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Entries from August 18th, 2014

OIB Party This Sunday, Bijou Theatre–Includes Show, Belting Beauties Under The Mistletoe

December 4th, 2012 · 6 Comments · News and Events

Okay kids, it’s OIB party time this Sunday, 6 p.m. at the sensational Bijou Theatre on Fairfield Avenue, Downtown. Join us at the Bijou starting at 6 p.m. Free admission. Free food. Cash bar. Free concert. We’ll have good eats from Two Boots and, drum roll … you’re all invited as OIB guests to the […]

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‘Totally Freaked Me Out’–Yikes! Black Widow Found In Grapes

December 4th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Can you imagine the surprise of Nora Weiss of Black Rock when she spotted this creepy-crawly babe? And you thought only in Bridgeport politics do they eat their mates, eh? From Weiss’ Facebook page:

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Forget Food For Thought, How About A Food Fight?

December 4th, 2012 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Maybe this will be the beginning of a good old-fashioned food fight on the City Council. The city’s legislative body Monday night unanimously approved a city Food Policy Council modeled after similar measures in several other Connecticut cities educating citizens about healthy eating and food choices. The council’s Ordinance Committee Chairman Rich Paoletto, who represents […]

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Good Grief, Christina; What Next?

December 4th, 2012 · 23 Comments · City Politics, Cops, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: Incoming state Rep. Christina Ayala, awaiting trial in a hit and run case, was arrested again on domestic violence charges.

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Eversley Shares Perspective On East End Shipyard, City Development Successes

December 4th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

Don Eversley, director of the Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation, shares some clarifications about the East End shipyard that was the subject of an OIB post as well as his time as chief development official in the city before moving over to BEDCO in the summer of 2012. His commentary follows: The projected future employment at […]

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Paging Governor Malloy! How About Commissioner Meetings In Bridgeport?

December 4th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Some of them weren’t crazy about driving down to the state’s largest city, but when Lowell Weicker was governor he ordered his commissioners to conduct meetings at the governor’s Bridgeport office on Middle Street. Some commissioners were actually required to conduct working days touring the city. A Bridgeport office was among a number of Weicker initiatives […]

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Eversley: Shipyard Validates City’s Role In Maritime Business

December 4th, 2012 · 38 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

J. Goodison Company www.jgoodison.com, a Rhode Island-based marine and industrial maintenance and repair contractor, has been selected by the Bridgeport Port Authority to breathe new life into the city’s East End shipyard. Donald Eversley, director of the Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation www.bridgeportedc.org, recruited Goodison for a Bridgeport presence.

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