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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

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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A Slice Of Political Pie, Ganim’s Mystic Calling In Stonington

February 2nd, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

So after Stonington Connecticut (think Mystic Village), you hit the Rhode Island border. Such is life on the campaign trail for Mayor Joe Ganim. Thursday night he addressed the Stonington Democratic Town Committee searching for party support in an uphill battle for governor. Thirty years ago the film Mystic Pizza featured secret ingredients in its special […]

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Aaron Turner Pursues State Senate Seat Of Former Boss

January 31st, 2018 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Backed by incumbent Ed Gomes, Aaron Turner has filed paperwork to follow his former boss’ footsteps to represent Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District which covers about two thirds of Bridgeport and a portion of western Stratford. Others are interested in the seat such as school board member Dennis Bradley and former local NAACP leader Carolyn […]

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Eneida Martinez Speak–”Both Men Are Jews And Buddies And They Go To The Same Synagogue”

January 28th, 2018 · 78 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

East End City Councilwoman Eneida Martinez is no shrinking violet. She is often unaccustomed to a verbal filter. As co-chair of the Ordinance Committee, she is one of several council members expressing frustration about the impact of the Water Pollution Control Authority’s collections process on her constituency. In her line of fire at the December […]

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Enchanté! ‘Titanium Woman’ Hanks Gears Up For Stallworth Challenge

January 24th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The 2018 election cycle will be loaded with intriguing matchups including the one shaping up in the 126th State House District where incumbent Charlie Stallworth faces a Democratic primary challenge from Congressman Jim Himes’ former deputy district director Shanté Hanks who has formed a candidate committee.

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Couch Politics, Will Dr. Ford’s Diagnosis Of East End Town Committee Fight Hold Up? Game On

January 23rd, 2018 · 69 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

East End District Leader Ralph Ford’s psychology background comes in handy toiling in the schizophrenic world of city politics. The good doctor has negotiated his share of patients to study in active practice or civic engagement. On March 6th Ford will have neighborhood activists knocking on his door, and they won’t necessarily be patients. He’s facing […]

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Calling All Candidates–Turn Cities Into Economic Drivers? State Has No Plan

January 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Connecticut has no plan to transform cities into regional economic drivers. The pols in charge say they do, but it’s fallacious spin. Cities should and must be economic drivers. When that occurs everyone benefits. The evidence of urban economics for the greater good is overwhelming. Every time a city befalls trouble in Connecticut be it […]

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