Sixteen states do it, big companies such as Walmart and Home Depot as well. Asserting “Americans who have criminal histories face unreasonable barriers that prevent them from securing gainful employment, limiting their ability to care for themselves and their families,” Connecticut’s U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are urging President Obama to “ban the […]
Entries Tagged as 'Barack Obama'
May 11th, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events
April 18th, 2015 · 6 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
OIB friend Doug Wade (Milkman) who operates the family-owned Wade’s Dairy on Barnum Avenue advocates automatic adjustments for the minimum wage to rise along with the inflation rate. Last year the businessman was recognized by President Obama for bringing attention to a hike in the minimum wage. In an essay that first appeared in the […]
Tags: Barack Obama
March 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments · City Council, News and Events
Citizen financial examiner John Marshall Lee writes about City Council committee meetings being junked for a Washington DC junket. From Lee: Today I am sitting by my computer and beginning to wonder why multiple City Council meetings are being canceled next week. One by one: Budget & Appropriations, 3-9 Monday, Contracts, 3-10 Tuesday, and then […]
March 6th, 2015 · 40 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
The State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has paved the way for construction of a new school to replace Harding High on contaminated property off Boston Avenue owned by General Electric. Read DEEP clean-up decision here.
January 7th, 2015 · 34 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Mary-Jane Foster, 2011 mayoral candidate weighing another run this year, wants a copy of Mayor Bill Finch’s holiday card list mailed to a select group of party insiders, businesses and neighborhood leaders featuring a photo of the mayor and his family taken with President Obama during his Bridgeport campaign stop for Governor Dan Malloy in […]
January 1st, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education
We know one thing … someone’s gonna be attached to a high. Yes, we’re talking about the proposed high school to replace Harding. Let us know your opinion on this. You don’t have to be high, or registered with OIB, to express your view.
December 31st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
The late James G. Clark wrote “Bridgeport … where the circus never left town.” When it comes to the circus of politics, Bridgeport’s ultimate miniature couple Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren bicker often about such things including their benefactor Mr. Phineas Taylor Barnum who served one term as mayor. With the assistance of a Ouija […]
December 21st, 2014 · 15 Comments · City Council, City Politics, National Politics
It took 10 years, but Republican City Councilman Enrique Torres got through to conservative talk show godfather Rush Limbaugh on Thursday to agree with Barack Obama about free trade with Cuba where Torres once lived. Torres also told Rush “I’d love to call you some future day and talk to you about black relations, because […]