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Entries Tagged as 'Scott Burns'

Official Ballot Qualifiers For Sept. 12 Democratic Primary

August 16th, 2017 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

It’s now official, Democratic primaries will take place September 12 in 9 of 10 City Council districts. On Wednesday Democratic Registrar Santa Ayala submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office the certified petitions of qualified challengers. Elections officials had spent the past week reviewing the petition sheet signatures of candidates following last Wednesday’s 4 p.m. deadline […]

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Young Dems Issue City Council Endorsements

August 16th, 2017 · 12 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Marcus Brown, City Council candidate for the West Side 132nd District and Maria Zambrano-Viggiano, candidate for the East Side 136th District have received the endorsement of the Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats. The organization had previously tapped Brown’s running partner Kyle Langan, as well as Pete Spain, council candidate in the 130th District covering Black Rock […]

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No School Board Primary, Challenge Slate Petition Signatures Fall Short

August 12th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

A slate of JoAnn Kennedy, Helen Losak and Eric Stewart-Alicea fell short of the signatures required to wage a citywide Democratic primary for Board of Education. They needed more than 2200 certified signatures from registered Democrats in the city. That means party-endorsed Jessica Martinez, Chaila Robinson and Hernan Illingworth move on to the general election.

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You Like Primaries? You Got ‘Em

August 10th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The deadline for petitioning candidates to submit signatures to the Registrar’s Office was Wednesday at 4 p.m. It looks like nine Democratic primaries in ten City Council districts. Elections officials are still reviewing some challenger petition sheets for certification, so additional names could be added but here’s a look so far. First two names party endorsed […]

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Black Rock Library Forum For City Council Primary

August 9th, 2017 · 19 Comments · City Politics, Library, News and Events

A City Council candidate forum will take place August 22, 7:30 p.m. in the Black Rock Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue, involving Democratic endorsed Scott Burns and Rowan Kane and challengers Christina Smith and Pete Spain. Assistant City Library John “Salty” Soltis will moderate. See more here. The 130th District covers Black Rock and a portion […]

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Endorsed Dems Could Have Lots Of Primary Company

July 31st, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

If they secure 2,245 certified signatures from registered Democrats in Bridgeport, three petitioners will wage a September 12 primary for Board of Education against endorsed candidates Hernan Illingworth, Jessica Martinez and Chaila Robinson. JoAnn Kennedy and 138th Town Committee members Helen Losak and Eric Stewart-Alicea who are aligned with school board member Maria Pereira will […]

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Tony Barr Whistles Foul, No Votes From P.T. Barnum Apartments Over Cracked Basketball Court

July 27th, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Tony Barr, who says he’s passionate about the needs of kids in P.T. Barnum Apartments, asserts he made no threats against City Council members following an Ordinance Committee meeting Tuesday night beyond the threat of working against the reelection of Scott Burns for what Barr says is inaction over fixing a basketball court in the […]

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Barr Threatens City Council Members, Cops Called, Martinez: He’s Mentally Unstable

July 27th, 2017 · 10 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Tony Barr, a 2015 mayoral candidate, has been barred from the mayor’s office. City Hall could be next. As the City Council’s Ordinance Committee meeting closed Tuesday night the man who pleaded guilty to two counts of breach of peace on charges he threatened to blow the mayor’s head off had a face-to-face confrontation with […]

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