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Governor’s Race ‘Might Be The Most Vicious In State History’–Trumpanowski Versus Ned Malloy

August 16th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

At times like this we must recall the visionary view of OIB friend Phil Smith who noted decades ago “Some towns play political softball, other towns play hardball … in Bridgeport they play hand grenades.” Maybe it’s time we import our favorite sport in town to Connecticut’s governor race.

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Police Captain Accused Of Racist Texts Retires

August 13th, 2018 · 26 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Captain Mark Straubel, a top aide to Police Chief Armando Perez, has announced his retirement following assertions he wrote racist text remarks about another captain that were turned over by a former city police officer who now works for the Stratford Police Department.

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Roach’s Police Board Reappointment Goes To Full City Council

August 11th, 2018 · 32 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Public Safety Committee members Ernie Newton, Kyle Langan and Karen Jackson voted no to confirm the reappointment of Danny Roach, a longtime friend and ally of Mayor Joe Ganim, to the Police Commission. Jack Banta, Eneida Martinez and Maria Valle voted yes. Committee chair Michelle Lyons broke the tie in favor of Roach. The full […]

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Ganim: Dem Leaders Secretly Helping Lamont–Ned Spokesman: Joe Doesn’t Deserve Public Trust

August 10th, 2018 · 29 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Jon Lender, Hartford Courant: Democratic gubernatorial challenger Joe Ganim said Friday that an internal legislative campaign document shows that high-level state Democrats have secretly–and possibly illegally–assisted party-endorsed candidate Ned Lamont in voter-canvassing efforts toward Tuesday’s primary, which will determine the party’s nominee in the November election.

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Judge Radcliffe: Police Response Time Disturbing

August 2nd, 2018 · 27 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe said he had enough of people making complaints to the Police Department of pending crime, only to be told to go to the court the next day and file for a civil protective order.

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Mark It Up! Attorney Anastasi Retires And Returns With A Fatter Paycheck

August 2nd, 2018 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

If you have value as a municipal lawyer, retire, collect your pension of more than $75,000 per year, and return to pad your paycheck $112,950 more as a paid outside attorney. Not a bad deal, eh? Mark Anastasi who served for more than two decades as chief of the City Attorney’s Office is the latest […]

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Zoners Raise DeFilippo’s Spirits

August 1st, 2018 · 19 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

As CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart notes, persistence has paid off for City Councilman Michael DeFilippo’s quest for a booze zoning change. He had to win three–Democratic primaries between last September and this April before finally being elected to help represent the North End on the City Council.

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Bridgeport Boatworks New Addition To Waterfront

July 22nd, 2018 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Jordan Grice, Hearst Connecticut Media: As Bridgeport Harbor drifts further from its industrial roots and into a future defined more by entertainment and residential uses, development of a new boatyard on the former Derecktor Shipyard site is likely to play a key role.

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