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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Jim Callahan'
November 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
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
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.