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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Rosario'

Wheels Turn In Casino Positioning

February 15th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

A public hearing regarding a request for proposals for a commercial gaming facility is scheduled for March 8 in Hartford as the plot thickens for an open casino process driven by MGM Resorts that proposes a $675 million waterfront casino in the city and pushback from the state’s two tribal nations that enjoy a gaming monopoly in […]

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These Guys Know All About Wild Nights–Bad Slugs Rock

February 4th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

This sure beats political karaoke. Mike DeSalvo, lead guitar; Ken Dixon, electric mandolin, guitar, vocals; Ralph Hohman, vocals, guitar; Pat Quinn, drums; John Alcott, bass; Mike Daly, keyboards. Who are these ancient minstrels rocking to Wild Nights at The Windmill in Stratford? They’re scribes, editors, wordsmiths at the Connecticut Post. They’re The Bad Slugs. What […]

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Cop Cleared In Jayson Negron Death

January 26th, 2018 · 59 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From State’s Attorney Maureen Platt:  “Jayson Negron died tragically on May 9, 2017, after being shot by Officer James Boulay. However, in light of the foregoing, Officer James Boulay reasonably believed that the use of deadly force was necessary to defend himself from the use of deadly force–that being the Subaru operated by Jayson Negron. […]

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‘Building A Bench In Bridgeport’–Constance Vickers Honored As Connecticut Young Dem Of Year

January 15th, 2018 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Building a Bridgeport bench. That’s a battle cry of Constance Vickers, president of the Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats, to galvanize a new generation of city activists and leaders. The work of Vickers and her young allies enjoys some early results on the City Council. On Saturday the Connecticut Young Democrats recognized Vickers the Female Young Democrat […]

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Paging Bruno Mars–Terrifying State (Rep)ertoire, Uptown Funk

January 12th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

This is truly terrifying. Bridgeport State House members Chris Rosario, Steve Stafstrom and Ezequiel Santiago, accompanied by City Council President Aidee Nieves, synchronizing Uptown Funk. Will the city ever be the same? Is there any real good news out of this? Raising moolah for arts in public schools at the Germania Schwaben Society on the […]

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City Issues Bond Sale To Reduce Debt Service Payments–Ganim Needles Bronin’s Bailout

December 28th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

A bond sale to reduce pension liability is not generally a sexy story line, but when a mayor is trying to reduce costs, especially as a candidate for governor in a state with crippling debt issues, it’s certainly something Joe Ganim will leverage as a talking point. It also helps Ganim contrast his city with […]

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2017: Trefz Dies, Honis Retires, Lopez Clocks Parking Meters, Judge Radlciffe Shuts Down Stockpiling Plant

December 26th, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB highlights some top stories from February and March. Ernie Trefz, a Bridgeport business community titan for decades whose Downtown-based Trefz Corporation owned dozens of McDonalds franchises, commercial real estate and apartment buildings, passed away Saturday morning. He was a major benefactor of the University of Bridgeport including a business school named for him. He […]

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Reflections: A Look Back At 2017

December 24th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Time for a little OIB 2017 reflection, starting with January. But more importantly, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to our entire OIB family, readers, posters. You’re the berries. Cheers! At McLevy Green protesters rallied against President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban that they argue appeals to ignorance and fear. The plain-speaking State Senator Ed Gomes […]

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