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Entries Tagged as 'Aidee Nieves'

Paging Bruno Mars–Terrifying State (Rep)ertoire, Uptown Funk

January 12th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

This is truly terrifying. Bridgeport State House members Chris Rosario, Steve Stafstrom and Ezequiel Santiago, accompanied by City Council President Aidee Nieves, synchronizing Uptown Funk. Will the city ever be the same? Is there any real good news out of this? Raising moolah for arts in public schools at the Germania Schwaben Society on the […]

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The Great Debate: Must The Legislative Branch Have Counsel Independent Of Chief Executive?

December 17th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

It’s been a debate chronicled on OIB for a decade: should the city’s legislative branch secure its own legal counsel independent of the executive branch, in support of checks and balances in government? How can the City Attorney’s Office provide legislative guidance that may be in conflict with the wishes of the mayor?

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Aidee Nieves Becomes First Latina City Council President

December 5th, 2017 · 98 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: see council committee assignments here. Aidee Nieves, a member of the Democratic Town Committee, was elected Monday night as the City Council’s first Latina president. She replaces Tom McCarthy who served in that role for 10 years. He did not seek reelection to his North End seat, but was able to cast a vote, citing […]

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On Tap For New City Council, Election Of President

December 2nd, 2017 · 72 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

The first order of business for the incoming City Council class Monday night is adoption of rules and election of a president. There has been some sentiment to delay the council presidency vote until resolution of filling the two seats in the North End 133rd District, but that is now months away given the court challenge […]

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Logjam For City Council President

November 30th, 2017 · 90 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The race for City Council president is one gigantic swirl with veterans and young insurgents taking a look at the city’s top legislative spot to replace outgoing Tom McCarthy. Who has the inside track for 11 votes?

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Newton: Hold Off On City Council Presidency Election Until Everyone Seated

November 27th, 2017 · 35 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

As a court battle plays out to determine the Democratic candidates in the City Council’s 133rd District, maneuvering is underway to select a new legislative leader December 4 to replace outgoing Tom McCarthy. But incoming council member Ernie Newton who served as council president back in the early 1980s says there’s no compelling reason to […]

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‘I Swear, I Swear, I Swear’ (Fingers Crossed)

November 23rd, 2017 · 8 Comments · City Council, Education, News and Events

It’s a fitting OIB moment when city officials raise their hands and swear at the street address named ‘Lyon’ Terrace. Make me no promises, I tell you no lies. (Or something like that.) The swearing-in ceremony for the 2017 elected officials will take place December 3rd at 5 pm in City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. […]

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Why The City Council President Matters, Maneuvering Underway Among Growing List Of Candidates

November 9th, 2017 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

We’re not done yet. On Tuesday a court-ordered Democratic primary for City Council will take place in the North End 133rd District, followed by a general election Dec. 12. But on Dec. 4 the incoming legislative body is scheduled to choose a new president to replace outgoing Tom McCarthy. Can 133rd District incumbents McCarthy and […]

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