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Entries from August 13th, 2018

Supremes Order Third Primary For North End City Council Seat, Pete Finch: Justice Served

January 26th, 2018 · 17 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Will third time be the charm? The Connecticut Supreme Court Friday morning upheld Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’ decision to order a third Democratic primary in the City Council’s 133rd District based on what she ruled absentee ballot fraud. That means the parties will get together for a status conference to schedule a new primary between […]

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Jayson Negron Findings Scheduled For Friday Announcement

January 25th, 2018 · 14 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

State’s Attorney Maureen Platt on Friday is expected to release the findings of a state law enforcement probe into the May 2017 police-involved shooting death of 15-year-old Jayson Negron.

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Come On In, The Lava Is Lovely

January 25th, 2018 · 6 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

The next person to jump into the Democratic gubernatorial fray will make it an even dozen. The Republican side also features an army of pursuers. At some point the field will thin out. On Wednesday the Dems were featured at a forum in Glastonbury. Yawn or excitement?

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Enchanté! ‘Titanium Woman’ Hanks Gears Up For Stallworth Challenge

January 24th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The 2018 election cycle will be loaded with intriguing matchups including the one shaping up in the 126th State House District where incumbent Charlie Stallworth faces a Democratic primary challenge from Congressman Jim Himes’ former deputy district director Shanté Hanks who has formed a candidate committee.

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Council Members Raise A Stink Over Sewers

January 24th, 2018 · 23 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Incoming City Council members promised to serve as a stronger check on the executive branch and so far a number of them are putting words into action. Council members have heard constituent horror stories about the collection process of the Water Pollution Control Authority, an area that a young Joe Ganim vehemently questioned as a […]

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Councilman Pete: Pick Up Poop

January 23rd, 2018 · 25 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Where’s Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood when you need him? You gotta hand it to City Councilman Pete Spain, he doesn’t waste for letting you know what’s on his mind. One of Pete’s pet peeves in his district residents who don’t pick up the dog poop. Pete demonstrates in the video above from his Facebook page. Pete’s adding new meaning […]

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Couch Politics, Will Dr. Ford’s Diagnosis Of East End Town Committee Fight Hold Up? Game On

January 23rd, 2018 · 69 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

East End District Leader Ralph Ford’s psychology background comes in handy toiling in the schizophrenic world of city politics. The good doctor has negotiated his share of patients to study in active practice or civic engagement. On March 6th Ford will have neighborhood activists knocking on his door, and they won’t necessarily be patients. He’s facing […]

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Regional Officials Urge Call To Action Against Opioid Addiction

January 23rd, 2018 · 5 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

News release from Mayor’s Office: In response to the national opioid crisis, Mayor Ganim and Health Director Maritza Bond were joined by Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau, Trumbull First Selectman Vicki Tesoro, health directors from Fairfield, Trumbull, Stratford, Monroe, and New Haven, Bridgeport Fire Chief Thode, and representatives of the police departments from Bridgeport, Fairfield, […]

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