There’s something about funeral home directors that can be a bit disarming, maybe because of the nature of the profession. Stay calm when everyone else is cracking up. Board of Education member Andre Baker who wants to challenge Democratic-endorsed Ernie Newton in an August primary for the State House, has a bit of that touch. […]
Entries Tagged as 'John Mandanici'
May 28th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, State Politics
February 25th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Hector Diaz Sr. had an easy authority about him. When you talk about decency, a quiet leader, he’s at the top of the list of distinguished city officials. Hector served as town clerk from 1983 to 2007 (when he retired) with a break from 1989-91. He passed away over the weekend in Florida.
January 2nd, 2014 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events
It’s hard to believe nearly 25 years after Tom Bucci served his last day as mayor, a dozen friends and members from his mayoral staff gather each December between Christmas and the New Year to reminisce, needle, pontificate, argue, compare crow’s feet, laugh lines, hairlines and waistlines. This is a crew with a sense of […]
November 5th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
OIB rewind: Voters today will decide the makeup of the Board of Education as well as all 20 seats on the City Council. Will the citywide turnout reach the teens? Let us know what you’re hearing. There was a day turnouts for municipal elections were huge, including 30 years ago when Charlie Tisdale became the […]
September 10th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Hey, there’s a Democratic primary for Board of Education today and we’ll post results as soon as we have them after 8 p.m. If local voting trends continue the turnout will be death valley. Meanwhile OIB correspondent Jim Callahan, who’s covered and observed city politics for more than 30 years, shares his take on why […]
September 7th, 2013 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
On Tuesday primary voters will decide which three Democrats advance to the general election as prohibitive favorites to win seats on the Board of Education. The percentage turnout will be death valley. Will it hit the teens? Same thing for the November general election when five school board seats and all 20 seats for City […]
March 22nd, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment
OIB correspondent John Gilmore, who served as political reporter for the Bridgeport Post, predecessor of the Connecticut Post, shares this insight about the genesis of publishing a list of the city’s top wage earners. Oh yes, the annual Top Wage Earner story! It’s one of the best-read stories in the newspaper. Just from a historical […]