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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

“Let It Go?” Nope–State Discrimination Agency Did It For Him

August 21st, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Did he drop the matter? Or was his complaint alleging religious discrimination dropped by a state agency? Yes, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities dismissed attorney Russell Liskov’s February complaint against City Council members, a decision that was uncovered by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez following a freedom of information request. “I was asked […]

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Following Governor Primary, Republican Party In The Lurch

August 21st, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Republican State Party Chair J.R. Romano didn’t want Bob Stefanowski as his general election candidate for governor, but now he’s stuck with him after the political neophyte who didn’t bother to vote for years won last Tuesday’s Republican primary. It’s kinda left the state GOP in the lurch, in more ways than one. Still to […]

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Parking Meter Rebrand Downtown

August 20th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport booster Steven Auerbach, who works in the Department of Public Facilities, is heading up the city’s transition to replace sophisticated modern parking meters with ones more user friendly. Steven has posted updates on this effort both in the OIB comments section as well as his Facebook page.

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As MGM Springfield Opens, Gaming Giant Eyes Bridgeport

August 20th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

He was born in Bridgeport and his mom still resides in Connecticut’s largest city. Come January Jim Murren, chief executive officer of MGM Resorts International, will once again pitch the Connecticut General Assembly to approve an open, competitive process for the gaming titan to build a waterfront destination in Bridgeport incorporating components of the city’s […]

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Ned And Joe’s Testo’s Sauce Summit

August 18th, 2018 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: includes footage of Saturday’s Democratic unity rally. Standing in his Bridgeport campaign headquarters Tuesday morning Ned Lamont contemplated the morning after, looking forward to a big primary win with an eye toward the paramount prize, a general election with his opponent who leads Connecticut’s largest city totally on board to take out the Republican.

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Missing In Action–Deadline To Grade School Chief Extended

August 17th, 2018 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

The job evaluation of Superintendent of Schools Aresta Johnson has caused a dust-up among some Board of Education members following chairman John Weldon’s decision to extend the process by 10 days for others who did not meet the agreed-upon August 8th submission deadline. Weldon extended the deadline for board members Dennis Bradley and Jessica Martinez, […]

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Governor’s Race ‘Might Be The Most Vicious In State History’–Trumpanowski Versus Ned Malloy

August 16th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

At times like this we must recall the visionary view of OIB friend Phil Smith who noted decades ago “Some towns play political softball, other towns play hardball … in Bridgeport they play hand grenades.” Maybe it’s time we import our favorite sport in town to Connecticut’s governor race.

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For Ganim A Sense Of Humor And Political Focus As Mayor

August 15th, 2018 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

A sense of humor is a must in politics, putting your bruised ego aside, especially after an ass-kicking … like “I thought Halloween was the scariest night of the year.” Mayor Joe Ganim got his butt kicked statewide on Tuesday with just 19 percent of the Democratic vote, winning only his home city that also […]

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