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Newton: Hold Off On City Council Presidency Election Until Everyone Seated

November 27th, 2017 · 35 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

As a court battle plays out to determine the Democratic candidates in the City Council’s 133rd District, maneuvering is underway to select a new legislative leader December 4 to replace outgoing Tom McCarthy. But incoming council member Ernie Newton who served as council president back in the early 1980s says there’s no compelling reason to […]

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‘I Swear, I Swear, I Swear’ (Fingers Crossed)

November 23rd, 2017 · 8 Comments · City Council, Education, News and Events

It’s a fitting OIB moment when city officials raise their hands and swear at the street address named ‘Lyon’ Terrace. Make me no promises, I tell you no lies. (Or something like that.) The swearing-in ceremony for the 2017 elected officials will take place December 3rd at 5 pm in City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. […]

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Calling All Lawyers

November 22nd, 2017 · 15 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: City Democratic Party Chairman Mario Testa and his bartender and hand-picked candidate for city council are refusing to testify at a court hearing Friday on allegations of mishandling of absentee ballots during the recent special primary election without first consulting with their own lawyers.

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Is Keeley Losing Because Of The Machine Or Campaign Machinations?

November 22nd, 2017 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

There’s been some hand-wringing in the OIB comments section about City Council challengers Bob Keeley and Anne Pappas Phillips conquered by that dastardly big bad Democratic machine that endorsed incumbent Jeanette Herron and Michael DeFilippo in the North End 133rd District. A state judge ordered a new election following a dubious absentee ballot that found […]

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Recount Holds Up For Herron And DeFilippo In City Council District

November 17th, 2017 · 23 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

A recount for the City Council’s 133rd District Democratic primary held up for the endorsed candidates incumbent Jeanette Herron and Michael DeFilippo over Bob Keeley and Anne Pappas Phllips. The Republican candidates in the district are Michele Minutolo and Neville De la Rosa. The general election for the council district will take place Dec. 12.

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Not Again, Recount In City Council District Race–DeFilippo, Herron Leading

November 15th, 2017 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

A cloudy voting day turned into another murky result Tuesday night for the Democratic primary for City Council in the 133rd District after a state court judge ordered a new vote following a dubious absentee ballot that found its way into a September recount. Unofficial results show endorsed candidates Michael DeFilippo and incumbent Jeanette Herron […]

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The Battle For The North End

November 13th, 2017 · 45 Comments · City Council, City Politics

When did Facebook start reading like an OIB thread? When it comes to city politics, anyway. A number of OIB readers and posters got into a battle with former State Rep. Bob Keeley, a candidate for City Council in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Keeley and Anne Pappas Phillips are challenging party-endorsed Jeanette Herron and Mike DeFilippo […]

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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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