Hey everyone, enjoy Labor Day, the barbecue, the cocktails (not too many) and cursing your favorite punching-bag politicians.
The political season heats up after Labor Day on a local and statewide level. And one pol who recently returned from an involuntary vacation is mapping his comeback. What do you think of this? Former State Senator Ernie Newton, the Moses of his peeps, is not wasting any time walking and talking in his political base. OMG, what political deals could be in the works? From the CT Post:
BRIDGEPORT — It may not be much, but it’s a start, said former state Sen. Ernest E. Newton.
And just around midnight Friday, Newton — along with Mayor Bill Finch, acting Police Chief Joseph Gaudett, block watch captains and ministers — will be walking from the East End Community Council Center, at Stratford Avenue and Sixth Street, to the end of Stratford Avenue.
“We’re hoping to get political leaders, the clergy, block watch captains as well as concerned citizens to come out,” said Police Lt. David Daniels. “We’d like to see a hundred people there.”
Daniels said that, if it’s raining, the walk will be postponed until Sept. 10.
“This is the first of six walks we have planned,” Daniels said. “We’ve got one planned for East Main Street and another for the Green Homes. We’re hoping we can start a movement to take back the streets.”
What Daniels really wants to see is the number of block watches established in the city to double from 30 to 60.
“We’ll be disseminating information on them,” he said.
But Charles Coviello, who is considering another mayoral run, questions the impact of these walks.
“One walk or six walks is not going to do it,” said Coviello, who will participate in the walk.