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Entries Tagged as 'Nick Panuzio'

Youthful And Resilient Paoletta Leads Columbus Festivities

June 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

You’ll not meet a more vibrant 79-year-old than Lenny Paoletta who served as mayor from 1981-1985. Determined, athletic, resourceful, Paoletta is serving as the 2014 Columbus Day Parade Grand Marshal. Paoletta loves a parade and it was during his years as mayor the St. Patrick’s Day Parade festivities took flight. He’s also resilient. Twenty years […]

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No Longer City Lobbyist, Is Former Mayor Nick Panuzio Squeezing Sour Grapes Or Sense?

March 26th, 2012 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

In a commentary published in the Connecticut Post, former Mayor Nick Panuzio is weighing in against a mayoral-appointed Board of Education. A former administrator at the University of Bridgeport (and currently a member of the Board of Trustees), Nick served as Bridgeport’s Republican mayor from November 1971 to September of 1975 when he resigned from […]

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Callahan To Torres: Healthy Doses Of Passion And Humor

October 5th, 2011 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Veteran political reporter Jim Callahan files his perspective on Republican candidate for mayor Rick Torres’ chances in November. BY JIM CALLAHAN A Bridgeport Republican mayoral candidate these days has got to be claustrophobic and lonely. So many Democrats. So few Republicans.

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The City’s Changing Political Landscape–Hey, There’s Still A General Election!

September 29th, 2011 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

In Bridgeport, Democrats outnumber Republicans 10 to 1. How the city has changed the past 20 years, even the past 10 years. In the old days if an incumbent Democratic mayor emerged from a hard-fought primary the Republican candidate for mayor was there to pounce. The registration numbers and mood of the city allowed it.

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Len Mainiero Brought Banking Close To Home

July 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments · News and Events

Leonard Mainiero wasn’t a banker from Bridgeport. He was a Bridgeport banker. He spent a professional lifetime bringing banking closer to home, visiting city neighborhoods to encourage banking opportunities for African Americans and Latinos. It was good for business. It was good for the community. Mainiero passed away a few days ago. He was 82. […]

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A Couple Of Mayors At R&R

March 4th, 2011 · 29 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

I was thinking (yes, that can be dangerous) about writing a column for weekend bantering–development, downtown stuff, city restaurants–when I came upon Michael Daly’s Sunday column advanced on the Connecticut Post web site. Michael is the editor of the Post editorial page. I always like to be around conversations between former mayors. Nick Panuzio, a Republican […]

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Election Panel Reveals Report

March 2nd, 2011 · 3 Comments · News and Events

Four months after a ballot shortage placed Bridgeport in the national news, an informal committee appointed by Mayor Bill Finch shared its report. From the mayor: Bipartisan election review panel releases final report The five-member bipartisan panel tasked with reviewing Election Day procedures in Bridgeport made its final recommendations to the Mayor and Secretary of […]

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