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Entries Tagged as 'Ronald Reagan'

Former State Judge Howard T. Owens Jr.–’A Friend In Good Days And Bad’

April 3rd, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Howard T. Owens Jr., the lovable eccentric whose endearing gait patrolled the corridors of the Connecticut State Capitol, several state court houses and left a mark on city politics for decades died early Tuesday morning. He was 83.

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Daly, Paoletta Chronicle ‘The Miracle Of Christmas Village’

December 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

On December 7, 1982 an arsonist slipped into Beardsley Park and set fire to the Police Activities League’s Christmas Village, that for more than 25 years had been the site of a Christmas celebration for the city’s impoverished children. Reaction to the shocking fire sparked a massive five-day restoration mission that raised the village from […]

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Billy Chase, His Life And His Demons

June 19th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Billy Chase talked often about getting his life back, but he never really knew what that meant.

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The Revival Of Christmas Village

December 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

Sweet treats and eats and good health to all OIB friends this season. Christmas Village has been part of the city’s holiday fabric for more than 50 years. In 1982 it became a remarkable story for the entire country.

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Barry Christmas! Mayor Issues Holiday Greeting Featuring Barack, Finch: Obama A Strong Friend To City

December 19th, 2014 · 13 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Finch statement. While some politicians run for the holiday hills from Barack Obama’s coal-filled stocking approval rating, Mayor Bill Finch embraces him, so much so the mayor mailed a holiday card featuring his family in a photo taken with the president during his campaign stop in Bridgeport for Governor Malloy on the eve of […]

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Walker Channels Reagan, Years As Nation’s Top Auditor In First Campaign Commercial

July 15th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General, has launched his first television commercial as a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in partnership with gubernatorial candidate John McKinney, highlighting his years in the Reagan White House, as the nation’s top auditor and efforts to reduce spending. Walker’s in an August 12 primary against GOP […]

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Republicans Endorse Foley For Governor, McKinney-Walker Form Campaign Alliance For Primary

May 17th, 2014 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Republican gubernatorial candidate State Senator John McKinney has chosen Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General, to serve as his running mate as Republican delegates on Saturday endorsed 2010 nominee Tom Foley for governor at Mohegan Sun. McKinney entered the convention in a fragile position with delegates to secure the 15 percent support […]

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Walker: Tired Of Career Politicians Distorting Facts

January 13th, 2014 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, announced on Monday an exploratory committee for lieutenant governor saying he’s a Republican “committed to being an independent minded, inclusive and results oriented person along the lines of Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush.” During his announcement in Hartford Walker stressed how he can apply his financial experience […]

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