In the closing days of a campaign you seek every advantage you can get. President Obama is scheduled to visit Bridgeport two days before the November 4 general election, in a reprise of 2010 at a location to be named, and wife Michelle will make a stop in New Haven next week for maybe a […]
Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'
October 24th, 2014 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
October 23rd, 2014 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
Megan DeSombre from Education Bridgeport has update on Bagley replacement protocol here John Bagley’s resignation from the Board of Education last week has members of the school board in search of a replacement. Bridgeport’s Republican Party is recommending Steve Best who came up short in an effort to win one of the three minority party […]
October 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, City Politics, News and Events
Marie Iassogna Scinto was a special politician because she was a special person. Elected Republican town chair in 1978, she became the first woman in Bridgeport history to lead a city political party. She also was active in city politics during the period from 1971 to 1991 in which Republican mayors occupied City Hall for […]
October 19th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Bridgeport has had 52 mayors, all of them white males except for one … Mary Chapar Moran. Elected the city’s chief executive 25 years ago, her one two-year term is best known for placing the city into federal bankruptcy court, a petition challenged by the state and rejected by a federal judge.
October 17th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Now that the Obama fever has died down for now, what are some of the key races heading into the homestretch of the November 4 general election? The big daddy race is for governor where Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy’s locked in a ferociously close contest with 2010 Republican nominee Tom Foley.
October 13th, 2014 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Polls and pols blend like October and foliage. So why should we be any different? Our poll is open to all readers, you don’t have to be a registered user to vote. Here’s your chance to let us know if Barack Obama’s visit to endorse Governor Dan Malloy matters to you.
October 7th, 2014 · 26 Comments · City Politics, Library, News and Events
A group calling itself “The Movement” will conduct a forum featuring potential mayoral candidates on Wednesday 6 p.m. at the Black Rock Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue. Several possible candidates are jockeying to challenge two-term incumbent Democrat Bill Finch in 2015.