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Can ‘The Movement’ Build Momentum?

October 7th, 2014 · 26 Comments · City Politics, Library, News and Events

A group calling itself “The Movement” will conduct a forum featuring potential mayoral candidates on Wednesday 6 p.m. at the Black Rock Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue. Several possible candidates are jockeying to challenge two-term incumbent Democrat Bill Finch in 2015.

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Foley Courts Bridgeport Votes

August 10th, 2014 · 28 Comments · City Politics

When Tom Foley announced the formation of his exploratory committee for governor last year in Bridgeport, the Republican promised many more visits to the state’s largest city featuring an urban agenda. Will he deliver? From Neil Vigdor, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. They embark from the Red Rooster Deli, a popular eatery owned by the Cape Verdean […]

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Tom Foley Roosts At Red Rooster

August 6th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley, facing a challenge in next Tuesday’s primary from Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, visited the Red Rooster Deli Wednesday afternoon owned by John Gomes, one-time Democratic candidate for mayor in 2011. Foley fielded questions from visitors and chatted with business owners along North Avenue.

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Rosario’s Red Rooster Rally, City’s Blight Chief Seeks Office

April 25th, 2014 · 7 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

They were on opposite sides in an East Side Democratic Town Committee primary in March, but Chris Rosario who won a seat will officially kick off his candidacy for the State House at the Red Rooster Deli owned by John Gomes who ran on the losing slate. Rosario, the city’s anti-blight director, appears to have […]

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Fabrizi Versus Finch–Can Fabs Raise The Money For A Comeback?

March 24th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

John Fabrizi and Bill Finch  are quintessential city politicians in the right place at the right time. Fabs, the City Council president, replaced Joe Ganim as mayor when Joe resigned in April of 2003 following his conviction on federal corruption charges. Finch, the state senator, succeeded Fabs as mayor when Democratic party operatives feared Fabs […]

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Several Veteran Slates Win DTC Races, Some Challenge Slates Make Gains, Absentee Ballots Play Role, Pereira A Factor In Upper East Side

March 5th, 2014 · 40 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE, includes link to unofficial results here: Veteran slates in Black Rock, North End, West Side and East Side were victorious on Tuesday while challenge slates in three other districts picked up a number of seats for election to the 90-member Democratic Town Committee. Seven of 10 districts had primaries. Absentee ballots made the difference […]

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Finally Here! Democratic Town Committee Primaries–Don’t Mess With Maria

March 4th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Update: Bridgeport Working Families Party Chair Maria Pereira, a registered Democrat, is passionate about her political work. So passionate, she’s handing out cut cards to her voter contacts in front of Hooker School precinct crossing out the names of town committee candidates she had supported including Pat Fardy and Ann Barney in the Upper East […]

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