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Entries Tagged as 'Jasper McLevy'

Paging Jasper McLevy! Chris Taylor’s Socialist Goodies For The Peeps

October 3rd, 2015 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Bonanza is a favorite television show of petitioning candidate for mayor Chris Taylor and if you elect him he promises to lavish a bonanza of goodies such as a free laptop, a credit card with $300 limit, free cable and free bicycle for each child and guardian. Quick, get in line for Election Day Nov. […]

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OIB Rewind: If Only Finch Had Listened

September 22nd, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

OIB column Nov. 30, 2012: Mayor Bill Finch has been mumbling the past few days about some of his political appointments derailing city progress. Yes, what if Finch bolted the ranks of the donkeys? Ciao. Sayonara. Adiós. See ya. You’re on your own. Bye bye. I’ve changed my registration to unaffiliated. He has three full […]

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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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