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Entries Tagged as 'Bill O’Neill'

Now What, For Bridgeport: Will Malloy Be Like Weicker?

November 7th, 2010 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It was a screwy election, with the state’s largest city at the center of a ballot storm, the city’s Registrar of Voters Office vilified for its myopic election management, Connecticut Secretary of  the State Susan Bysiewicz, capping a year of dubious decisions, confirming once and for all she’s not the goods, and a frustrated city electorate wondering how its government representatives […]

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Mayor, Mario And Malloy, Plus: Himes-Debicella Battle, And Pathetic Primary Turnout

August 20th, 2010 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Sounds like Mayor Bill Finch and Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa are doing and saying all the right things reaching out to guber primary winner Dan Malloy. The mayor and Mario aren’t in any position to cut a specific deal with Malloy. They made their deal with Ned Lamont. But the more they’re on board with Malloy […]

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How Does Bridgeport Fit In? Where To Place The Jail?

January 7th, 2010 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

I’m dizzy. I’ve lost track of the various candidates and potential state ticket configurations in the 24 hours since Chris Dodd’s sayonara announcement and Dick Blumenthal’s entry to fill his seat. Will we see a Mac-Dick race come November? Probably, but politics is a weird business. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon has an ocean of money to […]

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Time For A Good Fight And An Anniversary Party, Plus: Finch, Himes Announce Dough Flow

February 27th, 2009 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Are you sick of me harping about sludge, sewers, effluent, toilets, separation systems? I better stop before you all flush me into the Pequonnock River. At some point the regional sewage proposal will reach the City Council and won’t that be fun. You know, the council meets Monday night and I’ve been thinking (yes, once in […]

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Line Up The Goobers

January 23rd, 2009 · 58 Comments · State Politics

Who’s your guber horse? What saddle is that, you say? Your horse for governor. The gubernatorial campaign is headed for the earliest start that I can recall. Former House Speaker Jammin’ Jim Amann, less the $120K advisory role the new House Speaker Chris Donovan had offered then pulled back following a media spew, will announce […]

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Funerals For Friends, Plus: Keep Squawking About The Budget Mess

November 12th, 2008 · 14 Comments · City Budget, Media

I’m melancholy whenever a company goes out of business especially so when we’re conducting funerals for newspapers, where I got my start. The newspaper business is experiencing an agonizingly slow death. Actually, as so many in the profession tell me, they’re the living dead reinventing themselves on the www dot thing, as I’ve done here. […]

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