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Entries Tagged as 'Dennis Murphy'

From Camel To Car, Dennis Murphy Gets Behind Wheel Of Troubled DMV

January 25th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

He has served as deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Labor for five years, has even filled in as acting commissioner and now Bridgeport resident Dennis Murphy will try to steer the Department of Motor Vehicles in the right direction after another Bridgeport resident Andres Ayala resigned as commissioner following a troubling year at […]

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The Politics Of Legal Work, City Solicits Pricing For Key Bond Counsel Services

January 2nd, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

Pullman & Comley’s 20-year run as city bond counsel led by partner John Stafstrom could be coming to a close. The Bridgeport-based law firm with offices in Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury has been notified by the city that it is soliciting price proposals for upcoming bond counsel services from qualified firms in Connecticut. Bond counsel work […]

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Who Is Joe Ganim? The Early Years

November 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Joe Ganim’s political resurrection has generated local, state and even national interest. Who is he? Where does he come from? What were his early years in office like? What follows is the first of two installments about young Joe Ganim, his growth as a politician and the initial years of his first mayoralty based largely […]

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Ganim’s Fiscal Stability, Department Heads, Bluefish Baseball Attract Crowds

November 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This is the second installment of Joe Ganim’s early years as mayor Slowly, the city began to inch out of the abyss. The around-the-clock hours of reversing red ink made Ganim’s eyes bloodshot. Whatever funds his municipal tourniquet saved went back into beefing up the strength of the police department to fight crime.

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Timpanelli: Transform The Barnum Festival Into An Economic Driver

October 18th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

His initials are P.T. just like the legendary Phineas Taylor Barnum, and on Thursday Paul Timpanelli, who has served for 25 years as president of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, was introduced as the 2014 Barnum Festival ringmaster at Sacred Heart University where he graduated, and followed up with a teaching profession, election as Trumbull’s […]

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Ringmaster’s Remarkable Ride On Roosevelt The Camel Thrills Barnum Festival Crowd

June 23rd, 2013 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Barnum Festival Ringmaster John Stafstrom promised a Barnum blast Saturday night and he didn’t disappoint. Decked out in ringmaster red, he thrilled 500 spectators at the Ringmaster’s Ball at Seaside Park riding under the big top on a camel named Roosevelt, on land donated to the city by 19th Century showman P.T. Barnum whose statue […]

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Black Rockers Celebrate Neighborhood

June 10th, 2013 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

There’s something special about the neighborhood pride in Black Rock, that cool waterfront hamlet that runs east of Ash Creek at the Fairfield line right up to I-95 on Fairfield Avenue. Yes, there’s debate about where the eastern border of the neighborhood ends, but no doubt about the level of community enthusiasm throughout the year, […]

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Ringmaster Stafstrom: Fun, Fun, Fun!

September 7th, 2012 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

To know 2013 Barnum Festival Ringmaster John Stafstrom is to know someone who enjoys the good life. And it was a note he sounded as he donned the signature ringmaster’s red jacket sounding an enthusiastic theme about the city’s future and his year leading the 65th annual salute to P.T. Barnum, the 19th-century mayor, showman […]

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