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Entries Tagged as 'Tom Buzi'

Tom Buzi

April 24th, 2010 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Sorry to hear of the passing of Bridgeport native and former Monroe First Selectman Tom Buzi who had been battling cancer for a few years. He was 59.

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Voters Lift Library, Plus: Speedy’s AB Sting, And Ned’s Guber Run

November 4th, 2009 · 44 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, Library, State Politics

UPDATE: Great day for library supporters. Bad day for city Republicans. Excellent day for suburban Republican candidates. What happened to the organized political effort to defeat the library referendum question? In fact many from the Democratic party apparatus were pushing the yes question in front of polling places. Unofficial results, according to Democratic Registrar of Voters […]

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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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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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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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My Kinda Party, Plus: A Himes Hire And Mayor’s Snow Advisory

December 18th, 2008 · 11 Comments · Media, News and Events

What a slammin’ party at Two Boots Wednesday night, by far our largest turnout. Must be the good cheer of the season. Johnny Fabs stopped in as well as another former Mayor, Mary Moran. OIB friends from Bridgeport, Westport, Monroe, Trumbull and Shelton munched on gourmet apizz’ at the downtown night spot. Nice to see friends Billy Carroll […]

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Finch Moves Closer To Sewage Deal; Fabrizi, Testa Say It’s A Crappy Agreement

December 15th, 2008 · 42 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Talk about the shit hitting the fan. The three-town sewage deal that appears to be ironed out by the chief elected officials of Bridgeport, Trumbull and Monroe could face a showdown between Mayor Bill Finch and the City Council with Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa fanning the flames. Discussions between Finch and Trumbull’s Ray Baldwin […]

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This Is One Huge Load

December 12th, 2008 · 35 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

On Monday the chief elected officials of Bridgeport, Trumbull and Monroe will shoot the shit (in more ways than one) over a proposal to construct a new Jewish Home for the Elderly with all three towns carving up property taxes as a result of Monroe hooking into the Trumbull sewer line connected to Bridgeport’s mother […]

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