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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Ernie Newton'
September 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
Tags: Andre Baker·Bill Finch·David Hennessey·Don Clemons·Ernie Newton·General Electric·Harding High School·Hernan Illingworth·Howard Gardner·Jacqueline Kelleher·Joe Larcheveque·John Bagley·Ken Moales·Sauda Baraka
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 […]
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.
Tags: Andres Ayala·Anthony Musto·Auden Grogins·Bill Finch·Bob "Troll" Walsh·Chris Rosario·Christina Ayala·Dennis Bradley·Don Clemons·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·General Electric·Harding High School·Jack Hennessy·Marilyn Moore·Ruben Felipe·Scott Hughes·Sue Brannelly·Tom McCarthy
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 […]
Tags: Andre Baker·Andres Ayala·Anthony Musto·Chris Rosario·Christina Ayala·Dan Malloy·David Walker·Dennis Bradley·Ernie Newton·John McKinney·Marilyn Moore·Nancy Wyman·Penny Bacchiochi·Scott Hughes·Tom Foley
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.”
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.
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 […]
Tags: Alma Maya·Andre Baker·Andres Ayala·Anthony Musto·Chris Rosario·Christina Ayala·David Walker·Dennis Bradley·Ernie Newton·John McKinney·Maria Pereira·Marilyn Moore·Santa Ayala·Scott Hughes·Tom Foley