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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Bill Seres, Mayor For 55 Days

February 9th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

In Bridgeport political life Bill Seres was a footnote, known as the 55-day mayor, but his fuller life was much much richer than that. He passed away on Tuesday.

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A Little Honey, A Little Political Spice Make For West Side Campaign Intrigue

February 8th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Two years ago young Marcus Brown joined a veteran group of West Side political operatives to claim all nine seats in a Democratic Town Committee primary in the 132nd District. This year, with a March 6th district primary on the horizon, he’s going against the establishment grain.

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City Lawmakers: Inspirit Craft Distilleries On Par With Beer And Wine

February 7th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The craft brewery industry, thanks to state legislation, has enjoyed meteoric growth in Connecticut joining state wineries as major consumer destinations. Bridgeport’s East Side is home to Asylum Distillery, the city’s first licensed distillery since Prohibition, that produces gin, vodka and whiskey from corn grown in Connecticut. As noted in an OIB story last year Asylum Distillery’s Bridgeport-made […]

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OIB Poll: The Choices, Donald Or Dan?

February 6th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment

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Mario’s DTC Moolah Sinks

February 6th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa needs to reload his committee treasury. The latest filing with the State Elections Enforcement Commission shows the Democratic Town Committee paid attorney Ed Maley $12,367.99 for legal representation in the challenge of City Council primary results in the North End 133rd District, leaving a $4,741 balance as of December 31. […]

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East End Town Committee Challenge Slate Fails To Qualify, North End Battle Ramps Up

February 5th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The East End Democratic Town Committee challenge slate that was seeking to unseat veteran political operatives failed to secure sufficient signatures to qualify for the March 6th primary, according to local elections officials. That means incumbent committee members such as Ralph Ford, Ernie Newton and Eneida Martinez will continue to control things in the 139th […]

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Bottoms Up! When Candidates Call–Winter, Spring, Summer And Fall

February 4th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It’s been a spirited debate for sure the past two years as the city navigates zoning regulations for liquor establishment proximity. Two principals in this battle, liquor store applicant Michael DeFilippo and Zoning Commissioner Anne Pappas Phillips, will also face off once again in a four-way Democratic primary for City Council in a North End […]

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These Guys Know All About Wild Nights–Bad Slugs Rock

February 4th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

This sure beats political karaoke. Mike DeSalvo, lead guitar; Ken Dixon, electric mandolin, guitar, vocals; Ralph Hohman, vocals, guitar; Pat Quinn, drums; John Alcott, bass; Mike Daly, keyboards. Who are these ancient minstrels rocking to Wild Nights at The Windmill in Stratford? They’re scribes, editors, wordsmiths at the Connecticut Post. They’re The Bad Slugs. What […]

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