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Entries Tagged as 'Tom McCarthy'

Drum Roll: Absentee Ballots Available For Town Committee Races

February 12th, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Three weeks left to Democratic Town Committee primaries. It can mean only one thing. Absentee ballots become available on Tuesday. The Town Clerk’s Office is processing stacks and stacks of applications for Democratic electors in six districts, giving new meaning to a winter blizzard. The actual absentee ballots become available three weeks out after candidates […]

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The State Of The DTC Slates

February 9th, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s now official, primaries will take place March 6th in 6 of 10 districts for Democratic Town Committee seats. Within a week or so after the primaries, the 90-member DTC will select party officers.

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East End Town Committee Challenge Slate Fails To Qualify, North End Battle Ramps Up

February 5th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The East End Democratic Town Committee challenge slate that was seeking to unseat veteran political operatives failed to secure sufficient signatures to qualify for the March 6th primary, according to local elections officials. That means incumbent committee members such as Ralph Ford, Ernie Newton and Eneida Martinez will continue to control things in the 139th […]

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Top Stories From April–No Foolin’

December 27th, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

A look at April 2017: Joined by community supporters and even her husband Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez leveraged her savvy legal skills during a City Hall meeting, filleting the city’s rollout of modern parking meters without visible signage of the consequences for failing to execute a transaction within […]

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‘The Hidden (Ball)ot Play’

December 18th, 2017 · 5 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

City political observer John Marshall Lee compares city politics with the American pastime. It’s all in a game, right? From Lee: In winter with below freezing temperatures and snow blanketing the ground young and old Americans all over the land begin to yearn for news of “the boys of summer,” the return of star veterans, […]

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Aidee Nieves Becomes First Latina City Council President

December 5th, 2017 · 98 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: see council committee assignments here. Aidee Nieves, a member of the Democratic Town Committee, was elected Monday night as the City Council’s first Latina president. She replaces Tom McCarthy who served in that role for 10 years. He did not seek reelection to his North End seat, but was able to cast a vote, citing […]

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On Tap For New City Council, Election Of President

December 2nd, 2017 · 72 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

The first order of business for the incoming City Council class Monday night is adoption of rules and election of a president. There has been some sentiment to delay the council presidency vote until resolution of filling the two seats in the North End 133rd District, but that is now months away given the court challenge […]

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‘Someday We’ll Be Together’–Up Next For City Council District Litigation, Connecticut Supremes

December 1st, 2017 · 29 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The process to fill two City Council seats in the North End 133rd District will take several months and possibly longer, depending on the Connecticut Supreme Court’s willingness to accept the case on an expedited basis, according to lawyers of the various parties. Meanwhile, Jeanette Herron, whose seat is entangled in this legal case, and […]

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