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Entries Tagged as 'Wall Street Journal'

Wall Street Journal Chronicles Steel Point, Finch: ‘It’s Happening’

April 8th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

The development was first proposed more than 30 years ago by Republican Mayor Lenny Paoletta. All these decades later is it possible mega retailer Bass Pro Shops will actually break ground this summer? WSJ’s Joseph De Avila writes about Steel Point: In most cities, the sight of heavy construction vehicles rumbling down the street doesn’t […]

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Debicella Whacks Himes Over Charles Darwin ‘Tactic’

February 8th, 2014 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

From Republican candidate for Congress Dan Debicella: The Connecticut Post reported yesterday that Congressman Jim Himes is co-sponsoring legislation that advocates for a National Charles Darwin Day. “You have got to be kidding me–who cares?” said (former) State Senator and candidate for Congress Dan Debicella. “Fairfield County families are hurting, with high unemployment and exploding […]

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Top Stories July/August 2013, Grounded Airport Manager: I Recused Myself At All Levels, Acted Only As Directed

December 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, Cops, Education, News and Events

A new bishop for Diocese of Bridgeport, Downtown housing, a fired airport manager, a $400,000 land improvement a judge rules taxpayers were not obligated to pay, were among lead stories for July/August 2013. Other headlines:

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Wall Street Journal Columnist Praises Vallas, Spanks Teachers Union And Working Families Party

July 9th, 2013 · 23 Comments · News and Events

Jason Riley, a member of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, writes in a commentary Bridgeport school chief “Paul Vallas is one of the country’s premier education reformers, with a track record to prove it. So it’s only natural that the teachers unions and their political supporters in Bridgeport, Conn., want to run him out […]

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Yikes! City Number One On Highest Tax List

March 10th, 2013 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

A story in the Wall Street Journal highlights a report released by the Office of Revenue Analysis of the Government of Washington, D.C. claiming Bridgeport is the number-one taxed city in America. Please, someone call Warren Buffet or Bill Gates or that disgustingly rich dude from Mexico. City needs an investor philanthropist. WSJ piece follows:

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Newton Cranks Up Campaign Message Of Redemption And Opportunity

August 6th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

One week to go until the Aug. 14 Democratic primary for State Senate. This is the first of three OIB posts examining what the respective campaign camps of Ernie Newton, Andres Ayala and Ed Gomes must do to win. When Ernie Newton hears he cannot win the Aug. 14 Democratic State Senate primary against two […]

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Wall Street Journal Profiles Newton: “Ex-Senator Seeks Redemption”

July 5th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Ernie Newton tells OIB his campaign on Friday will submit the final pieces of paperwork to the State Elections Enforcement Commission that he hopes will lead to his campaign qualifying for a $91,000 public-financing check for the Aug. 14 Democratic primary against incumbent Ed Gomes and State Rep. Andres Ayala. “Ed Gomes and Andres Ayala […]

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