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Entries Tagged as 'Tom Dudchik'

How Lowell Weicker’s Windfall For Bridgeport Rescued The City

February 2nd, 2015 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

We generally pay tribute to people when they die. How about doing it while they are still among the living? If Bridgeport had a Monument Park for politicians, former Governor Lowell Weicker, now 83 years old, deserves one measuring his full 6’6″ stature. He was the closest thing the city’s ever experienced to a benevolent […]

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OIB Cracks One Million Views In 2014

December 29th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

Okay, you gotta give me a little latitude to toot my testosterone. We’ve been populating this site for seven years and in 2014 OIB hit the one million view mark for the first time, according to statistics compiled by WordPress and Google Analytics that keep track of this sort of thing. Every year OIB traffic […]

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Barf Bag! What’s The Deal With Hearst Newspapers Shameless Backpatting?

February 26th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Journalists deserve praise for breaking stories, but it’s vomit time when it becomes an institutionalized jerk off. Lately Hearst Newspapers, owner of the Connecticut Post, Greenwich Time, Stamford Advocate and Danbury News-Times, has hauled out the arousal gel time and again.

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Paging Governor Malloy! How About Commissioner Meetings In Bridgeport?

December 4th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Some of them weren’t crazy about driving down to the state’s largest city, but when Lowell Weicker was governor he ordered his commissioners to conduct meetings at the governor’s Bridgeport office on Middle Street. Some commissioners were actually required to conduct working days touring the city. A Bridgeport office was among a number of Weicker initiatives […]

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The Power Of OIB Voters–Pols Use Advertising To Target Voter Groups

July 17th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Media, News and Events, State Politics

OIB readers matter in more ways than one. OIB is featured in this report from Greg Hladky www.ct.com Linda McMahon is promoting her U.S. Senate candidacy on the “personalized” radio website Pandora–possibly targeting Connecticut listeners who are both likely Republican primary voters and enjoy wrestling theme songs. Over on Capitol Report (www.ctcapitolreport.com), a hot spot […]

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Big Guy Endorses Foster

September 9th, 2011 · 71 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Lowell Weicker, the greatest Connecticut governor for Bridgeport, has endorsed Mary-Jane Foster for mayor. There should be a life-sized statue of this man in Bridgeport. From Foster:

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Is There A Benevolent Dictator In Bridgeport’s Development Future?

May 13th, 2011 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement

Lowell Weicker, the ex Republican U.S. Senator who served as Connecticut’s independent governor from January 1991 to January 1995, was a benevolent dictator for Bridgeport. Revenues from a state income tax, gaming slots and state grants flooded into the city. Weicker was a gubernatorial hurricane on behalf of Bridgeport. Want a state police barracks downtown? You got […]

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OIB Party Pictures

December 15th, 2010 · 12 Comments · News and Events

Thanks to everyone who attended the annual OIB holiday party. We had a jammin’ time at Tiago’s downtown. It was our largest event yet with a cross section of readers and city officials including several from the Mayor’s Office, staff from Congressman Jim Himes’ office, State Rep. Chris Caruso, City Council President Tom McCarthy and even […]

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