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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Recalling The 60 Minutes Profile Of Mayor Mary Moran

October 19th, 2014 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Bridgeport has had 52 mayors, all of them white males except for one … Mary Chapar Moran. Elected the city’s chief executive 25 years ago, her one two-year term is best known for placing the city into federal bankruptcy court, a petition challenged by the state and rejected by a federal judge.

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Bagley Fast Breaks From School Board, Resigns Elected Position

October 18th, 2014 · 45 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

John Bagley, the ex Harding High School hoop star who’s been engaged in disagreement with the city over construction of a new school, has resigned from the Board of Education. Bagley, a registered Democrat, was elected to the school board two years ago running on the Working Families Party line.

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Anastasi Makes His Mark In City Hall

October 18th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

His title is City Attorney but he’s really the mayor’s attorney irrespective of who holds the office, such is Mark Anastasi’s perspective serving as the city’s chief legal counsel for more than 20 years. CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart has the latest on Anastasi. Arguably one of the most powerful people in City Hall, City […]

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Election Homestretch, Who’s Your Choice?

October 17th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Now that the Obama fever has died down for now, what are some of the key races heading into the homestretch of the November 4 general election? The big daddy race is for governor where Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy’s locked in a ferociously close contest with 2010 Republican nominee Tom Foley.

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The Speech Not Delivered (Yet)

October 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Had Barack Obama’s scheduled visit to Bridgeport Wednesday night not been preempted by Ebola outbreak business, the game plan was for Mayor Bill Finch to introduce Governor Dan Malloy for whom the president was campaigning. These things tend to be love fests and the mayor had plenty of hugs and kisses planned for the president […]

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POTUS Factor Versus Foley’s Follies

October 15th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Four years ago, three days before the general election, Barack Obama touched down in Bridgeport, which touched off Democratic enthusiasm elevating Dan Malloy to the governorship over Republican Tom Foley. Will history repeat itself?

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Cast Your Vote For Governor

October 14th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The election for governor is in three weeks, but why wait for the last minute? Let us know your choice in the latest OIB poll, albeit unscientific.

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