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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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Couch Politics, Will Dr. Ford’s Diagnosis Of East End Town Committee Fight Hold Up? Game On

January 23rd, 2018 · 69 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

East End District Leader Ralph Ford’s psychology background comes in handy toiling in the schizophrenic world of city politics. The good doctor has negotiated his share of patients to study in active practice or civic engagement. On March 6th Ford will have neighborhood activists knocking on his door, and they won’t necessarily be patients. He’s facing […]

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Ganim, Candidates Address Issues At People’s Symposium

December 5th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Saturday joined Vice Chair of the State Democratic Party Dita Bhargava, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew and former state commissioner Jonathan Harris at a forum at Fair Haven School in New Haven organized by the Connecticut Working Families Party and a coalition of labor and progressive groups that heavily influence Democratic primaries. […]

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Winners By The Numbers

November 8th, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The winners via The Connecticut Secretary of the State public reporting web page. Winners in bold follow:

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Herron Flights Keeley By 1 Vote

September 20th, 2017 · 9 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Every vote counts. Yup. In the case of the Democratic City Council primary between incumbent Jeanette Herron and former State Rep. Bob Keeley in the North End 133rd District 1 vote has made the difference. Herron squeaked out a vote victory following a Tuesday recount that had them tied going in.

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Protesting Income Inequality From Bridgeport To Greenwich

September 17th, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

In advance of the weekend state budget vote, a Connecticut Working Families Party-led caravan of tax justice demonstrators protested Bruce McGuire’s Connecticut Hedge Fund Association, “the foremost group lobbying against closing the egregious Carried Interest Tax Loophole, outside their fancy yacht club gathering,” according to the WFP. City Council candidate from the East End Wanda Simmons, […]

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City Council Recounts Set

September 15th, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Recounts will take place on Tuesday morning at the Margaret Morton Government Center in four districts following the results of Democratic primaries for City Council. Candidates must be within 20 votes to force a recount.

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City Employee Councilors Sayonara, Primary Post Mortem

September 14th, 2017 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Primary day has ended, but it’s not over. And even when the primary vote is certified following recounts, there’s the general election in November and then another vote for City Council president in December by peers. And guess what? When the new council meets in December it will do so without a city employee councilor […]

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