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Entries Tagged as 'Dick Blumenthal'

Blumenthal And Murphy Urge Obama To Remove Hiring Barriers For Past Offenders

May 11th, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events

Sixteen states do it, big companies such as  Walmart and Home Depot as well. Asserting “Americans who have criminal histories face unreasonable barriers that prevent them from securing gainful employment, limiting their ability to care for themselves and their families,” Connecticut’s U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are urging President Obama to “ban the […]

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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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Finch Praises Funds For Park

April 21st, 2015 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch joined elected officials, community leaders, students, and others in thanking the U.S. Department of Interior for a $375,000 grant to build a new Johnson Oak Park adjacent to Jettie Tisdale Elementary School.

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OIB Correspondent Jim Callahan Struggles For Life, But Not Perspective On Life–A Journalist’s Journey

April 8th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

Jim Callahan is among the last of the two-fisted journalists who can 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, Pennsylvania–growly, disheveled, outspoken, sweet, sour–who arrived in Bridgeport in the late 1970s geared up to take on politicians, […]

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Former Mayor Bucci Urges Passage Of Anti-Corruption Bill

April 4th, 2015 · 8 Comments · News and Events

Former Mayor Tom Bucci (full disclosure: I served on his staff) has issued written testimony to the Connecticut General Assembly considering legislation banning individuals from seeking office who’ve violated the public trust. If passed, the measure would go into effect January 2016. Bucci letter.

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Dollar$ For Donut$–Political Heavyweights Percolate Finch’s Campaign Warchest

March 31st, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Nothing like political star power to pad the campaign warchest. With “music and flavors of the East” Mayor Bill Finch enjoyed that Monday night at the Easton home of Bangalore Mahesh, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee franchises in Bridgeport, where Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut’s two U.S. Senators Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy bolstered […]

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Walker Starts New Position With PricewaterhouseCoopers, No Plans To Challenge Blumenthal

March 21st, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General and 2014 Republican primary candidate for lieutenant governor in Connecticut, has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior strategic adviser, according to a post on his Facebook page. Walker will be based in McLean, Virginia.

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Blumenthal: Bridgeport Leading The Way For Fuel Cell Development

February 23rd, 2015 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, and city officials are calling on federal, state, and local officials across Conn. to help increase fuel cell development across the state. The announcement was made at the site of Bridgeport’s Dominion Fuel Cell, which is the largest fuel cell in […]

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