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Entries from July 18th, 2018

Post Office Worthy, Name The Dude At Right

November 28th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, City Politics

Freaking out yet? This is 25 years ago, the old Three Door Restaurant on Madison Avenue, now Testo’s Restaurant owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. (Yes, there’s an o in the restaurant name and an a in Mario’s last.) At left is your grizzled host trying to get out the door following an event […]

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Tong: Trump Attacks Families Like Mine

November 28th, 2017 · 5 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Democratic State Rep. William Tong on Tuesday filed paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission forming an exploratory committee for statewide office with a focus on attorney general, Connecticut’s chief civil lawyer. On Monday George Jepsen announced he’ll not seek a third term in 2018. Tong was a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012.

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Newton: Hold Off On City Council Presidency Election Until Everyone Seated

November 27th, 2017 · 35 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

As a court battle plays out to determine the Democratic candidates in the City Council’s 133rd District, maneuvering is underway to select a new legislative leader December 4 to replace outgoing Tom McCarthy. But incoming council member Ernie Newton who served as council president back in the early 1980s says there’s no compelling reason to […]

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Jepsen Will Not Seek Third Term, No To Governor Run

November 27th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Attorney General George Jepsen announced on Monday he’ll not seek a third term in 2018, igniting a scramble for a coveted position that has been a stepping stone for pols such as Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal. Jepsen also declared he’ll not be a candidate for governor.

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They Once Composed A Newspaper Here–The Reality Of Corporate Journalism

November 26th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

Just about everything has a shelf life in every day use: typewriter, phonograph, 8-track player, the newspaper. Okay okay, some hardcopy newspapers are still among the living mostly as a complement to the on-line presence where most of the clicks and advertising presence sustains corporate journalism. In the old days, we called them family-run newspapers […]

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Sometimes It Pays To Fight City Hall

November 26th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Last week Marshall Marcus reported about a penal Downtown parking ticket issued for a valid handicapped permit. Undeterred, he fought back. The other day a letter arrived addressed to his wife referencing the ticket in question:

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Judge Continues Keeley’s Election Complaint

November 24th, 2017 · 85 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post A lawsuit challenging the second primary for the city’s North End council seat, based on allegations of absentee ballot irregularities, will go forward.

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‘I Swear, I Swear, I Swear’ (Fingers Crossed)

November 23rd, 2017 · 8 Comments · City Council, Education, News and Events

It’s a fitting OIB moment when city officials raise their hands and swear at the street address named ‘Lyon’ Terrace. Make me no promises, I tell you no lies. (Or something like that.) The swearing-in ceremony for the 2017 elected officials will take place December 3rd at 5 pm in City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. […]

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