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Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'

Cecil Young Is Noisy, And That’s No Bull, Airs Out Lungs In Front Of FBI Office

August 23rd, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Community gadfly Cecil Young‘s bullhorn is much a part of the fabric of Bridgeport as the coal burning South End smokestack. They both huff and puff and spew. Cecil’s blown out the ear drums of residents at all points in the city. Several years ago his bullhorn created such a racket in front of then Mayor […]

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Democratic Town Committee Rulebook On Mario’s Menu? Let’s Eat

August 19th, 2016 · 55 Comments · City Politics

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee wants to digest the rules of the Democratic Town Committee, led by restaurateur Mario Testa whose Madison Avenue restaurant is the mother ship of city politics. When it comes to politics Lee is no friend of martial law. He’s a proponent of putting everything on the table including the rules […]

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Moore Crushes McCarthy, Gomes Defeats Bradley, Stallworth Holds Off Pereira

August 10th, 2016 · 128 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senator Marilyn Moore on Tuesday thrashed her Democratic primary opponent Tom McCarthy running up large pluralities in Bridgeport and performing strong in suburban Trumbull and Monroe, according to unofficial returns. State Senator Ed Gomes bested school board chairman Dennis Bradley and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth defeated school board member Maria Pereira in a close contest, […]

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“Dysfunctional” School Board Caused By Political Demagogues?

August 8th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education member Howard Gardner shares in a commentary that also appeared in the Connecticut Post his perspective on the real cause of school board behavior. Outside political forces tried to take over the Board of Education several years ago. Their strategy included promoting the concept a “dysfunctional board,” thus convincing the State Department of […]

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Moore Supporter: She’s Not Beholden To The Machine

August 2nd, 2016 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

So far, for the most part, political operatives on behalf of their respective candidates for the August 9 Democratic primaries have been playing nice. Publicly, at least. Good grief, it’s a rite of passage in city political campaigns to fire up the blowtorch. Ah, but then we received this little branding iron from Lou Innacell […]

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Mario: It’s Like The Old Times Back In The ’90s

July 27th, 2016 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events

Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa loves to wax about the good ol’ days. For Mario it’s back to the future with his pal Joe Ganim. Both are delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Joe was a Democratic shooting star and Mario a high-profile town chair back in the day. Now the band’s back together, […]

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Carving Up The City To Suburbs, Careful What You Wish For

July 8th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Okay, let’s have some fun. Black Rock is apoplectic about absorbing the brunt of the revaluation blow that jacked taxes in the neighborhood to finance city services. For two hours the other night Mayor Joe Ganim listened patiently as homeowners, a majority from that cool Black Rock hamlet, justifiably vented. Most Black Rockers did not […]

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General Lee Calls Out Emperor Mario

July 5th, 2016 · 26 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Often a lonely voice, citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee had plenty of speaking support at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Text of his remarks, including an emperor reference to Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. Today is July 5, 2016. It is the first day of the 241st year of our “American experiment in democratic government.” […]

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