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Working Housing Project Votes For The Democratic Primary

June 9th, 2015 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The thing about residents in P.T. Barnum Apartments, they have a short commute to vote–right in their back yard–in recent history Longfellow School (undergoing new construction) replaced by the Aquaculture School as a precinct, adjacent to the apartments, on the grounds of Captain’s Cove Seaport. If you can get folks to vote, that is. Either […]

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You Going? Finch Campaign To Set Sail At Captain’s Cove

June 8th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch will launch his reelection announcement Thursday at Captain’s Cove Seaport in a shout-out to the Black Rock neighborhood, by percentage the highest turnout area of the city that figures to be a major battleground with chief opponents Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster.

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Ganim Opens HQ, Cracks $100K Fundraising Mark, Roach Named Campaign Manager

May 28th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Former Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday celebrated the opening of his campaign headquarters in the North End announcing his campaign has raised more than $100,000 in his effort to unseat Democratic incumbent Bill Finch who has raised more than $400,000.

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Steve Stafstrom Wins State House Endorsement

January 15th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former City Councilman Steve Stafstrom Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant received the endorsement for the February 24 special election to fill the State House seat vacated by Auden Grogins who’s been nominated to the state bench.

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Speedy Gonzalez Urges Support Of Peace And Progress Line

October 1st, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez will appear on the November ballot as a petitioning candidate for Connecticut’s 130th State House seat occupied by Democrat Ezequiel Santiago. Winning the long-shot seat is not his ultimate goal. He’s looking to create an insurgent political party presence on the Peace and Progress line, as he shares in […]

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Endorsement Action, With Possible August Primaries, Highlight Upcoming Political Conventions

May 14th, 2014 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Convention fever’s in full mode this week and next with Democratic Congressman Jim Himes’ endorsement for a fourth two-year term on tap in Bridgeport Wednesday (tonight) followed by this weekend’s endorsement for all state constitutional offices; Democrats at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford and Republicans at Mohegan Sun. Democratic Governor Dan Malloy will be […]

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No Changes In Recounts For Democratic Town Committee Seats

March 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Includes town committee list. Monday’s recount in two districts did not change the results from last Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee primaries, according to elections officials. Candidates who placed among the top nine were elected to the 90-member committee. See results from last week here.

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Roach Bows Out Of Testa Challenge For Democratic Party Leadership

March 10th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The battle of the barkeepers will not happen. Black Rock District Leader Danny Roach says he will not challenge Mario Testa for party leadership, setting up two more years for the North End restaurant owner when the 90-member Democratic Town Committee meets to pick a leader Thursday 5:30 p.m. at Testo’s Restaurant.

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