Jim Callahan was among the last of the two-fisted journalists who could turn a phrase and complement it with his own photograph. Raised in a family of nine children, he was a kid from King of Prussia, Pennsylvani–growly, disheveled, outspoken, sweet, sour–who arrived in Bridgeport in the late 1970s geared up to take on politicians, […]
Entries Tagged as 'Jim Callahan'
April 27th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
OIB Correspondent Jim Callahan Struggles For Life, But Not Perspective On Life–A Journalist’s Journey
April 8th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education
Jim Callahan is among the last of the two-fisted journalists who can turn a phrase and complement it with his own photograph. Raised in a family of nine children, he was a kid from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania–growly, disheveled, outspoken, sweet, sour–who arrived in Bridgeport in the late 1970s geared up to take on politicians, […]
February 21st, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
Here we go, the weekend before Tuesday’s special elections for State Senate and State House. The various camps have segued to get-out-the-vote mode.
November 17th, 2014 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education
In a September 2013 primary, insurgents wiped out the three Democratic-endorsed candidates for Board of Education providing an embarrassing political moment for Mayor Bill Finch’s education agenda and solidifying coalition control of school policy between the Connecticut Working Families Party and education advocates opposed to the mayor. What a difference a year makes.
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October 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, City Politics, News and Events
Marie Iassogna Scinto was a special politician because she was a special person. Elected Republican town chair in 1978, she became the first woman in Bridgeport history to lead a city political party. She also was active in city politics during the period from 1971 to 1991 in which Republican mayors occupied City Hall for […]
October 19th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Bridgeport has had 52 mayors, all of them white males except for one … Mary Chapar Moran. Elected the city’s chief executive 25 years ago, her one two-year term is best known for placing the city into federal bankruptcy court, a petition challenged by the state and rejected by a federal judge.
May 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
It’s been 25 years and this video is more priceless than ever. This weekend and into next week a series of political conventions will take place to endorse candidates for an assortment of local, state and federal offices. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa’s restaurant on Madison Avenue will host candidate conventions on Monday and Wednesday […]
February 8th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Two years ago political operative Tito Ayala hooked up with 137th District Leader Gil Hernandez to seize control of politics in the East Side district from City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez, a prelude to Tito’s daughter Christina’s election to the State House. What a difference two years make. Tito and Hernandez are now on opposite slates […]