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Entries Tagged as 'David Pia'

Musto’s Hennessy Problem–Government Reform Versus Political Establishment

February 28th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

State House members Auden Grogins and Jack Hennessy must feel like it’s us against the world when it comes to Hennessy’s proposed legislation HB-5724 if approved by the legislature and signed into law would bar city employees from serving on the City Council and remove, they say, conflicts of interest on the city’s legislative body […]

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Voters Address Ballot Bungle

November 17th, 2010 · 17 Comments · Interviews, News and Events

It was a night to vent and that’s what a few dozen speakers did Tuesday night at City Hall Annex. Roughly 100 attended the meeting of the informal elections committee appointed by Mayor Bill Finch and chaired by former Mayor Nick Panuzio (see interview with Nick above)  tasked with reviewing the Election Day debacle of […]

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Interview With State Rep. Chris Caruso

November 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Interviews

Interview with State Rep. Chris Caruso following election committee meeting Tuesday night at City Hall Annex.

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Winners And Losers, Bridgeport Kingmaker (maybe), Debicella’s Lame Strategy

November 3rd, 2010 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

On a day a whole bunch of souls made it to the polls, who were the goats and who were the toasts? Yes, Bridgeport can lay claim, especially if Dan Malloy’s guber win holds up (expect the GOP to contest in court) to be a kingmaker. The city produced, including State Rep. Chris Caruso and […]

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Ugly: Running Out Of Ballots, Poll Hours Extended For Some City Voting Precincts, Plus: 8 p.m. Returns

November 2nd, 2010 · 38 Comments · News and Events

11 p.m. update: Unofficial numbers show Congressman Jim Himes blowing away Republican Dan Debicella in Bridgeport while running competitive in several suburban towns. Superior Court orders half city polling places remain open until 10 p.m. It’s gonna be a long night, and into tomorrow. These precincts were open until 10: Park City Longfellow Beardsley Read Central […]

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The Politics Of Religion, Pia’s Peculiar Flier, Musto Responds

November 1st, 2010 · 19 Comments · State Politics

When folks in some Trumbull churches on Sunday returned to their parked vehicles following service they found the following flier on their windshield. “THE HOTTEST PLACES IN HELL ARE RESERVED FOR THOSE WHO IN TIME OF MORAL CRISIS PRESERVE THEIR NEUTRALITY” They say this election is all about the economy and jobs; while I may agree […]

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The Ego Meter, One Week Left, Bridgeport’s A Player–And Who’s Paying For Barack Visit?

October 26th, 2010 · 21 Comments · City Budget, Cops, State Politics

Give me a show of hands. Are you excited? Do you care about the election? In one week a lot of charges, counter-charges, flame-throwing advertisements, ugly allegations will be settled. GOP US Senate candidate Linda McMahon will spend $50 million against Democrat Dick Blumenthal, not exactly a political pauper himself. Good grief, Linda will spend more […]

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