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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Is Keeley Losing Because Of The Machine Or Campaign Machinations?

November 22nd, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

There’s been some hand-wringing in the OIB comments section about City Council challengers Bob Keeley and Anne Pappas Phillips conquered by that dastardly big bad Democratic machine that endorsed incumbent Jeanette Herron and Michael DeFilippo in the North End 133rd District. A state judge ordered a new election following a dubious absentee ballot that found […]

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Turkey Of The Year Nominations

November 20th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment

It can’t be Thanksgiving week without OIB’s annual Turkey of the Year comments section nominations, right? So be it local, state, federal pol, carve in joyfully. Multiple nominations welcomed.

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Ganim Stresses Democratic Partnership With Urban Centers, GOP Running State “Death For Me And My City”

November 20th, 2017 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Edging closer to a formal declaration for governor, Mayor Joe Ganim on Saturday pitched members of the political action organization The Voices of Women of Color, stressing cities as the economic drivers to build a “new Connecticut economy.”

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The ‘Cable Guy’ Chris Taylor Plugs In Board Of Education Seat

November 16th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

When Democrats Maria Pereira and Jessica Martinez bring passion to Board of Education meetings, Republican Chris Taylor will complement them with a lot of levity. The 2015 petitioning candidate for mayor was declared the winner Wednesday night following a recount with incumbent Howard Gardner who ran on the Working Families Party line. Taylor received 1,155 […]

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Not Again, Recount In City Council District Race–DeFilippo, Herron Leading

November 15th, 2017 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

A cloudy voting day turned into another murky result Tuesday night for the Democratic primary for City Council in the 133rd District after a state court judge ordered a new vote following a dubious absentee ballot that found its way into a September recount. Unofficial results show endorsed candidates Michael DeFilippo and incumbent Jeanette Herron […]

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Oh Boy, Here It Comes: School Board Standoff Between Jessica And Maria

November 13th, 2017 · 80 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Strap in. No, hunker down. No, bring along a makeshift bunker. The fireworks on the newly minted Board of Education that convenes in December will be ear-splittingly pyrotechnic. Jessica Martinez’s election to the school board sets up a fiery antithetical policy standoff with Maria Pereira of pro- and anti-charter school competitors. Both don’t give an […]

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Tiger Ted Lowry, Champion In Life

November 11th, 2017 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

One of my favorite interviews was with Tiger Ted Lowry, the only fighter to twice go the distance with Rocky Marciano. He was also part of a secret World War II mission “The Fire-Fly Project” that engaged African American smokejumpers in a defense of the Pacific Northwest from Japanese balloon bombs floated across the ocean. […]

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Marooned In The Rock, ‘Boys Toy Too’

November 10th, 2017 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

It’s so windy a boat blew right out of Black Rock Harbor and onto Bartram Avenue? Well not exactly, but how’d this get there? Pulled from Black Rock Community Updates, this “Boys Toy Too” has been showing up here and there. Some maroon job. Where’s Ginger and MaryAnn?

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