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Entries Categorized as 'Interviews'

Voters Address Ballot Bungle

November 17th, 2010 · 17 Comments · Interviews, News and Events

It was a night to vent and that’s what a few dozen speakers did Tuesday night at City Hall Annex. Roughly 100 attended the meeting of the informal elections committee appointed by Mayor Bill Finch and chaired by former Mayor Nick Panuzio (see interview with Nick above)  tasked with reviewing the Election Day debacle of […]

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Interview With State Rep. Chris Caruso

November 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Interviews

Interview with State Rep. Chris Caruso following election committee meeting Tuesday night at City Hall Annex.

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John Gomes Chats About Mayoral Candidacy And Taking On Political Sacred Cows

October 15th, 2010 · 8 Comments · City Politics, Interviews

John Gomes, former chief of the government-efficiency program CitiStat, who had a falling out with Mayor Bill Finch and now wants his job, shares in a video interview with OIB his perspective on running for mayor and the collision course that led to his departure from city service.

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Malloy, Tracked By Lamont Stalker, Talks Development

June 17th, 2010 · 46 Comments · Development and Zoning, Interviews, State Politics

Dan Malloy visited Steel Point Wednesday afternoon to make a point. State government must be a friend, not a burden, to help shepherd major redevelopment projects such as the one moving forward, albeit slowly, in the lower East Side.

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Himes: ‘Independent Voting Record’ And Barnes Wants Hennessy On Rocks

June 11th, 2010 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Interviews, State Politics

Congressman Jim Himes joins us for a Pol Pod chat. Himes won election in 2008 knocking off 20-year Republican incumbent Christopher Shays, backed by Barack’s Bridgeport tsunami, becoming the first Democrat in 40 years to occupy Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District, a swing election region that covers wealthy Republican suburbs as well as the state’s largest city.

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Jepsen: Bysiewicz Dancing Like Ginger Rogers

February 5th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Interviews, National Politics, State Politics

So, do ya wanna dance? With Ginger Rogers? Or Maybe Susan Bysiewicz? George Jepsen, the leading Democratic challenger to Connecticut Secretary of  the State Susan Bysiewicz to replace Dick Blumenthal as attorney general, says SuBy’s doing a tap as she tries to make the case that she meets the legal definition, 10 years active practice as a […]

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Malloy In Pol Pod, Says He’s Prepared To Lead, State Should Be City Partner, Plus: Jacobs Nears Settlement

January 29th, 2010 · 44 Comments · Civil Service, Development and Zoning, Interviews, News and Events, State Politics

Former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy, a leading contender for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, steps into the Pol Pod, and he’s not bashful about what he’d do as governor including weighing in on Governor Jodi Rell’s proposed  juvenile detention center for girls on the Upper East Side. It doesn’t belong in Bridgeport, he says.

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Mayor And Murphy, Plus: Merrick In Pol Pod

November 24th, 2009 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Interviews, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Bill Finch has provided additional details in the hiring of former Chief Administrative Officer Dennis Murphy on a consulting basis. Murphy will be paid $24,000 in what is expected to be a roughly six-month assignment to enhance management-labor relations. See Finch news release below: Mayor Finch Continues Efforts to Professionalize City Workforce (November 23, […]

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