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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Ganim, John Gomes Crow At Red Rooster Fundraiser

August 18th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Did your checkbook crow at the Red Rooster Thursday night? Deputy Chief Administrative Officer John Gomes hosted Mayor Joe Ganim’s latest fundraiser for governor at Gomes’ Red Rooster deli. See video above that appears on Ganim’s campaign Facebook page.

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Official Ballot Qualifiers For Sept. 12 Democratic Primary

August 16th, 2017 · 3 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

It’s now official, Democratic primaries will take place September 12 in 9 of 10 City Council districts. On Wednesday Democratic Registrar Santa Ayala submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office the certified petitions of qualified challengers. Elections officials had spent the past week reviewing the petition sheet signatures of candidates following last Wednesday’s 4 p.m. deadline […]

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Young Dems Issue City Council Endorsements

August 16th, 2017 · 21 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Marcus Brown, City Council candidate for the West Side 132nd District and Maria Zambrano-Viggiano, candidate for the East Side 136th District have received the endorsement of the Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats. The organization had previously tapped Brown’s running partner Kyle Langan, as well as Pete Spain, council candidate in the 130th District covering Black Rock […]

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New Generation Of Young Activists Promote Community Empowerment

August 16th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Bridgeport Generation Now, a new social action group vetting the political process, has unleashed its issues and policy platform for the campaign season. The organization features a bunch of young people new to city politics. It’s about time, right? Check them out, including this video from Callie Heilmann, president of the organization.

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No School Board Primary, Challenge Slate Petition Signatures Fall Short

August 12th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

A slate of JoAnn Kennedy, Helen Losak and Eric Stewart-Alicea fell short of the signatures required to wage a citywide Democratic primary for Board of Education. They needed more than 2200 certified signatures from registered Democrats in the city. That means party-endorsed Jessica Martinez, Chaila Robinson and Hernan Illingworth move on to the general election.

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You Like Primaries? You Got ‘Em

August 10th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The deadline for petitioning candidates to submit signatures to the Registrar’s Office was Wednesday at 4 p.m. It looks like nine Democratic primaries in ten City Council districts. Elections officials are still reviewing some challenger petition sheets for certification, so additional names could be added but here’s a look so far. First two names party endorsed […]

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Does Planning & Zoning Have A Plan?

August 10th, 2017 · 7 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Kyle Langan, Democratic City Council candidate for the West Side 132nd District, raises questions about the role of the Planning & Zoning Commission regarding the Downtown theater project. On Monday July 31st there was supposed to be a regular meeting of the Planning and Zoning commission at 6:30 p.m. at Lyon Terrace–it never happened. The […]

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Black Rock Library Forum For City Council Primary

August 9th, 2017 · 19 Comments · City Politics, Library, News and Events

A City Council candidate forum will take place August 22, 7:30 p.m. in the Black Rock Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue, involving Democratic endorsed Scott Burns and Rowan Kane and challengers Christina Smith and Pete Spain. Assistant City Library John “Salty” Soltis will moderate. See more here. The 130th District covers Black Rock and a portion […]

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