Log in Register

 

 Monday June 25, 2018

Curtis Ryan Honda Housatonic Community College The Barnum Museum Elle Sera Bridgeport Public Library
OIB the book

Entries Tagged as 'Barnum Festival'

Scenic Seaside Park To Host Barnum Festival Parade July 1

June 22nd, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Barnum Festival planners are launching something different this year, transferring the Great Street Parade to Seaside Park whose land was donated by P.T. Barnum. The parade has had some different routes over the 70 years of its existence, but in recent years primarily traveling north on Park Avenue. This year it will be confined to […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·

Top Stories From April–No Foolin’

December 27th, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

A look at April 2017: Joined by community supporters and even her husband Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez leveraged her savvy legal skills during a City Hall meeting, filleting the city’s rollout of modern parking meters without visible signage of the consequences for failing to execute a transaction within […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··················

Barnumesque Development, This Way To The Egress

June 21st, 2017 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning

As the Barnum Festival reaches its apex this weekend, city policy wonk Jeff Kohut admonishes government development policy as a lot of razzle-dazzle. Mr. Barnum, for one, kept museum patrons moving along with his signage declaration “This way to the egress.” What they interpreted as a curious exhibit was nothing more than a fancy word […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

Bridgeport’s Rose Betty Pfriem

April 3rd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Elizabeth “Betty” Pfriem, Bridgeport’s philanthropic rose who carried herself with grace whether publisher of the Bridgeport Post-Telegram newspapers, the only female Barnum Festival ringmaster or quiet community generosity for decades, passed away Saturday night.

[Read more →]

Tags: ······

Mickey Herbert Named New Regional Business Chief

October 18th, 2016 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mickey Herbert, co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team and a leading healthcare professional who was among only a few high-profile business leaders to support Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback bid last year, has been named president and CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, replacing Paul Timpanelli who is retiring Oct. 31.

[Read more →]

Tags: ·············

Terry O’Connor Named Barnum Festival Ringmaster

September 24th, 2016 · 14 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Jim Shay, CT Post: Terry O’Connor, executive director of the Cardinal Shehan Center and McGivney Community Center, has been named the 2017 Ringmaster of the Barnum Festival. [...] “It’s an honor to be named ringmaster and follow in the footsteps of 68 other distinguished Ringmasters, especially Herman Steinkraus, creator of the Barnum Festival and […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·

Timpanelli’s Rock And Roll Life As Regional Business Chief Ending Soon

August 15th, 2016 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

After a mighty 28-year run as head of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council that covered five mayors, starts and stops in city developments, the New England economic crisis that saw bank closings, the roaring late 1990s, a ballpark and arena, followed by the worst economic downtown since the Great Depression, the age of the Internet, social […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ····

Moore Versus McCarthy Retail Campaigning In Full Swing

June 27th, 2016 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Barnum Festival weekend has become the gateway for retail campaigning, especially during legislative cycles with August primaries just six weeks away. Two years ago State Senator Marilyn Moore was campaigning in earnest trying to take out three-term incumbent Anthony Musto in a Democratic primary. She prevailed in a close contest on her way to a […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ······