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Jepsen Backs Lamont For Governor

March 26th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Had Attorney General George Jepsen sought Connecticut’s top office he’d likely be the Democratic standard bearer. Eschewing a third term as the state’s top civil attorney, Jepsen on Monday endorsed Ned Lamont for governor declaring “Of all the Democratic candidates, Ned is the only one who can win the November general election.”

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As Construction Progresses, Debate Centers On Harding Name

March 14th, 2018 · 45 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

With construction of a new facility to replace Harding High progressing for the next school year, the naming of the school has reemerged. Keep the name or something new? Four years ago then Mayor Bill Finch, whose administration secured property off Boston Avenue from General Electric to build a modern facility, suggested renaming the school […]

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Bridgeport And Camelot–Mark Twain Scholar New UB President

March 9th, 2018 · 1 Comment · News and Events

We marched comfortably along, through glades and over brooks which I could not remember to have seen before–which puzzled me and made me wonder–and yet we did not come to any circus or sign of a circus. So I gave up the idea of a circus, and concluded he was from an asylum. But we […]

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Tong: Trump Attacks Families Like Mine

November 28th, 2017 · 5 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Democratic State Rep. William Tong on Tuesday filed paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission forming an exploratory committee for statewide office with a focus on attorney general, Connecticut’s chief civil lawyer. On Monday George Jepsen announced he’ll not seek a third term in 2018. Tong was a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012.

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A “Tired” McCarthy Rejects Reelection To City Council, Served As Head Of Body For 10 Years

July 24th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Saying his new job as director of labor relations for the city of New Haven was a factor, City Council President Tom McCarthy announced on Monday he’ll not seek reelection to his seat in the North End 133th District, a position to which he first won election in 2001. He has served as council president […]

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Construction Of New High School To Replace Harding Advances, Projected Completion Early 2018

December 20th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Years in the making, city officials say construction for a new school off Boston Avenue to replace the decaying Harding High School is progressing with an anticipated completion date of March 2018 for the $106 million project. The state will cover 78.21 percent of the cost on roughly 17 acres formerly owned by General Electric that […]

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Shaban: Where’s Jim? Himes: Right Here, The Vote Play In B’port

November 2nd, 2016 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Standing in front of the ballpark at Harbor Yard, Republican Congressional candidate John Shaban asserts that incumbent Democrat Jim Himes is striking out when it comes to showing up in Bridgeport to debate. In the video Shaban declares “Even if Jim won’t be here, I’ll be here.” A spokesman for Himes declares his boss has […]

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Shaban: Himes Needs Bridge Work

October 12th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, State Politics

Republican Congressional candidate John Shaban is on a mission to abridge Democratic incumbent Jim Himes as we hit the homestretch for the November 8 general election. As a challenger to Republican Chris Shays in 2008, Himes made his bones in Bridgeport barbecuing the incumbent on his failure to deliver the moolah for a replacement bridge […]

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