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Entries Tagged as 'Mike Sohn'

Musto Dodges Bullet, Plus: P.T. Fire Report

March 12th, 2010 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education

Saturday Update: I’m thinking the pol who dodged a bullet this week more than any other–following Jodi’s Jail reversal–is State Senator Anthony Musto. Anthony was flapping his wings, eager to kick out a press release when Governor Jodi Rell announced a $20 million juvenile detention center for girls in Anthony’s district on the Upper East Side. […]

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Love Is In The Air, Acclaim For Mario, Plus: Shays On Sohn Plea, And Meet David Walker

March 5th, 2010 · 39 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Weekend Update: Can you believe it? Mario Testa was reelected by acclamation by the 90-member Democratic Town Committee Thursday night. No opposition. No screaming. No food fights at Mario’s restaurant. Yes, let’s all join hands and sing around the campfire. City politics has become a little too quiet. Please, someone start a good rumor. I’m getting ill. […]

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Gomes Canned, Shays’ Former Campaign Manager Charged, Plus: Me And My Shadow, And The Candidates

December 4th, 2009 · 45 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

John Gomes, the city’s deputy chief administrative officer who was suspended without pay for an altercation with city police, has been terminated. Gomes had been in charge of the city’s highly touted government efficiency CitiStat program. Several weeks ago Gomes was involved in a beef with police that responded to a complaint at a Cape Verdean social […]

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Shays’ Chalet, Let’s Chip In! Plus: New Himes Hire

March 3rd, 2009 · 11 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Chris Shays’ waterfront colonial in Black Rock is on sale for a cool $1,950,000. The house on Beacon Street will be officially listed in a few days. It’s been a rough few months for the former congressman, the last New England Republican standing in the House of Representative until his defeat in November by Jim […]

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For All My Deserving Friends

December 19th, 2008 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

Ho, ho, ho. Or should it be ha, ha, ha? Time to fill the annual OIB stocking stuffers for those city, state and national pols who’ve been naughty and nice, although I prefer to salute the naughty. First up, a gold-plated plow for Mayor Bill Finch, plus anchovy pizza (Bill loves anchovy) with San Marzano tomatoes for the […]

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The City’s Bank Job, Plus: Don’t Lie To Big Daddy

December 14th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The city’s placing the old Mechanics & Farmers building at Main and State for sale. Is it the right thing to do? Is it a fire sale? Has me wondering, though, what else can be sold. As Barack poises the country for what may be the mightiest stimulus package in history focused on massive infrastructure […]

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The Real Conversation Between Fabs And Finch

October 18th, 2008 · 39 Comments · Media, State Politics

Johnny Fabs and Bill Finch had a love fest on WICC late Friday afternoon. If I didn’t know better I swear the fraternal love was straight out of a Fred Rogers episode. Won’t you be my neighbor? These two guys tossed around more verbal hugs than Mr. Rogers’ 30 years on the air. (Fred’s middle […]

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Hey, We Have An Election, Plus: Bridgeport Leads State Registration

October 1st, 2008 · 21 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Can you believe it’s October 1? Time to take a quick inventory of two key local races. The November election almost seems like a sidebar to the financial meltdown. Hopefully, the U.S. Senate will pass a relief package tonight and the House will follow. Congressman Christopher Shays’ call to raise the FDIC insurance limit is […]

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