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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Rosario'

Political Primaries, The Favorite Sport In The City

April 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Primary fever’s on high alert in the state’s largest city as Democratic political operatives prepare for upcoming district conventions as well as expected August contests to choose party nominees. At look at the landscape:

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Christina Ayala’s Bracing For A Primary, What About Mom Ayala And Cousin Andres Ayala?

April 16th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

There’s something intriguing about the Ayala family of Democratic politicians, maybe because of their sheer number. Or maybe because each in their own way makes the news. There’s Andres Ayala, the state senator; his cousin Christina Ayala, the state representative; then there’s Christina’s mom Sandi Ayala, the Democratic registrar of voters. And let’s not forget […]

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Frisky Democratic Operatives Fuel March Madness Primary Fever

January 26th, 2014 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

UPDATE: We are now up to 6 of 10 districts that could fan Democratic Town Committee primaries across the city in March, the latest forged by former State Rep. Hector Diaz in a challenge of the 130th Black Rock/West End District led by political leader Danny Roach who’s weighing a challenge of Mario Testa for […]

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What’s In Your Crystal Ball For 2014? Battle Cry: If You Want To Be Close To Everything, Bring Your Business To Steelpointe Harbor

December 31st, 2013 · 10 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

A lot of campaign action is on the horizon for the new year, elections for governor, Congress, state legislature and, as local as local can get, races for the 90-member Democratic Town Committee, the pols who conduct party business and endorse candidates for public office. The positioning has started with more to come with district […]

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Finch Launches ‘Help Fight Blight’ Campaign–Effort To Shame Negligent Property Owners

October 15th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

UPDATE: Three weeks from the Nov. 6 election and a ballot question that if approved by voters would give the mayor the power to appoint school board members, Bill Finch is kicking up his visibility throughout the city including an announcement today of a program designed “to shame property owners into cleaning up their properties […]

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City Takes Ownership Of Cleaned-up Maplewood Avenue Lot–Slated For Habitat For Humanity Housing

September 21st, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning

Chris Rosario, the city’s director of Anti-Blight Neighborhood Revitalization, has kicked into overdrive shepherding a team of city departments working in earnest to clean up numerous city eyesores, the latest a garbage-marred lot at 848 Maplewood Avenue next to Bryant School near the location where a three-year-old girl was shot walking with her mother this […]

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Newton, Ayala Hunting For Delegates–Ayala’s New Job

April 10th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Former State Sernator Ernie Newton and State Representative Andres Ayala are schmoozing district delegates this week for support at the Democratic Party convention May 21. In play is Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate seat once occupied by Newton that Ed Gomes has represented since 2005. Newton and Ayala have formed candidate and exploratory committees respectively in the […]

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