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The Mayoral Campaign Really Starts Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.

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Will Mayor’s Race Be A Yeller Or Yawner?

February 26th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The special elections are over, March is on the horizon, time to segue to the city’s big enchilada: the race for mayor.

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Showcasing The Genius Of Photographer Ed Brinsko

January 9th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

UPDATE: Brinsko images. On Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. an opening reception at McLevy Hall, 202 State Street Downtown, will feature the artistry of the late photographer Ed Brinsko. When I was a young scribe, Brinsko’s craftsmanship often fronted my work. Thanks to Ed, I had a chance of being read. There are amazing […]

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Can ‘The Movement’ Build Momentum?

October 7th, 2014 · 26 Comments · City Politics, Library, News and Events

A group calling itself “The Movement” will conduct a forum featuring potential mayoral candidates on Wednesday 6 p.m. at the Black Rock Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue. Several possible candidates are jockeying to challenge two-term incumbent Democrat Bill Finch in 2015.

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Reform Public Safety Hiring, Bridgeport Jobs For Bridgeport People

August 20th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy writes that harm is being done to the Civil Service system that was enacted following the election of Jasper McLevy in 1933, a major campaign promise of the Socialist mayor limiting the spoils system of government. Fardy argues in particular the city is behind in the hiring of public safety […]

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Did You Participate In Mayoral Poll?

August 2nd, 2014 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

A poll measuring the pulse of city voters on the state of the city, Mayor Bill Finch’s standing with voters and potential mayoral candidates is in the field. Have you received a call?

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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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2013 Look Back: Airport Land Deal Grounds Manager, Raises Questions–Plus, Airport History

November 29th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment

As we approach the end of 2013, OIB will revisit some of the major stories of the year. One of the high-flying stories revealed first by the Connecticut Post was the $400,000 land deal between the city and developer Manny Moutinho that cost Airport Manager John Ricci his job, cast a cloud over the City […]

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