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Larry Kudlow Featured Speaker At Republican Dinner Honoring Former Mayor Mary Moran

May 29th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

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, […]

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25 Years Ago, Dems Mario Testa And Mike Rizzitelli Duked It Out At Party Convention

May 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s been 25 years and this video is more priceless than ever. This weekend and into next week a series of political conventions will take place to endorse candidates for an assortment of local, state and federal offices. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa’s restaurant on Madison Avenue will host candidate conventions on Monday and Wednesday […]

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Hispanic Voters Power Influence By Numbers, Largest Registered Democratic Bloc

August 26th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Hispanics, by sheer numbers registered to vote in Bridgeport, are becoming a growing force in city elections. Both Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the state’s chief elections official, and Sandi Ayala, Bridgeport’s Democratic Registrar of Voters, confirm Bridgeport has roughly 25,500 registered voters of Hispanic origin out of 69,963 total registered, approximately 36 […]

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Roll The Fight Tape! The Night Dems Mario Testa And Mike Rizzitelli Duked It Out At Party Convention

July 2nd, 2013 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Do we have a special video for you. We’re a few weeks away from a Democratic Town Committee convention to endorse school board candidates. Channeling back 24 years, it certainly was a wild and crazy Thursday night July 27, 1989 inside the Days Hotel on Lafayette Boulevard, jammed with 500 pols, for the Democratic Town […]

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Walker: Patronage Politics Barrier To Structural Changes For Fiscal Sanity, Calls For State Control Board

May 19th, 2013 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, writes the time has come for the State of Connecticut to take control of the city’s finances that includes authority to make recommendations on restructuring pension and retiree health care obligations. Walker sounds the alarm bell on finances, patronage politics and conflicts of interest such as […]

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Jerry Baron, Former Finance Director

April 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

Late on this, but worth noting the death last month of the city’s former Finance Director Jerry Baron who served the city during the Joe Ganim mayoral years. He was 66. Baron was a gentle giant, 6’8″ and built like a vault door. He was recruited to Bridgeport from Providence, Rhode Island where Baron was […]

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Sarah Burns’ Book Chronicles Bankruptcy Petition

October 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Library, News and Events

Sarah Burns worked for the administration of Mayor Mary Moran who made national news in June of 1991 when she placed the state’s largest city into federal bankruptcy, a move opposed by the state. A federal judge ruled against Moran’s petition. Burns will appear at a book discussion for The Drowning of a Seaside City, […]

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