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Entries Tagged as 'Ralph Ford'

For The Love Of Politics–Primaries

February 14th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

You can spend all your time making love. You can spend all your love making time. In city politics, it cuts both ways. Break up, get back together. Break up, get back together. Break up, get back together. Sometimes, just like St. Valentine, it’s off with your head (politically speaking anyway). Is there a lot […]

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Fire-damaged East End Building Demolished

December 19th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

Joined by East End political leaders and City Council members, Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday attended the demolition commencement of a fire-ravaged building on Stratford Avenue that formerly housed the Petteway Market, a social club and apartments.

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Ganim Ponders Key Staffing Changes

December 15th, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Firefighters, Law Enforcement

UPDATE: John Gomes Demoted, Details To Follow: One year into Joe Ganim’s mayoralty, staff stressors are beginning to snap leading to potential changes at the top level makeup of the administration. State Rep. Charlie Stallworth’s city position, one of Ganim’s first hires who served as co-chair of the mayor’s transition team, is tenuous. Will he […]

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Party Establishment Flips Finger Back At Pereira In State House War

August 6th, 2016 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Sometimes a primary result can come down to one digit. Supporters of State House incumbent Charlie Stallworth hope that’s the case in his favor, in more ways than one. A political action committee based in the East End has dropped an independent expenditure attack against school board member Maria Pereira who’s battling Stallworth in Connecticut’s […]

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Bellis Decision In Favor Of Gomes: Political Party Conventions Must Be Deception Free

July 12th, 2016 · 15 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Last week Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis overturned a decision by state election officials rejecting State Senator Ed Gomes’ application to challenge party-endorsed Dennis Bradley in an August 9 primary following a paperwork snafu. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill subsequently approved Gomes for the ballot following the judicial order. What follows is an excerpted […]

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Judge Orders State To Place Gomes’ Name On Primary Ballot, Ford: I Did Not Mislead Court

July 10th, 2016 · 84 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Declaring that East End District Leader Ralph Ford, a supporter of Democratic-endorsed Dennis Bradley, “perpetuated a fraud on the court,” Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Friday ordered state elections officials to place Ed Gomes’ name on the August 9 primary ballot ruling that “roadblocks” were set against the incumbent state senator when his candidacy was […]

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Courtroom Drama In Gomes Versus Bradley State Senate Battle

July 1st, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A clearly agitated Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis placed her hand across her forehead. Later, she even ran her hands across her face in exasperation. She reminded veteran political operative Ralph Ford that he was under oath and must testify truthfully. Just a few minutes into his testimony Ford had delivered inconsistent statements about what he knew […]

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Gomes Sues For Ballot Access In State Senate Primary Against Bradley, Court Hearing Next Week

June 22nd, 2016 · 31 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: State Senator Ed Gomes on Wednesday filed a complaint in Bridgeport Superior Court asking a state judge to place his name on the August 9 Democratic primary ballot after his candidacy application was rejected by the Office of the Connecticut Secretary of State following a campaign paperwork glitch. Gomes wants to challenge party endorsed Dennis Bradley, […]

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