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OIB Rewind: Fireworks Break Out At 1989 Democratic Convention

July 4th, 2015 · 17 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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What’s Mario Testa’s Strategy For A Mayoral Endorsement?

June 2nd, 2015 · 160 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Testa sets endorsement date July 21 (earliest day possible) June has arrived, time to examine Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa’s crystal ball to set a date for the party endorsement for mayor and other municipal offices in July. The date is key toward the Democratic primary lineup in September.

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The Wacky World Of Mayoral Politics

April 1st, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Howard Gardner says he’s going all the way. Charlie Coviello says the same thing. A lot of political positioning is underway for a potential September Democratic mayoral primary in a challenge of two-term incumbent Bill Finch. While Gardner and Coviello are officially in the race, former Mayor Joe Ganim and 2011 candidate Mary-Jane Foster are […]

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Gardner: Good Night’s Sleep, Mr. Mayor? The Quest To Work For All Citizens

January 14th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Politics, Education

Board of Education member Howard Gardner, considering a mayoral run, shares this commentary about the need for a city that works for “all its citizens.” If I’ve learned anything during my first 12 months on the Bridgeport Board of Education, it is this–education reform is hard; not hard as being insolvable; hard in that it […]

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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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Former Town Clerk Hector Diaz

February 25th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Hector Diaz Sr. had an easy authority about him. When you talk about decency, a quiet leader, he’s at the top of the list of distinguished city officials. Hector served as town clerk from 1983 to 2007 (when he retired) with a break from 1989-91. He passed away over the weekend in Florida.

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Thirty Years Ago The Turnout Was 70 Percent For Tisdale, Mandanici, Paoletta Mayoral Election

November 5th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

OIB rewind: Voters today will decide the makeup of the Board of Education as well as all 20 seats on the City Council. Will the citywide turnout reach the teens? Let us know what you’re hearing. There was a day turnouts for municipal elections were huge, including 30 years ago when Charlie Tisdale became the […]

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Governor Rescues Head Start Program

October 9th, 2013 · 2 Comments · News and Events

News release from Governor Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the state will provide $800,000 in expedited funds to help ensure that the Head Start program in Bridgeport remains open in the weeks ahead. The Governor was joined by local officials and directors at the Head Start center at 1070 Park Avenue in […]

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