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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Attention: Political Junkies — Politics And Pints Monday Night

September 24th, 2017 · No Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics, Uncategorized

From Campaign For Tomorrow’s Jobs Our fix for political chaos? Less fighting and more socializing. On Monday, 5 p.m. September 25, at Two Roads Brewing Company, come for the beer, stay for the conversation as Tom Dudchik and state leaders raise a glass and talk shop. Free admission, cash bar, and all are welcome. 

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Ganim Pitches Change, Cities As Economic Drivers At Fundraiser

September 22nd, 2017 · 18 Comments · City Politics, State Politics, Uncategorized

Mayor Joe Ganim highlighted a message to “straighten out the mess” in Hartford at a fundraiser Thursday night at O’Manel Restaurant on behalf of his candidacy for statewide office. Video above.  

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Herron Flights Keeley By 1 Vote

September 20th, 2017 · 9 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Uncategorized

Every vote counts. Yup. In the case of the Democratic City Council primary between incumbent Jeanette Herron and former State Rep. Bob Keeley in the North End 133rd District 1 vote has made the difference. Herron squeaked out a vote victory following a Tuesday recount that had them tied going in.

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Going, But Not Gone Yet

September 19th, 2017 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Only a few regular meetings remain for the current City Council that will be replaced by a new legislative body with some new faces in December. Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee revisited some questions he has presented to the current configuration during an address to councilors Monday night.

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Protesting Income Inequality From Bridgeport To Greenwich

September 17th, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

In advance of the weekend state budget vote, a Connecticut Working Families Party-led caravan of tax justice demonstrators protested Bruce McGuire’s Connecticut Hedge Fund Association, “the foremost group lobbying against closing the egregious Carried Interest Tax Loophole, outside their fancy yacht club gathering,” according to the WFP. City Council candidate from the East End Wanda Simmons, […]

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City Council Recounts Set

September 15th, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Recounts will take place on Tuesday morning at the Margaret Morton Government Center in four districts following the results of Democratic primaries for City Council. Candidates must be within 20 votes to force a recount.

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Theater Development Project On City Council Agenda

September 15th, 2017 · 19 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Following approval by the Contracts Committee and then a public hearing the full City Council Monday night at Geraldine Johnson School will take up New York-based Exact Capitol’s $410 million proposal to resurrect two shuttered Downtown theaters as well as building more than 800 housing units occupying nearby streets including two residential towers to become the […]

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Martinez To Seek Presidency Of City Council

September 14th, 2017 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Assuming she’s reelected to another two-year term in November, East End City Councilor Eneida Martinez says she’ll seek the presidency of the legislative body, replacing Tom McCarthy who has served in that capacity for 10 years. McCarthy did not seek reelection to the council.

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