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Entries Tagged as 'Michael DeFilippo'

A Long, Strange Trip For City Council

April 10th, 2018 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Voting is underway at Blackham and Madison schools for the Democratic primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District between party endorsed Michael DeFilippo and Jeanette Herron challenged by former State Rep. Bob Keeley and zoning commissioner Anne Pappas Phillips. What a long, strange trip this has been since last September with campaigning […]

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Keeley Bails On Running Partner, But Phillips Not Quitting

April 9th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE:  Keeley bails. Former State Rep. Bob Keeley may have thrown his so-called running partner under the bus by “mailing my candidacy in” but Anne Pappas Phillips says she’s not quitting on Tuesday’s primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District. Talk about cutting and running. Keeley left a voice message for his […]

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A Martyr? Keeley: I’m Mailing In Candidacy To Expose Corruption

April 5th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Days prior to a third Democratic primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District, that mischievous former State Rep. Bob Keeley says he’s using his run as a platform and not necessarily to win. As he puts it “I have been mailing my candidacy in” for the greater cause of stopping “corruption.” Is […]

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On Tuesday Another City Council Primary–Is The End In Sight?

April 5th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Less than a week from a third Democratic primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District, about 100 voters have requested absentee ballots, according to the Town Clerk’s office. Of those about 50 so far have been returned so a good majority of the absentee requests will be counted Tuesday night in a race […]

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Supremes: Don’t Mess With Absentee Ballots

March 27th, 2018 · 22 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Stop … in the name of absentee ballots, especially if you’re a third party in the collection of ballots. That’s one of the messages from the Connecticut Supreme Court in its written ruling, issued on Monday, upholding Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’s order for another Democratic primary in the City Council’s 133rd District. For background […]

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April 10, Next Step In Wild City Council Primary–Keeley Calls Top State Attorney “Chicken”

March 27th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Will April showers deliver primary flowers? The 133rd City Council district is a campaign for all seasons … literally. What started last summer has segued through fall, winter and now spring. Is there any end in sight? Former State Rep. Bob Keeley and zoning commissioner Anne Pappas Phillips are engaged in a tug of war, […]

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Great Scott! A Switch For Mitch In The 131st District–Party Officer Selection Thursday

March 13th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On Thursday, 5:30 p.m. the 90-member Democratic Town Committee will select party officers at the Madison Avenue restaurant of Mario Testa who will seek another two-year term as party leader. On Monday recounts took place in three districts following last week’s primaries. A change occurred in the 131st District where a slate led by former […]

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Big Night For Testa And Ganim–Pereira’s Insurgent Slate Loses, Black Rock Challengers Fall

March 7th, 2018 · 66 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Insurgents came up well short Tuesday trying to take out seasoned campaigners in Democratic Town Committee primaries. A slate led by 138th District Leader Maria Pereira has lost all nine seats to a coalition aligned with Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa in the Upper East Side, according to unofficial returns. Testa spent most of his day in the […]

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