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Entries Tagged as 'Congress Street Bridge'

Gomes: Heal The Wounds Of Blight

March 27th, 2011 · 9 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning

Democratic mayoral candidate John Gomes shares his perspective on addressing blight in the city. See below: Blight in Bridgeport; the wound that needs healing. In a recent Connecticut Post story: “No Shortage of Blight” (March 1, 2011), the Post depicted a City filled with “acres of abandoned property.” The story also talks of the City’s […]

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Dick’s Congress Street Bridge Visit

January 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments · News and Events

U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal (it has a new ring) will be in Bridgeport Tuesday for a tour of the Congress Street Bridge, or what’s left of the span connecting downtown and the East Side. From Dick: HARTFORD, CT) – Senator Richard Blumenthal announced today that he will conduct a two week listening tour across Connecticut […]

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Mayor, Mario And Malloy, Plus: Himes-Debicella Battle, And Pathetic Primary Turnout

August 20th, 2010 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Sounds like Mayor Bill Finch and Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa are doing and saying all the right things reaching out to guber primary winner Dan Malloy. The mayor and Mario aren’t in any position to cut a specific deal with Malloy. They made their deal with Ned Lamont. But the more they’re on board with Malloy […]

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Holy Habanero, Things Heating Up

July 27th, 2010 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Tsunami Tuesday’s approaching. How will you vote two weeks from today? Will you vote? That’s a rhetorical question, of course. OIB readers vote! (It just may be too soon to say for whom.) Lots of soft voters out there who will harden this week as candidates make their case. The big-ticket items are the two primaries to […]

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Himes: ‘Independent Voting Record’ And Barnes Wants Hennessy On Rocks

June 11th, 2010 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Interviews, State Politics

Congressman Jim Himes joins us for a Pol Pod chat. Himes won election in 2008 knocking off 20-year Republican incumbent Christopher Shays, backed by Barack’s Bridgeport tsunami, becoming the first Democrat in 40 years to occupy Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District, a swing election region that covers wealthy Republican suburbs as well as the state’s largest city.

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Let’s Lock Rell In A Room With Weicker (If We Can Find Her), And What Gives With The Registrar War?

June 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, State Politics

Wouldn’t it be nice if Governor Jodi Rell did something nice for the city before retreating to full-time granny life? Maybe she figures she already performed a benevolent act when she reversed herself on the juvenile detention center she wanted to build on the Upper East Side. She deserves credit for her sensibility. Others might […]

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Is It Health Reform Or Deform? Plus: Bridgeport Day In Hartford

March 22nd, 2010 · 26 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The landmark health care bill has passed. It’s historic. But will it be a historic burden? Now what? It means more government and a victory for Barack. (For now, at least.) Some of the stuff kicks in right away, some of it down the road, including how Americans pay for it. How does this impact Congressman Jim […]

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Bridge Over River Pequonnock, And Haywire Harkins

March 8th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, State Politics

Mayor Bill Finch and Congressman Jim Himes were joined today by a bunch of local officials at Knowlton Street and Crescent Avenue as demolition begins on the hulking upright leaves of the Congress Street Bridge. This is a nice public relations hit for the mayor and congressman. The bridge represented a flashpoint in the 2008 congressional campaign […]

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