“Just when I thought I was out, they’re pulling me back in,” City Council President Tom McCarthy told OIB Monday night at a Barnum Museum event. But he’s not quite back in all the way for another run for office. That decision, he says, will come soon. Meanwhile his North End City Council partner Jeanette […]
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April 25th, 2017 · 25 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
April 24th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
As spring foliage blossoms, so too a number of candidates for City Council. A tandem seriously considering a run would pose a fascinating challenge of incumbents Tom McCarthy and Jeanette Herron in the North End 133rd District. That’s if McCarthy, president of the legislative body for 10 years, seeks reelection.
April 6th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
If your favorite sports are politics and primaries (me too), strap in for a slew of Democratic battles for City Council.
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Bob Keeley·Danny Roach·Denese Taylor-Moye·Eneida Martinez-Walker·Ernie Newton·Jack Banta·Jim Holloway·Joe Ganim·John Olson·Katie Bukovsky·Lenny Paoletta·M. Evette Brantley·Maria Pereira·Maria Valle·Milta Feliciano·Tom McCarthy
April 3rd, 2017 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education
City fiscal observer John Marshall Lee has engaged in a give and take with Finance Director Ken Flatto over expenditures in the municipal print shop. Lee addressed this subject in comments to the City Council Monday night. Women and men of the City Council, let’s revisit the operation of the City Print Shop and its […]
March 16th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
What began in 1983 under Italian-American Mayor Lenny Paoletta has flourished into a rite of passage for city supporters, an event to plan an entire day of good cheer, camaraderie, rumor mongering and a libation or two or three (call Uber please.) Bridgeport’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade commences at noon Friday. Marchers will start at Harbor […]
March 15th, 2017 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics
Waste of taxpayer dollars or prudent lobbying work on behalf of the city? The majority of the 20-member City Council are in Washington DC this week attending a conference junket hosted by the National League of Cities. They attended government symposiums, were greeted by Connecticut’s U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and even met […]
March 11th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Well, there should be no meowing about the Downtown parking meters on St. Patrick’s Day. The city’s Facebook page is promoting free parking all day Friday. Or should we call it fry day? That’s if anyone can get Downtown on Friday. The forecast calls for a foot of snow on Tuesday. There goes the public works […]
February 28th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Former journalist Michael Giannotti volunteered for Mayor Joe Ganim’s 2015 comeback campaign, accepted a city position as public safety spokesperson at $63,500, then left abruptly after a few weeks as his relationship with Ganim unraveled. Now a Ganim critic, Giannotti says he’s pondering a run for City Council in the 130th District that includes Black […]