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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

David Garth

David Garth

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 and Mario Cuomo and United States Senators John Heinz and Arlen Specter. But “the most attractive candidate” he ever handled was Bridgeport resident Jack McGregor, co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish, who served as a Republican in the Pennsylvania State Senate.
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Hennessey Fills School Board Committee Assignments

December 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

As the Board of Education searches for a school chief to replace interim Fran Rabinowitz and examines the proposed construction for a new Harding High School, newly elected chairman Dave Hennessey has made his assignments to key committees.
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OIB Poll: Should Ganim Run For Mayor?

December 16th, 2014 · 25 Comments · City Politics


Former Mayor Joe Ganim, forced from office as a result of his federal corruption conviction in 2003, is considering a run for his old job. Would you support his candidacy?

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Family, Police Seek Help In Hit-And-Run Death

December 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Frank Juliano, CT Post:

Michael Agyei, 11, knows what he’d like for Christmas–the same thing his dad and his older brother and sister want–information to police trying to solve his mother’s hit-and-run death.
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City Council To Act On $90 Million Request For Poop System Upgrade

December 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

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Sewage treatment isn’t cheap and the city’s still trying to modernize its two facilities processing sludge from an antiquated infrastructure.

The City Council Monday night at 7 at City Hall, according to the posted agenda, will take up a Budget and Appropriations Committee report approving financing of $90,370,000 for the design, rehabilitation, upgrading and construction of various renovations and improvements to the East Side and West Side wastewater treatment plants.
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OIB Poll: Share Your Opinion About Proposed Location For New Harding High School

December 14th, 2014 · 38 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education


Mayor Bill Finch wants to build a new school to replace the troubled Harding High on property owned by General Electric that requires environmental remediation. Do you support this location?

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Crane Sighting, Steelpointe Harbor Goes Vertical On East Side. Does Bass Pro Oversell Economic Impact?

December 14th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

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Crane assists with walls for Bass Pro building.

UPDATE: Includes link to Hugh Bailey article. Redevelopment of a troubled area of the East Side has been more than 30 years in the making and the project still has its share of cynics, but something happened on Thursday that never occurred before: vertical construction.
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