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Entries Tagged as 'Don Clemons'

Legal Briefs Filed In Keeley Supreme Court Case, Arguments Thursday

December 19th, 2017 · 39 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: with full legal briefs. Thursday morning lawyers for plaintiffs and defendants will appear before the Connecticut Supreme Court to address Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’ order for a third Democratic primary in the City Council’s 133rd District based on what she termed absentee ballot abuses. The complaint was brought by former State Rep. Bob Keeley running with […]

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‘The Hidden (Ball)ot Play’

December 18th, 2017 · 5 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

City political observer John Marshall Lee compares city politics with the American pastime. It’s all in a game, right? From Lee: In winter with below freezing temperatures and snow blanketing the ground young and old Americans all over the land begin to yearn for news of “the boys of summer,” the return of star veterans, […]

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Lopez Warns School Board “Everyone Watching”

December 12th, 2017 · 5 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez addressed the newly minted Board of Education prior to the organizational meeting Monday at the Aquaculture School. In her prepared remarks Lopez highlights Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’ decision to order a third Democratic primary in a North End City Council district. What does this have to do with […]

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Ethan Throws Book At Republican Candidate Selection Process

October 18th, 2017 · 41 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Republican Town Committee member Ethan Book who often addresses the City Council on issues, brought to the attention of the legislative body Monday night, as well as his fellow GOP committee members, concerns regarding the selection process of candidates for citywide office. He declares “Contrary to what various in the community perceive, the Republican Party […]

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Judge Orders New Vote For City Council District–Absentee Ballot Mystery Raises Question

October 17th, 2017 · 85 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Noon update: Parties by agreement propose a special Democratic primary for 133rd District on Nov. 14, with district general election Dec. 5. New primary would include all four Dem candidates. Awaiting judge’s ruling. Oh, those absentee ballots. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis has ordered another vote for City Council in the North End 133rd District […]

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“Not Going Away,” Newton Ponders City Council Run

December 10th, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Voter rejection to the state legislature in 2012 and 2014 is not deterring Ernie Newton from considering a 2017 run for City Council where he launched his political career as a young city music teacher in 1981 on his way to becoming head of the legislative body. The self-proclaimed Moses of his people asserts there’s a […]

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Coviello Wants To Pancake Baker

April 15th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Realtor Charlie Coviello, a multiple-mayoral candidate, is biting off a lot less real estate in his latest effort for public office. He’s challenging State Rep. Andre Baker in Connecticut’s 124th State House District that covers the East End and runs up to a portion of the Upper East Side. Baker is also an elected member […]

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July 2015 Look Back: Finch Wins Endorsement, Testa Backs Ganim, Game On

December 27th, 2015 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

July 2015 news highlights:  Standing outside the main entrance to his Madison Avenue restaurant, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa reflected on his scratchy relationship with Mayor Bill Finch shortly after the mayor received the Democratic Town Committee endorsement following a promise by Testa he would break a tie on behalf of Joe Ganim. Testa was […]

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