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Entries Tagged as 'Testo’s Restaurant'

A Slice Of Political Pie, Ganim’s Mystic Calling In Stonington

February 2nd, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

So after Stonington Connecticut (think Mystic Village), you hit the Rhode Island border. Such is life on the campaign trail for Mayor Joe Ganim. Thursday night he addressed the Stonington Democratic Town Committee searching for party support in an uphill battle for governor. Thirty years ago the film Mystic Pizza featured secret ingredients in its special […]

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2017: Trefz Dies, Honis Retires, Lopez Clocks Parking Meters, Judge Radlciffe Shuts Down Stockpiling Plant

December 26th, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB highlights some top stories from February and March. Ernie Trefz, a Bridgeport business community titan for decades whose Downtown-based Trefz Corporation owned dozens of McDonalds franchises, commercial real estate and apartment buildings, passed away Saturday morning. He was a major benefactor of the University of Bridgeport including a business school named for him. He […]

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‘The Hidden (Ball)ot Play’

December 18th, 2017 · 5 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

City political observer John Marshall Lee compares city politics with the American pastime. It’s all in a game, right? From Lee: In winter with below freezing temperatures and snow blanketing the ground young and old Americans all over the land begin to yearn for news of “the boys of summer,” the return of star veterans, […]

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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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Keeley Seeks Court Relief Following 1 Vote Primary Loss

September 30th, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, no stranger to sorting out thorny city election issues, will decide if former State Rep. Bob Keeley is worthy of a mulligan against incumbent Jeanette Herron who bested him by a walloping 1 vote in the September 12 Democratic primary for City Council in the 133rd District. Keeley is asking […]

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Dems Endorse Municipal Candidates, City Council Primaries Loom

July 24th, 2017 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Get set for a bunch of primaries for City Council, possibly 9 of 10 districts. The Democratic Town Committee Monday night at Testo’s Restaurant endorsed candidates for Board of Education, city sheriff and the 10 districts encompassing the legislative body on a day its leader Tom McCarthy announced he’s not seeking reelection to his seat in […]

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Dems Gather Tonight To Endorse Candidates

July 24th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

A collection of great and near-great political insiders–that would the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee–will meet tonight at Testo’s Restaurant to endorse candidates for Board of Education, City Council and city sheriff slots. This is generally known as the sleepy, off-cycle municipal election, no mayor on the ballot, but a number of challenges and competitive races […]

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Larcheveque Bows Out, Republicans Endorse Candidates For School Board

July 21st, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Board of Education Chair Joe Larcheveque Thursday night rejected pleas from Republican Party operatives to seek another four-year term at the GOP convention in which candidates for school board, city sheriff and City Council were endorsed. Citing family commitments and frustration with school board dysfunction, Larcheveque opted out.

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