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Have You Been To The Beach?

August 15th, 2014 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

City officials on Friday saluted attendance on Pleasure Beach following its reopening June 28 after a fire to the drawbridge shut off access nearly 20 years ago. Hopped a water taxi there myself last Saturday. Fun reconnecting with the beach, but way too much time in the sun. Still look like a lobster. Pass the […]

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Unofficial City Primary Results

August 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment · City Politics, News and Events

Bridgeport resident David Walker’s bid to win the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor appears to have come up short in a close contest with party-endorsed Penny Bacchiochi and Heather Somers. The race is too close to call between the latter two with Walker just behind them, according to unofficial statewide tallies. The winner of the […]

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Unofficial Returns, Newton Concedes To Baker, Chris Rosario Over Christina Ayala, Andres Ayala Over Hughes

August 12th, 2014 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Ernie Newton has conceded his State House race to Board of Education member Andre Baker. Newton tells OIB: “The people have spoken. It was competitive. We didn’t have the money that they had. You gotta go by the will of the people.”

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Tsunami Tuesday Has Arrived

August 12th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

How many times have you voted today? What, only once? You’re destroying the city’s indelible reputation for voting early and often. So what that city political operatives tried to break records for absentee ballot voting … after all, this is the favorite sport in town.

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Blizzard Of Absentee Ballots In Tuesday’s Primary, Complaint Filed Against Andres Ayala Camp

August 11th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

One day left. The final mail pieces, phone calls, door knocks are underway for Tuesday’s primaries. What you hearing out there? Absentee ballots could decide some  races. The Town Clerk’s Office has mailed 1865 absentee ballots in the city (1151 returned as of Monday afternoon), a majority of them generated by the camp of State […]

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Tuesday’s Voting Precincts

August 8th, 2014 · 4 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

It’s crunch time for the respective campaigns gearing up for Tuesday’s primary. Citywide there’s a Republican primary for governor between Tom Foley and John McKinney as well as a GOP primary for lieutenant governor that includes Bridgeport resident David Walker. In addition we have four Democratic legislative races.

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Moses Versus The Undertaker

August 7th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Ernie Newton and Andre Baker couldn’t be two more diametrically different personalities as they square off in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for the State House: Newton the lightning rod self-proclaimed Moses of his people who had previously represented the district in the state legislature; and Baker, the restrained neighborhood funeral home director who represented a portion […]

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