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Entries Tagged as 'Burroughs Community Center'

State House Candidates Spar Over Conflicts, Taxes, Development

February 20th, 2015 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Testy, wonkish, comedic, grandiose: Thursday night’s 90-minute debate in the Burroughs Community Center filled by about 80 residents of Connecticut’s 129th State House District pretty much had it all, led by five candidates all of whom have served either on the City Council or in the state legislature. The debate was sponsored by the Black […]

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Political Food Fight! Who Looks Better In An Apron, Torres Or Stafstrom?

February 19th, 2015 · 32 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

A little fun, a little gamesmanship, maybe a little flattery as well has entered the February 24 State House special election race between Democrat Steve Stafstrom and Republican Enrique Torres.

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Hector Diaz Calls On Political Friends For State House Run

February 17th, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

About a week from the February 24 special election for State House, former State Representative Hector Diaz hosted a who’s who of political supporters at a recent campaign rally in Black Rock including former Mayor Joe Ganim, former City Councilman Tito Ayala as well as former NBA hoop star Wes Matthews. Hey Joe, you shoot […]

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Beating Journalistic Tom-Toms, Foley Takes To Streets To Greet The Peeps

June 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

If Republican-endorsed candidate for governor Tom Foley isn’t elected the state’s chief executive, can he make it as a street reporter? Foley took to the streets of New Haven to make good on his pledge to spend more time in Connecticut’s cities. Foley, the 2010 Republican candidate for governor who lost a squeaker to Democrat […]

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Bringing Tax Issue To The Max In Black Rock–Will It Work?

February 20th, 2014 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

One sure way to grab the attention of a homeowner in Black Rock, where voter turnout is easily the highest in the city, is to ask: “Are you happy with your property taxes?” That’s what former State Representative Lee Samowitz is doing on behalf of his Democratic Town Committee slate in the 130th District taking […]

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Foley Makes Formal Announcement For Governor With Emphasis On Cities, Could Walker Be Running Mate?

January 30th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

When Tom Foley announced his exploratory campaign for governor at the Burroughs Community Center last September he acknowledged Republicans must perform better in Democratic strongholds with a promise to spend more time in cities. We’ll see if he puts words into action. The U.S. ambassador to Ireland under George W. Bush made his formal announcement […]

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Grogins To Host Community Forum For Black Rock Gateway Project

January 25th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

State Rep. Auden Grogins will host a neighborhood forum on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue to seek input on spending $500,000 in state funding for facade and streetscape upgrades along Fairfield Avenue. These  funds will be administered by the Black Rock Business District Development Program supporting private and […]

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Hennessy: Musto’s No Friend Of Mine

September 27th, 2013 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Poor Democratic State Senator Anthony Musto’s losing political friends fast. First, State Rep. Auden Grogins refused to participate in a joint constituent office hours with him at the Burroughs Community Center Monday night (they were conducted in separate rooms), now State Rep. Jack Hennessy says he’s nonplussed Musto is sucking up to him after Musto […]

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