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Newton Endorsed For Return To State Legislature, Rosario Endorsed Over Ayala

May 21st, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Ernie Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, was endorsed Wednesday night at the Democratic convention at Testo’s Restaurant setting up his return to the State House seat he occupied for 15 years that includes his East End voter base. William Marshall, a city minister who attended the Democratic Party convention, had contemplated a […]

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East End Political Yeast Rises –Will Andre Baker Challenge Newton?

May 21st, 2014 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Update: Baker decides against run. Board of Education member Andre Baker is considering a challenge of Ernie Newton for the Democratic nomination for Connecticut’s 124th State House seat that Newton once occupied. Newton is expected to receive the party endorsement tonight at Testo’s Restaurant. If Baker runs, it adds a pearly twist to city politics […]

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Endorsement Action, With Possible August Primaries, Highlight Upcoming Political Conventions

May 14th, 2014 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Convention fever’s in full mode this week and next with Democratic Congressman Jim Himes’ endorsement for a fourth two-year term on tap in Bridgeport Wednesday (tonight) followed by this weekend’s endorsement for all state constitutional offices; Democrats at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford and Republicans at Mohegan Sun. Democratic Governor Dan Malloy will be […]

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Scenes From City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17th, 2014 · 9 Comments · News and Events

It was cold, but that didn’t stop your favorite pols from greeting their peeps for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown on Monday. The Mayor’s Office loaded these images on Facebook.

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Finch Hits Midpoint Of Second Term, Builds Warchest, Potential Opponents Weigh Options

November 18th, 2013 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

With nearly $120,000 in campaign cash in the bank, Mayor Bill Finch is off to a mighty fundraising start at the midpoint of his second four-year term. Raising money will not be a problem for the mayor as he prepares for reelection in 2015. The larger questions: how will the next two budget cycles play […]

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The Potential Conga Line For Mayor

September 19th, 2013 · 81 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Following last Tuesday’s drubbing of Democratic Party endorsed candidates for school board and City Council, opposition forces as well as establishment Dems are looking to the 2015 mayoral cycle and speculating about possible challengers to Mayor Bill Finch. What names are floating as possible contenders? Mary-Jane Foster, who challenged Finch in a 2011 mayoral primary, […]

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What? No Political Hacks! These School Board Candidates Ruining Our Campaign Fun

August 21st, 2013 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events

Monday night Gabrielle Parisi, an organizer for the community action group Citizens Working For A Better Bridgeport that hosted a candidates forum at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown, observed all the school board candidates addressing the public featured solid credentials. She’s right. The six Democrats running in a September 10 primary for Board of Education […]

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