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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Parziale Sums It Up

September 27th, 2016 · 19 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement

OIB friend, past CC member and past council president Lisa Parziale comments on the state of Bridgeport city management by both the mayor and City Council, and encourages others to get involved to fix the problems. December 2015 ended two terms of leadership under former Mayor Bill Finch, and the torch was then passed to […]

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Lifelong Republican Baffled By Republican Participation In BOE Boycott

September 26th, 2016 · 34 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Lifelong Republican and recent OIB commenter Joseph Sokolovic is baffled by the Republican participation in the BOE boycott, and suspects a nefarious (or just business as usual in Bridgeport) plot. Strange Bedfellows, indeed. They say politics make strange bedfellows. Never has this been more true than when it comes to the recent events at the […]

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A Troll Samples Big Mac’s Future

September 23rd, 2016 · 23 Comments · City Council, City Politics

Former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh gazes into his crystal ball to divine Council President Tom McCarthy’s political future. “After the rough year he had this year in the State Senate Primary, next year will be no walk in the park.”

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An Ode To Joe, Promises From The Campaign Trail

September 21st, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Politics

Citizen budget watchdog John Marshall Lee keeps score of Joe Ganim’s promises in this ode to Joe. There are many in Bridgeport who today insist Mayor “Trust-me Joe” oft said things, now subsequently missed. Not pointing to a Billion-plus lost from the taxable Grand List But rather, campaign promises made. Joe just couldn’t resist.

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Walsh: Listen To The People If You Want To Build Lasting Coalitions

September 20th, 2016 · 47 Comments · City Politics

Former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh shares observation about building a lasting organization to defeat the establishment. Before we read too much into the recent primary results, let’s consider a few factors:

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Pereira Files Lawsuit Challenging Ganim’s School Board Appointment

September 19th, 2016 · 19 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Hearing continued until Segarra-Negron can be made a party to the action. UPDATE: Court complaint here. Board of Education member Maria Pereira on Monday (September 12) filed a lawsuit against Mayor Joe Ganim asserting his recent school board appointment of Republican Annette Segarra-Negron to fill out the term of Dave Hennessey violates Connecticut law and the Bridgeport […]

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Andato A Pescare (Gone Fishing)

September 17th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Politics

Well, not fishing exactly, but some time away (no. not fitted for a straight jacket, they haven’t found one the right size) but visiting the Grimaldi principality (not storming the palace but maybe knock on the door) in Monte Carlo and then off to bella Italia.

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Another Board Of Education Showdown Looms Monday

September 11th, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: meeting cancelled. The Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday night and presumably take up the “Board member vacancy election,” according to the agenda, to fill the term of State Rep. Andre Baker who was elected as a Democrat in 2013. The leading Democratic candidates to fill the spot appear to be former State […]

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