The special elections are over, March is on the horizon, time to segue to the city’s big enchilada: the race for mayor.
Entries Tagged as 'Jasper McLevy'
February 26th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
January 9th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
UPDATE: Brinsko images. On Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. an opening reception at McLevy Hall, 202 State Street Downtown, will feature the artistry of the late photographer Ed Brinsko. When I was a young scribe, Brinsko’s craftsmanship often fronted my work. Thanks to Ed, I had a chance of being read. There are amazing […]
October 7th, 2014 · 26 Comments · City Politics, Library, News and Events
A group calling itself “The Movement” will conduct a forum featuring potential mayoral candidates on Wednesday 6 p.m. at the Black Rock Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue. Several possible candidates are jockeying to challenge two-term incumbent Democrat Bill Finch in 2015.
August 20th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement
Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy writes that harm is being done to the Civil Service system that was enacted following the election of Jasper McLevy in 1933, a major campaign promise of the Socialist mayor limiting the spoils system of government. Fardy argues in particular the city is behind in the hiring of public safety […]
August 2nd, 2014 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
A poll measuring the pulse of city voters on the state of the city, Mayor Bill Finch’s standing with voters and potential mayoral candidates is in the field. Have you received a call?
June 24th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment
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 […]
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 […]