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Entries Tagged as 'Burroughs Community Center'

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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Meet Your Elected Officials

September 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The state budget? Taxes? Government reform? Here’s your chance to meet and greet State Rep. Auden Grogins and State Senator Anthony Musto with questions about how state government operates and what they can do for you. Or maybe even what you can do for them. The Democratic elected officials will conduct separate office hours tonight […]

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Holy Foley! Republican Announces Exploratory Committee For Governor In Bridgeport

September 10th, 2013 · 7 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Tom Foley, the 2010 Republican candidate for governor who lost a squeaker to Democrat Dan Malloy, announced an exploratory committee for governor today at the Burroughs Community Center in Black Rock declaring Malloy’s policies as governor hurt cities such as Bridgeport. “The failure of the governor’s agenda falls hardest on the residents of cities such […]

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Endorsed Democrats Say They Were Not Invited, School Board Forum Cancelled

September 3rd, 2013 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Jean Rabinow of the Bridgeport Area League of Women Voters informed OIB Monday night the forum scheduled for Tuesday (tonight) for Democratic school board candidates has been cancelled. “We regret that we cannot go forward with the forum,” she said. “It was our understanding that all candidates were notified. Out of fairness to all […]

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Challenge Slate Campaign Manager Says Her Candidates Will Show Up

September 3rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

From Marilyn Moore, campaign manager for school board challenge candidates: Marilyn Moore, campaign manager for the BEST (Better Education Starts Today) slate of Board of Education candidates, called on the party-endorsed candidates to unruffle their feathers, accept whatever possible breakdown in communications there may have been and show up at the forum tonight (Tuesday) at […]

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