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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, 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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Are You Feeling Lucky? Plus: Court Ruling Re Special Master

March 13th, 2009 · 19 Comments · Law Enforcement, 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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Foster Care For The City, Plus: New Church Debate

March 9th, 2009 · 45 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

I’ve been poking around to see if any City Council primaries are on the horizon this municipal cycle. No mayoral election this year, so council members (they run every two years) are leading the ticket this year. I’m hearing that Rich Paoletto, who represents the 138th Upper East Side District, may be stepping down. There’s […]

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