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Entries Tagged as 'Betty Pfriem'

Shays Back Home In Walker’s House For Fundraiser

March 25th, 2014 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Update: comment from Shays. They have lived in the same house, they sometimes are physically confused for the other, and both are Republicans. So why shouldn’t former Congressman Chris Shays lend his name to a fundraiser for former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, a candidate for lieutenant governor trying to qualify for Connecticut’s Citizens Election […]

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Callahan: Why Local Election Turnout Sucks

September 10th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Hey, there’s a Democratic primary for Board of Education today and we’ll post results as soon as we have them after 8 p.m. If local voting trends continue the turnout will be death valley. Meanwhile OIB correspondent Jim Callahan, who’s covered and observed city politics for more than 30 years, shares his take on why […]

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Wyman Cracks The Whip, Jepsen Whistles Ringmaster, Finch Delivers Watch For Barnum Festival

May 18th, 2013 · 1 Comment · 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 […]

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Inspiration Awards For Excellence In Education

May 8th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

The Bridgeport Public Education Fund and Fairfield County Community Foundation today at the Holiday Inn will present the annual Inspiration Awards to city educators for excellence in education. Anita Gliniecki, president of Housatonic Community College, will receive the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Award in honor of one of the founders of the Bridgeport Public Education Fund, […]

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CT Post Sweetens City News Coverage

December 5th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

With new management comes editorial changes and the early trend shows more Bridgeport news coverage from the Connecticut Post. Will it last?

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Bridgeport Child Advocacy Report Highlights Spike In Number Of City Children Living In Poverty

November 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments · News and Events

The Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition on Tuesday issued its 2012 State of the Child in Bridgeport that reveals “children in Bridgeport living below the federal poverty line rose from 31 percent in 2010 to almost 40 percent in 2011–two and a half times the statewide rate of 15 percent and three times the Fairfield County […]

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Joe Owens, Former Post Editorial Page Editor

October 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Joe Owens had editorial juice across the state when he served as editorial page editor of the Bridgeport Post and the morning Telegram, predecessor papers of the Connecticut Post. And he wasn’t bashful in letting reporters know about his independent thinking on his pages. He was cozy with a variety of pols, but not so […]

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