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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Barry Christmas! Mayor Issues Holiday Greeting Featuring Barack

December 19th, 2014 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

While some politicians run for the holiday hills from Barack Obama’s coal-filled stocking approval rating, Mayor Bill Finch embraces him, so much so the mayor mailed a holiday card featuring his family in a photo taken with the president during his campaign stop in Bridgeport for Governor Malloy on the eve of the November election.

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OIB Poll: Finch, Ganim, Foster Or Torres? Someone Else?

December 17th, 2014 · 10 Comments · City Politics

It’s the holidays, time to celebrate. That means we raise a glass to voter power because OIB readers vote. Here’s an unscientific hypothetical poll because we cannot screen for demographics, but what the heck, let’s do this anyway. Do not despair, we will feature a variety of unscientific survey matchups (and perhaps scientific) in the […]

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OIB Poll: Should Ganim Run For Mayor?

December 16th, 2014 · 25 Comments · City Politics

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What Will Queenie Do? What Will Alma Do? Political Positioning For 2015

December 10th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Ooh, it was such a juicy rumor for the scandal sheet business, we couldn’t let this one go without fanning the flames. City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez, the city’s queen of absentee ballots, wants to lead the Town Clerk’s Office that oversees absentee ballots.

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Foster To Make Decision About Mayoral Run In January

December 6th, 2014 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The length of the holiday shopping list pales in comparison to the list of things to do for a mayoral run. That’s where potential candidates are guided by dear old MOM: money, organization, message. Each category has its own checklist and 2011 Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster is examining her list to determine if a […]

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Councilman Paoletto’s Political Consequence Factor

December 2nd, 2014 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The saga of Richard Paoletto, facing a second sexual harassment claim in five years while serving as a city councilor on the public payroll, has ramifications beyond his professional career. The reality is, in most situations of this type involving public office, he’d be fired from his paid position. If this were Joe Blow facing […]

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Come On-A My House, Ayala House

November 30th, 2014 · 10 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

When it comes to bona fide residency, the Ayala family of political operatives could be a reality television series, be it State Senator Andres Ayala, his cousin outgoing State Rep. Christina or his uncle Tito, a former city councilman.

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