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Entries Tagged as 'Denis O’Malley'

Supporters Rally For School Chief, Vallas: My Focus Is Getting The Job Done

July 2nd, 2013 · 41 Comments · Education, News and Events

Still on the job pending an appeal of a state judge’s ruling he lacks legal certification to serve, Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas received the love Monday night from supporters. From Denis O’Malley, CT Post: “I’m used to this,” Vallas said prior to Monday’s rally, during which he also spoke. “I’ve been in tough districts […]

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Air Ball! Tate George Charged In Ponzi Scheme–What Does This Mean For His Proposed Development?

September 23rd, 2011 · 28 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Afternoon update, includes Finch response: Former UConn basketball star Tate George, part of a development team for the planned Seaview Plaza retail center for the East End, surrendered this morning to federal authorities in connection with an alleged investment fraud scheme. See Justice Department news release below followed by Mayor Bill Finch’s response, Mary-Jane Foster’s reaction and the development announcement that […]

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From Book Party Thursday To Tiago’s Holiday Party On Wednesday

December 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments · News and Events

Thanks to everyone who attended my OIB book signing at Rainy Faye Bookstore Thursday night. Lots of regular OIB friends in attendance.

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McAllister’s Navy Fires Back

August 4th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning

Captain Brian McAllister, president of the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company, wants to correct the record about what he says are inaccuracies contained in an OIB guest column by Denis O’Malley, chairman of the Bridgeport Port Authority. McAllister and the city have been going at it for quite some time over a variety of issues, […]

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Joe And Ernie, More Ferry Dust, Mr. Barnum Needs Our Help, And Bridgeport Rocks!

July 16th, 2010 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The official release date for former Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, serving out his time under supervision of a halfway house, is Monday, according to www.bop.gov. The official release date for former State Senator Ernie Newton, who’s completing his time under home confinement, is Aug. 13. Joe is 50, Ernie 54, both relatively young. The federal government […]

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Holy Smoke, A Bridgeport Traffic Jam, Debating The Ferry Location

July 12th, 2010 · 36 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

A traffic jam from downtown Bridgeport to the South End? Who’d have thunk it? To paraphrase Yogi, Bridgeport is crowded … nobody goes there anymore. Friday night a convergence of American Idol fans at the arena, Bluefish fans at the ballpark and ferry fans at the terminal provided some driver agita. Downtown to the South End […]

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Cougar’s Coulter Blast, Plus: The Early Vote Count, And Finch Resuscitates Nurse Pay

September 11th, 2009 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Coming Monday: The residency of Bridgeport’s Civil Service Commission president. Weekend Update: This shit is too funny. Check out the video of former City Councilman Keith Cougar Rodgerson adding some spice to Ann Coulter’s downtown Tea Party Friday afternoon. Cougie decided to give Annie an ear-splitting dose of Ray Charles from his apartment overlooking her speech on […]

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How Do You Like Your Tuna? Plus: Tate George … Swish (hopefully)

September 10th, 2009 · 43 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning

5 p.m. update: We’re inching closer to Primary Insanity Day! Four Democratic primaries for City Council will take place on Tuesday including the battle royal in the 138th District in the Upper East Side, one of my favorite city neighborhoods covering the northeast corner of the city near the Beardsley Park area and shares borders with Trumbull […]

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