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Andres Ayala’s Mountain Of Absentee Ballots

July 24th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Is there a book in the Bridgeport Public Library to school City Librarian Scott Hughes in the craft of absentee ballots? Quick Scott, take that book out. On Wednesday stretched-thin workers in the Town Clerk’s Office mailed out roughly 850 absentee ballots. And, with less than three weeks until the August 12 Democratic primary, they’re just warming up. Powered by two State Senate and two State House races, the absentee ballot action is piling up led by the campaign of incumbent State Senator Andres Ayala who’s not taking anything for granted to hold off a challenge by Hughes.
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Hughes, Ayala, Baker, Davidson Qualify For Public Cash

July 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

With less than three weeks until the August 12 Democratic primary, four candidates for legislative office received word Wednesday afternoon they have qualified for public funds. State Senate candidate Scott Hughes and State House candidates incumbent Christina Ayala, Teresa Davidson and Andre Baker will receive public grants under the state’s Citizens Election Program.
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Moore Endorsed By Working Families Party For Democratic Primary

July 23rd, 2014 · 36 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Connecticut’s Working Families Party has endorsed State Senate candidate Marilyn Moore in her August 12 primary to unseat Democratic incumbent Anthony Musto. If she wins the Democratic primary Moore will appear on the WFP line in the general election facing Trumbull Republican Town Councilman Rick Costantini.
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The Political Balancing Act Of Housing Undocumented Immigrant Children

July 23rd, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Bill Finch says we’ll accommodate the kids if we have space and the feds foot the bill, a spokesman for New Haven Mayor Toni Harp proclaims we’re not stepping up to undermine Governor Dan Malloy, but now even Malloy is trying to find a political safe haven–after saying no–to address shelter for undocumented immigrants from Central America at the request of President Obama. Finch and Harp are up for reelection next year and Malloy is up for a second four-year term in November. How do they balance the interests of a growing Latino voter base with other voters wondering, why should we take this on?
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DEEP Questions About GE Site For Harding High Replacement

July 23rd, 2014 · 12 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post:

Anyone hoping for a quick decision on GE’s inches-thick plan to cleanse its former Boston Avenue plant site of enough toxins that it can house a new city high school is going to be disappointed.

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Primary Fever Heats Up In The City

July 22nd, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

rooster vote

Three weeks left until the Tsunami Tuesday August 12 Democratic primary and absentee ballots are now available. What would a city election be without the magical world of AB-racadabra (Gotta reach out and grab ya). So who ya supporting?
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Finch To Host Community Cabinet Meeting In Black Rock

July 22nd, 2014 · 25 Comments · News and Events

Mayor's meeting in Black Rock

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