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The Vibes City Council VIP Flap

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Are you enjoying Gathering of the Vibes? The annual hippie fest is a cool event along the Seaside Park shores. Most members of the entire Democratic Bridgeport City Council are really enjoying the Vibes, courtesy of free VIP packages worth $420 each for the entire weekend. Oh yes, each council member can also bring a […] [Read More]
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The Cops Got It Wrong

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Where are all the Finch haters now? Where are all the vitriolic posters who condemned the mayor’s son for something that was a ridiculous arrest? This was a classic case of abuse of police power, and state prosecutors agreed, dropping charges against Pete Finch for picking up a felled street sign after a tornado hit […] [Read More]
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The Politics Of Crime

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Raising taxes is a toothache for any mayor. Add neighborhood crime and now you’ve got voter root canal. The two combined will gum up any reelection effort which is why Mayor Bill Finch is paying attention to the spike in violent crime with neighborhood outreach. Kudos to police for quick response to the recent events. There’s […] [Read More]
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Malloy Gains On Lamont

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The guber primary between Ned Lamont and Dan Malloy has gotten much tighter, according today’s Q Poll. Four weeks ago Lamont had a 17 point lead among registered Dems. It’s now 9 based on likely Dem voters, a more accurate sample of where the race stands. What does this mean? It’s going to be some fight. […] [Read More]
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Are Cops An Election Force?

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It used to be when city employees were required to live in Bridgeport they were a political force. In 1973 city employee voter strength was probably enough to reelect Republican Mayor Nick Panuzio who promised generous 20-year-and-out pensions for uniformed services. In 1985, a nasty legal fight for control of the Police Department between Mayor Lenny Paoletta and […] [Read More]
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