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David Carson Turns 80 In 25th Anniversary Year Of People’s Bank Landmark Bridgeport Center

August 2nd, 2014 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Twenty-five years ago, the city celebrated the grand opening of Bridgeport Center, the new corporate headquarters for People’s Bank, today called People’s United Bank. The tallest building in the city, it was an $80 million construction project led by then-Chief Executive Officer David Ellis Adams Carson who turned 80 years old on August 2. When […]

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Will The Funeral Home Director Get Newton In The End?

May 28th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, State Politics

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. […]

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Former Town Clerk Hector Diaz

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.

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Former Mayor Tom Bucci’s Kiddie Korps Gang Rides Again

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 […]

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Thirty Years Ago The Turnout Was 70 Percent For Tisdale, Mandanici, Paoletta Mayoral Election

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 […]

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Callahan: Why Local Election Turnout Sucks

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 […]

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Tizzy, Mandy, Lenny; The Mega 1983 Mayoral Turnout

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 […]

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