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Entries Tagged as 'Bob Keeley'

McCarthy Appointed Chief Of New Haven Labor Relations

July 5th, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

It’s been nearly 18 months since he’s been on the public payroll, but City Council President Tom McCarthy is now the director of Labor Relations for the City of New Haven, a position that was available to him last year that he turned down during his failed State Senate primary bid against Democratic incumbent Marilyn […]

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The Candidate Lineup, More To Come

June 22nd, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Four weeks from party endorsements the Town Clerk’s Office has shared the latest list of candidate registrations for City Council and Board of Education. More candidates are expected to file papers soon in what is shaping up as a busy September 12 Democratic primary. Others such as former State Senator Ernie Newton, who’s seeking his […]

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Celebrating 10 Years Of OIB

June 8th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

At OIB we love blackmail photos and we have a bunch for you following our 10th anniversary party at Trattoria ‘A Vucchella Wednesday night. Yes, it was a quite an eclectic gathering. Thanks to our loyal readers for the past decade. More to come.

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A City Council Election Year And Already Absentee Ballot Applications

June 5th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

It’s not often three school board members sign up to address the City Council during the public speaking portion of the meeting on the same night, but that’s what Maria Pereira, Sauda Baraka and Howard Gardner are scheduled to do for Monday’s session. The school board budget and Classical Studies Program are common themes.

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City Council Romper Room–The Play For Legislative Leader

May 22nd, 2017 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

For a traditionally sleepy cycle, there’s a wake of moving parts in this election season featuring offices for City Council and Board of Education. One key part is whether City Council President Tom McCarthy will seek reelection to his North End seat. On Sunday Big Mac said he hasn’t made a decision.

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Book Signing Brings Out Connecticut Characters At Barnum Museum

May 13th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

What better place to host a book party for the title Connecticut Characters: Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State than the magnificent Barnum Museum. Thank you to everyone who shared in my book event Thursday night. We had quite an eclectic crowd. Some scenes follow. Kudos to Barnum Museum Executive Director Kathy Maher and staff […]

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City Council Unanimously Approves No-Tax-Increase Budget

May 9th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

In a nearly empty chambers, the 20-member City Council Monday night unanimously approved a nearly $542 million budget that reflected the modest budget committee changes to Mayor Joe Ganim’s spending plan that calls for no tax increase for the fiscal year starting July 1.

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Herron: I’m In, Waiting On McCarthy

April 25th, 2017 · 25 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

“Just when I thought I was out, they’re pulling me back in,” City Council President Tom McCarthy told OIB Monday night at a Barnum Museum event. But he’s not quite back in all the way for another run for office. That decision, he says, will come soon. Meanwhile his North End City Council partner Jeanette […]

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