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Entries Tagged as 'Tim Loh'

What, City Coverage? Ink Transfusion At The Connecticut Post

July 18th, 2012 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media

Does it appear to you the Connecticut Post has stepped up its coverage of the state’s largest city? The Post’s inch line devotion to Bridgeport had appeared so naked in recent years you could drop a thong across its coverage. Seems lately we’re getting more than a sneak peek.

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‘Our Girls Keep Their Bottoms On’

May 30th, 2012 · 8 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Leave it to Russell Capozziello to frame the message on behalf of the city’s adult entertainment establishments. From Tim Loh, CT Post: At the City Council’s Ordinance Committee public hearing Tuesday night about cracking down on massage parlors and adult entertainment, the clubs also had their defenders. “I don’t know if any of you committee […]

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Save The Date, June 20, OIB Anniversary Party

May 12th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

In the summer of 2007 Tom Gogola, then the editor of the Fairfield County Weekly, asked me to come up with a column concept for the Weekly’s new website. I could write about anything I wanted. One person trying to be all things to all people generally doesn’t work. Maybe if I focused on a […]

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Finch Pitches Tax Increase In The Rock–Historic Opportunity For Schools: “I Never Asked This Before”

April 12th, 2012 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education

Facing a sometimes restrained, sometimes frustrated crowd, Mayor Bill Finch addressed a jam-packed audience Wednesday night at the Black Rock Library Branch to explain why he must raise taxes. He established his priority right out of the box: his comments chastising neighborhood residents to stop complaining about high taxes were taken out of context.

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Finch Disses Black Rock: ‘Those People Have Got To Stop Complaining About Their Taxes’–Will Voters Complain About Mayoral Power In November?

April 10th, 2012 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch is a hoot. Leave it up to the mayor to puke up verbally what’s in his head. Five months into his second four-year term, no filter required. Rejected at the ballot box by Black Rock voters in last year’s primary and general election, hizzoner has some advice for residents paying the highest […]

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Trayvon Martin Case Attracts 300 To HCC Rally

March 29th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

The power of an emotional issue picking up steam nationwide attracted roughly 300 people to Housatonic Community College Wednesday night for “I Am Trayvon Martin Rally.” Mayor Bill Finch and former State Senator Ernie Newton, who’s seeking his old legislative seat, attended the event organized by an HCC student. Martin, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed in […]

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Commission Members Weigh Charter Proposals

February 1st, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Not exactly an overflowing crowd at the public hearing Tuesday night hosted by the new Charter Revision Commission. But those who did speak including former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh, 2011 mayoral candidate John Gomes, financial watchdog John Marshall Lee and Maria Pereira, an elected member of the Board of Education until her education peers […]

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Is The Connecticut Post Reviving Bridgeport Coverage?

January 17th, 2012 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment

In the hardcopy edition of Sunday’s Connecticut Post two stories above the fold featuring the state’s largest city screamed nearly the entire front page: “Bridgeport in shock,” a story about residents mourning the shooting death of 14-year-old Justin Thompson and “Can city workers win city contracts?” referencing the investigation of the city’s construction management and Minority Business Enterprise programs that […]

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