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Yearly Archive for 2010

: 2010

‘Let The Guy Who Put The Snow There Take It Away’

It’s one of Bridgeport’s legendary lines: “God put the snow there…let Him take it away.” Bridgeport’s penny-pinching Socialist Mayor Jasper McLevy, 1933-57, received credit for the declaration
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Didn’t Family Guy Know Bridgeport Is Camelot?

 I prefer this quote about Bridgeport: So I gave up the idea of a circus, and concluded he was from an asylum. But we never came to an asylum—so I was up a stump, as you may say. I asked him how far
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Only In Bridgeport, 25 Years Young

In 1986 Bridgeport celebrated its 150th birthday. I had to come up with a title of a book to commemorate the city’s history. It seemed to me that with all the odd stuff that happens in the state’s
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Caruso Feels The Delegation Love

Get a load of the love State Rep. Chris Caruso is receiving from members of the city’s legislative delegation that elected him leader for the General Assembly session that begins in January. Who says
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Testa Takes It On Chin From Zoners

What, zoners voted against Mario! How could that be? The Planning & Zoning Commission meeting nearly hit the stroke of midnight, but when the vote came Monday night dozens of North End residents
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Ballot Recount: Depends On The Meaning Of “If Appropriate”

The Connecticut Post wants a recounting of Election Day ballots. City Attorney Mark Anastasi says that will occur “if appropriate.” I can’t wait to hear Mark’s legal version of “if appropriate.” From
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Modern Plastics, City Institution, Leaving

We’ve seen this movie many times. A Bridgeport company leaves the city lured by Shelton developer Robert Scinto. Add Modern Plastics to the list. Modern Plastics has been a fixture in the city’s West
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Do You Have An Election Beef?

Election Day was a mess. Ballot shortages, chaos at voting places, long lines, electors walking away in disgust. Kudos to voters that waited in line for an hour or more. For those that walked away who
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The Barack Factor Worked

On a surreal Election Day that may take weeks to settle (in court) the gubernatorial race, city voters responded in far greater numbers that anyone had projected. The turnout unofficially is near 40
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Want To See The President? Read This…

From the Democratic National Commitee: Public Logistics Information for Bridgeport “Moving America Forward” Rally with President Obama Bridgeport rally is one of four events happening around the
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