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Entries Tagged as 'MariAn Gail Brown'

Fabs Endorses Republican Herbst In Trumbull, Eyes Run For Old Job

October 25th, 2013 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Leave it to former Mayor John Fabrizi to shake things up. Fabs, a Democrat, showed up at a fundraiser for Trumbull’s Republican First Selectman Tim Herbst on Thursday issuing a surprise endorsement. It certainly cranked up the GOP crowd. What’s Fabs up to? He would love to have his old job back and appealing to […]

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CT Post Sweetens City News Coverage

December 5th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

With new management comes editorial changes and the early trend shows more Bridgeport news coverage from the Connecticut Post. Will it last?

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Ohio? … Neil Young’s In Bridgeport

December 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From MariAn Gail Brown, CT Post: Paul Carroccio will put 178.8 miles under his wheels today, driving from Vermont to Bridgeport to see Neil Young at the Webster Bank Arena.

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Finch Launches ‘Help Fight Blight’ Campaign–Effort To Shame Negligent Property Owners

October 15th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

UPDATE: Three weeks from the Nov. 6 election and a ballot question that if approved by voters would give the mayor the power to appoint school board members, Bill Finch is kicking up his visibility throughout the city including an announcement today of a program designed “to shame property owners into cleaning up their properties […]

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When Noise Leads To Murder

March 15th, 2012 · 12 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

CT Post reporter MariAn Gail Brown writes a poignant piece about the city’s latest murder victim. James Cleary tried to work it out with his noisy neighbor, he contacted the landlord, he called the police, but he ended up dead. The framed pictures hanging in Mary and James Cleary’s studio apartment fell off the walls, and […]

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CT Post Columnist: No Stipends, No Pay For Council Members

February 9th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

CT Post columnist MariAn Gail Brown says vanquish City Council stipends and by the way the Connecticut Legislature should get off its ass and rid the city of conflicts of interest. While OIB maintains council members should be compensated, MGB says screw that. Always nice to read MGB’s perspective. Check it out. Up in the capital, […]

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Has The Catholic Church Failed Its Flock?

October 16th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Holy Rosary. St. Ambrose. St. Raphael. All three are institutional houses of worship for Catholics that Bishop William Lori has slated for closure. Parishioners are protesting Lori’s decision. Lori claims low attendance has forced his hand. But how much of the low attendance, if what Lori claims is true, is a direct reaction to revelations involving […]

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Rolling The Dice On City Pensions

September 22nd, 2011 · 10 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee (BEACON2 here on OIB) is probably smiling right now. For the past year he has researched, prodded, poked through city financial records issuing a number of essays about the city’s dubious pension future. Is anyone listening? Check out this column from CT Post scribe MariAn Gail Brown: Listen. Pay […]

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