July 4th this weekend, followed by campaign fireworks next week. Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster will celebrate her campaign headquarters opening Monday 5:30 p.m. at 300 Fairfield Avenue Downtown while Mayor Bill Finch will kick off his official reelection Wednesday July 8, 5 p.m. at Captain’s Cove Seaport.
Entries Tagged as 'Testo’s Restaurant'
July 1st, 2015 · 18 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
June 17th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
On the evening of July 21, the 90-member Democratic Town Committee will meet at Testo’s Restaurant, the political flagship of party leader Mario Testa, to endorse a variety of candidates for municipal office with the main act the office for mayor. Incumbent Bill Finch has an edge for the endorsement with Joe Ganim at least a […]
Gomes Urges Democratic State Party To Invalidate DeJesus Endorsement For State Senate, Dems To Expedite Ruling
January 17th, 2015 · 34 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
Ed Gomes has asked Democratic State Party officials to dismiss the nomination of State Senate candidate Richard DeJesus after it was learned the chair who broke the convention tie for the endorsement has an attorney-client relationship with DeJesus. Gomes writes, “This conflict and failure of Attorney Farrow to recuse or reveal his attorney-client relationship if […]
January 15th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Former City Councilman Steve Stafstrom Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant received the endorsement for the February 24 special election to fill the State House seat vacated by Auden Grogins who’s been nominated to the state bench.
January 15th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Update: Board of Education member Ken Moales took out petition paperwork today to try to qualify for the State Senate special election. He must turn in 103 certified signatures of registered voters in the 23rd State Senate District to the Town Clerk’s Office by 4 p.m. Friday to qualify for the February 24 ballot.
January 14th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
The Connecticut Working Families Party on Tuesday endorsed former State Senator Ed Gomes for his old seat in the February 24 special election to fill the vacancy of Andres Ayala, the new commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. If Gomes wins the Democratic Party endorsement Thursday night at Testo’s restaurant he’ll appear on two […]
May 21st, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE: Ernie Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, was endorsed Wednesday night at the Democratic convention at Testo’s Restaurant setting up his return to the State House seat he occupied for 15 years that includes his East End voter base. William Marshall, a city minister who attended the Democratic Party convention, had contemplated a […]
May 21st, 2014 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Update: Baker decides against run. Board of Education member Andre Baker is considering a challenge of Ernie Newton for the Democratic nomination for Connecticut’s 124th State House seat that Newton once occupied. Newton is expected to receive the party endorsement tonight at Testo’s Restaurant. If Baker runs, it adds a pearly twist to city politics […]