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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Lord (And Taylor), A School Board Recount

November 9th, 2017 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

As the returns came in Tuesday night, elections officials were praying … please, no recounts! Well, they got another one. A Board of Education recount between Republican Chris Taylor and Working Families Party candidate, incumbent Howard Gardner, will take place Wednesday morning 10 a.m. in the Margaret Morton Government Center.

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Why The City Council President Matters, Maneuvering Underway Among Growing List Of Candidates

November 9th, 2017 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

We’re not done yet. On Tuesday a court-ordered Democratic primary for City Council will take place in the North End 133rd District, followed by a general election Dec. 12. But on Dec. 4 the incoming legislative body is scheduled to choose a new president to replace outgoing Tom McCarthy. Can 133rd District incumbents McCarthy and […]

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Newton Returns To City Council, Library Question Passes

November 7th, 2017 · 106 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library

Third time’s the charm for Ernie Newton, according to unofficial returns. The self-proclaimed Moses of his people lost a close Democratic primary for State Senate to Andres Ayala in 2012, lost a State House primary to Andre Baker in 2014. Tuesday night he reclaimed handily his old East End City Council seat that launched his […]

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A Ghost Of A Chance, Cruz Writes In Casper

November 7th, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

On this election day there’s always Casper the Friendly Ghost. City social activist Jorge Cruz, who lost a September Democratic primary to City Council incumbents Jack Banta and Denese Taylor-Moye in the 131st District representing the South End, Downtown and portion of West End, wrote in the supernatural cartoon character.

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Concert Amphitheater Approved; McCarthy, Holloway Bid Farewell

November 7th, 2017 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

On an emotional night for City Council President Tom McCarthy, who bid farewell to his peers after 16 years on the legislative body, the past 10 as its leader, the council voted 18-2 to approve the contract between the city and a joint venture of sports entrepreneur Howard Saffan and concert promoter Live Nation to […]

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Library Battle Takes Center Stage In Tuesday’s Vote

November 6th, 2017 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events

Here we go, the 2017 municipal election is one day away with a library funding question that some are embracing and others are throwing a book at; as well as candidates for Board of Education, city sheriff and City Council.

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The Day Finch’s Dubious 2012 Ballot Question Was Defeated

November 5th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

In the 2012 general election for president a municipal ballot question appeared that broke records for money spent to influence a city vote: “Shall the City of Bridgeport approve and adopt the Charter changes as recommended by the Charter Revision Commission and approved by the City Council, including education governance reforms.” Translation: Mayor Bill Finch […]

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Okay Class: Impeachment 101

November 4th, 2017 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Constitutional scholar Cass Sunstein is in high demand these days as talk of impeachment escalates. Whether any of this stuff potentially involving Donald Trump rises to that level depends largely on the findings of the special prosecutor Robert Mueller who has charged three people so far with likely more to come. Understanding the impeachment process […]

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