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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

A Resident’s Perspective, Downtown Safe, Tiago’s A Problem

April 22nd, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Law Enforcement, Uncategorized

Doug Davidoff, an active member of the Downtown scene, shares his perspective as a neighborhood resident originally posted in the OIB comments section. He writes Downtown is active and safe. One problem area, however, is Tiago’s Bar and Grill, owned by Deputy Director of Public Works Joe Tiago. Davidoff also shares a recent video that […]

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Weighing Statewide Run, Ganim Ponders Political Options

April 21st, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim must wait for at least two months before learning if he may qualify for a public campaign grant should he seek a long-shot statewide office in 2018. But will he wait that long before raising money? A slew of statewide candidates are already dialing for dollars.

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Corruption Fighter Chris Mattei Eyes Run For Governor

April 20th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

He locked up John Rowland on campaign finance charges, prosecuted others for public corruption and went after Wall Street profiteers as a federal prosecutor, now Chris Mattei, a Bridgeport attorney who lives in Hartford, is exploring a Democratic run for governor in what is shaping up as a crowded field on both sides of the […]

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WPLR’s Chaz&AJ Dish On Connecticut Characters–Trump, Rowland, Ganim, Linda Blair

April 19th, 2017 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Always remarkable moments appearing live in studio with WPLR’s Chaz&AJ, the highest-rated radio show in Connecticut. We talked Donald Trump, Joe Ganim, John Rowland, even Linda Blair’s bladder. What, you haven’t read about that yet in my new book Connecticut Characters? What are you waiting for? The boys even hit the delay button for something […]

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Trump’s Wall? Money For Seven Miles

April 16th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Story by T. Christian Miller of ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom. During the campaign, President Donald Trump promised to build a wall across the southern border some 1,000 miles long. The number of miles the president currently has money for: seven.

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Malloy A Lame Duck? Or Free Bird?

April 15th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If he completes his second term, Dan Malloy will be governor until January 2019. His announcement not to seek a third term has set off an ambitious scramble for coveted state constitutional offices in 2018. Dozens of contenders will now emerge for a variety of offices as pols seek to qualify for the state’s public financing […]

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Your Chance To Review Proposed City Budget Prior To Public Hearing

April 14th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

It’s a big document that’s now available for public review. The first public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, 6 p.m. in City Council chambers, Mayor Joe Ganim’s $542 million spending plan for the budget year starting July 1 can be absorbed here. Grab a cup of joe, it’s 365 pages, or cherry pick the departments of interest. […]

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Malloy Won’t Seek Third Term, Here Come The Candidates

April 13th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Dogged by state finances and poor approval ratings, Democratic Governor Dan Malloy announced on Thursday he will not seek another four-year term in 2018. This announcement will trigger a series of decisions by would-be candidates for statewide office be it governor or other constitutional positions such as comptroller and lieutenant governor.

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