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Entries Tagged as 'Jon Kantrowitz'

Kantrowitz Promises $6,000 Tax Cut, Mayoral Appointed City Council, Support For Deadbeats, Corporate School Control

March 5th, 2015 · 7 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Fire up the oligarchy. Claiming Bridgeport’s legendary conflicts of interest don’t run nearly deep enough, entrepreneur, attorney and former Bridgeport schoolteacher Jonathan Kantrowitz has launched a faux entry into the mayoral race. The two-time Democratic Congressional candidate breaks down his mayoral platform: no tax collection, support for deadbeat dads and tax cheats, complete corporate control […]

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What The Hell Does Matt Bai Know About Bridgeport?

September 23rd, 2010 · 26 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

Matt Bai, why don’t you stick your head up your ass! The know-it-all scribe for The New York Times, who thinks he’s smart and everyone else is stupid, former student of Bridgeport Regional Business Council President Paul Timpanelli, wrote this in an exhaustive Sunday Times Mag piece about Connecticut politics:

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You Want One Of These? Me Too!–Dick Still Leads Linda–Freaking Lawyers–Dining Alla Kantrowitz

September 12th, 2010 · 23 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Can we dream a little? Who says there’s no super wealth in Bridgeport? Get a load of this, the 281-foot, 3000-ton Cakewalk that according to East End yacht builder Derecktor Shipyards surpassed her four predecessors in size and is the largest yacht built in the United States since 1930. Now this is a company we need to […]

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Where Have You Gone Lowell Weicker? Does Chris Dodd Give A Crap About Bridgeport? Plus: Fab Radio

December 22nd, 2009 · 13 Comments · City Council, Education, State Politics

Lowell Weicker, now there’s a guy who did something for Bridgeport. Check that, not something but a lot. Check that, not a lot but more than any pol on the planet. Weicker was elected governor in 1990, served one term and arguably is known as the governor that blasted the personal income tax through the state legislature. That revenue is […]

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Line Up The Goobers

January 23rd, 2009 · 58 Comments · State Politics

Who’s your guber horse? What saddle is that, you say? Your horse for governor. The gubernatorial campaign is headed for the earliest start that I can recall. Former House Speaker Jammin’ Jim Amann, less the $120K advisory role the new House Speaker Chris Donovan had offered then pulled back following a media spew, will announce […]

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Discounts At The Vibes, Plus: Machine Politics And Touching Voters’ Pleasure Center

July 29th, 2008 · 105 Comments · Interviews, News and Events, State Politics

The hottest hippie fest on the planet visits the Park City this week as Ken Hays brings his Gathering Of The Vibes to Seaside Park. Discount packages are available for Bridgeport residents this weekend.  So grab your tix, pull up a chair, roll some juicy fruits, share a peace pipe with a politician. Hey, baby, it’s […]

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Gas Pains Everywhere, Plus: What’s With Whitnum? And Burlesque In Bridgeport

June 11th, 2008 · 15 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Special session for the state legislature today. What’s so special about it? The electorate has a lot of gas in all the wrong places. On the heels of Connecticut’s heralded position as number one in the country per gallon of gasoline, lawmakers will vote on delaying an increase of Connecticut’s gross receipts tax, expected to […]

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Blackmail At The Cove, A Rogue’s Gallery!

May 17th, 2008 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Don’t ya just love blackmail photos? Well, at OIB you never know when a photo will come in handy. A sampling from the party at Captain’s Cove, courtesy of Con Filardi and Sly Salcedo. (Warning, clicking on a picture gives you a full-sized version.) Sly Salcedo, left, and Joel Gonzalez conspiring to thwart District Leader Mitch “The Switch” […]

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