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Vote, Vote, Vote

November 3rd, 2009 · 67 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, Library, State Politics

Evening Update: Unofficial results, according to Democratic Registrar of Voters Sandi Ayala: Library referendum question passes. Working Families Party Board of Education candidates Sauda Baraka and Maria Pereira are leading the Republicans. If this holds up, bad day for city GOP. BOE, under state law, has minority-party representation. Dems sweep council and Board of Education […]

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Juvenile Detention Center Withdrawn, Plus: Troll’s Slur Against Brantley

October 30th, 2009 · 98 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Library, State Politics

Saturday update: Gov. Jodi Rell pulled the item from the State Bond Commission agenda to approve financing of a juvenile detention center for girls on the Upper East Side. State Rep. Chris Caruso took the lead to oppose the Virginia Avenue location. As neighborhood opposition mounted other pols piled on. News release from Mayor Finch: Mayor […]

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OIB Poll Soon, Plus: Let’s Make A Deal!

October 23rd, 2009 · 45 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, State Politics

Weekend Update: Okay kids, spread the word … OIB will release results of its first public opinion poll next week. OIB has partnered with an accomplished Connecticut-based pollster (more on that later) to provide insight into the standing of Mayor Bill Finch as he approaches two years into his four-year term. We are currently in […]

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Mac Attack, Zoning Nightmare, Plus: Legendary Doc Gunther In Pol Pod

October 16th, 2009 · 32 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Interviews, News and Events, State Politics

Why is everyone so afraid of U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon? GOP rivals are scared. Dem operatives terrified. Well, $30 million to spend would be enough to fire up frothing flacks. From The Hartford Courant: Three professional wrestling videos on YouTube were taken down Friday after they were sharply criticized by the state Democratic Party. […]

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The Real Deal On Regional Cooperation, Plus: The Carmen Watch, And Gag Me With An Invite

September 25th, 2009 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics

I love it when area officials get together to pound podiums about the state’s tax structure and froth about regional cooperation. That’s what happened Thursday in Stratford at an event sponsored by the Bridgeport Regional Business Council. Get a load of what Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti said: “There are an awful lot of successes that […]

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What A Flush Job, Plus: Zoning Oops

June 5th, 2009 · 36 Comments · Development and Zoning

So the town of Trumbull has told the town of Monroe to go stick it up its backup. In the latest chapter of As The Poop Plops, Trumbull sewage officials say they’re not opening up its sludge pipeline to Monroe as a pass-through to Bridgeport’s mothership sewage treatment plant system. Translation: we want more money […]

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The Poop Saga Continues, Plus: The Mayor And Max, And Pension News

May 21st, 2009 · 15 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, Education

5 p.m. UPDATE: This is some good shit, and getting better every day. Shelton-based developer Bob Scinto wants to know how much Trumbull will charge Monroe for allowing a sewer hook up for his proposed relocation of the Jewish Home for the Elderly from Fairfield to property he owns in Monroe that will eventually end up at Bridgeport’s […]

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The Poop On The Regional System, Plus: Jimmy Shows Juice

February 26th, 2009 · 31 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Legislative leaders from Bridgeport, Trumbull and Monroe heard a pitch Wednesday night from their respective chief executives about authorizing creation of a regional sewer system modeled after one created in the New Haven region. Twelve of twenty Bridgeport City Council members joined their suburban peers at Tashua Knolls in Trumbull to hear a presentation from […]

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