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Step Right Up! Book Signing Party, Barnum Museum

May 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

What ya doing Thursday May 11? Join us 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Barnum Museum, main floor, to commemorate the release of my new book Connecticut Characters: Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State. Light refreshments served. What better place than Mr. Barnum’s gift to the city? Enter the left side entrance to the building […]

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Special Tour Of Barnum Museum

May 4th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Mr. Barnum: Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Barnum Museum will open its doors to all seekers of the rare, the unusual and the wondrous! Obscura Day guests will have the opportunity to join the Museum Executive Director and Curator on a special and private tour of the collections for a viewing of […]

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Herron: I’m In, Waiting On McCarthy

April 25th, 2017 · 25 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

“Just when I thought I was out, they’re pulling me back in,” City Council President Tom McCarthy told OIB Monday night at a Barnum Museum event. But he’s not quite back in all the way for another run for office. That decision, he says, will come soon. Meanwhile his North End City Council partner Jeanette […]

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Lining Up Spicy Characters In The Nutmeg State

April 14th, 2017 · No Comments · Civil Service, News and Events

CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart profiles my new book Connecticut Characters, Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State. OIB readers are welcome to attend my book signing May 11, 5:30-7 p.m., Barnum Museum. If you’re dying to buy it now, we won’t say no, order your book here.

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Bridgeport Day State Capitol

April 5th, 2017 · 1 Comment · News and Events

Representatives of tourist attractions, social service organizations, businesses and schools joined Governor Dan Malloy and Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday for the annual Bridgeport Day at the State Capitol in Hartford. Ganim and Malloy make comments at the two-minute mark of the video that opens with Kathy Maher, executive director of the Barnum Museum and […]

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The Egress For Mr. Barnum’s Circus

January 16th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Just about everything and everyone has a shelf life. Even the circus started by P.T. Barnum–Bridgeport mayor, philanthropist, business impresario–the single greatest contributor to Bridgeport’s history. Kenneth Feld, chief executive of the company that produces Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced it will close in May, writing on the company website “ticket sales have […]

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‘Oh Boy,’ 10 Years Of OIB, Happy New Year And Anniversary

December 31st, 2016 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

How could this be? OIB enters 10 years of prying open the juicy stuff in 2017. Sometimes posters shuck open each other with hammer to screwdriver, but that’s part of the charm (or pain), a pearly comment followed by juicy rejoinder. And that’s sorta what mayoral aide Ed Adams referred to when The New York […]

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City Of Sedition Author To Appear At Barnum Museum

November 2nd, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Mr. Barnum: John Strausbaugh, author and host of the New York Times “Weekend Explorer” video podcast, will be the featured speaker on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street.

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