No one really knows if this experiment to reopen Pleasure Beach on Saturday will be successful. This effort by the city is certainly a leap of faith that hopefully will work out. But there’s nothing like bridging the present with nostalgia. The memories … oh the memories of Pleasure Beach. For me, Pleasure Beach was […]
Entries Tagged as 'Jasper McLevy'
June 24th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment
November 29th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment
As we approach the end of 2013, OIB will revisit some of the major stories of the year. One of the high-flying stories revealed first by the Connecticut Post was the $400,000 land deal between the city and developer Manny Moutinho that cost Airport Manager John Ricci his job, cast a cloud over the City […]
September 10th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Hey, there’s a Democratic primary for Board of Education today and we’ll post results as soon as we have them after 8 p.m. If local voting trends continue the turnout will be death valley. Meanwhile OIB correspondent Jim Callahan, who’s covered and observed city politics for more than 30 years, shares his take on why […]
July 23rd, 2013 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
City Democrats Monday night endorsed three newcomers for Board of Education at a party convention at Testo’s Restaurant. A challenge slate is expected to pull petition papers Tuesday (today) to try to secure signatures from five percent of registered Democrats to wage a September primary.
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July 13th, 2013 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The view of the starry Long Island Sound sky is surely beautiful from the long-isolated shores of Pleasure Beach peninsula. And if a dispute over hooking up electricity for the reopened attraction isn’t settled, stars could be visitors’ only illumination.
Mayor Puts On Bright Face, Highlights Accomplishments, Braces For Beastly Budget–Will Malloy Step Up For Bridgeport?
March 20th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Bill Finch took office as mayor of Connecticut’s largest city in December of 2007. Assuming he fills out this second four-year term he will become one of the longest-serving mayors in city history surpassed only by Republican Clifford Wilson, Democrat Joe Ganim and Socialist Jasper McLevy. The budget Finch will soon propose to the City […]
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February 12th, 2013 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment
If you’re a political operative of Mayor Bill Finch you’re breathing a sigh of relief it’s not an election year. If you’re a member of the City Council you might be spewing prehistoric noises. They are up for reelection. From a pure political perspective snow storms can be a blessing or a curse. It allows […]