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Entries Tagged as 'Lydia Martinez'

Following AB Dump, Supervised Balloting Ordered For Special Election

February 6th, 2015 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Due to a high volume of absentee ballot requests, elections officials will conduct supervised balloting at several senior citizen housing locations for the February 24 special election for State Senate. The East Side highrise Harborview Towers with more than 200 units, managed by the Bridgeport Housing Authority, is the domain of City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez, […]

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Queenie And Her Court Knight Absentee Ballot Conspirators For DeJesus, Gomes To Challenge AB ‘Shenanigans’

January 26th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

If Richard DeJesus were a candidate in the higher-turnout 22nd State Senate District his candidacy would be toast, done, stick a fork in him. The good government activists in Black Rock, Brooklawn and North End would fillet him for his back tax issue and a pending investigation into election fraud. But he’s still in the […]

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Who’ll Get Behind Wheel Of Ayala’s Seat? The City’s Political Fast Lane

December 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Now in the driver’s seat, Andres Ayala shouldn’t have to worry about his voting address anymore. On January 7, the state senator is scheduled to become commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. A special election will be scheduled to fill his vacancy. Could this be a free-for-all?

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Crane Sighting, Steelpointe Harbor Goes Vertical On East Side. Does Bass Pro Oversell Economic Impact?

December 14th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Includes link to Hugh Bailey article. Redevelopment of a troubled area of the East Side has been more than 30 years in the making and the project still has its share of cynics, but something happened on Thursday that never occurred before: vertical construction.

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What Will Queenie Do? What Will Alma Do? Political Positioning For 2015

December 10th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Ooh, it was such a juicy rumor for the scandal sheet business, we couldn’t let this one go without fanning the flames. City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez, the city’s queen of absentee ballots, wants to lead the Town Clerk’s Office that oversees absentee ballots.

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Knock, Knock, Budget Committee, Anyone Home?

November 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee has arguably attended more City Council budget committee meetings than some of its members. He chronicles the attendance records of budget committee members, including the lack of a quorum on Monday. From Lee: There is only one body in Bridgeport that is charged with looking after taxpayer dollars. It […]

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Paging Absentee Ballot Scammers, Election Question Offers Early Voting

September 29th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

This question will appear on the November ballot: “Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to remove restrictions concerning absentee ballots and to permit a person to vote without appearing at a polling place on the day of an election?”

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Andres Ayala’s Mountain Of Absentee Ballots

July 25th, 2014 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Is there a book in the Bridgeport Public Library to school City Librarian Scott Hughes in the craft of absentee ballots? Quick Scott, take that book out. On Wednesday stretched-thin workers in the Town Clerk’s Office mailed out roughly 850 absentee ballots. And, with less than three weeks until the August 12 Democratic primary, they’re […]

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