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Entries Tagged as 'Captain’s Cove Seaport'

State Report Encourages Ferry Relocation

August 19th, 2013 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

After years of squabbling over location, the city and Captain Brian McAllister, president of the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company, are moving in the same direction regarding the ferry company’s proposal to relocate from Downtown to a new terminal across the harbor in the East End. In fact, a 2012 Connecticut Deep Water Port Strategy Study […]

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Celebrate The Rock June 9th

May 31st, 2013 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From the Black Rock Community Council: The Black Rock Community Council is proud to present the schedule of events for this year’s Black Rock Day celebration to be held on Sunday, June 9, 2013. The theme of this year’s festivities is “Black Rock Weathers the Storms … a Celebration of Neighbors Helping Neighbors” which highlights […]

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Cast Your Vote, Show Off The Best Of Bridgeport

April 24th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The Connecticut Office of Tourism has launched a contest to name your favorite place in the state (no, not your favorite place to neck) and wouldn’t it surprise to create a Bridgeport buzz. Stamford, Hartford and New Haven are often highlighted in the state’s tourism campaign, while little ol’ state’s largest city (okay, it’s a […]

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View From A Political Demagogue, ‘New Haven Would Look Like Bridgeport Without Yale’

April 22nd, 2013 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

It always intrigues when the state’s largest city serves as a convenient foil for political demagoguery, especially from one who seeks the office of mayor in New Haven. State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, speaking at a mayoral forum in New Haven on Saturday, said the following according to the New Haven Independent when candidates were asked about […]

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All Three Democrats Win Special Election For School Board–Bagley Swishes Minority Party Slot–First Board Meeting Monday Night

September 5th, 2012 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Results, top four candidates including absentee ballots, Kelleher 2087, Moales 1929, Illingworth 1842, and Bagley 1368. All three Democrats Hernan Illingworth, Jacqueline Kelleher and Ken Moales won seats on the Board of Education in Tuesday’s special election that was ordered by the Connecticut Supreme Court after it overturned state control of city schools. The final […]

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George “Doc” Gunther–A Political Marvel–Transcended Politics

August 26th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

George “Doc” Gunther could say just about anything to anyone and get away with it. It’s probably because he never concerned himself with choosing words carefully. He told governors to kiss off, reminded reporters they were full of crap, observed to women their skirts weren’t short enough. He was a doc, right?–he could say those […]

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The Genius Of Kaye Williams

July 22nd, 2012 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

About 30 years ago, surrounded by a notorious housing project, sewage treatment plant and city dump, the city’s ragged municipal marina was suffering from a serious case of landlord neglect. Local lobsterman and visionary Kaye Williams changed all that. Most of us view the world from the land out. Kaye sees it from the water in. […]

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OIB Archive: ‘A Land Swap For You! Carve Up The City–Abolish The Board of Education’

July 13th, 2011 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

CT Post columnist MariAn Gail Brown writes that the City of Bridgeport should be dissolved as a result of the state takeover of city schools. In the be-careful-what-you-wish-for category, here’s the OIB post from March 29, 2011. Eek! All this talk about land swaps between Bridgeport and Trumbull has me thinking (always a peculiar thing) […]

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