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Blizzard Of Absentee Ballots In Tuesday’s Primary, Complaint Filed Against Andres Ayala Camp

August 11th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

One day left. The final mail pieces, phone calls, door knocks are underway for Tuesday’s primaries. What you hearing out there? Absentee ballots could decide some  races. The Town Clerk’s Office has mailed 1865 absentee ballots in the city (1151 returned as of Monday afternoon), a majority of them generated by the camp of State […]

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Voting By ‘Small Envelope’ (Sign Here)

August 6th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

On the November ballot Connecticut voters will decide if they want early voting as most states do, a legislatively approved question shepherded by Secretary of the State Denise Merrill to revise the state constitution. Connecticut is among a handful of states that require excuse-only absentee balloting. Some city campaign operatives by fiat this cycle have […]

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Final Week Push For Primary Votes, Absentee Ballot Requests Flood Town Clerk

August 5th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

One week left until tsunami Tuesday. How many times have you voted? Oh that’s right, no early voting (yet) in the state of Connecticut. But that’s not stopping a blizzard of absentee ballots from blanketing city neighborhoods as campaign operatives put on a final push with door knocks, phone calls, mail pieces and pleas on […]

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Community Letter To State Board Of Ed: Give Children At Marin School A Chance To Succeed

May 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

In an open letter to the State Board of Education 23 community leaders urge steps to turn around one of Connecticut’s lowest-performing schools. In 1992, Luis Muñoz Marin School opened its doors to hundreds of children on the East Side of Bridgeport. Named after the first democratically elected governor of the island of Puerto Rico, […]

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Former Town Clerk Hector Diaz

February 25th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Hector Diaz Sr. had an easy authority about him. When you talk about decency, a quiet leader, he’s at the top of the list of distinguished city officials. Hector served as town clerk from 1983 to 2007 (when he retired) with a break from 1989-91. He passed away over the weekend in Florida.

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Emergency Response, The Call For Governments To Communicate In Spanish

December 20th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Media, News and Events

Must state government and communities with large Hispanic populations do more to communicate with Spanish-speaking residents, especially during emergency responses? CT Latino News raises the question in an article about emergency practices. The article suggests not enough is being done.

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Remembering The Mighty Social Irritant Cesar Batalla, More Than A School

October 13th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment

We’ve heard a lot lately about Cesar Batalla School along State Street in the West End. It became the epicenter of parental concern following public disclosure of a proposed shooting range inside an adjacent police precinct. Days after a noisy meeting with parents and community activists last week, Mayor Bill Finch shot down the firing […]

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