Monthly Archive for April, 2010
Bridgeport had two residents running for congress. Now there is one. The campaign of Republican congressional candidate Dan Debicella gets a boost today with an endorsement from Rob Russo, his former colleague in the State Senate, who’s dropping out of the race for the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic incumbent Jim Himes in Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District. Read More
Can you believe it? The Board of Directors of People’s United Bank say sayonara to Philip Sherringham whose arrogance was a slap in the face to past chief executives such as Sam Hawley, Nick Goodspeed and David Carson who cared about the state’s largest city where the bank is based. (Full disclosure: I’m Carson’s biographer.) Read More
–A lawyer is someone you hire to lie for you Nathaniel Plotkin My friend Nat Plotkin is a talented lawyer with a quirky sense of humor, an unabashed supporter of all things Bridgeport. When I was a young reporter I marveled (still do) at some of the things people said that got them in trouble. Read More
Bridgeport celebrates its 175th birthday in 2011. Let’s plan a party! But before we do that the city’s birthday provides an excuse for me to update my book Only In Bridgeport, first published in 1986. Yowser! So, let me hear from you. What do you want included in addition to the obvious: Joe Ganim, John Read More
Joe Lieberman says Sarah Palin is a “powerful force” and “everybody should listen to her.” I prefer she get the Ann Coulter treatment: A nice, peaceful demonstration, of course.
Mayor Bill Finch’s proposed budget includes a one mil tax increase to cover the cost of a voter-approved referendum for library funding and relies on city employee concessions to close a budget gap. The City Council will spend the next month reviewing the spending plan. Read details here: ci.bridgeport.ct.us/2010-2011may.aspx
This will be a bitter-sweet Easter weekend for Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti. Bitter because the government prosecution of developer James Botti that accused him of a bribery conspiracy with Lauretti prevented the mayor from seeking the GOP gubernatorial nomination. Sweet because the Lauretti-related charges against Botti were declared a mistrial by U.S. District Judge Charles Read More