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Entries Tagged as 'Margaret Morton'

Young Gun Dennis Bradley Versus The Warrior Ed Gomes For State Senate

April 13th, 2016 · 140 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

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 […]

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Wanna Buy City Hall Annex?

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.

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Marilyn Moore’s Historic State Senate Win Completes Ed Gomes’ Revenge

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 […]

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2012 Review: Ayala Wins State Senate Primary Over Newton, Gomes–Historic Election For Hispanics

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.

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How About Teaching Bridgeport History In City Schools? Connecting Kids And Community

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 […]

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Facebook Posts Provide Insight Into Daniels’ Issues With City Leadership

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.

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The Chatter About Gomes, Newton, Ayala At Margaret Morton Dedication

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 […]

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Margaret Morton, A Woman Of History And Grace, Celebrated At Dedication

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 […]

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