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Entries Tagged as 'Margaret Morton'

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, Cops

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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Finch To Dedicate City Hall Annex Margaret Morton Government Center

June 14th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Decent, caring, dignified, tough; the late Margaret Morton holds a special place in city political history well beyond election as the first African American woman in the Connecticut State Senate following a landmark 1980 Democratic primary win. She proved against the odds that seemingly entrenched incumbents can be taken out. For Margaret Morton your word […]

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Newton Wins Stunning Endorsement For State Senate–”Redemption Is Upon Us”–Faces Primary

May 22nd, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former State Senator Ernie Newton Monday night continued his comeback from a federal corruption conviction seven years ago to claim the Democratic endorsement for the State Senate seat he was forced to relinquish. He won the endorsement for Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District over incumbent Ed Gomes and State Rep. Andres Ayala at the party convention at […]

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