Yearly Archive for 2011
BRIDGEPORT — A U.B. senior who registered to vote several weeks ago is one of about two dozen students turned away at Roosevelt School Tuesday. The 20-year old student, who declined to give her name, arrived at the poll with her roommate, Megan Ey, 20, on the university shuttle at about 3:30 p.m. Neither girl Read More
From staff writer John Burgeson: BRIDGEPORT –– For most it’s a labor of love. For some it’s a labor of love with a tank of gas thrown in. They’re the people who give rides to the polls on election day, and on Tuesday, dozens found themselves driving all over the city to pick up the Read More
BRIDGEPORT — University of Bridgeport spokeswoman Leslie Geary says it’s a service offered every year, not just when Mary-Jane Foster, vice president of university relations is waging a hard fought primary battle for mayor. Still, an email blast went out today from the Scribe, the university’s student-run campus newspaper reminding students that there is a Read More
BRIDGEPORT — The JFK Campus in Success area of the city is eerily quiet with just a handful of people voting at a time. The machine count shows that roughly 180 out of 2,555 registered Democrats have voted so far. Six more hours to go until the polls close!
Designees from the Secretary of State’s office, so far, have reported no problems at any of the polling places they’ve visited today. “No problems whatsoever,” said Av Harris, spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office, which is overseeing balloting in today’s Democratic mayoral primary race. “I just checked in with one of the people in Read More
Democratic mayoral primary candidate Mary-Jane Foster, surrounded by friends and family, voted shortly before 11:30 a.m. today at Black Rock School. “I feel terrific,” she said as she greeted a number of well wishers outside the Brewster Street building. “Thanks for turning out,” she shouted out to a number of voters. “I’m just surprised at Read More
Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch voted at Beardsley School, along with his wife, Sonya, around 11 a.m. Finch, a Democrat, is looking to defeat challenger Mary-Jane Foster, in order to run for re-election in November. “Just voted with my beautiful wife!! Let’s move this city forward!” Finch tweeted from his @FinchforMayor account.
As Bridgeport school security guard Eddie Moro arrived to patrol the halls at Marin School, he stopped to chat a bit about the city’s politics. “If Joe Ganim was to run for Mayor tomorrow, I’d vote for him,” Moro said. “And I know a lot of other people who would too.” Moro, who has worked Read More