What’s on your plate? A blissful Thanksgiving to all my OIB friends. 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 ago. They don’t make them like Joe anymore. Grab your favorite beverage and check [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Jack McGregor'
November 22nd, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport
April 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
From the Council of Italian American Societies: The Council of Italian American Societies (CIAS) will officially install Frank T. Gennarini of Milford as the 104th Grand Marshal of the Columbus Day Festivities at a fundraising dinner Thursday May 3rd.
November 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport
A happy, fat, blissful Turkey Day to all my OIB friends. Feel free to post whatever’s on your plate this Thanksgiving weekend from your fondest Thanksgiving memories to your Turkey of the Year nominations. Attached is one of my favorite Thanksgiving-like stories that I wrote for Connecticut Magazine several years ago, a feature about Bridgeport native Joe [...]
September 19th, 2011 · 10 Comments · City Politics
Hartford Courant columnist Colin McEnroe is certifiable, and that’s just the way he likes it. You can listen to him 1 to 2 p.m. weekdays on WNPR-FM (90.5). When it comes to city politics he’s befuddled like the rest of us. What will we do next? Check out Colin’s latest: I confess that after 114 years of writing about [...]
September 14th, 2011 · 9 Comments · City Politics
Jack McGregor, co-founder and former co-owner of the Bridgeport Bluefish, wants to correct the record regarding campaign mailers sent by the Finch campaign against his wife Mary-Jane Foster. McGregor writes: Mayor Finch’s repetitive mailings regarding Mary-Jane Foster’s leadership of the Bluefish are just plain wrong, and he knows it.
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 11th, 2011 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Mayor Bill Finch’s reelection operatives dropped more campaign attacks on Democratic primary opponent Mary-Jane Foster the past few days questioning in a mail piece her effectiveness as owner of the Bridgeport Bluefish and a lit drop in African American neighborhoods claiming she’s really a Republican. Foster’s husband Jack McGregor was a lifelong Republican before switching a few [...]