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When A Mayor Loses Support Can He Make New Friends?

August 2nd, 2011 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

Primaries are weird ducks. They’re not like higher turnout general elections. In the world of primaries you identify your friends and drag them out to vote. You could enter primary day thinking you’re okay and then all of a sudden–oops!–your friends stayed home, or you failed to coax them to vote. That’s when you grab […]

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Why Can’t We Be Friends? Plus: Judge Underhill Dumps Public Financing, And Mayor’s Storm Warning

August 28th, 2009 · 123 Comments · City Politics, Education, State Politics

Mary-Jane Foster Rina Bakalar Dottie Guman And now Carolanne Curry These women all supported Bill Finch’s mayoralty in 2007, worked their fannies off, in fact, to help him squeeze out a 270-vote victory over State Rep. Chris Caruso. And, one by one, for one reason or another they are no longer part of the Finch administration […]

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Who Are These People!

July 16th, 2009 · 41 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Lots of twists and turns in recent days as Democratic candidates position for seats on the Board of Education. Two slots are available on the Democratic side this cycle, and there could be a few more twists before the Democratic Town Committee meets Wednesday night to endorse candidates for BOE. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa […]

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Rumor Central Station

February 23rd, 2009 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Did ya stay up to watch the Oscars? I attended Bridgeport’s version of the Oscars party Sunday afternoon at the home of Jack McGregor and Mary-Jane Foster, hosts of an annual kickin’ New Year’s party in February. The gracious co-founders of the Bridgeport Bluefish always draw an eclectic collection of the great and near-great to their […]

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Jimmy Wants To Interview You

November 10th, 2008 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media

Hey, want a job? Congressman-elect Jim Himes is hoping a few good men and women pop up to fill a variety of Washington and district positions. Jimmy needs a chief of staff in DC and a district director in Bridgeport and several staffers to handle critical constituent services. Medicare, Social Security, immigration, Small Business Administration, […]

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The Accidental Journey Of Johnny Fabs, Plus: Land Grab And Bring On The Primaries

June 10th, 2008 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

John Fabrizi is a mighty ball of emotion–cigarette in one hand, a tissue in the other–and Larry Locke’s 80-minute docudrama, The Accidental Mayor, of Fabs’ years as mayor did not disappoint the 270 folks that plunked down $30 for a ticket to benefit the Barnum Museum and City Lights Gallery. An eclectic group from the […]

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Hector Houdini! Blonde Banshee Gears Up For Fight Against Keeley, Plus: Cougar Goes Ape

May 20th, 2008 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Hector Diaz, come out come out wherever you are? Hector’s no-show at the Democratic convention at Testo’s Restaurant Tuesday night left an eight to eight tie among delegates endorsing State Rep. Bob Keeley and his challenger, former City Councilwoman Auden Grogins. The tie required Democratic Town Chairman Mario Testa to break the logjam. Mario selected […]

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