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Diverse Voices Step Up For Moore

July 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

From State Senate candidate Marilyn Moore: Community leaders, activists, educators and government reformers have stepped up to support Marilyn Moore for State Senate, declaring constituents in Bridgeport, Trumbull and Monroe deserve an elected representative in touch with their concerns addressing regional cooperation, creating jobs, wage fairness, economic opportunity and protecting public schools and children.

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Newton Claims Sharkey Talks Out Of Both Sides Of Mouth When It Comes To Public Trust

July 14th, 2014 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Last week Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey endorsed Andre Baker for state representative over Democratic Party-endorsed Ernie Newton, saying at a fundraiser for Baker public trust is the first quality voters should consider when choosing who will represent them. Newton, who faces an August 12 primary from Baker, has fired back charging Sharkey caved […]

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Moore Pledges Support Of Government Reform, Hennessy: ‘We Need More Reform-Minded Watchdogs And Fewer Lapdogs In Legislature’

June 19th, 2014 · 29 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The State Elections Enforcement Commission announced on Wednesday that State Senate candidate Marilyn Moore was among a number of candidates for office who qualified for public financing. Moore will receive an $83,000 grant for her Aug. 12 primary against Democratic incumbent Anthony Musto. In a statement, Moore says she supports a state government reform bill […]

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‘They Vote To Ban Chocolate Milk, But Wouldn’t Vote To Ban City Employees Serving On City Council’

June 16th, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

In an OIB post former City Council President Lisa Parziale wrote “How ironic, they vote to ban chocolate milk, but wouldn’t vote to ban city employees serving on the City Council. Just saying!” When it comes to political campaigns there’s nothing like the simplicity of contrast. He did this but wouldn’t do that. Such is […]

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Scenes From Black Rock Day

June 8th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Always fun to harass politicians, greet OIB readers and enjoy the camaraderie of neighbors on Black Rock Day.

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Keeley Sniffs Around For Mayoral Run

May 27th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Bob Keeley, the longest-serving legislator in the city’s history, has been relatively quiet since his failed bid in the 2011 special election to fill the state legislative seat vacated by Chris Caruso who took a job with the administration of Governor Dan Malloy. But the three-time mayoral candidate has been showing his face at political functions […]

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Newton Endorsed For Return To State Legislature, Rosario Endorsed Over Ayala

May 21st, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Ernie Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, was endorsed Wednesday night at the Democratic convention at Testo’s Restaurant setting up his return to the State House seat he occupied for 15 years that includes his East End voter base. William Marshall, a city minister who attended the Democratic Party convention, had contemplated a […]

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