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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Caruso'

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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Marine Band Concerts, Parade, Festival Highlight Columbus Weekend

September 29th, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

News release from Columbus weekend organizers: The 108th Columbus Day Parade, one of the longest continuous parades in the State, and the Quantico Marine Corps Band concerts will culminate three days of celebrating Italian-American culture and heritage. The parade steps off at 1:00 pm on Sunday, October 9th in Bridgeport, starting at the corner of Wayne Street […]

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Stallworth-Pereira Primary Showdown, A Study In Personalities

August 4th, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Primaries are all about identifying your friends and dragging them out. By most accounts the Democratic State House primary in the 126th Assembly District between incumbent Charlie Stallworth and school board member Maria Pereira could go either way next Tuesday depending on the efficiency of their respective turnout operations. This is a battle between the party […]

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