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Entries Tagged as 'Anthony Cernera'

Where Have You Gone Vinnie Roberti? (I’m Right Here!)

August 8th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Vinnie Roberti, who was a political player in Bridgeport 30 years ago, has an octopus’ touch when it comes to government, politics, business. He also has the survival skills of Frankenstein’s monster. Interesting piece from www.registercitizen.com about papa’s influence on his son’s congressional race. The publication asks, Is Dan Roberti the Manchurian Candidate? Check it […]

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Breaking Bread With SHU’s President

June 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Sacred Heart University and the North End have a love-hate relationship. School campus proper is located in Fairfield, but dorms are located in Bridgeport and scores of students live in North End rentals. Lubricated students causing havoc in the neighborhood was a major point of contention between political leaders and former President Anthony Cernera who left […]

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Grab A Hanky (And Your Checkbook), Vinnie Roberti’s Kid Runs For Congress

March 28th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

If you’re new to OIB, Vinnie Roberti is something of a legend in Bridgeport politics. There are survivors in politics and life. Then there’s Vinnie’s life, former state representative and mayoral candidate. When you’re around Vinnie you want to take notes because the stories abound. That’s another story, or stories! State representative, real estate tycoon, restaurateur, movie […]

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2010 Top Stories, What Say You?

December 29th, 2010 · 19 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

What’s on your list of top Bridgeport stories? In June, a tornado struck buildings on the East Side and downtown including heavy damage to the Barnum Museum. On July 24 two city firefighters perished in the line of duty. On Oct. 30, President Obama visited the Arena at Harbor Yard to campaign for Democratic candidates. Three […]

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Curing Cernera’s SHU Flu

November 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

Maybe the next president of Sacred Heart University won’t be so cold to the state’s largest city. Linda McMahon, a board member and Gary Rose, a political science professor, are both on the search committee to find a replacement for Anthony Cernera who bailed out in a huff after a long tenure as president of […]

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See Ya Cernera

October 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Education

After a 20-year run Anthony Cernera has left Sacred Heart University. He presided over explosive growth, sometimes at the expense of the city with rowdy students impacting quality of life in the North End. SHU proper is located in Fairfield, but dorms are located in Bridgeport. Cernera, despite his accomplishments, never cared to connect with the […]

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Shays Is Out, Plus: If The SHU Fits, Fabs Sizes Run, And On The Mark

February 23rd, 2010 · 35 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Former Congressman Christopher Shays has made a decision. He’s not running for governor. He has circulated an email to friends that financial circumstances prevent him from taking the leap after moving several months ago to Maryland. Shays also provided a statement to www.ctcapitolreport.com.

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Building Blocks And SHU Who?

October 22nd, 2009 · 21 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Wouldn’t it be nice if 333 State Street, that miserable Downtown eyesore next to Housatonic Community College, could actually be renovated into a commercial/residential tax roll project? The firm that paid the city $500,000 to overhaul the building, First National Development, has taken on new partner Carlson Construction in an effort to expedite the $12 million project. Lack […]

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