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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

City Employee Councilors Sayonara, Primary Post Mortem

September 14th, 2017 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Primary day has ended, but it’s not over. And even when the primary vote is certified following recounts, there’s the general election in November and then another vote for City Council president in December by peers. And guess what? When the new council meets in December it will do so without a city employee councilor […]

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Insurgents Make Gains, According To Unofficial Results–Keeley And Herron Tied, Newton Leading, Several Recounts Upcoming

September 13th, 2017 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

In a night that took many twists and turns, several incumbents were defeated in Democratic primaries for City Council Tuesday, several insurgents prevailed and recounts in four districts will take place later this week, according to unofficial returns from the Registrar’s Office. Young guns Kyle Langan and Marcus Brown won the West Side 132nd District, according […]

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Primary Day In 9 Of 10 City Council Districts

September 12th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Door knocks, mail pieces, phone calls and identifying votes come to an end today as Democratic candidates in 9 of 10 City Council districts drag their friends to the polls. We’ll have the results after 8 p.m. Some races will take longer to decide because of ballots cast by absentee. Meanwhile, if you hear about […]

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Sharma’s Karma–South On Bostwick In West End

September 12th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

At first glance it reminds of the original Tomlinson’s (the Greeks) where dogs became legendary on the East Side. In the West End, Carlos Carril and Michelle Sharma have carved out their own neighborhood gem South On Bostwick, a puppy’s bark from Captain’s Cove Seaport next to Cedar Marina offering breakfast and lunch, 7 a.m. […]

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Wishful Thinking? State Republicans Dub Ganim Dem Frontrunner For Governor

September 11th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Why would state Republicans fear Little Joe? Could it deliver a fundraising bonanza for the state GOP? A Facebook post on the Connecticut Republican Party page declares “The Connecticut Democratic Party has a new frontrunner: Joe Ganim 2018.”

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Final Weekend, You Vote Already?

September 8th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Here we go, final weekend before Tuesday’s Democratic primaries featuring contests in nine of ten City Council districts. The registration deadline is noon on Monday. Unaffiliated voters may also switch to a major party by the same deadline.

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Koskoff Brings Thurgood Marshall’s Absorbing Bridgeport Case To Life

September 8th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

The riveting story of Bridgeport attorney Sam Friedman and Thurgood Marshall defending a black chauffeur accused of rape by his white employer in her Greenwich mansion then gagging her and pushing her off a bridge comes to life next month in a screenplay co-written by Bridgeport-based attorney Michael Koskoff and his son Jacob. Decades before […]

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The Comings And Goings Of City Council Candidates

September 7th, 2017 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Wednesday night’s City Council candidate forum hosted by Bridgeport Generation Now in the Bijou Theater featured a combination of the old, the young, the idealistic, the pragmatic, the misinformed and even the awkward that some argue was downright rude right out of the box. The ably moderated forum opened with each of the 20 or […]

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