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Mickey Herbert Named New Regional Business Chief

October 18th, 2016 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mickey Herbert, co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team and a leading healthcare professional who was among only a few high-profile business leaders to support Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback bid last year, has been named president and CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, replacing Paul Timpanelli who is retiring Oct. 31.

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McGregor: Trump A Crudely Prejudiced Bigot … I’m With Her

September 7th, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment

The thought of voting for a Democrat, unless of course it’s his wife, is something of a stomach churner for U.S. Marine Jack McGregor. Semper fi, always faithful, is a dedicated McGregor mantra in life. But Donald Trump is a different animal; he’s not a Republican, he’s not even a Democrat, he’s a demagogue, a […]

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Foster To Resign As UB Executive, ‘Proud Of Contribution’

June 1st, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Effective this Friday two-time mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster will resign as vice president of University Relations at the University of Bridgeport. “It’s been a great run,” she wrote in an email to friends “and I’m proud of my contribution to the university but it is time for a new challenge.” In an interview with OIB she […]

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Trump Scheduled For Saturday Visit To Klein Memorial Auditorium, He Owned Property Where Bluefish Swim

April 22nd, 2016 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

My former client Donald Trump is planning a campaign stop at the majestic Klein Memorial Auditorium 12:30 Saturday afternoon in advance of Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary in Connecticut, according to his website. For tickets see here. He may very well talk about his experiences in Bridgeport, his interest in developing Pleasure Beach back in the […]

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Forget Turkey, How About Squirrel Cacciatore? Yum

November 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport

If you’re looking for something unique for your Thanksgiving Day table there’s no better guidance than 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 […]

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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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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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