What’s government life like with a financial oversight board? Here’s a glimpse from my book Bow Tie Banker, a biography of David Carson, retired chief executive of People’s Bank. Carson had quite a flare-up with then State Treasurer Francisco Borges.
Entries Tagged as 'Jim Callahan'
‘Stop Managing The City In A Hotel Room!’ The Day David Carson Brought Sanity To The Financial Review Board
July 28th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget
April 2015 News Highlights, ‘Run Joe, Run,’ Finch Proposes No Tax Increase, Foster Hits Finch On Low Police Staffing
December 24th, 2015 · No Comments · News and Events
Who played the fool in April 2015? News highlights. Show us the money, honey. Moolah is the mother’s milk of political campaigns. Nothing like a little milk and honey, right? Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster has launched her Facebook page with an appeal to click her contribution website. Mayor Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Howard […]
Tags: Barack Obama·Bill Finch·Bill Kaempffer·Bridgeport Bluefish·Ed Gomes·Howard Gardner·Jim Callahan·Joe Ganim·Klein Memorial Auditorium·Mary-Jane Foster·Maryli Secrest·Tim Herbst·Tom McCarthy·Tom White·University of Bridgeport
November 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Joe Ganim’s political resurrection has generated local, state and even national interest. Who is he? Where does he come from? What were his early years in office like? What follows is the first of two installments about young Joe Ganim, his growth as a politician and the initial years of his first mayoralty based largely […]
Tags: Beardsley Park·Bridgeport Hospital·Charlie Tisdale·Dennis Murphy·Housatonic Community College·Jim Callahan·Joe Ganim·Lee Samowitz·Lowell Weicker·Mary Moran·Sue Katz·Tom Bucci·Tom Dudchik·University of Bridgeport·University of Connecticut
July 4th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
On this July 4th weekend we salute the fireworks at the July 1989 Democratic Town Committee endorsement session for mayor, just a few weeks away from what could be a contentious battle for party support between Mayor Bill Finch and Joe Ganim at Testo’s Restaurant. Both Finch and Ganim, by the way, were in the […]
Tags: Bill Finch·Bob Keeley·Carmen Lopez·Cecil Young·Charlie Tisdale·Chris Caruso·Ed Caldwell·Jim Callahan·Joe Ganim·John Gilmore·John Guman·Mario Testa·Mary Moran·Mike Rizzitelli·Testo's Restaurant·Tom Bucci
April 27th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
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, […]
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.
Tags: Andre Baker·Barack Obama·Bill Finch·Carmen Lopez·CT Post·David Hennessey·Enrique Torres·Ernie Newton·General Electric·Harding High School·Hernan Illingworth·Howard Gardner·Jacqueline Kelleher·Jim Callahan·Joe Larcheveque·John Bagley·Ken Moales·Maria Pereira·Marilyn Moore·Morgan Kaolian·Paul Vallas·Sauda Baraka