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Standing Ovation To OIB Readers, 2018 Bodes Intrigue

December 31st, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Check off another year. 2018 is shaping up as a wild political cycle: Democratic Town Committee primaries in March, followed by selection of a party leader. Will Mario Testa have enough juice for another two years? Depends on the March primary results. Statewide, party conventions in May will take place to endorse candidates for governor […]

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Celebrate The Fairy Wedding At The Barnum Museum, 150 Years For Tom And Lavinia

February 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

How about a little Sunday tea at the Barnum Museum on February 24? Mr. Barnum would be delighted. News release from Mr. Barnum: On Sunday, February 24, The Barnum Museum will host a delightful afternoon of entertainment in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren’s marriage, popularly known as The Fairy […]

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CT Post Sweetens City News Coverage

December 5th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

With new management comes editorial changes and the early trend shows more Bridgeport news coverage from the Connecticut Post. Will it last?

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Bobbie Roessner Named News Honcho For Hearst Connecticut

July 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

The Connecticut Post is part of Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s four daily newspapers. Bobbie Roessner will lead the editorial direction. Don’t ya just love canned corporate statements from journalists? From Hearst: Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and former managing editor of the Hartford Courant Bobbie Roessner has been named as editorial director of Hearst’s Connecticut Media […]

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Election Commissioners Have Cold Feet

January 18th, 2012 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Always a curious choice when a professional pol is appointed to head enforcement of election law. Will he protect pals? Pursue foes? Here’s the latest from Mark Pazniokas of the CT Mirror on the proposed selection of former Middletown Mayor Sebastian Giuliano to serve as the new executive director of the state agency that has taken action, […]

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Hartford Courant: End Death Penalty

December 9th, 2011 · 6 Comments · News and Events

From the Hartford Courant Editorial Board: After another painful and painstaking recounting of the 2007 Cheshire murders, a jury has sentenced the second defendant in the case to death. Joshua Komisarjevsky will now join Steven Hayes on death row.

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09/09/09 … Oh Nurses! Plus: UBelong Here, And Finch Development Announcement

September 9th, 2009 · 63 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

3:30 p.m. update: Why are city school nurses getting screwed? Not a freaking paycheck all summer. As a result, many couldn’t pay their mortgages, car loans and rents. Some faced eviction. Their lives have been turned inside out. This started when city nurses were transferred to the Board of Education more than one year ago. […]

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Testa Meets Finch, Plus: Angry Crowd At Council Meeting, And Mayor’s New Committee

May 5th, 2008 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Sound the sirens, bang the bells, kick the cans. Democratic Town Chairman Mario Testa met with Mayor Bill Finch in city hall on Monday to discuss a variety of issues as the Bridgeport City Council moves closer to taking official action on Finch’s proposed budget that calls for drastic cuts and a tax increase. Finch […]

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