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Showcasing The Genius Of Photographer Ed Brinsko

January 9th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

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 […]

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Local Leaders Say Ohio Wrong On Wrights, Whitehead First In Flight

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 […]

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OIB Cracks One Million Views In 2014

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 […]

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Helen Antoniak, 91, Black Rock’s Gift

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 […]

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The Revival Of Christmas Village

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.

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Garth: Jack McGregor The Most Attractive Candidate I Ever Handled

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 […]

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When The Toolmaker Becomes A Baker, Gene Farkas’ Perfect Pastries

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 […]

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