Last summer was the craziest election season in Connecticut’s largest city. Joe Ganim stormed back to make redemption history, upsetting Bill Finch in a September primary relegating Finch the first mayor in city history to lose a primary. How do you top that? Likely never. But when it comes to politics, Bridgeport is the city […]
Entries Tagged as 'Margaret Morton'
April 13th, 2016 · 140 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Tags: Alvin Penn·Andres Ayala·Bill Finch·Charlie Stallworth·Chris Rosario·Christina Ayala·Dan Malloy·Dennis Bradley·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·Joe Ganim·Margaret Morton·Maria Pereira·Marilyn Moore·Mario Testa·Richard DeJesus·Sal DePiano·Tom McCarthy
January 9th, 2016 · 22 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
When you’re trying to close a budget gap, just about everything is on the table. Even selling the City Hall annex also known as the Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street, named for the former state senator and community leader. See valuation information here.
November 9th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
State Senate-elect Marilyn Moore never crafted her campaign as something potentially historic, she just went about her business putting in the retail work–lighting up phone lines and knocking on doors–so required in these types of elections when the biggest prize at the top of the ticket is governor. Last Tuesday she became the first black […]
December 27th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
We continue top stories of the year with the election of Andres Ayala to the State Senate that included a tough August primary battle against incumbent Ed Gomes and Ernie Newton who occupied the seat before corruption charges forced him from office seven years ago.
November 20th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Library
The Bridgeport education system has been the center of activity the past 18 months. We saw the Board of Education dissolve itself in favor of state control of city schools in 2011 that led to state appointed members, followed by a court challenge that led the Connecticut Supreme Court to order a special election for […]
July 6th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement
Dozens of supporters of Police Lieutenant David Daniels on Friday night protested his recent removal as head of the Community Services Division with a rally at the Margaret Morton Government Center on Broad Street followed by a march to Police Headquarters a few blocks away.
June 25th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
The renaming on Saturday of City Hall Annex to the Margaret E. Morton Government Center brought together politicians past and present including those the first African American woman in the Connecticut legislature influenced into positions of power and those who want to follow her ascension. Ernie Newton and Ed Gomes both have occupied the seat […]
June 23rd, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
Across the street from the original City Hall where Abraham Lincoln spoke in 1860, Mayor Bill Finch joined more than 150 friends, peers, supporters and family members of the granddaughter of a slave–the first African American woman to serve in the Connecticut General Assembly–renaming City Hall Annex the Margaret E. Morton Government Center. The dedication […]