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Entries Tagged as 'Eneida Martinez'

City Employee Councilors Sayonara, Primary Post Mortem

September 14th, 2017 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Primary day has ended, but it’s not over. And even when the primary vote is certified following recounts, there’s the general election in November and then another vote for City Council president in December by peers. And guess what? When the new council meets in December it will do so without a city employee councilor […]

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City Council Candidate Forum Generates Crowd At Bijou

September 6th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

An informative City Council candidate forum Wednesday night hosted by Bridgeport Generation Now brought out about 20 candidates before roughly 150 spectators in the Bijou Theater Downtown. Moderated by Natalie Pryce and John Torres, the candidates responded to a number of questions posed both by the moderators and audience. In the video clip above the […]

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Official Ballot Qualifiers For Sept. 12 Democratic Primary

August 16th, 2017 · 3 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

It’s now official, Democratic primaries will take place September 12 in 9 of 10 City Council districts. On Wednesday Democratic Registrar Santa Ayala submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office the certified petitions of qualified challengers. Elections officials had spent the past week reviewing the petition sheet signatures of candidates following last Wednesday’s 4 p.m. deadline […]

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No School Board Primary, Challenge Slate Petition Signatures Fall Short

August 12th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

A slate of JoAnn Kennedy, Helen Losak and Eric Stewart-Alicea fell short of the signatures required to wage a citywide Democratic primary for Board of Education. They needed more than 2200 certified signatures from registered Democrats in the city. That means party-endorsed Jessica Martinez, Chaila Robinson and Hernan Illingworth move on to the general election.

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You Like Primaries? You Got ‘Em

August 10th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The deadline for petitioning candidates to submit signatures to the Registrar’s Office was Wednesday at 4 p.m. It looks like nine Democratic primaries in ten City Council districts. Elections officials are still reviewing some challenger petition sheets for certification, so additional names could be added but here’s a look so far. First two names party endorsed […]

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Newton: I’m Ready–Qualifies For City Council Challenge In East End

August 2nd, 2017 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

“Returning citizen navigator” Ernie Newton is back on the campaign trail trying to reclaim the East End City Council seat that launched his political career in 1981 leading to his ascension as head of the legislative body prior to his long run in Connecticut’s General Assembly. He received word he secured enough signatures from Democratic electors […]

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Tony Barr Whistles Foul, No Votes From P.T. Barnum Apartments Over Cracked Basketball Court

July 27th, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Tony Barr, who says he’s passionate about the needs of kids in P.T. Barnum Apartments, asserts he made no threats against City Council members following an Ordinance Committee meeting Tuesday night beyond the threat of working against the reelection of Scott Burns for what Barr says is inaction over fixing a basketball court in the […]

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Barr Threatens City Council Members, Cops Called, Martinez: He’s Mentally Unstable

July 27th, 2017 · 10 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Tony Barr, a 2015 mayoral candidate, has been barred from the mayor’s office. City Hall could be next. As the City Council’s Ordinance Committee meeting closed Tuesday night the man who pleaded guilty to two counts of breach of peace on charges he threatened to blow the mayor’s head off had a face-to-face confrontation with […]

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