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Entries from December 12th, 2017

Here We Go Again, A Third Dem Primary In North End Council District–City To Appeal Decision

November 30th, 2017 · 54 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

What started September 12 will continue into 2018. Citing absentee ballot abuse, Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Thursday ordered yet another Democratic primary in the City Council 133rd District. The new primary for the North End district is scheduled for Feb. 6. The city is appealing to the state’s highest court declaring Bellis wrong […]

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Logjam For City Council President

November 30th, 2017 · 90 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The race for City Council president is one gigantic swirl with veterans and young insurgents taking a look at the city’s top legislative spot to replace outgoing Tom McCarthy. Who has the inside track for 11 votes?

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Feds Settle Housing Authority Lawsuit

November 30th, 2017 · 4 Comments · News and Events

From Connecticut U.S. Attorney: John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced a settlement of a government lawsuit alleging that the Housing Authority for the City of Bridgeport, doing business as Park City Communities, (“HACB”), violated the Fair Housing Act by refusing to provide reasonable accommodations to a woman with […]

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Tree Lighting Friday

November 30th, 2017 · 4 Comments · News and Events

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Casino Imbroglio Heads To Court

November 30th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Lots of court action lately. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Backed by the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations filed a lawsuit Wednesday to force Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to approve their gaming agreements with Connecticut and clear the way for them to jointly develop a commercial casino […]

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Federal Judge Rejects Ganim’s Battle For Public Campaign Cash

November 29th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that the State Elections Enforcement Commission decision to ban Mayor Joe Ganim from participating in the state’s public financing program “doesn’t burden or penalize” his first amendment rights because he’s still free to seek state office outside of the Citizens Election Program.

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Who Can Return Absentee Ballots? For Mario, Cops And Mailmen Deliver

November 28th, 2017 · 68 Comments · City Politics

Police officer Paul Nikola testified on Monday that he was dispatched by Chief AJ Perez to assist Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa with picking up absentee ballots in the Democratic primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District. Testa is a supporter of party-endorsed Michael DeFilippo, a bartender at the chairman’s restaurant. DeFilippo […]

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What Will Judge Bellis Do?

November 28th, 2017 · 22 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, who has a relatively long history sorting out elections issues in the city, ordered a redo of the September 12 Democratic primary for City Council in the 133rd District. Will she order a redo of the redo? From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: A Superior Court judge on Tuesday said she has […]

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