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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Filling The Void For Andre Baker’s School Board Seat

September 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In January school board member Andre Baker is expected to receive the oath of office to replace the retiring Don Clemons in Connecticut’s 124th State House seat. Baker has not announced definitively when he will resign from the Board of Education. Initially, he said he would resign right after the November election, but might he […]

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Did You Tag Sale At Mayor’s House?

September 1st, 2014 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

Labor Day weekend is a time for chillin’ and grillin’, biking and hiking, tanning and fanning. And oh yes, tag saleing. Mayor Bill Finch hosted a lawn sale at his Crown Street home on Saturday. Was hizzoner a tough negotiator on the goods?

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It’s Official: Pelto Poops Out For November Ballot

August 29th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Former state legislator turned blogger Jonathan Pelto, a fierce critic of Governor Dan Malloy’s education policies threatening to poach votes from the incumbent, was notified on Friday by state elections officials he did not secure enough signatures from qualified electors to make the November ballot. He needed 7,500. He received 4,318. Several Bridgeport residents had […]

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To Tell The Truth–Who Won The Guber Debate?

August 28th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Did anyone watch the battle between Malloy Math and Tom Foolery last night? Candidates for governor Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy and Republican Tom Foley brought along a few zingers in the test for veracity. New Haven Register coverage below followed by links to various news outlets: In their first debate of the campaign, Democratic Gov. […]

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Is He Tom Foley Or Tom Foolery? The Candidate’s Calculated Risk

August 27th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

As Republican nominee for governor Tom Foley enters his first debate tonight against Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy, will he actually take a position on something? Or maybe he thinks no one will notice? Foley speaks often about sharing a Bridgeport agenda as he tries to poach urban votes from Malloy. Where’s the plan? Mark Pazniokas […]

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Ken Moales’ “Rat” Problem

August 26th, 2014 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Former Board of Education member Maria Pereira no longer attends school board meetings in an official capacity, but she is present at just about every meeting as a citizen. A commentary she wrote for a prior post is republished below describing in part the first regular meeting on Monday as kids head back to school, […]

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Debicella Visits Rescue Mission, Himes Visits Pleasure Beach

August 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The campaign season begins in earnest next week right after Labor Day weekend, but that’s not stopping Democratic incumbent Congressman Jim Himes from stepping up his Bridgeport appearances, nor his Republican opponent Dan Debicella who was born in Bridgeport. In recent days Himes visited Pleasure Beach, now open for public access thanks to federal dough […]

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