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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Borges'

School Board Seats Up For Grabs–Can Bagley’s Fast Break Lift Working Families Party? GOP’s Chance To Win

August 20th, 2012 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Don’t assume all three Democrats running for school board seats will be elected in the September 4 special election ordered by the Connecticut Supreme Court after it invalidated state control of city schools. The citywide turnout could be just 10 percent and some political operatives say it will be lower because the special election falls […]

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Bagley, Pouchet, Marching To Working Families Party Drum, Bag BOE Candidates Forum–Claim ‘Plantation Mentality’–Excel Bridgeport Responds

August 16th, 2012 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Strange as it may seem, a special election for four open Board of Education seats will take place September 4. Good grief, will the turnout hit 10 percent? Next Wednesday Aug. 22, the Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue, is scheduled to host a candidates forum from 6 to 8 p.m. sponsored by the League […]

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Business Community Urges Membership To Support Dem Candidates For BOE

August 14th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Hey, does anyone know there’s a special election to fill four Board of Education seats on September 4? Leadership at the Bridgeport Regional Business Council knows and it’s asking membership to support the Democratic-endorsed candidates Hernan Illingworth, Jacqui Kelleher and Ken Moales at a Wednesday fundraiser. The Dem candidates are current members of the reconstituted […]

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Basketball Legend John Bagley Endorsed By Working Families Party For School Board Seat

July 5th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Bridgeport hoop star John “Bags” Bagley is one of two candidates nominated by Connecticut’s Working Families Party for the September 4 special election to fill four elected positions on the Board of Education. The other WFP candidate Barbara Pouchet has been active in city education issues. Jacqui Kelleher, Hernan Illingworth and Ken Moales, current members […]

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Summer Break For Kids, But Not For School Board Candidates

June 18th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Did we forget there’s a special election September 4 for four open Board of Education seats? The Democrats have endorsed three members of the state-appointed school board, Jacqui Kelleher, Ken Moales and Hernan Illingworth. The Republican candidates are husband-wife Wayne Hayes and Evelyn Hayes and ex Republican Registrar of Voters Joe Borges. Waiting word from […]

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Is It About Transparency Or Selling Papers? (Or Maybe Both)

December 1st, 2010 · 24 Comments · News and Events

I walked into City Hall Annex Tuesday afternoon and there’s Mayor Bill Finch chatting with city personnel in the lobby. “Hey, Lennie, you going to see the paint dry?” “Yes mayor, I brought along my roller.” Watching paint dry translates into local election officials and volunteers counting more than 20,000 ballots, or something like that, […]

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Voters Address Ballot Bungle

November 17th, 2010 · 17 Comments · Interviews, News and Events

It was a night to vent and that’s what a few dozen speakers did Tuesday night at City Hall Annex. Roughly 100 attended the meeting of the informal elections committee appointed by Mayor Bill Finch and chaired by former Mayor Nick Panuzio (see interview with Nick above)  tasked with reviewing the Election Day debacle of […]

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Foley’s Graceful Concession, No Fraudulent Votes, No Legal Challenge

November 8th, 2010 · 6 Comments · News and Events

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley announced this afternoon he’ll not seek a legal challenge of Tuesday’s election results. He announced he will call Governor-elect Dan Malloy to congratulate him on his victory.

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