Long before he became governor of New York and dazzled the 1984 Democratic National Convention with eloquent oratory, Mario Cuomo played minor league baseball in Bridgeport, according to a statement he made in Ken Burns’ documentary Baseball. Cuomo passed away on Thursday at the age of 82. This speech placed him on the national stage.
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January 1st, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events
December 21st, 2014 · 15 Comments · City Council, City Politics, National Politics
It took 10 years, but Republican City Councilman Enrique Torres got through to conservative talk show godfather Rush Limbaugh on Thursday to agree with Barack Obama about free trade with Cuba where Torres once lived. Torres also told Rush “I’d love to call you some future day and talk to you about black relations, because […]
December 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Legendary political guru David Garth passed away on Monday. As his New York Times obituary points out, he was an innovator, a godfather of campaign consultants, having furthered the elections of New York City mayors John Lindsay, Ed Koch, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. He was the media brain behind New York governors Hugh Carey […]
November 10th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events
Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate who supported Republican John McCain for president in 2008, has been named co-chair of No Labels, the national group that seeks common ground among political leaders. Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, co-founded the organization. Walker, who has his Black Rock house […]
October 13th, 2014 · 27 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
At approximately 4 p.m. Monday roughly 500 people lined up outside the door to Democratic Headquarters on Wood Avenue waiting for tickets for a chance to see President Obama’s Wednesday night appearance at Central High School on behalf of Governor Dan Malloy. Tickets, one per person, were also being distributed from a headquarters on East […]
October 10th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
The last time Barack Obama touched down in Connecticut’s most populous city four years ago, nearly 10,000 supporters jammed the Webster Bank Arena leading to an Election Day ballot shortage three days later that set off a frenzy to accommodate angry voters. A White House spokesperson confirmed Thursday afternoon that Obama will visit Bridgeport Wednesday […]
September 30th, 2014 · 76 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, State Politics
On Monday, former Board of Education member Maria Pereira wrote in an OIB comment, “Unfortunately, there are so few Bridgeport politicians who are principled, transparent and ethical.” If that’s the case, why is it the case? And does Bridgeport own a monopoly on dubious decision making? If you start preening pols who are “principled, transparent […]
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