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OIB Cracks One Million Views In 2014

December 29th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

Okay, you gotta give me a little latitude to toot my testosterone. We’ve been populating this site for seven years and in 2014 OIB hit the one million view mark for the first time, according to statistics compiled by WordPress and Google Analytics that keep track of this sort of thing. Every year OIB traffic […]

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Spoiler Alert! Pelto: No Guilt If He Costs Malloy November Election

August 4th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

OIB friend Paul Bass of the New Haven Independent asked petitioning candidate for governor Jonathan Pelto in a video interview, “Would you feel guilty the day after the election if Democrats lost because you ran?” No way, says Pelto who adds he’s sending a message that Democrats cannot walk away from their constituencies.

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Beating Journalistic Tom-Toms, Foley Takes To Streets To Greet The Peeps

June 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

If Republican-endorsed candidate for governor Tom Foley isn’t elected the state’s chief executive, can he make it as a street reporter? Foley took to the streets of New Haven to make good on his pledge to spend more time in Connecticut’s cities. Foley, the 2010 Republican candidate for governor who lost a squeaker to Democrat […]

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City Schools Struggle With Demographic Disparity Among Students And Teachers

December 9th, 2013 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

In Bridgeport schools, the Hispanic/Latino demographic makes up 49 percent of the student body while teachers of the same demographic comprise 10.45 percent of the faculty. Black/African American students account for roughly 38 percent of the student population while black/African American teachers total about 13 percent. White students account for 9.27 percent of the total […]

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Yes To Keno Or No To Keno?

July 5th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

In the latest True Vote shared by our friends at the New Haven Independent, they ask: “Should the state proceed with expanding Keno to cities?” Let us know by casting your vote. The state is examining gaming expansion that includes the electronic game Keno in hundreds of restaurants and bars as well as slots at three pari-mutuel […]

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State Examines Slot Action

June 13th, 2013 · No Comments · News and Events

The cash-strapped state is considering a proposal to install slot machines in three Connecticut parimutuel facilities, including Bridgeport’s Winners Shoreline Star that features wagering and live simulcasting of greyhound, thoroughbred and harness racing from all over North America, as well as jai-alai from Florida. It’s already wired for slots as a result of the city’s […]

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Living On Food Stamp Budget, Chris Murphy Dines On Bagel

May 21st, 2013 · 9 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Trying to better understand folks existing on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), U.S. Senator Chris Murphy this week is surviving on a food stamp budget of $4.80 per day or $1.60 per meal that is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Food Stamp Program’s average monthly benefit is $143.89 per Connecticut family member.

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Should Connecticut Grant Driver’s Licenses To Undocumented Immigrants?

April 30th, 2013 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

OIB has joined our friends from the New Haven Independent to participate in the Independent’s “True Vote” experiment in citizen issues elections, the first asking the question, “Should Connecticut Grant Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants?” Many Connecticut mayors including Bill Finch say yes. Cast your ballot. José Sanchez and other undocumented immigrants showed up at […]

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