Twenty-five years ago, the city celebrated the grand opening of Bridgeport Center, the new corporate headquarters for People’s Bank, today called People’s United Bank. The tallest building in the city, it was an $80 million construction project led by then-Chief Executive Officer David Ellis Adams Carson who turned 80 years old on August 2. When […]
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August 2nd, 2014 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
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 […]
September 18th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Education, News and Events
From Michael Daly, CT Post: David E.A. Carson, former head of People’s Savings Bank, now Peoples United, was one of four long-time supporters of public education honored Tuesday morning by The Bridgeport Public Education Fund, an organization he helped get off the ground in 1983. Carson, in brief remarks, spoke forcefully about the nature of […]
September 7th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events
You saw him as the accountant who was chased by the FBI, mobsters and a bounty hunter played by Robert DeNiro in Midnight Run, now Charles Grodin will make an early morning run September 18 at a breakfast forum hosted by the Bridgeport Public Education Fund, a support group of city schools founded in 1983 […]
December 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events
Baby, keep that moolah coming! Dramatic change in the structure of the city’s school system suggests private donors are more willing to get involved, according to this story by Shelly Banjo and Lisa Fleisher in the Wall Street Journal. Wealthy donors have created a fund to pay the salary of a new Bridgeport school superintendent, ushering in […]
September 13th, 2011 · 12 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
A lot of stuff is swirling out there about who deserves credit for making construction of the ballpark and arena at Harbor Yard a reality. Fact: There’s no ballpark, no Bluefish and no arena without Mary-Jane Foster and husband Jack McGregor. They were the driving private-sector forces behind the sports entertainment complex.
September 13th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
You want to go to court? It takes moolah. Just ask Mayor Bill Finch who set up a legal defense fund to cover his costs associated with Chris Caruso’s court challenge of the 2007 Democratic mayoral primary. Finch’s 2011 challenger Mary-Jane Foster charged that Democratic Registrar Santa Ayala unlawfully denied her a ballot spot. Superior Court Judge […]