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Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'

Town Committee Primaries Key To Ganim-Testa Coalition

December 8th, 2017 · 38 Comments · City Politics, State Politics, Uncategorized

A hunting we will go. That will be the battle cry for Mayor Joe Ganim and other gubernatorial candidates forging a Democratic primary against the endorsed candidate at the party’s May convention. For challengers 15 percent delegate support is required to cement a ballot spot in August. The state party this week released its town-by-town […]

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Aidee Nieves Becomes First Latina City Council President

December 5th, 2017 · 98 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: see council committee assignments here. Aidee Nieves, a member of the Democratic Town Committee, was elected Monday night as the City Council’s first Latina president. She replaces Tom McCarthy who served in that role for 10 years. He did not seek reelection to his North End seat, but was able to cast a vote, citing […]

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Here We Go Again, A Third Dem Primary In North End Council District–City To Appeal Decision

November 30th, 2017 · 54 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

What started September 12 will continue into 2018. Citing absentee ballot abuse, Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Thursday ordered yet another Democratic primary in the City Council 133rd District. The new primary for the North End district is scheduled for Feb. 6. The city is appealing to the state’s highest court declaring Bellis wrong […]

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Who Can Return Absentee Ballots? For Mario, Cops And Mailmen Deliver

November 28th, 2017 · 68 Comments · City Politics

Police officer Paul Nikola testified on Monday that he was dispatched by Chief AJ Perez to assist Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa with picking up absentee ballots in the Democratic primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District. Testa is a supporter of party-endorsed Michael DeFilippo, a bartender at the chairman’s restaurant. DeFilippo […]

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Post Office Worthy, Name The Dude At Right

November 28th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, City Politics

Freaking out yet? This is 25 years ago, the old Three Door Restaurant on Madison Avenue, now Testo’s Restaurant owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. (Yes, there’s an o in the restaurant name and an a in Mario’s last.) At left is your grizzled host trying to get out the door following an event […]

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Calling All Lawyers

November 22nd, 2017 · 15 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: City Democratic Party Chairman Mario Testa and his bartender and hand-picked candidate for city council are refusing to testify at a court hearing Friday on allegations of mishandling of absentee ballots during the recent special primary election without first consulting with their own lawyers.

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Is Keeley Losing Because Of The Machine Or Campaign Machinations?

November 22nd, 2017 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

There’s been some hand-wringing in the OIB comments section about City Council challengers Bob Keeley and Anne Pappas Phillips conquered by that dastardly big bad Democratic machine that endorsed incumbent Jeanette Herron and Michael DeFilippo in the North End 133rd District. A state judge ordered a new election following a dubious absentee ballot that found […]

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Concert Amphitheater Approved; McCarthy, Holloway Bid Farewell

November 7th, 2017 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

On an emotional night for City Council President Tom McCarthy, who bid farewell to his peers after 16 years on the legislative body, the past 10 as its leader, the council voted 18-2 to approve the contract between the city and a joint venture of sports entrepreneur Howard Saffan and concert promoter Live Nation to […]

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