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Entries Tagged as 'Ernie Newton'

Filling The Void For Andre Baker’s School Board Seat

September 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In January school board member Andre Baker is expected to receive the oath of office to replace the retiring Don Clemons in Connecticut’s 124th State House seat. Baker has not announced definitively when he will resign from the Board of Education. Initially, he said he would resign right after the November election, but might he […]

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Will Daniels Mayoral Campaign Be A Boon Or Bust?

August 25th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

In early 1992, the governor of Arkansas seeking the Democratic nomination for president over the likes of former California Governor Jerry Brown visited the Ralphola Taylor Center in the East End seeking votes for the Connecticut primary. Ernie Newton, a young city politician back in the day, recalls you could fill a phone booth with […]

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Musto Busto, Ayalas In Opposite Directions, Moses And The Undertaker

August 14th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics

For opponents of Mayor Bill Finch, it’s tempting to declare Anthony Musto’s city voter shellacking by Marilyn Moore was a referendum on the mayor. It’s not. It was a referendum on Anthony Musto from an opponent and a coalition force of many that drew a contrast on his job performance and disengagement from voter concerns.

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Unofficial City Primary Results

August 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment · City Politics, News and Events

Bridgeport resident David Walker’s bid to win the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor appears to have come up short in a close contest with party-endorsed Penny Bacchiochi and Heather Somers. The race is too close to call between the latter two with Walker just behind them, according to unofficial statewide tallies. The winner of the […]

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Unofficial Returns, Newton Concedes To Baker, Chris Rosario Over Christina Ayala, Andres Ayala Over Hughes

August 12th, 2014 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Ernie Newton has conceded his State House race to Board of Education member Andre Baker. Newton tells OIB: “The people have spoken. It was competitive. We didn’t have the money that they had. You gotta go by the will of the people.”

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Tsunami Tuesday Has Arrived

August 12th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

How many times have you voted today? What, only once? You’re destroying the city’s indelible reputation for voting early and often. So what that city political operatives tried to break records for absentee ballot voting … after all, this is the favorite sport in town.

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Blizzard Of Absentee Ballots In Tuesday’s Primary, Complaint Filed Against Andres Ayala Camp

August 11th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

One day left. The final mail pieces, phone calls, door knocks are underway for Tuesday’s primaries. What you hearing out there? Absentee ballots could decide some  races. The Town Clerk’s Office has mailed 1865 absentee ballots in the city (1151 returned as of Monday afternoon), a majority of them generated by the camp of State […]

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