Memo To Me:
· Remind Mayor Finch to take credit for the $600 stimulus-package checks Bushy is sending out this week. Bird Man got the number correct, just the wrong direction.
· Call Jan Williams about hosting a blog party mid-May at Captain’s Cove Seaport. First round is on me. Ask Yahooy if he’ll cough up the second round. Ask Tom Kelly to do taste test.
· Ask Republican Town Chair Marc Delmonico if he and Rick Torres will lead the FU crew team from the Pequonnock River to the party at The Cove. Also invite Bob from Bepo to join us at The Cove. Tell him, if he comes, he’s still allowed to break my stones.
· Contact Marilyn Moore, former aide to State Sen. Ed Gomes, about her potential run for Rob Russo’s state senate seat. Don’t forget to visit her website www.witnessprojectct.org.
· Write MCAT about coming out of hibernation. Here kitty kitty, Envoy5 has something nice for you.
· Ask City Councilman Bob Curwen if the budget committee will restore Finch’s job cuts in the city budget.
· Thank readers of Fairfield County Weekly for voting OIB number one in the Best Of blog category.
· Also thank Wondering for his insightful posts.
· Ask Mario Testa if he’ll do a tank job on Anthony Musto, presumptive Democratic-endorsed candidate for state senate, if Tom McCarthy decides to primary.
· In lieu of Michelle Lyons returning my calls, contact Tom Lyons, husband of Michelle, to ask if she’s challenging State Rep. Jack Hennessy.
· Ask Bruce Hubler when he’s inviting Mo and me to the Patterson Club. Try not to beg in note.
· Ask councilman Bob Walsh if Bob Keeley is Yahooy. Not!
· Thank OIB readers for pushing us over the 40,000-pageviews mark since new launch.
And you thought the best fights broke out at city council meetings. A release from Boxing USA.
The USA Boxing Olympic Invitational to Open Activities with Event Press Conference, April 28 at the Arena at Harbor Yard
Three U.S. Olympians, USA Boxing CEO Jim Millman and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch to be in attendance
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — USA Boxing will open the event activities for the first-ever USA Boxing Olympic Invitational with an event press conference, April 28 at the Arena at Harbor yard. Lightweight Olympian Sadam Ali (Brooklyn, N.Y.), light welterweight Olympian Javier Molina (Commerce, Calif.) and heavyweight Olympian Deontay Wilder (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) will join USA Boxing CEO Jim Millman and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch in kicking off the event. In addition, USA Boxing’s Connecticut LBC Chief of Officials George Phillips will share his comments on the major international event coming to Bridgeport and the state of Connecticut. USA Boxing will present Mayor Finch with an oversized commemorative ticket for the event during the press conference.
The USA Boxing Olympic Invitational, which will take place May 9 at the Arena at Harbor Yard, will showcase elite level amateur boxing with the United States taking on competitors from Brazil and China in a pre-Olympic showdown. Four United States Olympians will compete in the event with light flyweight Luis Yanez (Duncanville, Texas) joining Ali, Molina and Wilder in the major international competition.
A national level feature bout between 2008 National Champion Luis Arias (Milwaukee, Wis.) and 2007 National Golden Gloves champion Shawn Porter (Stow, Ohio) will round out the outstanding night of Olympic-style boxing action.
Tickets for the USA Boxing Olympic Invitational are currently on sale and are available through Ticketmaster as well as the Arena at Harbor Yard and range from $30 for upper level seats, $50 for lower level seats, to $75 for premium floor seating.