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Kohut: Vote Out Status Quo

June 17th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, National Politics, State Politics

Whether local, state or federal elected officials, policy wonk Jeff Kohut, a 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, says Bridgeport’s interests have not been served well by any of them. Kohut commentary: When Bridgeporters contemplate the mass shooting of nine people (resulting in the death of an innocent man) in a Bridgeport neighborhood very early in […]

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Malloy Endorses Hillary, Balks At Endorsement For Finch

June 8th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

WFSB 3 Connecticut Although he has attended a fundraiser for Mayor Bill Finch, Governor Dan Malloy stopped short, for now, of endorsing him for a third four-year term before the expected Democratic primary that could include both former Mayor Joe Ganim and Finch’s 2011 primary opponent Mary-Jane Foster whom the governor described as a friend. […]

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Got Milk? How About A Fair Minimum Wage Too?

April 18th, 2015 · 6 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

OIB friend Doug Wade (Milkman) who operates the family-owned Wade’s Dairy on Barnum Avenue advocates automatic adjustments for the minimum wage to rise along with the inflation rate. Last year the businessman was recognized by President Obama for bringing attention to a hike in the minimum wage. In an essay that first appeared in the […]

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Mario Cuomo’s Greatest Hits Included Bridgeport

January 1st, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

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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Torres Chats With Rush On Obama’s Cuba Policy, ‘Black Relations My New Pet’

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 […]

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Garth: Jack McGregor The Most Attractive Candidate I Ever Handled

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 […]

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Lieberman To Lead Centrist Group No Labels

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 […]

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Long Line For Barack Tickets

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 […]

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