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Entries Tagged as 'Matty’s Corner'

Rick Being Rick, When Mario Blew Up The Convention, Himes’ Bounty And Zoo Tickets!

May 14th, 2010 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Weekend Update: What? Former Bridgeport GOP Town Chair Rick Torres said something controversial at a forum for Fourth District Congressional candidates? No way. Rick wouldn’t say something controversial, would he? The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations criticized the statements by Torres, who said, referring to Muslims while discussing illegal immigration, “It turns […]

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It’s So Joe, The Return Of Ganim, Plus: Mario’s Mission And It Ain’t Just Bread Ned

January 22nd, 2010 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Welcome home, Joe. Full disclosure: I was Joe Ganim’s campaign manager. Private sector clients paid me a nice buck because of my relationship with him. Joe wanted a piece of the action. I screwed up. Joe and I had a falling out in the fall of 1999 because I decided not to play ball anymore. I […]

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Scoop About The Poop: Timpanelli Visits Pol Pod

April 10th, 2009 · 30 Comments · Development and Zoning, Interviews

2:30 p.m. UPDATE Paul Timpanelli, chief executive of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, steps into the Pol Pod for an update about plans for a tri-community sewage treatment authority that would pipe effluent from the town of Monroe into Trumbull to be processed at the sewage treatment mothership in Bridgeport. Quick background: Shelton-based developer Robert Scinto […]

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Blackmail At Matty’s

March 14th, 2009 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, 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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Are You Feeling Lucky? Plus: Court Ruling Re Special Master

March 13th, 2009 · 19 Comments · Cops, Media, News and Events, State Politics

3:30 p.m. UPDATE: Friday the 13th, lucky day for me. How about you? Chris Dodd must feel like his mouth has been glued to a diesel exhaust with the motor running. The revved up media fumes just keep on coming. The latest, first reported by Hartford Courant columnist Kevin Rennie and fanned by the Wall […]

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The Politics Of Education, Plus: Happy Anniversary To Us

March 12th, 2009 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

12:30 p.m. UPDATE: This should be fun to watch. Guess who’s taking a look at running for the Board of Education? Former City Councilman/mayoral candidate Keith Cougar Rodgerson. I’m also hearing that recently retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez may position herself for it. If Carmen wants it Cougie, a Democrat again, has a lot of […]

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Can We All Get Along?

March 11th, 2009 · 26 Comments · City Council, Education, News and Events, State Politics

So much going on I don’t know where to start. The battle of words between Mayor Bill Finch and Board of Education President Max Medina will not end any time soon; a legislative bill to regulate finances of Catholic churches is pulled as Bishop Lori rallies parishioners to the state capitol; Lisa Parziale’s meat hook; and oh yeah […]

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