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SuBy Never High–The Politics Of Pot

April 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

What, former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz never smoked pot? That must explain everything. Five Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate appeared live on WFSB on Sunday to debate a variety of issues including their historic reefer intake. Bridgeport attorney and drug-reform crusader Sylvester Salcedo wasn’t invited to the debate. Alas, Sly hasn’t raised […]

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Crunching Musto-Moore Numbers, Plus: Cops In The Rough, And Ayala’s Inspiration

August 15th, 2008 · 140 Comments · Cops, State Politics

Friends of state senate candidate Anthony Musto dodged a bullet on Tuesday. The fact that the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate achieved just 40 percent of the vote in Bridgeport shows just how split the party structure is these days. Official returns show Musto with 997 votes in the city to opponent Marilyn Moore’s 1,500. Musto […]

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Tsunami Tuesday: A Night For The Blonde Banshee, Musto Holds Off Moore

August 13th, 2008 · 96 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

My oh my, State Rep. Bob Keeley, the longest serving legislator in Bridgeport’s history, has been taken out by Auden Grogins, the blonde banshee from Black Rock. Machine totals show Grogins a 655 to 576 winner. At approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday I spoke with Democratic Registrar of Voters Sandy Ayala who said Grogins also had a slight lead on absentee […]

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Tsunami Tuesday Eve, Plus: Finch Wants To Arrest Cop OT

August 11th, 2008 · 73 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Cops, Media, State Politics

Here we go, the eve of Tsunami Tuesday, and city Democrats are enduring phone calls, mailings, door knocking and last minute appeals for votes. Must make Republicans and unaffiliated voters happy. Well, wait until the general election! Meanwhile, the state’s largest city has some hot primaries on tap for Tuesday. I’ll be out in the […]

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Tsunami Tuesday Cometh, Plus: Cop House Remedy Order

August 7th, 2008 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Cops, State Politics

Five days until Tsunami Tuesday. In Bridgeport, politics is a sporting event. Republican operative Phil Smith said it all: “Some towns play political softball, other towns play hardball … in Bridgeport they play hand grenades.” We’ve got five Democratic General Assembly races in the big city, plus a battle for Congress (which isn’t much of […]

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Politics And Media, A Fragile Existence, Plus: Program For City Students

August 6th, 2008 · 63 Comments · Education, Media

Media life is a crazy business. Here today, gone tomorrow, and once in a while back the next day. Acquisitions, cutbacks, closings, terminations, big papers and small have elevated paranoia–a bastion of media presence–to an all-time high. Newsroom life is a world of cigarettes (outside, of course) and coffee, banging phones, following leads, prodding sources […]

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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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