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Endorsed City Council Candidates Could Have Company

July 22nd, 2015 · 26 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Challengers to Democratic-endorsed candidates for City Council have begun the petitioning process for the September 16 primary. They will need certified signatures from five percent of registered Dems in their respective districts to qualify for the ballot.

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Former Councilman Paoletto Lands Private Sector Job

April 25th, 2015 · 39 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Though he left his municipal job and seat on the City Council amidst a sexual harassment probe, prominent Democrat Richard Paoletto quickly landed a private sector position with a politically connected construction firm.

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City Council Welcomes New Members, Melanie Jackson And Jose Casco

March 3rd, 2015 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

By unanimous vote, the Bridgeport City Council Monday night filled two Democratic vacancies on the budget and legislative body, both relatively new faces in city politics, Jose Casco to fill the 136th District East Side seat of Ricky DeJesus and Melanie Jackson to replace the 138th Upper East Side vacancy of veteran member Richard Paoletto.

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Who Will Replace Paoletto And DeJesus On City Council?

February 28th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Political maneuvering is underway to fill the City Council seats of the recently resigned Richard Paoletto and Richard DeJesus. An addendum to the council agenda calls for the replacement of the vacated seats.

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Richards Wave Bye Bye To City Council

February 18th, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post: There was no mention of the months-long sexual harassment probe against Richard Paoletto. There was also no mention of the thousands in back taxes and child support owed by Richard DeJesus.

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Icky For Ricky–DeJesus Says He’ll Resign City Council Seat, Finch Tells Him To Drop State Senate Bid

February 14th, 2015 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: Richard Paoletto will not be the only City Council member resigning after Tuesday night’s meeting. Add Democratic State Senate candidate Ricky DeJesus to the list. Meanwhile Mayor Bill Finch wants DeJesus to drop out of the February 24 special election, according to the Connecticut Post. Finch political operatives, after delivering the endorsement to DeJesus, […]

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Paoletto Announces Retirement From City, Will Resign Council Seat

February 14th, 2015 · 46 Comments · City Council, News and Events

City employee City Councilman Richard Paoletto has announced his retirement from his paid position as well as his resignation from the City Council representing the Upper East Side, following a second sexual harassment claim against him in five years.

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Torres Pushes Citizen Petition To Enforce City Charter Ending Conflicts Of Interest

January 29th, 2015 · 27 Comments · City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Republican City Councilman Enrique Torres, a candidate for the February 24 special election for Connecticut’s 129th State House District, has launched a petition drive both online here and in hard copy at his Harborview Market in Black Rock to build public support to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter that prohibits city employees from serving on […]

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