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Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'

Pereira Backing Incumbent Challengers For City Council In Upper East Side

July 18th, 2017 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

One week from the Democratic Town Committee endorsement, 138th District Leader Maria Pereira is throwing her support behind Timothy Bassey and Michele Small to oppose Upper East Side incumbents Anthony Paoletto and Nessah Smith in a September primary.

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McCarthy Appointed Chief Of New Haven Labor Relations

July 5th, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

It’s been nearly 18 months since he’s been on the public payroll, but City Council President Tom McCarthy is now the director of Labor Relations for the City of New Haven, a position that was available to him last year that he turned down during his failed State Senate primary bid against Democratic incumbent Marilyn […]

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Will They Ever Catch Up? Filling Board and Commission Vacancies

July 1st, 2017 · 6 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Bill Finch had this problem. Joe Ganim too. Whether effort for the task, administrative disorganization, lack of interest by the public to serve, background check logjam; filling vacancies to boards and commissions has been a quagmire for a decade.

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Pereira Decries Votes, Don’t Vote For Major Party School Board Candidates in November

June 29th, 2017 · 12 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

School board member Maria Pereira, lamenting the 5-4 Lighthouse Program vote, dresses down the members who voted in favor, in this commentary. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, will be remembered as a day that will live in infamy for the Bridgeport Board of Education (BBOE), the Bridgeport Public Schools (BPS) and our over 21,199 students. On […]

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Ganim Rallies Supporters For Statewide Exploratory Campaign

June 23rd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Nearly 300 political supporters, friends, city employees and business leaders Thursday night attended Mayor Joe Ganim’s first fundraiser for his 2018 exploratory campaign for governor at an asking price of $100 per head at Testo’s Restaurant, the epicenter of city politics owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. Under exploratory rules the maximum personal contribution […]

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Ganim Addresses Resurgent Young Dems Fielding Candidates

June 13th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Decades ago a number of insurgents got their start in politics when the Bridgeport Young Democrats was an active organization. Dormant for a long time, several members of the resurrected Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats will try to qualify for the September primary ballot for City Council including Gage Frank, Marcus Brown and Kyle Langan.

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Ganim’s “Statewide” Campaign Eating Dust Of Competitors

June 10th, 2017 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Joe Ganim is serious about a statewide run for office in 2018, he lacks a serious campaign infrastructure for the task. Ganim’s so-called campaign is eating the dust of just about every other candidate who has formed an exploratory or full-blown committee, the latest Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst who pledges to “take on the […]

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The Joe And Mario Show, Ganim Returns To Statewide Ambition

May 2nd, 2017 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Joe Ganim’s in the 2018 race for governor, an exploratory phase anyway. Now what? He raises money while waging a parallel campaign to qualify for the state’s public financing program either through an administrative remedy or court action. And along the way he needs to choose his words carefully about what he says about pols […]

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