UPDATE: Brinsko images. On Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. an opening reception at McLevy Hall, 202 State Street Downtown, will feature the artistry of the late photographer Ed Brinsko. When I was a young scribe, Brinsko’s craftsmanship often fronted my work. Thanks to Ed, I had a chance of being read. There are amazing […]
Entries Categorized as 'Best of Bridgeport'
January 9th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
January 1st, 2015 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
From City Communications Director Brett Broesder: In Connecticut, several city and town officials today took aim at a resolution in the Ohio General Assembly that claims the Wright Brothers were first in flight. “Gustave Whitehead flew two years before the Wright Brothers,” said Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch. “It’s been proven by Jane’s All the World […]
December 29th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport
Okay, you gotta give me a little latitude to toot my testosterone. We’ve been populating this site for seven years and in 2014 OIB hit the one million view mark for the first time, according to statistics compiled by WordPress and Google Analytics that keep track of this sort of thing. Every year OIB traffic […]
December 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
On December 21, we lost Helen Antoniak, a devoted lifelong resident of the city and matriarch of a greeting card store on Fairfield Avenue in Black Rock. We lost a friend but not the memories. Always with a smile and helpful hand, Helen Antoniak’s was a neighborhood institution in Quarterboard Row, a throwback to mom […]
December 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport
Sweet treats and eats and good health to all OIB friends this season. Christmas Village has been part of the city’s holiday fabric for more than 50 years. In 1982 it became a remarkable story for the entire country.
December 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Legendary political guru David Garth passed away on Monday. As his New York Times obituary points out, he was an innovator, a godfather of campaign consultants, having furthered the elections of New York City mayors John Lindsay, Ed Koch, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. He was the media brain behind New York governors Hugh Carey […]
December 11th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport
They don’t make them like Gene Farkas anymore, still going strong as he turns 88 next month. When I was a young scribe the toolmaker serenaded me with stories and observations about old-time politics. Nothing like a cocktail and a story in a city saloon. That’s what they called them back then. Saloons. He was […]