christina Ayala·Dan Malloy·Don Clemons·Ernie Newton·Ezequiel Santiago·Jack Hennessy·Jim Himes·Marilyn Moore·Mario Testa·Nancy DiNardo·Tom McCarthy
March 14th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE: Moses nominates Mario As Mario Testa prepared to receive another two years as czar of the Democratic Town Committee, he uncorked another of his endearing Pinocchio rejoinders. Prodded by CT Post’s Brian Lockhart for the town chairman’s long-standing scratchy relationship with Mayor Bill Finch, Mario replied: “I’ve known Bill for the past 30 years, […]
March 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE: Includes town committee list. Monday’s recount in two districts did not change the results from last Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee primaries, according to elections officials. Candidates who placed among the top nine were elected to the 90-member committee. See results from last week here.
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Americo Santiago·Charlie Coviello·Charlie Stallworth·Danny Roach·Denese Taylor-Moye·Dennis Scinto·Ernie Newton·Gil Hernandez·Howard Austin·Jack Banta·Jim Holloway·John Fabrizi·John Olson·Larry Osborne·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Maria Valle·Mario Testa·Mark Trojanowski·Martha Santiago·Mike Marella·Mitch Robles·Ralph Ford·Rich Paoletto·Scott Hughes·Tom McCarthy·Tom Mulligan·Warren Blunt
March 10th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
The battle of the barkeepers will not happen. Black Rock District Leader Danny Roach says he will not challenge Mario Testa for party leadership, setting up two more years for the North End restaurant owner when the 90-member Democratic Town Committee meets to pick a leader Thursday 5:30 p.m. at Testo’s Restaurant.
Several Veteran Slates Win DTC Races, Some Challenge Slates Make Gains, Absentee Ballots Play Role, Pereira A Factor In Upper East Side
March 5th, 2014 · 40 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE, includes link to unofficial results here: Veteran slates in Black Rock, North End, West Side and East Side were victorious on Tuesday while challenge slates in three other districts picked up a number of seats for election to the 90-member Democratic Town Committee. Seven of 10 districts had primaries. Absentee ballots made the difference […]
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Alberto "Tito" Ayala·Anderson Ayala·Angel DePara·Ann Barney·Bill Finch·Bob Halstead·Carlos Silva·Charlie Stallworth·Christina Ayala·Danny Roach·Gil Hernandez·Hector Diaz·Howard Austin·Howard Gardner·Jim Fox·Joel Gonzalez·John Gomes·John Olson·Larry Osborne·Lee Samowitz·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Maria Pereira·Maria Valle·Mario Testa·Mark Trojanowski·Martha Santiago·Mike Marella·Pat Fardy·Rich Paoletto·Rob Foley·Rob Sullivan·Scott Hughes·Tom McCarthy·Tom Mulligan·Trish Swain·Warren Blunt