Each of the 20 members of the City Council can access a $9,000 annual stipend presumably to be used in accordance with their duties as members of the budget-making and legislative body. Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, although a proponent of charitable organizations, writes city councilors are misusing taxpayer money on behalf of needy […]
Entries Tagged as 'Tom McCarthy'
April 14th, 2014 · 23 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
March 17th, 2014 · 9 Comments · News and Events
It was cold, but that didn’t stop your favorite pols from greeting their peeps for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown on Monday. The Mayor’s Office loaded these images on Facebook.
March 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
Mario Testa has received two more years as Democratic Town Chairman. Now what? Time to size up the 2014 governor’s cycle with an eye toward the mayoral election next year.
Tags: Andres Ayala·Anthony Musto·Auden Grogins·Bill Finch·Charlie Stallworth·Christina Ayala·Dan Malloy·Don Clemons·Ernie Newton·Ezequiel Santiago·Jack Hennessy·Jim Himes·Marilyn Moore·Mario Testa·Nancy DiNardo·Tom McCarthy
March 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE: Includes town committee list. Monday’s recount in two districts did not change the results from last Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee primaries, according to elections officials. Candidates who placed among the top nine were elected to the 90-member committee. See results from last week here.
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Americo Santiago·Charlie Coviello·Charlie Stallworth·Danny Roach·Denese Taylor-Moye·Dennis Scinto·Ernie Newton·Gil Hernandez·Howard Austin·Jack Banta·Jim Holloway·John Fabrizi·John Olson·Larry Osborne·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Maria Valle·Mario Testa·Mark Trojanowski·Martha Santiago·Mike Marella·Mitch Robles·Ralph Ford·Rich Paoletto·Scott Hughes·Tom McCarthy·Tom Mulligan·Warren Blunt
March 6th, 2014 · 13 Comments · City Budget, City Council
One month away from Mayor Bill Finch submitting his budget proposal to the City Council, city financial guardian John Marshall Lee implored the city’s budget authority to focus on the financials. His Monday address to the council: Council President McCarthy, Council persons, interested member of the Bridgeport community. For the past two Council sessions I […]
Several Veteran Slates Win DTC Races, Some Challenge Slates Make Gains, Absentee Ballots Play Role, Pereira A Factor In Upper East Side
March 5th, 2014 · 40 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE, includes link to unofficial results here: Veteran slates in Black Rock, North End, West Side and East Side were victorious on Tuesday while challenge slates in three other districts picked up a number of seats for election to the 90-member Democratic Town Committee. Seven of 10 districts had primaries. Absentee ballots made the difference […]
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Alberto "Tito" Ayala·Anderson Ayala·Angel DePara·Ann Barney·Bill Finch·Bob Halstead·Carlos Silva·Charlie Stallworth·Christina Ayala·Danny Roach·Gil Hernandez·Hector Diaz·Howard Austin·Howard Gardner·Jim Fox·Joel Gonzalez·John Gomes·John Olson·Larry Osborne·Lee Samowitz·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Maria Pereira·Maria Valle·Mario Testa·Mark Trojanowski·Martha Santiago·Mike Marella·Pat Fardy·Rich Paoletto·Rob Foley·Rob Sullivan·Scott Hughes·Tom McCarthy·Tom Mulligan·Trish Swain·Warren Blunt
March 4th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Update: Bridgeport Working Families Party Chair Maria Pereira, a registered Democrat, is passionate about her political work. So passionate, she’s handing out cut cards to her voter contacts in front of Hooker School precinct crossing out the names of town committee candidates she had supported including Pat Fardy and Ann Barney in the Upper East […]
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Alberto "Tito" Ayala·Anderson Ayala·Andy Fardy·Angel DePara·Ann Barney·Bob Halstead·Carlos Silva·Charlie Stallworth·Danny Roach·Gil Hernandez·Hector Diaz·Howard Austin·Howard Gardner·Jim Fox·Joel Gonzalez·John Gomes·John Olson·Larry Osborne·Lee Samowitz·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Maria Pereira·Maria Valle·Mark Trojanowski·Martha Santiago·Mike Marella·Pat Fardy·Rich Paoletto·Rob Foley·Rob Sullivan·Scott Hughes·Tom McCarthy·Tom Mulligan·Trish Swain·Warren Blunt