It’s hard to believe nearly 25 years after Tom Bucci served his last day as mayor, a dozen friends and members from his mayoral staff gather each December between Christmas and the New Year to reminisce, needle, pontificate, argue, compare crow’s feet, laugh lines, hairlines and waistlines. This is a crew with a sense of […]
Entries Tagged as 'Testo’s Restaurant'
January 2nd, 2014 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events
Top Stories July/August 2013, Grounded Airport Manager: I Recused Myself At All Levels, Acted Only As Directed
December 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, Cops, Education, News and Events
A new bishop for Diocese of Bridgeport, Downtown housing, a fired airport manager, a $400,000 land improvement a judge rules taxpayers were not obligated to pay, were among lead stories for July/August 2013. Other headlines:
Tags: Barbara Bellis·Bill Finch·Bishop Frank Caggiano·Bob Halstead·Bobby Simmons·Brian McAllister·Carmen Dickson·Chris Murphy·Dale Radcliffe·Dan Malloy·Dick Blumenthal·Gustave Whitehead·Joel Gonzalez·John Olson·John Ricci·Ken Moales·M. Evette Brantley·Manny Moutinho·Maria Pereira·Paul Vallas·Phil Blagys·Phil Kuchma·Rick Torres·Stefan Pryor·Steven Stafstrom·Sue Brannelly·Testo's Restaurant·Trish Swain·University of Bridgeport·Wall Street Journal
July 23rd, 2013 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
City Democrats Monday night endorsed three newcomers for Board of Education at a party convention at Testo’s Restaurant. A challenge slate is expected to pull petition papers Tuesday (today) to try to secure signatures from five percent of registered Democrats to wage a September primary.
Tags: Aidee Nieves·AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia·Andre Baker·Angel DePara·Bill Finch·Bob Halstead·Bobby Simmons·Brandon Clark·Carlos Silva·Charlie Coviello·Danny Roach·Denese Taylor-Moye·Dennis Scinto·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·Fleeta Hudson·Howard Austin·Howard Gardner·Jack Banta·Jasper McLevy·Jim Holloway·John Olson·Katie Bukovsky·Leticia Colon·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Manuel Ayala·Maria Valle·Mario Testa·Michelle Lyons·Mike Marella·Milta Feliciano·Mitch Robles·Paul Vallas·Rich Paoletto·Simon Castillo·Steven Stafstrom·Sue Brannelly·Testo's Restaurant·Tom McCarthy·Tom Mulligan·Trish Swain·Warren Blunt
July 20th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education
Denied support for another two-year term by East End political leaders, City Councilman Andre Baker says he will be a candidate for Board of Education.
July 19th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events
On Monday Democrats will meet at the party convention to endorse candidates for City Council and Board of Education at Testo’s Restaurant, the epicenter of city politics, owned by Town Chairman Mario Testa. Republicans will do the same Tuesday night at the North End Library. What is usually a sleepy off-year election cycle is shaping […]
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Andre Baker·Angel DePara·Bob Halstead·Bobby Simmons·Brandon Clark·Carlos Silva·Danny Roach·Ernie Newton·Hector Diaz·Jim Holloway·Joe Larcheveque·John Olson·Katie Bukovsky·Leticia Colon·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Manuel Ayala·Maria Pereira·Maria Valle·Mario Testa·Milta Feliciano·Rick Torres·Sauda Baraka·Simon Castillo·Steven Stafstrom·Sue Brannelly·Testo's Restaurant·Tom Mulligan·Trish Swain·Warren Blunt
July 11th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
If City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez is to win reelection to represent the East Side, it looks like she must wage a September primary. Lydia and her council partner Manny Ayala were not endorsed for another two-year term Wednesday afternoon by Democratic town committee members representing the 137th District. Instead they endorsed former council member Maria […]
July 10th, 2013 · 38 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
West Side City Council incumbents Evette Brantley and John Olson face a Democratic primary challenge in September from Bob Halstead and Trish Swain as all 20 seats on the city’s all-Democratic legislative body come before voters in November. Five Board of Education seats are also up for grabs in November. Mayor Bill Finch, who has […]