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Tsunami Tuesday Cometh, Plus: Cop House Remedy Order

August 7th, 2008 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Cops, State Politics

Five days until Tsunami Tuesday. In Bridgeport, politics is a sporting event. Republican operative Phil Smith said it all: “Some towns play political softball, other towns play hardball … in Bridgeport they play hand grenades.” We’ve got five Democratic General Assembly races in the big city, plus a battle for Congress (which isn’t much of […]

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The Conroy Skinny: City Cleared, Choo Choo Charlie Survives

June 6th, 2008 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Attorney Chuck Willinger is euphoric. So is Joe Kasper, former owner of a city engineering company. Lawyers for the city are thrilled. Developers Al Lenoci Sr. and Al Lenoci Jr. aren’t devastated. Lawyers for developer Alex Conroy, who brought a lawsuit claiming that all of the above conspired with former Mayor Joe Ganim to blowtorch […]

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What A Hoot–The Fast Lane Of Politics, Plus: Council Agenda And Memo From Mayor

June 1st, 2008 · 32 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

He may be 60, but he can play, and maybe better than ever. Saturday night, Mo (that would be my wife) and I gyrated to the slammin’ sounds of the Eagles at a sold-out Madison Square Garden. If you’ve never seen the Eagles in concert–go, and pick up their new CD Long Road Out Of […]

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Hunting For Hancocks; And Finch On Pleasure Beach

May 28th, 2008 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Lots of candidates for state office hustling signatures to get on the ballot for the Aug. 12 Democratic primary. Auden Grogins, challenging State Rep. Rapid Robert Keeley, is hunting Hancocks in her home neighborhood in Black Rock. The blonde banshee needs about 250 signatures from registered Democrats in the 129th State Assembly District. Chico Rivera […]

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Hector Houdini! Blonde Banshee Gears Up For Fight Against Keeley, Plus: Cougar Goes Ape

May 20th, 2008 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Hector Diaz, come out come out wherever you are? Hector’s no-show at the Democratic convention at Testo’s Restaurant Tuesday night left an eight to eight tie among delegates endorsing State Rep. Bob Keeley and his challenger, former City Councilwoman Auden Grogins. The tie required Democratic Town Chairman Mario Testa to break the logjam. Mario selected […]

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Mario, Wear A Cup: The Dynamics Of A Convention

May 20th, 2008 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Yes, let the games begin. Democratic Party Chairman Mario Testa will have his hands full tonight trying to sort out, fend off and chill out the children of his party casting endorsement votes on behalf of city candidates seeking state legislative seats. The one race that may yet prove most operatic in the Democratic songbook […]

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The Primary Season, Ballot Qualification, Plus: Council Agenda

May 19th, 2008 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

C’mon in. Everyone else is. The seat being vacated by State Rep. Felipe Reinoso appears headed for a free for all. City Council member Eze Santiago, backed by district leader Mitch Robles, is the favorite for the Democratic Party endorsement. But others are in play such as veteran pol Chico Rivera and newcomer Sly Salcedo. […]

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