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The Battle For The North End

November 13th, 2017 · 45 Comments · City Council, City Politics

When did Facebook start reading like an OIB thread? When it comes to city politics, anyway. A number of OIB readers and posters got into a battle with former State Rep. Bob Keeley, a candidate for City Council in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Keeley and Anne Pappas Phillips are challenging party-endorsed Jeanette Herron and Mike DeFilippo […]

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How The City Council Voted On New Tax Abatement Guidelines

October 19th, 2017 · 77 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Monday night by a 10-8 vote the City Council approved new tax-break guidelines for developers while eliminating the legislative body’s future approval on such deals. Here’s how they voted:

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City Employee Councilors Sayonara, Primary Post Mortem

September 14th, 2017 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Primary day has ended, but it’s not over. And even when the primary vote is certified following recounts, there’s the general election in November and then another vote for City Council president in December by peers. And guess what? When the new council meets in December it will do so without a city employee councilor […]

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Insurgents Make Gains, According To Unofficial Results–Keeley And Herron Tied, Newton Leading, Several Recounts Upcoming

September 13th, 2017 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

In a night that took many twists and turns, several incumbents were defeated in Democratic primaries for City Council Tuesday, several insurgents prevailed and recounts in four districts will take place later this week, according to unofficial returns from the Registrar’s Office. Young guns Kyle Langan and Marcus Brown won the West Side 132nd District, according […]

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Primary Day In 9 Of 10 City Council Districts

September 12th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Door knocks, mail pieces, phone calls and identifying votes come to an end today as Democratic candidates in 9 of 10 City Council districts drag their friends to the polls. We’ll have the results after 8 p.m. Some races will take longer to decide because of ballots cast by absentee. Meanwhile, if you hear about […]

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Final Weekend, You Vote Already?

September 8th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Here we go, final weekend before Tuesday’s Democratic primaries featuring contests in nine of ten City Council districts. The registration deadline is noon on Monday. Unaffiliated voters may also switch to a major party by the same deadline.

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City Council Candidate Forum Generates Crowd At Bijou

September 6th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

An informative City Council candidate forum Wednesday night hosted by Bridgeport Generation Now brought out about 20 candidates before roughly 150 spectators in the Bijou Theater Downtown. Moderated by Natalie Pryce and John Torres, the candidates responded to a number of questions posed both by the moderators and audience. In the video clip above the […]

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Primaries Two Weeks Away, But A Backup Plan For A Few City Council Candidates

August 29th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Two weeks left to settle nine Democratic primaries in 10 City Council districts. What have you heard from the candidates? In a couple of districts, however, challengers will have another crack at it if things don’t go their way on September 12.

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