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Entries Tagged as 'Tom McCarthy'

Moore Versus McCarthy Retail Campaigning In Full Swing

June 27th, 2016 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Barnum Festival weekend has become the gateway for retail campaigning, especially during legislative cycles with August primaries just six weeks away. Two years ago State Senator Marilyn Moore was campaigning in earnest trying to take out three-term incumbent Anthony Musto in a Democratic primary. She prevailed in a close contest on her way to a […]

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Bradley, Pereira Qualify For Public Campaign Cash

June 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday approved publicly funded campaign dough for State Senate candidate Dennis Bradley and State House candidate Maria Pereira, both of whom are elected members of the Board of Education.

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Ted Kennedy Jr. Among Surrogates Stepping Up For Marilyn Moore

June 15th, 2016 · 45 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Surrogate support is a key ingredient to winning primaries, be it phone calls, knocking on doors or lending the prestige of a name or organization. Marilyn Moore and Ted Kennedy Jr. entered the State Senate together following election in November 2014. For his part, Kennedy says Moore deserves reelection as she faces an August Democratic […]

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Trumbull Gardens Gym Reopened For Summer Youth, How Long?

June 13th, 2016 · 8 Comments · News and Events

Last year Trumbull Gardens experienced a historic shooting that became a flashpoint for the mayoral election. Following a recent community meeting organized by U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday announced the reopening of the gymnasium for use by the public housing project children. But for how long?

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Scenes From Black Rock Day

June 12th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events, State Politics

Did ya make it to Black Rock Day?

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Spain Takes Aim At McCarthy, ‘Political Tom-foolery’

June 11th, 2016 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

If you want someone going door-to-door on behalf of a candidate for public office, Black Rock’s Pete Spain gets right to the point as he does in this commentary highlighting City Council President Tom McCarthy’s “corrosive effects of conflicts of interests to our government.” McCarthy is challenging incumbent State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August […]

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Bring It On: August Democratic Primary Matchups Set

June 8th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The August 9 Democratic legislative primaries are set. Four of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation will have primaries: State Senator Marilyn Moore versus Tom McCarthy, State Senator Ed Gomes against Dennis Bradley, State Rep. Charlie Stallworth will take on Maria Pereira and State Rep. Andre Baker versus Charlie Coviello. Former City Council […]

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City Council Approves Sale Of Golf Course Property To Sacred Heart, Sludge Deal With Trumbull

June 7th, 2016 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The City Council by a 15-3 vote Monday night approved the sale of eight acres of Fairchild Wheeler golf course property to Sacred Heart University for $4 million that will allow the university a larger footprint to build on campus proper without developing the park land beyond basic maintenance. SHU needs the extra land to […]

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