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Entries Tagged as 'Jim Himes'

What’s In Your Wallet? Examining Wage Inequality In Bridgeport Area–What Will Himes And Debicella Do?

July 15th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Connecticut’s most populous city has pockets of poverty smack up against suburban affluence. A strikingly high level of wage inequality exists throughout the United States, with Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District ranking fifth for income inequality, according to a Bloomberg survey that examined census data to determine the level of economic equality in each of 435 […]

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Malloy’s Bridgeport Problem Growing As Campaign Season Heats Up, ‘When Are We Gonna Get Our Shot Like Stamford?’

July 2nd, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Critics of Governor Dan Malloy call the failed two-year recruitment of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates a boondoggle costing taxpayers $16 million that could have been invested in the state’s largest city. But it also highlights a growing organizational problem Malloy faces in Bridgeport in the gut of his reelection including frayed relations […]

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Debicella Ad Scrubs A Messy Washington

June 18th, 2014 · 16 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Republican candidate for Congress Dan Debicella who was raised in Bridgeport has launched the first television ad of his campaign claiming things in Washington are “messy” and his Democratic opponent Jim Himes is part of the problem.

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Scenes From Black Rock Day

June 8th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Always fun to harass politicians, greet OIB readers and enjoy the camaraderie of neighbors on Black Rock Day.

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City Awarded $10 Million For Storm Projects

June 5th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: This week, HUD announced that it is awarding Bridgeport $10 million in federal funds as part of Rebuild by Design, which is a multi-stage regional competition to promote resiliency in the Sandy-affected region (For more information, click here and here).

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Debicella Endorsed To Face Himes In Rematch

May 16th, 2014 · 4 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport native Dan Debicella was endorsed by Republicans on Friday to face Democratic Congressman Jim Himes in a rematch of their 2010 race. From Debicella campaign: Dan Debicella of Shelton is now the Republican nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in Connecticut’s Fourth District. He won the convention with an overwhelming 93% of the […]

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Endorsement Action, With Possible August Primaries, Highlight Upcoming Political Conventions

May 14th, 2014 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Convention fever’s in full mode this week and next with Democratic Congressman Jim Himes’ endorsement for a fourth two-year term on tap in Bridgeport Wednesday (tonight) followed by this weekend’s endorsement for all state constitutional offices; Democrats at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford and Republicans at Mohegan Sun. Democratic Governor Dan Malloy will be […]

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