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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Dodd'

Mario’s Green With Bewilderment

January 3rd, 2011 · 7 Comments · City Politics

Sayonara Senator Dodd. Hello Governor Malloy. Greetings Connecticut General Assembly. Good luck with the budget. Lots of city pols will sojourn to Hartford this week for Dan Malloy’s oath of office Wednesday, and a new legislative session. I assume Democratic Town Chairman Mario Testa will be among the masses. (Light a few candles for the city when […]

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Ho, Ho, Ho; I Am Santa Claws!

December 23rd, 2010 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, State Politics

Okay, time for the annual OIB gift-giving season with plenty of stocking-stuffed sarcasm. What, ya think Santa wouldn’t arrive in time to adorn our favorite pols? Not like the city’s toothless tiger Ethics Commission would do anything about OIB’s gratuities to public officials … speaking of that … For the Bridgeport Ethics Commission that sanctioned […]

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Will Bridgeport Be A Kingmaker?

November 1st, 2010 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Tuesday’s just a day away. Are you excited? For the first time in the years I’ve covered or managed campaigns in the city, Bridgeport could (emphasis on could) be a deciding factor in several key races, judging a preponderance of polling data. Bridgeport a kingmaker?

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$41 Million And Counting, McMillions Makes Lamont Look Beggarly, Dick’s CM Cites Wrestler ‘Death Clauses’

October 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment · State Politics

What could you do with $41 million? From AP: Linda McMahon, a former wrestling executive and the Republican candidate for Senate in Connecticut, has spent more than $41.5 million of her own money on her campaign.

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Lahood’s October Surpise For Jim Himes

October 15th, 2010 · 22 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Hey, if a congressman pesters the federal secretary of transportation enough he just might cough up some goodies before the election. Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood notified Congressman Jim Himes this morning that Bridgeport will receive $11 million to begin work on infrastructure and development of SteelPointe Harbor, the mixed-use East Side redevelopment project of […]

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What The Hell Does Matt Bai Know About Bridgeport?

September 23rd, 2010 · 26 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

Matt Bai, why don’t you stick your head up your ass! The know-it-all scribe for The New York Times, who thinks he’s smart and everyone else is stupid, former student of Bridgeport Regional Business Council President Paul Timpanelli, wrote this in an exhaustive Sunday Times Mag piece about Connecticut politics:

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Jodi, Please Be Lowell Weicker For One Day! Clean Remington Site

September 9th, 2010 · 12 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

The former Remington site is a mess both politically and governmentally, and Finch administration officials appear to be paying a lot of attention to it so it doesn’t become an election hellhole next year. The hot spots from the fire a few weeks ago at the vacant old industrial monster are finally out, according to the […]

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Who’s The New Rooster? Plus: Linda Smacks Dick, And UB Dough

August 18th, 2010 · 20 Comments · City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Is it me, or do we now have three wings of the Democratic Party in Bridgeport. The Mario Testa wing, the John Stafstrom wing, the Chris Caruso wing. Can you imagine Mario, Stafstrom and the Big Wave meeting to become one big happy family? Yeah, when donkeys fly. What, no Bill Finch wing? Well, the mayor is […]

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