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Entries Tagged as 'Syesha Mercado'

Rockin’ Cove Party, Lawyers And So Long Syesha

May 15th, 2008 · 23 Comments · City Council, News and Events

I went to a Cove party to reminisce with my old friends … Chico showed up with his rivals … there was magic in the air. Okay, Ricky Nelson I’m not, but we had a slammin’ time at Captain’s Cove Seaport, meeting classic and new faces, Democrats, Republicans and those in the middle, elected officials and some […]

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Syesha’s Final Four, Russo’s Rule, Mount’s In, And Finch Finds Religion

April 30th, 2008 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

A busy Wednesday night, a busy Thursday. Bridgeport’s own Syesha Mercado advanced to the Final Four on American Idol! Don’t forget, blog party May 15, 6 p.m. at Captain’s Cove. Republican State Sen. Rob Russo’s bid to prohibit city employees from serving on the Bridgeport City Council was shot down along party lines by the […]

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Is Finch A Grinch, Or Super Storekeeper? Plus: Delegation Says Amann, And Recalling L’Ambiance

April 22nd, 2008 · 31 Comments · City Budget, Education

So, you’re a seriously ill city employee who’s run out of sick time. Things are bad enough without worrying about losing income, or perhaps the job. A fellow city employee steps up to the plate: hey, I’ll transfer my personal and vacation days to you. Great, you say, bless you. It will really help. Not […]

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Union Protests Finch’s Cuts, Plus: Genuflecting To The Budget, And Syesha Mercado!

April 16th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Library

Echoing the battle cry “Reverse cuts that hurt kids,” roughly 100 union and neighborhood activists protested on the steps of Bridgeport City Hall late Wednesday afternoon Mayor Bill Finch’s proposed job eliminations to library staff and school-based health clinics. One by one, city employees such as school nurses and social workers impacted by Finch’s proposed cuts shared stories […]

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I Need Reminding, Plus: Tuition For Students

March 30th, 2008 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Media

Memo to me: . Thank OIB readers for surpassing 15,000 page views in just two weeks of the new site. . Perform Google search for additional information on the decline of the bat population. Remind the bat thriving in my crawl space that he’s not supposed to be alive. Then thank him for keeping down […]

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Kiss Me, Baby! Plus: Earth To Mayor And Dodd’s House Call

March 26th, 2008 · 22 Comments · National Politics, State Politics

Don’t ya just love blackmail photographs of politicians? Bushy kissing Joe Lieberman (or was it the other way around?), this one kissing that one. Yuck, wipe it away! Wednesday was Bridgeport Day at the state capitol, but before things heated up in Hartford in the afternoon newly elected Republican State Senator Rob Russo ran into […]

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Budget Blues And Idol Worship, Plus: Dodd And Finch On Housing

March 26th, 2008 · 19 Comments · City Budget

Vote for a tax increase? It’s a sticky question, especially when you’re running for public office on the heels of a budget vote. This is going to be an absorbing budget cycle for the city and members of the city council running for state office. Paging Tom McCarthy. Paging Michelle Lyons. Paging Rich Paoletto. Will […]

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No Taxes In Bridgeport! Plus: Syesha Mercado, Our Idol

March 25th, 2008 · 22 Comments · City Budget, State Politics

Hey, did anyone see our own Syesha Mercado knock it out of the park tonight, singing If I Were Your Woman on American Idol? Yes, Syesha is Bridgeport born and raised and in the top 10. Randy Jackson said “Blazing hot.” Paula Abdul said “You’re the dark horse” and dour Simon said he liked it, but […]

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