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Entries Tagged as 'Charlie Walsh'

Walsh’s Warped, Wonderful Work On Display–He’s No Fluke

May 2nd, 2012 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Charles Walsh has a peculiar perspective on life that jumps off the pages of his craft. The Connecticut Post columnist, world-class fisher, bizarre story teller, will showcase his pen and ink drawings, watercolors and collages at Framemakers, 3004 Fairfield Avenue in Black Rock, starting this Saturday. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place […]

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Malloy’s Visit–The Special Election–Birthdays For Moses And Mayor

February 21st, 2011 · 26 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Governor Malloy tonight (Monday) is scheduled to visit City Hall Annex, 999 Broad Street,  to kick off his campaign to schmooze his budget proposal. What would you like to ask the gov about his budget?

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Gomes Canned, Shays’ Former Campaign Manager Charged, Plus: Me And My Shadow, And The Candidates

December 4th, 2009 · 45 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

John Gomes, the city’s deputy chief administrative officer who was suspended without pay for an altercation with city police, has been terminated. Gomes had been in charge of the city’s highly touted government efficiency CitiStat program. Several weeks ago Gomes was involved in a beef with police that responded to a complaint at a Cape Verdean social […]

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Kiss, Don’t Tell, Plus: Zoning Regs, Diocese Docs And Chatting With Fedele

December 1st, 2009 · 20 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Afternoon Update: Sometimes in the dizzy world of Bridgeport politics, it’s the person who delivers the oath of office that matters. A whole bunch of city pols–City Council members, Board of Education as well and city sheriffs–will receive the oath of office tonight in City Hall. I took a peek at the lineup. State Rep. Auden Grogins, […]

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On A Roll In Black Rock, And Épernay Party Time!

November 18th, 2009 · 29 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Minority party representation. That was part of my pitch to a sweet gathering Tuesday night at the Black Rock Library discussing Bridgeport government, how it’s supposed to work and how it really works. Lots of OIB friends attended, and I met a bunch of new folks in town eager for city information. State Senator Ed Gomes, […]

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Can We All Get Along? Plus: Civil Service, And Saluting City Employees

August 10th, 2009 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Another week and still no realistic word on a state budget. Gotta wonder how this is impacting municipal budgets that rely on the state dough to fund teacher salaries and a bunch of other departments. What say you? The fault of inflexible legislative Dems? A Republican governor who doesn’t want to soak her higher-income voter […]

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Park Sticker Shock!

May 28th, 2009 · 20 Comments · News and Events

Holy Frederick Law Olmsted. If you’re like me and live in the ‘burbs come July 1 you’re gonna get soaked for visiting Bridgeport’s jewel park system. The Park Board has voted to sock it to non-residents for a seasonal pass, from the current $30 to $125. That’s one mighty increase, more than 300 percent. Okay, […]

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Begging For Union Bucks, Plus: ‘Tis The Season For Shameless Plugs

November 17th, 2008 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Media, News and Events

Sporting your negotiating booties? I hope Mayor Bill Finch has his pulled up because this is a telling week as he begins earnest discussions with labor leaders to place a tourniquet on a city budget spewing red ink across the city. Do you recall back in January and February my rantings (and OIB reader commentaries) […]

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