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Entries Tagged as 'Jack McGregor'

A Month Remains To Election–Is There An October Surpise?

October 5th, 2015 · 58 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

Four weeks left to this historic, bizarre, wacky, surreal, twisty yo-yo of a mayoral election. And we’re not done yet. Time to take inventory how we got to this point and the fascination of the general election.

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Finch Drops Out Of Race, Endorses Foster In Show Of Unity

September 30th, 2015 · 175 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Asserting “We must all do our part to ensure Bridgeport’s progress continues and is shared by all,” Mayor Bill Finch, without a ballot spot, dropped out of the race for mayor on Tuesday thrusting his support behind University of Bridgeport Vice President Mary-Jane Foster, a petitioning candidate in November’s election. When asked what he can […]

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Home Stretch For Historic Democratic Mayoral Primary

September 2nd, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Two weeks remaining to this surreal Democratic primary for mayor that features a two-term incumbent seeking to become the second longest serving mayor in history, a former mayor trying to make history returning to the job he had for 11-plus years and a third candidate seeking history as the first Democratic female mayor. And it’s possible, […]

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McGregor’s ‘Honest Choice For Change’

August 28th, 2015 · 39 Comments · City Politics

Chivalry is alive and well in city politics, especially in the household of Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster. Her husband long-time heavy Republican donor Jack McGregor, a Yale-educated Marine, retired CEO of Aquarion and co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish, shares this commentary about why you should vote for his wife. From McGregor: What’s the price […]

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Foster: Honest Choice For Change

July 7th, 2015 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Foster statement on Trumbull Gardens shooting. Asserting “the past haunts us and the present fails us,” Mary-Jane Foster opened her campaign headquarters Downtown Monday evening telling 60 supporters she’s the “honest choice for change” against Mayor Bill Finch and former Mayor Joe Ganim.

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Garth: Jack McGregor The Most Attractive Candidate I Ever Handled

December 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Legendary political guru David Garth passed away on Monday. As his New York Times obituary points out, he was an innovator, a godfather of campaign consultants, having furthered the elections of New York City mayors John Lindsay, Ed Koch, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. He was the media brain behind New York governors Hugh Carey […]

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Joe Haines Never Tasted Skunk, Pepe Le Pew Is Safe

November 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without OIB’s annual salute to Connecticut’s wilderness warrior, Bridgeport native, Joe Haines who’s eaten just about everything that cannot eat him. There’s even a recipe for squirrel cacciatore. Grab multiple eggnogs and check it out. Once Muriel Haines’ five friends inhaled the aromas coming from the kitchen, her husband Joe had […]

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Turkey, Beaver, Squirrel Cacciatore, Let’s Eat–A Salute To Wilderness Warrior Joe Haines

November 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

What’s on your plate, turkey, squirrel, beaver, tofu? A blissful Thanksgiving to all my OIB friends, as well as to those in the community less fortunate. Your readership and friendship is much appreciated. Below is OIB’s annual salute to Bridgeport native and wilderness warrior Joe Haines, a feature I wrote for Connecticut Magazine several years […]

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