Monthly Archive: May 2016

Unions Win Big In Verizon Settlement

As I surmised, it looks like a real win for the unions as the details of the settlement with Verizon come out. Despite the headline from the Times, the unions secured almost all of...

Bridgeport Passes Budget; Mil Rate Up 30%

In an uncannily well-timed announcement on the Friday before the Memorial Day weekend, Mayor Joe Ganim announced the signing of a $552 million dollar budget for the city of Bridgeport.  Included in that budget...

Stanley Cup Finals Prediction

The Stanley Cup finals begin tonight with the Pittsburgh Penguins facing off against the San Jose Sharks.  This is the Sharks first appearance in the finals in the relatively brief 25 year history of...

Memorial Day Memory

Growing up, I guess I always knew that my father was in the Navy in World War II – it was the USS Lexington (or was it Enterprise?) ashtray in the house that was...

Stanley Cup Conference Finals Recap

Well, unusually for me, I was right on target with my Conference Final predictions as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in 7 games while the San Jose Sharks dispatched the St....