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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Calling All Lawyers

November 22nd, 2017 · 12 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 · 30 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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The ‘Cable Guy’ Chris Taylor Plugs In Board Of Education Seat

November 16th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

When Democrats Maria Pereira and Jessica Martinez bring passion to Board of Education meetings, Republican Chris Taylor will complement them with a lot of levity. The 2015 petitioning candidate for mayor was declared the winner Wednesday night following a recount with incumbent Howard Gardner who ran on the Working Families Party line. Taylor received 1,155 […]

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As He Returns To City Council, Newton’s Retrial Postponed

November 16th, 2017 · 4 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

From Ken Dixon, CT Post: The cufflinks glittered. The loafers were burgundy suede, accentuating his shirt and tie, the khaki trench coat, the matching hat and the white scarf.

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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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Young Dems Fundraiser

November 13th, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

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