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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Moore’s Message: Take Nothing For Granted, Women’s Rights On The Line

October 14th, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Ned Lamont spent Saturday morning in Bridgeport schmoozing city ministers for support, rallying campaign canvassers to churn out a vote and heralding his friend Marilyn Moore’s return to the State Senate currently locked in an 18 tie among Democrats and Republicans with control of the upper chamber as well as an open seat for governor […]

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Lauretti’s Political Lariat–Mayoral Run In Bridgeport?

October 11th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Is he bored? Just having fun? Yes, there’s a curious rumor afoot that Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, who has deep roots in Bridgeport, is noodling a run for Bridgeport mayor. While a popular Republican mayor of Shelton for the past 27 years, would Mayor Mark really move to Bridgeport against a 10 to 1 Democratic […]

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For Flatto’s Department, An Achievement In Financial Reporting

October 11th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

It’s not exactly sexy work, and often dizzying crunching budget numbers trying to explain to community watchdogs and City Council members what the financial documents mean. Finance Director Ken Flatto’s department has been awarded, among other U.S. municipalities, the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association for the Comprehensive Annual […]

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Lamont-Stefanowski Money Race

October 11th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Democrat Ned Lamont has pumped more than $12 million of his own money into his campaign for governor while Republican Bob Stefanowski has invested more than $3 million, according to campaign finance reports filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission. See latest Lamont report here. Stefanowski report here.

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Any Mayoral Takers Against Ganim?

October 8th, 2018 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Need a java jolt for this election cycle? Four weeks to the general election featuring races for governor, General Assembly and federal offices. So far it’s been rather sleepy with the Supreme Court confirmation hearings gripping interest nationally. Still, there’s a lot on the line in Connecticut with an open seat for governor and the State […]

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Forget The Absentee Ballots, Here’s Your Chance, Pony Up $7,500 For Stefanowski

October 5th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bang the bongos. Toot the trumpets. Grind the guitars. The cash-strapped Bridgeport Republican Town Committee has donated $7,500 to the gubernatorial campaign of Bob Stefanowski tucked in a battle with Democratic standard bearer Ned Lamont. Bridgeport resident John Slater, vice chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party, issued a call to action in an eblast urging […]

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Onofrio To Replace Herbert As Bridgeport Regional Business Chief

October 2nd, 2018 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Dan Onofrio, a partner in three Rita’s Ice franchises in Connecticut, has been tapped to replace Mickey Herbert as chief executive of the 700-member Bridgeport Regional Business Council, according to a news release issued by the board of directors. Herbert’s final day is October 31. The business organization covers Bridgeport, Stratford, Trumbull and local chamber affiliates.

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Busy Business Guys Trade Payday Accusations

October 2nd, 2018 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Whom do you believe? Truth in advertising, especially in political campaigns, was a relative term long before Donald Trump stormed the public-service field. He simply has loaded it to steroid levels. Five weeks from the Nov. 6 gubernatorial election, two business guys Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski are dueling over the veracity of […]

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