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Entries Tagged as 'Ernie Newton'

For Theater Project, It’s All About Jobs

September 6th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Union jobs, open shop jobs, hey, any kind of jobs. That was the message that dominated the City Council public hearing Tuesday night for New York-based Exact Capitol’s $410 million proposal to resurrect two shuttered Downtown theaters as well as building more than 800 housing units occupying nearby streets including two residential towers to become […]

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Primaries Two Weeks Away, But A Backup Plan For A Few City Council Candidates

August 29th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Two weeks left to settle nine Democratic primaries in 10 City Council districts. What have you heard from the candidates? In a couple of districts, however, challengers will have another crack at it if things don’t go their way on September 12.

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The Burn Of Absentee Ballots–Pereira’s Endorsed Dems In Upper East Side Drop Out

August 21st, 2017 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Endorsed candidates in 138th District drop out. What’s the big deal about the solar eclipse? Mountain ranges of absentee ballots have blocked the city sun for decades and, guess what? They’re available this week for the September 12 primaries featuring Democratic contests in 9 of 10 City Council districts.

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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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Seeking Public Campaign Cash For Governor Run, Ganim Suing State Watchdog Group

August 2nd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

A lobbyist convicted of bribing a state official would not be permanently prohibited from receiving public campaign funds, nor a convicted murderer, according to a lawsuit expected to be filed this week in federal district court on behalf of Mayor Joe Ganim who’s seeking relief from a state ruling that blocks his participation in Connecticut’s […]

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