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Entries Categorized as 'Interviews'

Mac Attack, Zoning Nightmare, Plus: Legendary Doc Gunther In Pol Pod

October 16th, 2009 · 32 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Interviews, News and Events, State Politics

Why is everyone so afraid of U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon? GOP rivals are scared. Dem operatives terrified. Well, $30 million to spend would be enough to fire up frothing flacks. From The Hartford Courant: Three professional wrestling videos on YouTube were taken down Friday after they were sharply criticized by the state Democratic Party. […]

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Jim Himes Visits Pol Pod, Plus: Hanging Out At Épernay And Waiting For Moses

October 2nd, 2009 · 54 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Interviews, News and Events, State Politics

Congressman Jim Himes touched base with OIB on Friday to chat about a variety of subjects including Joe Biden’s campaign visit for him on Monday, stimulus spending, health care and the beleaguered Congress Street Bridge. Himes had a full day making a number of stops at events in the Fourth Congressional District. Health care is topic number one […]

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The Budget Impact, And New Steel Deal

September 2nd, 2009 · 39 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, Interviews, State Politics

9:30 a.m. update: Lots of stuff today including the state budget impact on Bridgeport and an announcement by Mayor Bill Finch and the developer for Steelpointe Harbor, a 52-acre mixed-use redevelopment of the lower East Side, that establishes some common ground to move the languishing project forward albeit without any news that specific retailers have signed on […]

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Party Picks And Party Tonight

July 23rd, 2009 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, Interviews, News and Events

OIB party today, 5:30 p.m. Taco Loco on Fairfield Avenue in Black Rock. First cocktail on OIB plus sweet eats. Come join us. Okay, a tame night at Testo’s Restaurant where the political payroll came through for Mayor Bill Finch’s choices for Board of Education, City Councilwoman Leticia Colon, disciple of 131st District Leader Mitch […]

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The Annual School Fight

April 29th, 2009 · 40 Comments · City Council, Education, Interviews, News and Events

Two out of three Bridgeport classrooms are overcrowded. One out of three Bridgeport children enter kindergarten with no preschool experience. Bridgeport is the most underfunded school district in the state of Connecticut. These declarations were posted prominently Tuesday morning on the ballroom wall of the Holiday Inn for the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition’s 2009 Breakfast […]

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Scoop About The Poop: Timpanelli Visits Pol Pod

April 10th, 2009 · 30 Comments · Development and Zoning, Interviews

2:30 p.m. UPDATE Paul Timpanelli, chief executive of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, steps into the Pol Pod for an update about plans for a tri-community sewage treatment authority that would pipe effluent from the town of Monroe into Trumbull to be processed at the sewage treatment mothership in Bridgeport. Quick background: Shelton-based developer Robert Scinto […]

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Tribal Warfare, More Sludge News, And Gene The Machine

March 26th, 2009 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, Interviews, Law Enforcement, State Politics

This means war. From the Hartford Courant: The Mohegan Indian tribe is threatening to withhold millions of dollars in slot-machine payments to the state if the legislature approves a plan to ban smoking at the casinos. In strongly worded letters to Gov. Rell and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal tribe officials said Wednesday that a pending bill to […]

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Curwen Cuts Loose In Pol Pod, Plus: High Five For Himes And Tracking City Vehicles

January 7th, 2009 · 25 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Interviews

City Councilman Bob Curwen steps into the Pol Pod to discuss the budget mess, police overtime and the tri-town proposal to connect a sewer line from Monroe to Trumbull that’s connected to the waste-water mothership in Bridgeport. (He’s not happy with that.) This 12-year member of the city’s legislative body serves as co-chair of the Budget and Appropriations Committee […]

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