Wow, I wish I had $13K to throw a shindig, a little afternoon delight for city employees as his honor Bill Finch is doing today at City Hall Annex.
But why stop at catering by Vazzy’s and a warehouse of poinsettias? Bring on the lobster baby, and prime cuts of Kobe so we can get a little surf and turf action going. And hey, maybe throw in a few bottles of Lafite for district leaders and town committee members on the payroll. (I wonder if Joe squirreled away a few bottles.)
Yes sir, that’s the way I’d do it, in the best Bridgeport tradition. And don’t forget a few shooters of juniper. We need a little first-class gin as well.
Yes sir, what did Yahooy say about Finch’s primary campaign more than a year ago? A chicken in every pot! Forget the chicken, let’s stuff holiday socks for all: lamb chops, Cornish hens, filet mignon, parmigiano reggiano, luscious bottles of Amarone. Yes indeed, no Philistines at this party. Just the best for a city trying to stave off a financial review board. Makes me wanna get back on the city payroll. (Don’t worry, the electorate is safe.)
Hey, we’re not as extravagant at our OIB parties, but don’t forget we’re gonna have a throw-down at Two Boots on Fairfield Avenue downtown next Wednesday Dec. 17 at 5:30. Come on by for a little gourmet pie. We can all reminisce about the future.
So, what’s the deal with last week’s layoffs? Thanks to the OIB posters that have provided some info. I’ve requested details from City Hall, so hopefully we’ll hear something, but they don’t exactly do backflips when they hear from me.
It sucks to lose a job at any time, let alone the holidays, but it sounds like it will be a growing club.
The city’s legislative delegation in Hartford received an earful Tuesday night from a cross section of community interests at Mount Aery Baptist Church at an event organized by the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition.
Whether veterans such as State Rep. Chris Caruso and State Senator Ed Gomes, or legislative newcomers Auden Grogins (house) and Anthony Musto (senate), the new session that begins January isn’t going to be any fun. There will be lots of meowing. That noise you just heard was the door slamming in Hartford every time someone has a funding request. Why wait for the last minute?
One speaker touched on a subject that school administrators would love to resolve: teacher instability. The professional life expectancy in city schools isn’t exactly as long as suburban longevity among teachers.
Maybe that’s why outgoing State Rep. Bob Keeley, defeated by Grogins in an August primary, could be a nice fit as a city teacher, a position he’s been trying to line up. Keeley’s a lifelong resident, student of neighborhood diversity, and former city hoopster that competed against the city’s best. (I wonder what Bob’s vertical jump is today?)
As OIB friend Tom Kelly says, Keeley would be the White Shadow. What is the proportion of 50-year-old white male teachers?
Former Mayor John Fabrizi and Keeley could have a nice competition registering (of age, of course) new voters. I mean once it’s in your blood …