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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Foster To Finch: Use Your Own Loot

December 21st, 2014 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Mary-Jane Foster, a 2011 mayoral candidate considering another run in 2015, asserts that Mayor Bill Finch is using city funds to promote his reelection campaign. Commentary from Foster that also appears in the Sunday print edition of the CT Post. In the last few months, my husband and I have each received birthday cards from […]

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CT Post: Blacks Have Lost Their Voice, Inner-city Children Suffer

December 18th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Infighting, allegations of misconduct and suspension of local members by the national office has the Greater Bridgeport chapter of the NAACP trying to rediscover itself in a leadership gulf. Interesting read from the editorial board of the Connecticut Post: The history books tell us that the African-American civil rights movement ended in 1968 with passage […]

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Shining Sunlight On Moonlight

December 17th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy takes a hose to city employees, he says, are moonlighting financially. Fardy commentary: Every time you think someone in the Finch administration can’t screw up any more than they already have … they up and surprise you again.

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Garth: Jack McGregor The Most Attractive Candidate I Ever Handled

December 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Legendary political guru David Garth passed away on Monday. As his New York Times obituary points out, he was an innovator, a godfather of campaign consultants, having furthered the elections of New York City mayors John Lindsay, Ed Koch, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. He was the media brain behind New York governors Hugh Carey […]

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City Council To Act On $90 Million Request For Poop System Upgrade

December 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sewage treatment isn’t cheap and the city’s still trying to modernize its two facilities processing sludge from an antiquated infrastructure. The City Council Monday night at 7 at City Hall, according to the posted agenda, will take up a Budget and Appropriations Committee report approving financing of $90,370,000 for the design, rehabilitation, upgrading and construction […]

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Crane Sighting, Steelpointe Harbor Goes Vertical On East Side. Does Bass Pro Oversell Economic Impact?

December 14th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Includes link to Hugh Bailey article. Redevelopment of a troubled area of the East Side has been more than 30 years in the making and the project still has its share of cynics, but something happened on Thursday that never occurred before: vertical construction.

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When The Toolmaker Becomes A Baker, Gene Farkas’ Perfect Pastries

December 11th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

They don’t make them like Gene Farkas anymore, still going strong as he turns 88 next month. When I was a young scribe the toolmaker serenaded me with stories and observations about old-time politics. Nothing like a cocktail and a story in a city saloon. That’s what they called them back then. Saloons. He was […]

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