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Wanna Derail The Jail? Call Eileen Daily

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These are the members of the State Bond Commission that will be asked in the new year to approve funding of Governor Jodi Rell’s push to place a juvenile detention center for girls on the Upper East Side. M. Jodi Rell, Governor and Chairman Robert L. Genuario, Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management […] [Read More]
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A Little Help From Friends

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Quite a collection of pols, public officials and community activists have come to the defense of City Councilman Bob Walsh who’s phone rant to council partner Evette Brantley has the legislative body going where it has never gone before: what to do about a member race accusation? What would be appropriate action is unclear. I’ve seen […] [Read More]
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Egad, Emails And Phone Messages

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Be careful of your phone messages! Veteran City Council member Bob “Troll” Walsh is taking heat for a phone message he left for his council district partner Evette Brantley after she took an opposing position from Walsh regarding the developer of Steel Point, a 52-acre redevelopment project. Walsh doesn’t like the deal signed by the Finch administration […] [Read More]
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What Dodd Must Do

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My friend Jonathan Kantrowitz is a loyal advocate on behalf of Chris Dodd, and it will be surrogates that may yet persuade angry voters that Connecticut’s senior senator is the goods that can bring home the goods. But Dodd has a lot of work to do. Dodd’s cratering in public opinion polls is not exclusive to […] [Read More]
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P.T. Committee Statement

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The folks that assembled a shadow committee as a check on a task force that Mayor Bill Finch created to examine safety features at P.T. Barnum Apartments following a fire that killed a young mom and three children have done a reversal. At least when it comes to attending the mayor’s task force. They had pushed […] [Read More]
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Lard For Political Junkies

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The next two years politically will be crazy…just crazy. The perfect fix for political junkies. Mayor Bill Finch has just hit the midpoint of his four-year term, and already the posturing, and sniffing around, has begun for 2011. Who could step up top challenge the mayor who is quietly building campaign cash? State Rep. Chris Caruso, […] [Read More]
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Stick It In Brookfield!

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Ear, nose and throat doctors will be busy —  judging from the octaves that pulsed a public hearing Thursday night over Governor Jodi Rell’s proposal to plant a juvenile detention center for girls on the Upper East Side. State Rep. Chris Caruso, leading the jihad against the $15 million project, summed up just about every one’s […] [Read More]
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Mario’s Food For Thought

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We are now full force into the gubernatorial cycle and Bridgeport will be a big player in both the races for governor and U.S. senate in 2010. That ring you just heard was the phone of Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. Democratic State Party Chair Nancy DiNardo calling. Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz too. […] [Read More]
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Shays’ Bridgeport Investment

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Sometimes it pays off to get booted from public office. One year ago, after a 20-year run in Congress, Bridgeport resident Chris Shays was victimized by the Barack tsunami that catapulted  Jim Himes into Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District, the first Dem to win the seat in 40 years. Himes was a good candidate, well financed and […] [Read More]
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Winners And Losers

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And the pendulum swings back. One year after Barack’s historic win, a tsunami that swept oodles of Dems into office, suburban Republicans had a mighty good day with chief executive wins in Trumbull, Monroe, Stratford. And even Mayor Mark Lauretti, in the crosshairs of a federal corruption probe although he has not been charged, was […] [Read More]
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