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Remember When: Bridgeport was a factory town

It’s sad to say, but the factories of the past are indeed gone. If we travel through some parts of Bridgeport, it is evident that factories — now abandoned — are part of our […] Continue Reading…


A fresh perspective on the G clef

If marketing music is about creating an image with which individuals can identify — and that seems to be the case — then are emotions something that can be bought, sold and consumed, thrown […] Continue Reading…


Democracy is not a ‘technicality’

Some decriers have tried to diminish the Connecticut Supreme Court decision regarding the illegal state takeover of the Bridgeport Board of Education. These spin masters, led by Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and his sycophants, […] Continue Reading…


Tax remark draws Black Rock ire

While scattershooting around the Park City, here are a few nuggets I found that may have aroused some interest since the last time I, well, scattershot. In an otherwise innocuous puff piece about Mayor […] Continue Reading…


Newton seeks political redemption — will Bridgeport voters go along?

He’s b-a-a-a-a-c-k! Not that it’s any great surprise. Ernie Newton is officially returning to the political scene and will challenge incumbent state Sen. Ed Gomes (D-23) for the seat Gomes has held since Newton […] Continue Reading…


Best wishes for Bridgeport

OK gang, it’s that day, coming up on the 8th. A day where strangers pump your hand, exhort you to “Do the right thing,” and give you reams of useless pasteboard “hints.” A day […] Continue Reading…


Bridgeport: playground of the powerful and privileged

It is well-established in our representative democracy, that the power of government is shared among three equal branches; the Judicial, the Legislative and the Executive. Fearful as the drafters of our federal and state […] Continue Reading…


Ends do not justify the means

It has been said that in order to understand and make sense of the present, we must have some level of clarity of the events and factors that led us into the present. While […] Continue Reading…


School board makeup sparks selective outrage

On Wednesday, Aug. 10, the front page of the Connecticut Post declared that “Bridgeport Hispanics BOE Snub Leads to Angry Letters.” Former State Representative Edna Garcia, a dedicated and committed member of the Latino […] Continue Reading…


The pursuit of political power and its dangers

Political power is generally defined as the capacity to influence the public affairs of a community, a state and/or a nation. Political power may be acquired through either the electoral process or the appointive […] Continue Reading…


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