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Entries Tagged as 'Jack Hennessy'

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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Primary Fever Heats Up In The City

July 22nd, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Three weeks left until the Tsunami Tuesday August 12 Democratic primary and absentee ballots are now available. What would a city election be without the magical world of AB-racadabra (Gotta reach out and grab ya). So who ya supporting?

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Diverse Voices Step Up For Moore

July 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

From State Senate candidate Marilyn Moore: Community leaders, activists, educators and government reformers have stepped up to support Marilyn Moore for State Senate, declaring constituents in Bridgeport, Trumbull and Monroe deserve an elected representative in touch with their concerns addressing regional cooperation, creating jobs, wage fairness, economic opportunity and protecting public schools and children.

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What? The City Council Avoids Conflict Of Interest? Hennessy: Council Members Ignore Conflicts On Local Level

July 21st, 2014 · 20 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Sound the trumpets. Bang the drums. Toot the horns. The Bridgeport City Council that has been mired in conflicts of interest for years with city employee councilors approving their own wages and benefits actually tried following federal guidelines so needy organizations wouldn’t lose out on millions of dollars through the Community Development Block Grant Program. […]

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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 Claims Sharkey Talks Out Of Both Sides Of Mouth When It Comes To Public Trust

July 14th, 2014 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Last week Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey endorsed Andre Baker for state representative over Democratic Party-endorsed Ernie Newton, saying at a fundraiser for Baker public trust is the first quality voters should consider when choosing who will represent them. Newton, who faces an August 12 primary from Baker, has fired back charging Sharkey caved […]

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Moore Pledges Support Of Government Reform, Hennessy: ‘We Need More Reform-Minded Watchdogs And Fewer Lapdogs In Legislature’

June 19th, 2014 · 29 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The State Elections Enforcement Commission announced on Wednesday that State Senate candidate Marilyn Moore was among a number of candidates for office who qualified for public financing. Moore will receive an $83,000 grant for her Aug. 12 primary against Democratic incumbent Anthony Musto. In a statement, Moore says she supports a state government reform bill […]

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