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Entries Categorized as 'News and Events'

Ganim’s “Big Ones” Has People Talking–Nerdy Ned Versus Lunch Bucket Joe

May 25th, 2018 · 18 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Chatting at the OIB 10th anniversary party Wednesday night in the Carousel Building of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, where horses go ’round and ’round, former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh who knows all about city political races peered across the room at a grizzled political horse, clipboard in hand, politely asking Democratic guests if they’d sign […]

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The Governor Of Stamford Strikes Again

May 25th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Maybe we’re now learning why Dan Malloy is the most unpopular governor in the country. That’s because he’s not the governor of Connecticut, he’s the governor of Stamford where he served as mayor. On a regular basis Malloy kicks out these releases crowing about another company relocating to … drum roll … Stamford. What else, […]

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Charter School Movement Loses Steam

May 25th, 2018 · 15 Comments · Education, News and Events

The charter school movement which had some successes opening schools in Bridgeport is also now taking some hits around the state. Charter schools receive public funds but operate independently of traditional school districts. From Hartford Courant reporter Ruth Bruno: The State Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to begin the process to revoke the charter […]

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We Are The Park City

May 25th, 2018 · 3 Comments · News and Events

News release from the Park City: With the summer season around the corner, the City of Bridgeport public parks will officially open on Saturday, May 26th. Seaside Park, Beardsley Park and Pleasure Beach will be open for Memorial Day weekend for residents and visitors with the purchase of a park sticker or day pass.

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Former Dem State Chair Declares Signature Campaign Emboldens Ganim

May 24th, 2018 · 4 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Former Democratic Party state chairman Ed Marcus, who has a close relationship with Mayor Joe Ganim and receives legal work from the city, asserts in a Hartford Courant commentary that Ganim’s gubernatorial campaign is stronger if he qualifies for an August primary via a petitioning effort rather than the convention route where he came up […]

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Celebrating 10 Years In The Political Jungle, OIB Style

May 24th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

OIB’s 10th anniversary celebration welcomed nearly 100 guests Wednesday night in the Carousel Building of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. A special thank you to genial Zoo Director Gregg Dancho and zoo event organizer Lindsay Durkee for opening up this city gem to celebrate our first decade. It was an egalitarian crowd. Thank you to all who […]

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Bradley Notches Endorsement, But Primary Looms For State Senate

May 23rd, 2018 · 4 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

School board member Dennis Bradley was endorsed Wednesday night for the seat of a retiring Ed Gomes in Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District, but he could face two primary challengers in August. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart has more.

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Hanks A Lot! Incumbent Stallworth Loses Endorsement To Insurgent Shante Hanks

May 23rd, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth has been beaten back twice in a matter of days. On Saturday his long-shot candidacy for lieutenant governor running with Democrat Guy Smith was derailed at the Democratic Party convention. Tuesday night he faced an immediate concern after members of the Democratic Town Committee in the State House district Stallworth has represented for […]

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