Two weeks after the regional director of the federal Housing and Urban Development urged Mayor Joe Ganim to replace the appointees of his predecessor, four Housing Authority commissioners have resigned, according to the mayor’s office. That means the mayor is now actively searching for replacements following HUD assertions the housing authority is a mess.
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September 9th, 2016 · 15 Comments · News and Events
September 1st, 2016 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
The regional director of the federal Housing and Urban Development wants Mayor Joe Ganim to “replace the mayoral appointments to the Board (of the Bridgeport housing authority) within a period not to exceed 30 days,” asserting a “history of board member interference in the daily operations of the agency and the inappropriate use of their authority to […]
July 13th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
It’s generally not a good idea to tell city police officers you think you’re an important person in town, especially when they’re about to arrest you. City Councilman Jose Casco, who sits on two key committees, Budget and Appropriations and Ordinances, was arrested Sunday night in a domestic violence dispute involving his wife. He has […]
June 16th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
A paperwork gaffe has placed in jeopardy State Senator Ed Gomes’ ballot spot for the August 9 Democratic primary against party endorsed Dennis Bradley, chairman of the Board of Education. Connecticut Secretary of the State spokesperson Patrick Gallahue confirmed Wednesday night that Gomes’ name will not appear on the primary ballot.
June 8th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
The August 9 Democratic legislative primaries are set. Four of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation will have primaries: State Senator Marilyn Moore versus Tom McCarthy, State Senator Ed Gomes against Dennis Bradley, State Rep. Charlie Stallworth will take on Maria Pereira and State Rep. Andre Baker versus Charlie Coviello. Former City Council […]
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April 13th, 2016 · 140 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Last summer was the craziest election season in Connecticut’s largest city. Joe Ganim stormed back to make redemption history, upsetting Bill Finch in a September primary relegating Finch the first mayor in city history to lose a primary. How do you top that? Likely never. But when it comes to politics, Bridgeport is the city […]
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Political Machine Or Sputtering Jalopy? Democratic Party Endorsement Often Overrated In Primary Battles
April 4th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
The facts speak to this as well covering Democratic Party endorsements in recent years for high profile races. For example:
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January 19th, 2016 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
In politics timing is everything. Is the time right for Board of Education chairman Dennis Bradley to challenge State Senator Ed Gomes?
Tags: Andre Baker·Andres Ayala·Charlie Stallworth·Chris Rosario·Dan Malloy·Dennis Bradley·Ed Gomes·Ezequiel Santiago·Jack Hennessy·Joe Ganim·Ken Moales·Maria Pereira·Marilyn Moore·Mario Testa·Mary-Jane Foster·Richard DeJesus·Steven Stafstrom