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City Council Approves Downtown Theater Development Plan

September 19th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The City Council Monday night in a 13-4 vote signed off on New York-based Exact Capital’s $410 million proposal to resurrect two nostalgic Downtown theaters and former Savoy Hotel in addition to constructing more than 800 housing units along adjacent streets. The vote came without a Project Labor Agreement that had been encouraged during a […]

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City Employee Councilors Sayonara, Primary Post Mortem

September 14th, 2017 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Primary day has ended, but it’s not over. And even when the primary vote is certified following recounts, there’s the general election in November and then another vote for City Council president in December by peers. And guess what? When the new council meets in December it will do so without a city employee councilor […]

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Insurgents Make Gains, According To Unofficial Results–Keeley And Herron Tied, Newton Leading, Several Recounts Upcoming

September 13th, 2017 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

In a night that took many twists and turns, several incumbents were defeated in Democratic primaries for City Council Tuesday, several insurgents prevailed and recounts in four districts will take place later this week, according to unofficial returns from the Registrar’s Office. Young guns Kyle Langan and Marcus Brown won the West Side 132nd District, according […]

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Primary Day In 9 Of 10 City Council Districts

September 12th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Door knocks, mail pieces, phone calls and identifying votes come to an end today as Democratic candidates in 9 of 10 City Council districts drag their friends to the polls. We’ll have the results after 8 p.m. Some races will take longer to decide because of ballots cast by absentee. Meanwhile, if you hear about […]

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Final Weekend, You Vote Already?

September 8th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Here we go, final weekend before Tuesday’s Democratic primaries featuring contests in nine of ten City Council districts. The registration deadline is noon on Monday. Unaffiliated voters may also switch to a major party by the same deadline.

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City Council Candidate Forum Generates Crowd At Bijou

September 6th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

An informative City Council candidate forum Wednesday night hosted by Bridgeport Generation Now brought out about 20 candidates before roughly 150 spectators in the Bijou Theater Downtown. Moderated by Natalie Pryce and John Torres, the candidates responded to a number of questions posed both by the moderators and audience. In the video clip above the […]

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Primaries Two Weeks Away, But A Backup Plan For A Few City Council Candidates

August 29th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Two weeks left to settle nine Democratic primaries in 10 City Council districts. What have you heard from the candidates? In a couple of districts, however, challengers will have another crack at it if things don’t go their way on September 12.

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The Burn Of Absentee Ballots–Pereira’s Endorsed Dems In Upper East Side Drop Out

August 21st, 2017 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Endorsed candidates in 138th District drop out. What’s the big deal about the solar eclipse? Mountain ranges of absentee ballots have blocked the city sun for decades and, guess what? They’re available this week for the September 12 primaries featuring Democratic contests in 9 of 10 City Council districts.

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