One year ago on Nov. 3, Joe Ganim made history reclaiming the mayoral office he was forced out of following his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003. Thursday night city Democrats and supporters will honor the one-year anniversary of that election at a fundraiser at Testo’s Restaurant owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. […]
Entries Tagged as 'Testo’s Restaurant'
November 3rd, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
October 20th, 2016 · 9 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events
Among the voluminous stacks of hacked emails of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chairman John Podesta comes a little, local WikiLeaks-revealed nugget titled “GOOD READS FROM ELSEWHERE” detailing an article in the Hartford Courant chronicling Joe Ganim’s historic mayoral comeback victory last November.
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 […]
August 6th, 2016 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Sometimes a primary result can come down to one digit. Supporters of State House incumbent Charlie Stallworth hope that’s the case in his favor, in more ways than one. A political action committee based in the East End has dropped an independent expenditure attack against school board member Maria Pereira who’s battling Stallworth in Connecticut’s […]
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July 10th, 2016 · 86 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Declaring that East End District Leader Ralph Ford, a supporter of Democratic-endorsed Dennis Bradley, “perpetuated a fraud on the court,” Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Friday ordered state elections officials to place Ed Gomes’ name on the August 9 primary ballot ruling that “roadblocks” were set against the incumbent state senator when his candidacy was […]
July 1st, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
A clearly agitated Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis placed her hand across her forehead. Later, she even ran her hands across her face in exasperation. She reminded veteran political operative Ralph Ford that he was under oath and must testify truthfully. Just a few minutes into his testimony Ford had delivered inconsistent statements about what he knew […]
June 22nd, 2016 · 31 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
UPDATE: State Senator Ed Gomes on Wednesday filed a complaint in Bridgeport Superior Court asking a state judge to place his name on the August 9 Democratic primary ballot after his candidacy application was rejected by the Office of the Connecticut Secretary of State following a campaign paperwork glitch. Gomes wants to challenge party endorsed Dennis Bradley, […]
June 16th, 2016 · 29 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
The lawyer representing State Senator Ed Gomes, denied ballot access for the August 9 Democratic primary based on a paperwork technicality, says he is examining two courses of action–first administratively and if necessary judicially–for Gomes to face party endorsed Dennis Bradley.