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Entries Tagged as 'Denise Merrill'

Election Buying–Snarky Foley Places Price Tag On City Votes

April 9th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Who says Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley doesn’t have a sense of humor? Reflecting on the 2010 race for governor when he lost a squeaker to Democrat Dan Malloy after an appearance by President Obama led to an embarrassing ballot shortage in the city, Foley told a political gathering in Fairfield the other night he’s scouring […]

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Pols Take Note, Growing Hispanic Voter Registration Cannot Be Ignored

January 8th, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

There’s strength in numbers, especially in Bridgeport’s growing Hispanic community in an election year. Governor Dan Malloy is expected to visit Bridgeport on Friday to attend a fundraiser for the Hispanic Democratic Caucus, a key leadership bloc to rally voters he’ll likely need to win a second term.

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Top Stories From January: Video Shows Police Stomping Tasered Suspect, Monsignor Meth Arrested

December 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, News and Events

As OIB reviews some top stories from 2013, the month of January was not short of revelations. Some highlights: Graphic footage was released of city police officers stomping a suspect in Beardsley Park after he had been felled by a stun gun in May 2011. NAACP officials call for the arrest of cops.

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Drink Up! Voter Turnout In Dry Town Bridgewater 77 Percent, Turnout In Bridgeport 11.6 Percent

November 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

For pure voter futility Hartford led the state for lowest turnout in last week’s general election, five percent. Bridgeport was third to last at 11.61 percent. Hey, let’s round it off and make it a whopping 12 percent. Kudos to folks who voted. Coal in stockings to those who don’t. Don’t vote? Don’t vent. One […]

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Blagys Not Conceding Council Race, Black Rock Vote Separation Perplexes Supporters

November 6th, 2013 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Republican City Council candidate Phil Blagys says he’s not ready to concede defeat that saw his running partner Rick Torres and Democratic incumbent Sue Brannelly with the most votes, according to unofficial returns, in the 130th District. Blagys won on the machines, but the Democrats absentee ballot operation on behalf of Brannelly put her over […]

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Election Day Registration And Voting Available

November 4th, 2013 · No Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

From CT Secretary of the State Denise Merrill: Hartford: Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today is reviewing final preparations for tomorrow’s municipal elections taking place in the vast majority of Connecticut cities and towns. Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for Connecticut’s more than 2,000,000 active registered voters to cast […]

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The Santa Ayala Debate, Stay Or Go?

October 20th, 2013 · 9 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Two weeks before crucial school board and City Council elections, the Secretary of the State is urging Bridgeport’s embattled Democratic Registrar of Voters to think about quitting.

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