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McCarthy’s State Senate Message: Together We Can Do Better

July 21st, 2016 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

City Council President Tom McCarthy has issued his first mail piece in his quest to defeat freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August 9 Democratic primary, highlighting his public service and building coalitions to bring people together.

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City Council Committees Approve Sludge Deal With Trumbull

June 1st, 2016 · 12 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

In a 5-1 vote Tuesday night the joint committee on Miscellaneous Matters and Contracts approved a proposed settlement of pending sewer rate litigation and wastewater agreement with the Town of Trumbull. The measure now goes before the full City Council for a scheduled vote Monday night. Councilors Jeanette Herron, Jack Banta, Milta Feliciano, Denese Taylor-Moye and […]

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Democratic Political Leadership Shows Male-Dominated Gender Gap

March 21st, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Bridgeport’s Democratic Party is looking for a few good women in district leadership positions. On March 14, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, backed by Mayor Joe Ganim, overwhelmingly won another two-year term as party leader. On the same night the respective members of the 10-district, 90-strong DTC also announced district leaders. All of them are […]

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Finger Politics! Piranha Power Sweeps To Democratic Town Committee Victory

March 2nd, 2016 · 80 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Board of Education member Maria Pereira, Bridgeport’s self-described establishment fighting piranha of politics, reasserted her voter strength in the Upper East Side leading a slate of nine candidates to a sweep in the Democratic Town Committee primary in the 138th District, according to unofficial returns. Tuesday was a night of sweeps in two other districts as […]

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In Testy Vote City Council Approves Gaudett Consulting Contract, Perez To Become Acting Chief

March 1st, 2016 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Several irritated City Council members Monday night including President Tom McCarthy groused through the proposed three-year contract with Joe Gaudett in which he will resign as chief and become a consultant in the Emergency Operations Center, a move that now allows Mayor Joe Ganim to appoint ally Captain A.J. Perez as acting police leader likely […]

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The Race For Tuesday’s Cricket Vote

February 29th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

By the time polls close Tuesday at 8 p.m. for Democratic Town Committee primaries in three districts, about 700 electors will have cast votes by absentee ballot which could ensure that more votes will be cast that way in some precincts than actual electors showing up to the polls. That noise you just heard in […]

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Town Committee Wars–The I, Me, Mine Of Politics (Absentee Ballots Too)

February 24th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

More than 1,000 absentee ballots have been mailed by elections officials in three of 10 Democratic Town Committee districts competing in Tuesday’s primary with 27 seats up for grabs. This is as retail as retail can get when it comes to identifying voters and dragging them out. In these low-turnout primaries that may not hit 10 […]

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Maria Pereira Dances For Seniors And Votes In Dem Party Squabble, Wanna Cut In?

February 19th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Who says Board of Education member Maria Pereira doesn’t have a sense of humor? Wednesday night the self-proclaimed piranha of city politics led her Democratic Town Committee slate in a prance with a belly dancer at an event schmoozing senior citizen voters at Augustana Homes, a key battleground for votes in the 138th District that […]

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