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Jim Callahan, Journalist, OIB Contributor, Raconteur

April 27th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Jim Callahan was among the last of the two-fisted journalists who could turn a phrase and complement it with his own photograph. Raised in a family of nine children, he was a kid from King of Prussia, Pennsylvani–growly, disheveled, outspoken, sweet, sour–who arrived in Bridgeport in the late 1970s geared up to take on politicians, […]

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Former Councilman Paoletto Lands Private Sector Job

April 25th, 2015 · 39 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Though he left his municipal job and seat on the City Council amidst a sexual harassment probe, prominent Democrat Richard Paoletto quickly landed a private sector position with a politically connected construction firm.

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Ganim Feels The Love, Raises $50K In Comeback Battle Against Finch’s Mighty Campaign Warchest

April 24th, 2015 · 115 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Update: $50K raised. To chants of “run Joe, run” by roughly 300 supporters in a packed Vazzy’s Four Seasons in Stratford, former Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday night edged closer to an official entry to try to reclaim the position he was forced out of 12 years ago following his conviction on federal corruption charges, promising […]

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The Challenge Of Funding Schools

April 23rd, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Election years are generally all about taxes and the budget. Mayor Bill Finch has submitted a $532 million no-tax-increase spending plan to the City Council. Is enough being done to fully fund city schools? Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowitz addressed the council on Wednesday.

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Finch Won’t Go To Mat For Successful UB Gymnastics Team, McCarthy Honors University

April 22nd, 2015 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s bound to come up in a mayoral election: Mayor Bill Finch once again snubbing the University of Bridgeport’s contributions to the state’s largest city, especially with Mary-Jane Foster, vice president of University Relations, poised to enter the mayoral race. The school’s nationally acclaimed gymnastics team did the city proud. And once again City Council […]

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Businesses Hope East Side Development Has Far Economic Reach

April 19th, 2015 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post: When Bridgeport Jai Alai opened in 1976, East Side business owners were told it would be a boon for their establishments. In reality, visitors rarely strayed from the facility to check out the local haunts, according to Eduardo Reyes, owner of El Coquito, an East Main Street eatery that […]

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Malloy Ribs Crowded Mayoral Field

April 17th, 2015 · 53 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy visited Bridgeport Thursday to address business and government officials on his transportation agenda, but with a nod to political priorities got right to the point in the Holiday Inn Downtown: “There’s a little stiffness in the room so I just want to get this out of the way. Everyone who is not […]

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Despite Issues, City Hall Sees Positive Designs On Architectural Firm

April 16th, 2015 · 12 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: After years building up architectural and engineering firm Fletcher Thompson’s recent move downtown, City Hall is responding to the firm’s financial troubles and fears about its future with a new message.

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