The state’s largest city has had 52 mayors in its history, all white males except for one. Her name is Mary Chapar Moran who served one term from 1989 to 1991, but oh what a two years it was, including placing the city into federal bankruptcy court that made national news. Engaging, powerful public speaker, […]
Entries Tagged as 'Lowell Weicker'
May 29th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events
May 29th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Lately, State Senator Anthony Musto hasn’t met a conflict of interest he doesn’t love. First, in aid of his political pals, he led the charge against the government reform bill that would eliminate conflicts of interest on the City Council, then he led the charge to emasculate campaign finance reform on the side of dark […]
May 16th, 2013 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
OIB rewind with commentary update from Ayala and Clemons: The national economy is bleeding. The state economy is bleeding. Municipal budgets are bleeding. State revenues are not meeting projections. It’s time to approach Connecticut’s two tribal gaming interests, make them partners, and reopen the compact that provides the state 25 percent of the slot take.
March 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Why are the Wright brothers considered first in flight? In part because the Smithsonian cut a slimy deal with the brothers. The cable access show Bridgeport Now that has been at the forefront of bringing attention to this issue and highlighting Bridgeport’s Gustave Whitehead’s first powered flight, will continue to explore that agreement Tuesday 8 p.m. on Cablevision channel […]
March 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Lee Scarpetti, the affable former Republican state senator who Bill Finch defeated in 2000, passed away on Friday. Approachable, fun and caring, Scarpetti had many friends in politics, but could also mix it up as well. She was one of the vocal voices against the personal income tax Lowell Weicker shepherded through as governor in […]
Mayor Puts On Bright Face, Highlights Accomplishments, Braces For Beastly Budget–Will Malloy Step Up For Bridgeport?
March 20th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Bill Finch took office as mayor of Connecticut’s largest city in December of 2007. Assuming he fills out this second four-year term he will become one of the longest-serving mayors in city history surpassed only by Republican Clifford Wilson, Democrat Joe Ganim and Socialist Jasper McLevy. The budget Finch will soon propose to the City […]
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December 4th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment
Some of them weren’t crazy about driving down to the state’s largest city, but when Lowell Weicker was governor he ordered his commissioners to conduct meetings at the governor’s Bridgeport office on Middle Street. Some commissioners were actually required to conduct working days touring the city. A Bridgeport office was among a number of Weicker initiatives […]