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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Ganim’s Second-Chance Connecticut Challenge–Work Horse Or Show Horse?

April 26th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Joe Ganim returned to office in 2015 on a second-chance message that he hopes resonates on the gubernatorial campaign trial among urban voters across Connecticut. On Wednesday he spoke at the first re-entry reform day at the state capitol with several references to “Hartford mayor” Luke Bronin who recently dropped out of the race for […]

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Stooge Politics–Maria Piranha Takes A Bite Out Of City Clerk Lydia Martinez

April 21st, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

School board member Maria Pereira, former Democratic district leader in the Upper East Side and the self-styled piranha of city politics, does not hold back in this commentary castigating political rebellion in her neighborhood. The 138th District is under complete assault by Mario Testa, Mayor Ganim and City Clerk Lydia Martinez.

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Rev. Stallworth Back In The Ganim Fold–Assisting With Minority Police Recruitment

April 17th, 2018 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth, an early Joe Ganim appointee who left city service about a year ago after a falling-out with the mayor, has returned as a consultant to the Civil Service Office with the task of recruiting minority candidates for an upcoming police test. He’ll be paid $2,500 for the next month with a […]

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DeFilippo, Herron Take Flight In North End–No-Show Keeley Finishes Last In City Council Race

April 11th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

This long, strange trip for City Council in the North End 133rd District will finally come to a close. Tuesday night district Democrats voiced loud and clear their support for endorsed candidates Michael DeFilippo and incumbent councilwoman Jeanette Herron who ran up nearly a three to one win over challengers Anne Pappas Phillips and former […]

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A Long, Strange Trip For City Council

April 10th, 2018 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Voting is underway at Blackham and Madison schools for the Democratic primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District between party endorsed Michael DeFilippo and Jeanette Herron challenged by former State Rep. Bob Keeley and zoning commissioner Anne Pappas Phillips. What a long, strange trip this has been since last September with campaigning […]

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Keeley Bails On Running Partner, But Phillips Not Quitting

April 9th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE:  Keeley bails. Former State Rep. Bob Keeley may have thrown his so-called running partner under the bus by “mailing my candidacy in” but Anne Pappas Phillips says she’s not quitting on Tuesday’s primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District. Talk about cutting and running. Keeley left a voice message for his […]

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Deecken Hopes To Serve State Senate District

April 9th, 2018 · 29 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A history and civics teacher at Bassick High School is challenging Democratic incumbent Marilyn Moore in Connecticut’s 22nd State Senate District that covers about one third of Bridgeport, all of Trumbull and a portion of Monroe. Republican Rich Deecken is a member and past chairman of the Trumbull Planning and Zoning Commission. His website here.

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A Martyr? Keeley: I’m Mailing In Candidacy To Expose Corruption

April 5th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Days prior to a third Democratic primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District, that mischievous former State Rep. Bob Keeley says he’s using his run as a platform and not necessarily to win. As he puts it “I have been mailing my candidacy in” for the greater cause of stopping “corruption.” Is […]

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