Entries Categorized as 'News and Events'
May 18th, 2013 · No Comments · News and Events
May 18th, 2013 · 1 Comment · News and Events
Friday night two Metro North trains collided in the city’s West End leading to multiple injuries. On July 11, 1911, close to the location of Friday night’s derailment, one of the most famous accidents in the history of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company occurred in Bridgeport, the wreck of the Federal [...]
May 18th, 2013 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
Nothing like a few state constitutional officers to spice up the formal kickoff to the 65th Barnum Festival featuring former Democratic Town Chair John Stafstrom as the 2013 Ringmaster. This festival is certain to be memorable. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Attorney General George Jepsen were part of the power crowd that jammed the Bridgeport [...]
May 16th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
This is a cool event, free and open to the public. Barnum Museum Executive Director Kathy Maher, event organizer, says it all. “Everything about the Barnum Festival embraces the true spirit of P.T. Barnum. He loved art and music, and above all else, he loved making people happy. Remarkably, Barnum’s 1850 tour of Jenny Lind [...]
May 16th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events
Jonathan Pelto, www.jonathanpelto.com continues his series of articles asserting conflicts of interest involving Board of Education President Ken Moales. From Pelto: The last agenda item at this week’s Bridgeport Board of Education meeting was entitled “School Readiness Grant Program, Priority School Districts, July 2013 – June 2014.” According to the agenda and board packet, the [...]
May 16th, 2013 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
OIB rewind with commentary update from Ayala and Clemons: The national economy is bleeding. The state economy is bleeding. Municipal budgets are bleeding. State revenues are not meeting projections. It’s time to approach Connecticut’s two tribal gaming interests, make them partners, and reopen the compact that provides the state 25 percent of the slot take.
May 15th, 2013 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
OIB readers have speculated the last few days about the Labor Relations salary of City Council President Tom McCarthy who’s become something of a whipping boy for fiscal watchdogs unhappy with the pace of government salaries as the city faces a tax increase come July 1. So we spent the day doing some checking to [...]