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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

What’s In McCarthy’s Future?

August 27th, 2016 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

It’s been a relatively quiet summer for the City Council beyond ear-splitting cries from angry residents following July 1 tax bills. The next full meeting will not take place until September 6. The larger question is what is the future of City Council President Tom McCarthy who was lanced in an August 9 Democratic primary […]

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Shaban: What’s Good For A Kid In Darien Is Good For A Kid In Bridgeport

August 25th, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport is generally alien territory for Republican candidates. John Shaban writes on his Bridgeport campaign web page “As the Republican candidate for US Congress in CT’s fourth district, many people reflexively ask “what is your Bridgeport strategy” … as if Bridgeport is a foreign land in need of a foreign policy.”

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It’s The ‘Bully’ Versus The ‘Buffoon’–Monday Night Fight At School Board Meeting

August 24th, 2016 · 155 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

It was quite a Monday night, the first full meeting of the new school year, for the Board of Education, with chair Dennis Bradley and member Maria Pereira engaged in a shouting match as Associate City Attorney Mark Anastasi yelled from a lectern in Geraldine Johnson School. One issue that had the fur flying was […]

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Cecil Young Is Noisy, And That’s No Bull, Airs Out Lungs In Front Of FBI Office

August 23rd, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Community gadfly Cecil Young‘s bullhorn is much a part of the fabric of Bridgeport as the coal burning South End smokestack. They both huff and puff and spew. Cecil’s blown out the ear drums of residents at all points in the city. Several years ago his bullhorn created such a racket in front of then Mayor […]

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Juggling Lower Crime Stats In The Face Of Violence

August 23rd, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement

Opponent temptation on a purely political level justifies ridiculing Mayor Joe Ganim in light of the latest shootings, considering his campaign assault on Bill Finch a year ago following spikes in violent crime. There’s also a big difference. When violence occurred a year ago Finch was more interested in trotting out the latest crime stats than […]

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Who Wants Pie In The Port? Head To Brewport

August 20th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Have you checked out the new Brewport right off Exit 27 from I-95? It’s housed in an old newspaper distribution center not far from the ballpark and arena. What’s the secret to perfect pie? The water. And a tasty cold brew. And for you wine lovers they have that, too. And spirits. Gin! Now that’s our kinda […]

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OIB Poll: What’s In A Name?

August 19th, 2016 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment

In August of 2013, OIB began requiring the handles of all new registrations to include their full last name, with a few exceptions such as allowing an anonymous handle for a city employee who feared retribution for speaking out. All handles existing at that time were grandfathered.

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Hammer Time Versus Moore Time Race To Watch For State Senate

August 17th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, State Politics

Republicans must pick up four seats to gain a majority in the State Senate and one of the targeted races to watch is the contest between GOP nominee Elaine Hammers and Democrat Marilyn Moore who emerged last week from a blowout win against primary opponent Tom McCarthy in Connecticut’s 22nd city-suburban swing district.

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