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Entries Tagged as 'Tom Mulligan'

Snow And Absentee Ballots Blanket Town Committee Primaries, Senior Voters: “We’re Waiting For Lydia”–Maria Pereira’s Vindictive Streak

February 27th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

With snow projected on the eve of Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee primaries in seven districts it looks like more votes will be cast via absentee ballot than electors showing at the polls. The Town Clerk’s Office has mailed roughly 1000 absentee ballots with 400 having been returned. That means several hundred more will likely come […]

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Bad Blood Political Showdown In One Week, Town Committee Home Stretch

February 24th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In a scene from The Godfather, Clemenza schools Michael Corleone, practicing to Swiss cheese a corrupt police captain, about family rivalries. Michael: “How bad do you think it’s gonna be?” Clemenza: “Pretty goddamn bad. Probably all the other families will line up against us. That’s all right. These things gotta happen every five years or […]

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Bringing Tax Issue To The Max In Black Rock–Will It Work?

February 20th, 2014 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

One sure way to grab the attention of a homeowner in Black Rock, where voter turnout is easily the highest in the city, is to ask: “Are you happy with your property taxes?” That’s what former State Representative Lee Samowitz is doing on behalf of his Democratic Town Committee slate in the 130th District taking […]

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It’s Official: Seven Primaries For Democratic Town Committee Seats–Let The Political Fights Begin

February 5th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The counting of petition signatures by elections officials is finally complete, 7 of 10 districts, representing more than 120 candidates, will compete in a March 4 showdown for control of the 90-member Democratic Town Committee. Fire up those absentee ballots. There’s nothing quite like winter campaigning. This could be a political holy war.

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Vallas Shocked Abusive Principal Not Terminated, GOP Condemns Baraka’s Vote, Baraka’s Conflict Of Interest, ‘Parents Disgusted … Open Season On Children’

November 1st, 2013 · 99 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Sauda Baraka, one of four Board of Education members Wednesday night who voted to rescue Tisdale School principal Carmen Perez Dickson from termination for dragging children through hallways, was represented by Dickson’s attorney when Baraka became a plaintiff challenging the state’s takeover of city schools in 2011. School board members Ken Moales and Maria […]

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What’s Your Assessment?

October 12th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Jim “Sonny” Fox, one of Bridgeport’s preeminent conspiracy theorists and radio moonlighter from his Black Rock home, shares this commentary on what he claims is tax favoritism for the politically connected. The retired electrician and occasional candidate for public office cites tax disparity for the 2009 revaluation among members of the Democratic Town Committee. Every […]

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The Spice Of Maria Pereira Leaving The School Board

August 12th, 2013 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Maria Pereira, who’s not seeking another four-year term to the Board of Education, certainly added zest to school board meetings following her election in 2009 running on the Connecticut Working Families Party line.

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School Board Member Bobby Simmons’ “Plantation Mentality” Claim–Real Or Imagined?

July 31st, 2013 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Bobby Simmons, a member of the Board of Education who’s not seeking reelection this year, claims in a commentary published in the Connecticut Post that Bridgeport’s city government “exhibits a plantation mentality.” He submitted the editorial, he writes, to place in context his recent “provocative” remarks quoted in a Post story “so their true meaning can […]

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