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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Caruso'

Is Keeley Losing Because Of The Machine Or Campaign Machinations?

November 22nd, 2017 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

There’s been some hand-wringing in the OIB comments section about City Council challengers Bob Keeley and Anne Pappas Phillips conquered by that dastardly big bad Democratic machine that endorsed incumbent Jeanette Herron and Michael DeFilippo in the North End 133rd District. A state judge ordered a new election following a dubious absentee ballot that found […]

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The Political Buzz Of Party Insiders

October 11th, 2017 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

This forum should be a beauty. Former State Rep. Chris Caruso and ex-City Council members Lisa “Honey” Parziale and Rick Torres on the same panel discussing the ultimate insiders of politics, town committees. All three have served on town committees, with Caruso and Torres once chairs of their respective Democratic and Republican parties in the […]

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Thwarting The Opposition, Mario’s Signature Strategy

July 31st, 2017 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

One of the pleasures–some would call it power–of serving as Democratic town chair is discretion to select the date of the party endorsement for respective candidates. “Selective” is a key word for Mario Testa who has a history of choosing a late endorsement date to handcuff potential pain-in-the ass opponents from securing petition signatures to […]

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Ganim Addresses Resurgent Young Dems Fielding Candidates

June 13th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Decades ago a number of insurgents got their start in politics when the Bridgeport Young Democrats was an active organization. Dormant for a long time, several members of the resurrected Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats will try to qualify for the September primary ballot for City Council including Gage Frank, Marcus Brown and Kyle Langan.

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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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OIB Marks 10 Years, Reserve Your Calendars June 7, Party Time

May 29th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Happy anniversary. Happy birthday. Happy whatever you wanna call it day. On this day 10 years ago May 29, 2007, OIB made its debut. There’s only one thing to do under the circumstances: throw a party! June 7, 5:30pm at the delizioso Trattoria ‘A Vucchella, 272 Fairfield Avenue in beautiful Downtown Bridgeport. Scrumptious finger foods, […]

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‘Oh Boy,’ 10 Years Of OIB, Happy New Year And Anniversary

December 31st, 2016 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

How could this be? OIB enters 10 years of prying open the juicy stuff in 2017. Sometimes posters shuck open each other with hammer to screwdriver, but that’s part of the charm (or pain), a pearly comment followed by juicy rejoinder. And that’s sorta what mayoral aide Ed Adams referred to when The New York […]

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Pereira, Piranha, Pariah, Powerful

October 6th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Rock legend Joe Walsh chronicles his battle with sobriety in the song One Day At A Time. Late Tuesday afternoon was a sobering experience watching Board of Education members, even those often in heated opposition, get a long just fine with two former boycotters asserting they will take meetings “One day at a time.”

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