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Look Out, Johnny Fabs In The Pol Pod, Plus: Council Bonds And Shays Hits Himes

September 10th, 2008 · 20 Comments · City Council, Interviews

Okay, strap in, former Mayor John Fabrizi has a lot to say, and he doesn’t disappoint. We sat down for a 21-minute Pol Pod on Tuesday in his Central High School office where he now serves as director of Adult Education. Fabs has been out of mayoral office since last November, but that hasn’t stopped […]

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Chris Shays And Jim Himes Enter The Pol Pod, Plus: Mac’s Rocky Mountain Way

August 29th, 2008 · 78 Comments · Interviews, Media, National Politics

We have double Pol Pod action today featuring the two warriors in one of the most-watched congressional races in the country: 21-year incumbent Christopher Shays of Bridgeport, the last standing New England Republican in the House of Representatives, and Democratic opponent Jim Himes of Greenwich with his central campaign office in Bridgeport. Bridgeport is the […]

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Musto Steps Into Pol Pod, Plus: Shays Talks City Development

August 28th, 2008 · 40 Comments · Development and Zoning, Interviews, News and Events

Democratic State Senate candidate Anthony Musto is in the Pol Pod. Musto won a close primary over a feisty Marilyn Moore of Bridgeport on Tsunami Tuesday. His hometown Trumbull, where he serves as the elected town treasurer, produced a staggering majority for him. In Bridgeport, however, where he must perform well to defeat incumbent Republican […]

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Blonde Banshee Visits Pol Pod, Plus: Barack Hopes For Himes

August 23rd, 2008 · 72 Comments · Interviews

The blonde banshee from Black Rock is in the Pol Pod. Ten days after knocking off Robert Keeley, the longest-serving legislator in Bridgeport’s history, we caught up to Auden Grogins who spent the past 10 days recharging the banshee cells for the November general election when she’ll face Republican Phil Young. Grogins pulled off what […]

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The Troll Speaks His Mind

July 30th, 2008 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Interviews

Look out, everybody, The Troll’s in the Pol Pod. Yes, OIB caught up to City Councilman Bob Walsh for a 10-minute chat about life on the City Council and the ups and downs of his political relationships. I first met Walsh 25 years ago when I was a young scribe covering city politics. We were […]

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Discounts At The Vibes, Plus: Machine Politics And Touching Voters’ Pleasure Center

July 29th, 2008 · 105 Comments · Interviews, News and Events, State Politics

The hottest hippie fest on the planet visits the Park City this week as Ken Hays brings his Gathering Of The Vibes to Seaside Park. Discount packages are available for Bridgeport residents this weekend.  So grab your tix, pull up a chair, roll some juicy fruits, share a peace pipe with a politician. Hey, baby, it’s […]

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A Chat With Chairman Mario

July 11th, 2008 · 147 Comments · Interviews

Mario Testa’s in the Pol Pod. The Democratic Town Chairman is a little man with a lot of fight. He reclaimed party leadership in March after party regulars revolted against the John Stafstrom/Cynthia King wing of the party supported by Mayor Bill Finch. Testa had served as party leader during the Joe Ganim years before […]

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An Agitated Electorate, Plus: Russo In Pol Pod

July 2nd, 2008 · 75 Comments · Education, Interviews

A Quinnipiac poll shows lots of voter trepidation. That’s not good news for some incumbents. Fuel costs, in particular, are a stick in the eye, and state legislative incumbents that have a history of voting for the highest gas taxes in the country would be vulnerable on this one issue. Jodi Rell’s poll numbers, though […]

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