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.
Entries Tagged as 'Testo’s Restaurant'
July 23rd, 2013 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
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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 […]
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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 […]
May 5th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events
Pinocchio Alert: What’s Mario Testa’s Real Address, Monroe Or Bridgeport? Records Contradict Testa Statements, Restaurant Zone Change Approved
May 1st, 2013 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning
UPDATE: Tuesday night the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission, by 6-3 vote, approved a “Petition of 1775 Madison Investments, LLC”–the North End restaurant owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa for a change from residential to commercial zone opposed by many neighbors. Documents in the case raise questions about the actual residential address of Testa who lists his […]