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Attention City Employees, Election For Civil Service Commissioner

August 6th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Hey, there’s another election going on and the deadline to vote is this Friday. The resignation of Willie McBride as the city employee representative on the Civil Service Commission has triggered a vote among city employees to replace him.

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Yeah Baby, Line Up To Pay Your Taxes

July 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · City Budget, News and Events

“Let me tell you how it will be, There’s one for you, nineteen for me, ‘Cause I’m the Taxman, Yeah, I’m the Taxman.”–George Harrison Who says Bridgeporters aren’t jonesing to pay their taxes?

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‘They Vote To Ban Chocolate Milk, But Wouldn’t Vote To Ban City Employees Serving On City Council’

June 16th, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

In an OIB post former City Council President Lisa Parziale wrote “How ironic, they vote to ban chocolate milk, but wouldn’t vote to ban city employees serving on the City Council. Just saying!” When it comes to political campaigns there’s nothing like the simplicity of contrast. He did this but wouldn’t do that. Such is […]

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Step Up Provocateurs! Casting Call For Bridgeport Reality Show

May 6th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

The state’s largest city is loaded with characters, personalities and oddities. Hey, that’s why we call it Only In Bridgeport. What did the late scribe James G. Clark write, “Bridgeport … where the circus never left town.” P.T. Barnum, who made Bridgeport his home, would be proud. Reality shows are a big deal and a […]

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Several Veteran Slates Win DTC Races, Some Challenge Slates Make Gains, Absentee Ballots Play Role, Pereira A Factor In Upper East Side

March 5th, 2014 · 40 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE, includes link to unofficial results here: Veteran slates in Black Rock, North End, West Side and East Side were victorious on Tuesday while challenge slates in three other districts picked up a number of seats for election to the 90-member Democratic Town Committee. Seven of 10 districts had primaries. Absentee ballots made the difference […]

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Finally Here! Democratic Town Committee Primaries–Don’t Mess With Maria

March 4th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Update: Bridgeport Working Families Party Chair Maria Pereira, a registered Democrat, is passionate about her political work. So passionate, she’s handing out cut cards to her voter contacts in front of Hooker School precinct crossing out the names of town committee candidates she had supported including Pat Fardy and Ann Barney in the Upper East […]

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Showdown For Democratic Town Committe Primaries–What Slate Are You Supporting Tuesday?

March 3rd, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

What are you hearing on the eve of Democratic Town Committee primaries in seven political districts? It’s been a long time since the city’s experienced this type of action in so many districts. The winners will join the 90-member DTC that elects a chairman and endorses candidates for public office this year and next year […]

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