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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Caruso'

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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Stallworth Takes Unpaid Leave In Primary Brawl Against Pereira

July 27th, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

You know there’s a battle when an incumbent state representative takes a two-week unpaid leave from his six-figure city government job to hold on to his paid elected position. That’s what mayoral appointee Charlie Stallworth has done to fend off the self-styled piranha of city politics Maria Pereira, a member of the Board of Education, […]

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Moore: Families Suffer From Low Wages

July 24th, 2016 · 49 Comments · News and Events

What’s it like to live on low wages? Wednesday night at City Hall speakers shared their perspective including State Senator Marilyn Moore at a public hearing hosted by the State Department of Labor that is staffed by former State Rep. Chris Caruso. Moore is the first speaker and her remarks begin just prior to the […]

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Bring It On: August Democratic Primary Matchups Set

June 8th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The August 9 Democratic legislative primaries are set. Four of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation will have primaries: State Senator Marilyn Moore versus Tom McCarthy, State Senator Ed Gomes against Dennis Bradley, State Rep. Charlie Stallworth will take on Maria Pereira and State Rep. Andre Baker versus Charlie Coviello. Former City Council […]

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