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Moses Returns From Political Desert, Newton Lands Dem State Central Committee Spot

April 21st, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Politics is a crazy business. It takes endurance, timing and patience. Down one day, up the next. Banned to parts unknown, resurrected by events. Ernie Newton for sure knows the highs and lows of political life. Just when you think he’s out, he positions back in.

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‘Eat, Shop, Get A New Phone,’ Officials Cut Ribbon For T-Mobile Store On Steel Point

April 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sandwiched by Starbucks and Chipotle, Mayor Joe Ganim and other city and state officials Friday morning cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the T-Mobile store at the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side.

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Coviello Wants To Pancake Baker

April 15th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Realtor Charlie Coviello, a multiple-mayoral candidate, is biting off a lot less real estate in his latest effort for public office. He’s challenging State Rep. Andre Baker in Connecticut’s 124th State House District that covers the East End and runs up to a portion of the Upper East Side. Baker is also an elected member […]

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Parents To Protest School Board Members Who Walked Out Of Meeting

April 4th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

Angry school parents will conduct a press conference prior to tonight’s Board of Education meeting to demand an apology from four school board members who walked out of a meeting a week ago to address the legal standing of the district’s parent advisory council. The school board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 at Geraldine Johnson […]

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Downtown Development And Other City Projects To Receive State Support

January 27th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Downtown North, as it’s called, is not the most inviting gateway for visitors coming off the Route 25-8 Connector. Once beyond the Cardinal Shehan Center youth sanctuary, a series of abandoned and boarded-up buildings greet arrivals along Main Street. Redevelopment of Downtown North that started under the Finch administration will receive a boost Friday morning […]

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Will Dennis Bradley Challenge Ed Gomes For State Senate?

January 19th, 2016 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

In politics timing is everything. Is the time right for Board of Education chairman Dennis Bradley to challenge State Senator Ed Gomes?

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Where Finch Failed, Ganim Honors University Of Bridgeport

January 15th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

So many items can lead a list of reasons Joe Ganim vanquished Bill Finch in last September’s Democratic primary. Among them was Finch’s fantastical grudge against the University of Bridgeport that had once employed him. Rather than acting mayoral and embracing the university’s brain power, economic impact, expansion and cultural contributions, Finch selfishly made it […]

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What’s Stuffed In Your Holiday Sock? More Elections!

December 7th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

A new mayor, new city clerk, new town clerk, new school board members, several new City Council members. The 2015 election cycle was arguably a once in a lifetime extravaganza. Not only did Joe Ganim make a historic comeback, he did so knocking off an incumbent in a primary, a first in city mayoral elections. […]

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