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Absentee Ballot Flood Continues, Supervised Balloting Ordered For East Side Highrise

August 1st, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

More than 1300 absentee ballots (and counting) have been mailed by the Town Clerk’s Office for the August 12 Democratic primary featuring two races for State Senate and two for State House. Ironically, the State House district receiving the most absentee ballot action doesn’t have a primary. The absentee ballot traffic there is driven by […]

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Baker, Hughes Await Confirmation Of Public Grants For Primaries

July 17th, 2014 · 43 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

As the Friday deadline looms to get on the State Elections Enforcement Commission agenda, it appears State House candidate Andre Baker has enough dough to qualify for public financing in his quest to defeat party endorsed Ernie Newton in an August 12 Democratic primary, according to his report filing. Last week, Speaker of the House […]

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Newton Endorsed For Return To State Legislature, Rosario Endorsed Over Ayala

May 21st, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Ernie Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, was endorsed Wednesday night at the Democratic convention at Testo’s Restaurant setting up his return to the State House seat he occupied for 15 years that includes his East End voter base. William Marshall, a city minister who attended the Democratic Party convention, had contemplated a […]

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East End Political Yeast Rises –Will Andre Baker Challenge Newton?

May 21st, 2014 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Update: Baker decides against run. Board of Education member Andre Baker is considering a challenge of Ernie Newton for the Democratic nomination for Connecticut’s 124th State House seat that Newton once occupied. Newton is expected to receive the party endorsement tonight at Testo’s Restaurant. If Baker runs, it adds a pearly twist to city politics […]

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Community Letter To State Board Of Ed: Give Children At Marin School A Chance To Succeed

May 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

In an open letter to the State Board of Education 23 community leaders urge steps to turn around one of Connecticut’s lowest-performing schools. In 1992, Luis Muñoz Marin School opened its doors to hundreds of children on the East Side of Bridgeport. Named after the first democratically elected governor of the island of Puerto Rico, […]

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Malloy Announces Grant For East End Housing

April 10th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy on Thursday announced an $8.7 million grant for an affordable housing development on Stratford Avenue. “This grant will help make Bridgeport stronger by bolstering our efforts to revitalize the Park City’s East End neighborhood,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “I want to thank Governor Malloy and the Bridgeport delegation for their hard work […]

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Mario Testa’s Political Juggling Act

March 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Mario Testa has received two more years as Democratic Town Chairman. Now what? Time to size up the 2014 governor’s cycle with an eye toward the mayoral election next year.

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