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Entries Tagged as 'Congress Street Bridge'

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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Chico Rivera, SuBy’s Suit, And Himes High On Recovery

February 18th, 2010 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, National Politics, State Politics

Afternoon Update: Sad to hear the news today about the passing of José “Chico” Rivera, a prince in city politics. Chico was a gentleman, stylish dresser, great sense of humor. Chico and his charm graced OIB parties. His last run for public office in 2008 was for state representative in the 130th State Assembly District. Despite […]

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Himes’ First Year, And Weicker’s Big Ones

January 26th, 2010 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

How’s Jim Himes doing? A little more than a year after gentleman Jim surfed the Obama wave into Congress, almost not a day passes that I don’t receive an ice-pick-in-the-ear news release from some Republican Party organization hammering Himes for supporting most everything Barack and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi have proposed to resurrect the economy. Every […]

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Cougie’s Coulter Collar, Plus: Saving Phone Messages, And Russo’s Congress Street Bridge Video

December 17th, 2009 · 30 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning

Afternoon update: This is too funny. Keith Cougar Rodgerson, former City Council member, had his day in court today for crashing conservative crow Ann Coulter’s downtown Tea Party in September. Cougar was charged with this … Sec. 53a-181a. Creating a public disturbance: Infraction. (a) A person is guilty of creating a public disturbance when, with intent […]

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Congress Street Bridge Solution? Relocate Fire Headquarters

December 16th, 2009 · 36 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning

A buddy of mine during lunch on Tuesday was underwhelmed by all this attention focused on replacing the Congress Street Bridge that would reconnect downtown with the East Side. This is not to let the air out of the sails of Mayor Bill Finch and Congressman Jim Himes who conducted a press conference to announce that […]

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Bellinger New BOE President

December 15th, 2009 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Education

Hey everyone, say hello to Barbara Bellinger, new president of the Board of Education. Bellinger was elected BOE president by her peers Monday night. Who’s Barbara Bellinger? She’s a retired vice president of People’s Bank, a resident of Brooklawn, and a breast cancer survivor who was one of the driving forces behind the Norma F. […]

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A Ferry Good Debate, Plus: Himes, Finch Announce Bridge Bucks

December 14th, 2009 · 20 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning

Afternoon Update: Where do you want your ship to come in? East End City Council members Jim Holloway and Andre Baker want to relocate the Bridgeport Port Jefferson Steamboat Company to a new ferry terminal in their neighborhood. That would be a nice addition to the East End, no? But at what cost to downtown? Holloway […]

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Congress Street Bridge, Plus: Big Vote, Big Budget, Bulldozer And Lori’s Loot

December 11th, 2009 · 26 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Weekend update: I received a call Friday afternoon from Congressman Jim Himes who left a message explaining that I was ahead of myself the other day when I questioned the whereabouts of the dough to replace the Congress Street Bridge which candidate Himes used in 2008 to highlight the city’s infrastructure woes. Mea culpa noted here. The […]

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