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Entries Tagged as 'Bob Keeley'

How Big Is Keeley’s Campaign Heart?

February 22nd, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Sitting in a motorized wheel chair Tuesday night, holding a stack of parking tickets, 70-year-old Downtown resident Odis Hart pelted City Council members with a litany of grievances regarding parking regulations in his neighborhood. “It’s a stick-up without a gun,” he declared, lamenting parking tickets slapped on windshields in the neighborhood minutes prior to the […]

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For The Love Of Politics–Primaries

February 14th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

You can spend all your time making love. You can spend all your love making time. In city politics, it cuts both ways. Break up, get back together. Break up, get back together. Break up, get back together. Sometimes, just like St. Valentine, it’s off with your head (politically speaking anyway). Is there a lot […]

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Can Keeley Build Organized Opposition In City Council Cycle?

January 2nd, 2017 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

UPDATE: Keeley did not speak Tuesday night. Tuesday’s City Council meeting could be among the shortest in history, with little business to discuss, see agenda here. Mischievous former State Rep. Bob Keeley is listed on the public speaking portion to address “Renaming/defining the City.” Keeley served in the State House for more than two decades […]

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$1 Million For Bridgeport Youth Club Unaccounted For

September 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Seems the city isn’t the only one that can’t keep track of money. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Where’s the money? McCarthy was concerned when told Keeley could not account for the city’s full $980,000 purchase payment to Orcutt. “It’s important they figure out what happened to the money,” he said. Richard Saxl, the attorney […]

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June 2015: Following Historic Shootings, Candidates Spar Over Crime, Ganim Places Finch On Defensive

December 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Joe Ganim left his mark in many ways in 2015, but where he gained the most traction in his historic comeback was public safety taking Bill Finch to task, particularly the incumbent’s response to an uptick in violent crime. Instead of showing compassion to victims in the face of tragedy Finch dubiously defended lower crime […]

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OIB Rewind: Fireworks Break Out At 1989 Democratic Convention

July 4th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On this July 4th weekend we salute the fireworks at the July 1989 Democratic Town Committee endorsement session for mayor, just a few weeks away from what could be a contentious battle for party support between Mayor Bill Finch and Joe Ganim at Testo’s Restaurant. Both Finch and Ganim, by the way, were in the […]

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Virgina Keeley, Legendary Campaigner

June 14th, 2015 · 4 Comments · News and Events

Virgina Keeley, mother of former State Rep. Bob Keeley, who was long active in city Democratic politics has passed away. She was 88.

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If It’s Drama You Like, Pull Up A Seat To Bridgeport’s Mayoral Race

April 15th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This mayoral cycle has the makings of the best soap opera on the planet. There’s the drama of Joe Ganim exploring a comeback, Bill Finch pursuing a historic third four-year term, and the expected entry of University of Bridgeport executive Mary-Jane Foster, Finch’s 2011 primary opponent, who has experienced her share of drama from her […]

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