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Entries Tagged as 'Cecil Young'

City Council Brawl Bashes Taxpayers

October 6th, 2015 · 19 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The City Council brawl in 2010 that made national news is costing taxpayers $85,000. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart has more here. The fight was precipitated by then City Councilwoman Evette Brantley, who’s seeking election to her West Side district seat, after losing it in 2013.

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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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Lee: Bridgeport Needs Watchdogs

June 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

When citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee barks, do City Council members listen? Certainly not to Lee’s satisfaction, according to his latest talking points Monday night to the legislative body. Would some council members like to muzzle him? Lee himself is weighing a run for City Council. Do you remember hearing statements that start with […]

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City Council Brawl Featured On TruTV

October 3rd, 2014 · 12 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Hey, the City Council hit the big time again. The 2010 brawl between community gadfly Cecil Young and several councilors was featured as one of the “20 Dumbest” on TruTV that showcases “the dumbest of the dumb: the brain-dead daredevils and do-it-yourselfers, pathetic partiers, outrageous outlaws, and just plain unlucky numbskulls who test the theory that […]

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25 Years Ago, Dems Mario Testa And Mike Rizzitelli Duked It Out At Party Convention

May 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s been 25 years and this video is more priceless than ever. This weekend and into next week a series of political conventions will take place to endorse candidates for an assortment of local, state and federal offices. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa’s restaurant on Madison Avenue will host candidate conventions on Monday and Wednesday […]

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Whom Are You Voting For Or Against?

November 5th, 2013 · 77 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Election day for City Council, school board and city sheriff seats. It’s not a mayoral year, but still a lot on the line for control of Board of Education policy and the direction of the city’s budget and legislative body. Let us know your candidate preferences for or against. And let us know what you’re […]

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Push For Votes In Final Week

October 29th, 2013 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

One week from Tuesday is Election Day. Campaign organizations are putting the final touches on identifying voters and persuading them to the polls November 5th. It’s a general election, but the turnout is expected to be so small it has the strategic feel of a primary. Find your friends and drag them out. Will the […]

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Two Weeks Left To Election, You Hearing From Candidates?

October 22nd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events

On Nov. 5th, city voters will decide the future makeup of the City Council and Board of Education. Will the citywide turnout hit 10 percent? You receiving mail pieces and phone calls? If you want to see candidates in action, City Council candidates in the 130th District, Democrats Sue Brannelly and Steven Stafstrom and Republicans […]

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