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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'

Ken Moales’ “Rat” Problem

August 26th, 2014 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Former Board of Education member Maria Pereira no longer attends school board meetings in an official capacity, but she is present at just about every meeting as a citizen. A commentary she wrote for a prior post is republished below describing in part the first regular meeting on Monday as kids head back to school, […]

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Will Daniels Mayoral Campaign Be A Boon Or Bust?

August 25th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

In early 1992, the governor of Arkansas seeking the Democratic nomination for president over the likes of former California Governor Jerry Brown visited the Ralphola Taylor Center in the East End seeking votes for the Connecticut primary. Ernie Newton, a young city politician back in the day, recalls you could fill a phone booth with […]

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Blizzard Of Absentee Ballots In Tuesday’s Primary, Complaint Filed Against Andres Ayala Camp

August 11th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

One day left. The final mail pieces, phone calls, door knocks are underway for Tuesday’s primaries. What you hearing out there? Absentee ballots could decide some  races. The Town Clerk’s Office has mailed 1865 absentee ballots in the city (1151 returned as of Monday afternoon), a majority of them generated by the camp of State […]

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Foley Courts Bridgeport Votes

August 10th, 2014 · 28 Comments · City Politics

When Tom Foley announced the formation of his exploratory committee for governor last year in Bridgeport, the Republican promised many more visits to the state’s largest city featuring an urban agenda. Will he deliver? From Neil Vigdor, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. They embark from the Red Rooster Deli, a popular eatery owned by the Cape Verdean […]

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Voting By ‘Small Envelope’ (Sign Here)

August 6th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

On the November ballot Connecticut voters will decide if they want early voting as most states do, a legislatively approved question shepherded by Secretary of the State Denise Merrill to revise the state constitution. Connecticut is among a handful of states that require excuse-only absentee balloting. Some city campaign operatives by fiat this cycle have […]

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Working Families Party Endorses Malloy–Backlash From Former WFP Supporters? Pelto: Politics Before Policy

July 29th, 2014 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Lindsay Farrell, executive director of the Connecticut Working Families Party, issued an eblast to supporters on Tuesday announcing the endorsement of Governor Dan Malloy for another four years. Malloy’s name will appear on the Democratic and WFP lines in the general election. In Bridgeport, former school board member Maria Pereira broke from the WFP several […]

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So Many Variables for Malloy–Pelto, Politics, Teachers, Cities, Hot Tub–To Win Reelection

May 6th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Next weekend starting May 16, Democrats and Republicans will endorse candidates for governor at their respective party conventions. Governor Dan Malloy will be nominated by acclamation while Republicans slug it out for an endorsement and likely August primary. No matter the Republican standard bearer, Malloy has a battle on his hands in November barring all […]

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