Republican candidate for Congress John Shaban on Thursday did something very few GOP regional candidates for office have even thought about: he opened his campaign headquarters in Bridgeport in an effort to broaden his reach against four-term Democratic incumbent Jim Himes in Connecticut’s 4th District.
Entries Tagged as 'Congress Street Bridge'
September 9th, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tags: Adam Wood·Andres Ayala·Auden Grogins·Bill Finch·Chris Caruso·Congress Street Bridge·Dan Debicella·Dan Malloy·Danny Roach·Enrique Torres·Jim Callahan·Jim Himes·John Gilmore·John Stafstrom·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Mario Testa·Michael Fedele·Ned Lamont·Ralph Ford·Tom Foley
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.
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 […]
Tags: Chris Donovan·Congress Street Bridge·CT Mirror·CT Post·Don Williams·Housatonic Community College·Jodi Rell·Keila Torres Ocasio·Lowell Weicker·Morgan Kaolian·Pleasure Beach·Susan Bysiewicz·Tom Dudchik
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 […]
Tags: AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia·Bob Curwen·Burroughs Community Center·Carlos Silva·Congress Street Bridge·Denese Taylor-Moye·Jim Himes·Jim Holloway·Joe Lieberman·Michele Mount·Michelle Lyons·Nancy Pelosi·Rob Russo·Tom McCarthy