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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Malloy, Hennessy Examine Flooding Concerns In North End

October 1st, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Kicking up his visibility in Bridgeport in a tight reelection fight, Governor Dan Malloy on Tuesday was joined by Mayor Bill Finch and several other city and state officials for a tour of flood-prone areas in the North End impacted by the rain-swollen Ox Brook, a tributary of the Rooster River, which has caused tens […]

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Speedy Gonzalez Urges Support Of Peace And Progress Line

October 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez will appear on the November ballot as a petitioning candidate for Connecticut’s 130th State House seat occupied by Democrat Ezequiel Santiago. Winning the long-shot seat is not his ultimate goal. He’s looking to create an insurgent political party presence on the Peace and Progress line, as he shares in […]

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‘Principled, Transparent, Ethical’–Can You Name Someone?

September 30th, 2014 · 67 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, State Politics

On Monday, former Board of Education member Maria Pereira wrote in an OIB comment, “Unfortunately, there are so few Bridgeport politicians who are principled, transparent and ethical.” If that’s the case, why is it the case? And does Bridgeport own a monopoly on dubious decision making? If you start preening pols who are “principled, transparent […]

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Paging Absentee Ballot Scammers, Election Question Offers Early Voting

September 29th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

This question will appear on the November ballot: “Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to remove restrictions concerning absentee ballots and to permit a person to vote without appearing at a polling place on the day of an election?”

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Not Teachers’ Pet, But CEA Endorses Malloy

September 29th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

The relationship between Governor Dan Malloy and public school teachers has at times been like nails against a blackboard, but today the powerful Connecticut Education Association that represents them announced its endorsement of Malloy over Republican Tom Foley, stating “A CEA analysis indicates that Foley’s scheme would drain more than $35 million from local public […]

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Malloy Touts Black Rock Businesses, A Bridge And A Beer

September 27th, 2014 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Gazing out over Ash Creek that divides Bridgeport from Fairfield, surrounded by dozens of Black Rockers on a walking tour of the neighborhood, Governor Dan Malloy beckoned the warm late-September Friday night hopeful of a beer with the locals. Neighborhood resident Elliott Arluck raced into his Fox Street home that abuts the creek, emerging with […]

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Finch Dumps Democratic Leader Santiago From Housing Authority

September 26th, 2014 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has booted longtime political operative Americo Santiago from the Bridgeport Housing Authority. The housing agency has experienced turmoil the past two years including the recent resignation of director Jim Miller and prior to him Nick Calace, as well as financial irregularities uncovered by federal auditors.

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