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Entries Tagged as 'Marilyn Middlemass'

Celebrating 10 Years In The Political Jungle, OIB Style

May 24th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

OIB’s 10th anniversary celebration welcomed nearly 100 guests Wednesday night in the Carousel Building of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. A special thank you to genial Zoo Director Gregg Dancho and zoo event organizer Lindsay Durkee for opening up this city gem to celebrate our first decade. It was an egalitarian crowd. Thank you to all who […]

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What’s Your Assessment?

October 12th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Jim “Sonny” Fox, one of Bridgeport’s preeminent conspiracy theorists and radio moonlighter from his Black Rock home, shares this commentary on what he claims is tax favoritism for the politically connected. The retired electrician and occasional candidate for public office cites tax disparity for the 2009 revaluation among members of the Democratic Town Committee. Every […]

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Beardsley Park Deadbeats Cause Traffic Danger

June 17th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Marilyn Middlemass, veteran member of the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee, is ripping mad over illegal parking on East Main Street causing dangerous situations for drivers and pedestrians in her Upper East Side neighborhood near Beardsley Park. Deadbeats park on East Main Street, she says, to avoid paying the park entrance fee. She has complained to […]

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What Kind Of Evaluation Process Is This? Working Families Party Taking It To The Streets Against Vallas

February 28th, 2013 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Connecticut’s Working Families Party is now taking its case door to door in an effort to build support to torpedo a contract extension for Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas who said the other day the only way he will not serve another year as school chief is if the Board of Education does not make […]

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The Labor Party, Plus: Deep Sixx, Bunkering The Beach, And Hennessy’s Apology

September 4th, 2009 · 67 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Weekend update: Ah yes, Labor Day weekend. In the spirit of hard work, goodwill and the laborious efforts of the Democratic Town Committee, OIB presents for your reading pleasure a listing of the 90-member DTC. Who are these people? They’re the party regulars who do the grunt work, turn out the vote, endorse candidates for public […]

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Blackmail At Matty’s

March 14th, 2009 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

I’ll tell ya how old I’m getting; I was a scribe covering the remedy order that U.S. District Court Judge T.F. Gilroy Daly issued in 1983 to resolve racial discrimination in the Bridgeport Police Department. Daly assigned a special master to oversee his order that created balance in assignments, promotions, dispute resolution, etc. Critics of […]

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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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The Skinny At Captain’s Cove: The Three Amigos Hold Court

May 16th, 2008 · 32 Comments · Media, News and Events

I’m a little late getting started today. You know how parties can take on a life of their own. We had quite the eclectic crew show up at Captain’s Cove Seaport, a collection of great and near-great pols, elected officials, neighborhoods activists, and urban warriors. Cougar Rodgerson pawed in with some of his cubs from […]

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