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The Pleasure Beach Experience, Bamboo Pole, Minnow On Hook, Bobber And Snapper Blues

June 24th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment

No one really knows if this experiment to reopen Pleasure Beach on Saturday will be successful. This effort by the city is certainly a leap of faith that hopefully will work out. But there’s nothing like bridging the present with nostalgia. The memories … oh the memories of Pleasure Beach. For me, Pleasure Beach was […]

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Skippy Doo Dah! Bronson Blowtorches Rowland, Ganim And Newton In Book About Trump-Wynn Casino Wars

June 17th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Do you like name dropping? Richard “Skip” Bronson obliges. The War at the Shore authored by Bronson provides an insider’s look at the scorched-earth relationship between gaming giants Donald Trump and Steve Wynn over control of Atlantic City interests. And along the way Bronson chronicles the Connecticut clash between Trump and Wynn, the maneuverings by […]

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Roll The Dice! Time To Expand State Casinos

November 22nd, 2011 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Connecticut is surrounded by casino interlopers. To the north, to the south, to the east and west. New York City has a casino in Queens, Governor Deval Patrick led the charge for gaming in Massachusetts. Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee is studying the impact of Bay State casinos on Rhode Island casinos. It’s time for Governor […]

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“Duh, I Couldn’t Win”

May 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment · National Politics

“After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the presidency.” Translation: I’d have gotten my ass kicked!

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Hook, Line, Sinker–Goofy National Media Bites Trump’s BS

April 21st, 2011 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics

What a goof. Donald Trump, America’s modern P.T. Barnum, is giving the national media a paint job. And loving every minute. Four years ago at this time Rudy Giuliani “America’s Mayor” was leading all GOP comers in national presidential polls. He flamed out. So will Donald. Except Rudy really wanted to be president. For Donald, it’s […]

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Say Hello To Mr. Shtick: Trump’s Presidential Advisor

April 12th, 2011 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics

A friend called on Monday: “Lennie, who’s advising Donald Trump on this presidential stuff?” Not me! The guy who’s advising Donald is a guy named Shtick. Who’s Shtick? Donald, of course. For about four years I was a Connecticut media consultant to Trump when he was interested in owning (or ambushing) a casino in Connecticut. Donald is […]

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Make Remington Property A Public Health Issue, Plus: Himes And Barack

August 30th, 2010 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Strategy. Anticipation. Communication. Strong department heads. They’re all factors in effective governing. Every few months we go around and around on this issue: what to do with the former Remington Arms plant on the East Side, controlled by developer Sal DiNardo, that caught fire (again) on Saturday. The place is a shithole. It’s been a shithole for […]

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A Shin And A Cock? Plus: Mayor, Union Budget Squeeze, And Herrmann Drops Out

June 16th, 2010 · 29 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, State Politics

This has got to be a bite in the butt for Connecticut native American tribes, including one local, that tried for decades to achieve federal recognition. And also not great news for the state’s two existing casinos. Shinnecocks, across the pond, win federal recognition. From the Hartford Courant:

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