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Entries Tagged as 'Ezequiel Santiago'

These Guys Know All About Wild Nights–Bad Slugs Rock

February 4th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

This sure beats political karaoke. Mike DeSalvo, lead guitar; Ken Dixon, electric mandolin, guitar, vocals; Ralph Hohman, vocals, guitar; Pat Quinn, drums; John Alcott, bass; Mike Daly, keyboards. Who are these ancient minstrels rocking to Wild Nights at The Windmill in Stratford? They’re scribes, editors, wordsmiths at the Connecticut Post. They’re The Bad Slugs. What […]

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Paging Bruno Mars–Terrifying State (Rep)ertoire, Uptown Funk

January 12th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

This is truly terrifying. Bridgeport State House members Chris Rosario, Steve Stafstrom and Ezequiel Santiago, accompanied by City Council President Aidee Nieves, synchronizing Uptown Funk. Will the city ever be the same? Is there any real good news out of this? Raising moolah for arts in public schools at the Germania Schwaben Society on the […]

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City Issues Bond Sale To Reduce Debt Service Payments–Ganim Needles Bronin’s Bailout

December 28th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

A bond sale to reduce pension liability is not generally a sexy story line, but when a mayor is trying to reduce costs, especially as a candidate for governor in a state with crippling debt issues, it’s certainly something Joe Ganim will leverage as a talking point. It also helps Ganim contrast his city with […]

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Reflections: A Look Back At 2017

December 24th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Time for a little OIB 2017 reflection, starting with January. But more importantly, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to our entire OIB family, readers, posters. You’re the berries. Cheers! At McLevy Green protesters rallied against President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban that they argue appeals to ignorance and fear. The plain-speaking State Senator Ed Gomes […]

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Legislators Applaud Downtown Thermal Heating Loop

October 31st, 2017 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from city’s legislative delegation: The bipartisan $41.3 billion state budget passed by the Connecticut General Assembly last week has moved the city of Bridgeport closer to becoming a recognized national leader in renewable energy. Budget implementer legislation–resulting from significant time and effort by Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s office and administration, the Bridgeport delegation […]

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State Leaders Join Ganim To Tout Legislative Achievements

June 15th, 2017 · 12 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Flanked by legislative and business leaders, Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday highlighted successes from the recently completed session of the General Assembly including approval to reduce the city’s unfunded pension liability, a thermal loop green energy project for Downtown and mixed martial arts and boxing matches for the Webster Bank Arena. See video above from news […]

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City Council’s Fight Competition, Here Comes Mixed Martial Arts

June 7th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

And you think the best fights are at City Council meetings. Forget that, mixed martial arts and professional boxing are coming soon to the Webster Bank Arena. For some, MMA is a bloody kick in the teeth, but other legislators argue it’s a kick start to the local economy.

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Moore Opposes City Slots, Extreme Fighting Approved

June 6th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Led by State Senator Marilyn Moore’s opposition, a sweetener bill to add slots into state parimutuel facilities including one in Bridgeport is apparently dead, replaced by a demand by urban legislators to back mixed-martial arts in exchange for approving a third state casino in East Windsor operated by a joint venture of Connecticut’s tribal nations. MMA […]

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