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Monthly Archive for July, 2009

: July, 2009

Russo’s Congressional Rationale

It would’ve been fun. Republican State Senator John McKinney, son of the late Stewart McKinney, trying to win the congressional seat that his dad occupied for roughly 16 years. The timing wasn’t right

The Trouble With Slogans

“Together we are making Bridgeport the cleanest, greenest, safest most affordable city, with schools and neighborhoods that improve each year”…. Mayor Bill Finch  The salutation above graces every
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Education Politics

Hey, want to go on the Board of Education? Straighten stuff out. Cut this. Slash that. Do us proud. Make my job easier. Well, Mayor Bill Finch hopes, wishes, expects, whatever that the two BOE

The Mayor’s Myopia

Mayor Bill Finch reinforces his hopeless case of Mad Myopia in Connecticut Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck’s feature about the University of Bridgeport’s comeback. Without doing his homework,

Marketing Bridgeport

It was 1997 and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim asked me what it would take to turn around Bridgeport’s image. You take success stories, I told him, and market the city in a statewide radio and television

Why Strong Department Heads Matter: John Marsilio

Joe Riccio’s departure as executive director of the Bridgeport Port Authority buoys the importance of strong decision makers in department and agency roles. Riccio, a good guy who had a mighty run as

Every Day Was The Fourth Of July

Fourth of July weekend: fireworks, burgers, buns, beers, political bantering. Has me thinking about my favorite political campaigns because the 2009 cycle — so far — is death valley. I’ve been
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