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Entries Tagged as 'John Burgeson'

Wrighting A Wrong–Finally, First-In-Flight Recognition For Whitehead

March 12th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

A vast body of evidence shows in 1901 Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead flew two years before the Wright brothers. Slowly, Whitehead is finally receiving the credit he deserves. Part of the problem was the slimy deal the Smithsonian cut with the Wright brothers.

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What, City Coverage? Ink Transfusion At The Connecticut Post

July 18th, 2012 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media

Does it appear to you the Connecticut Post has stepped up its coverage of the state’s largest city? The Post’s inch line devotion to Bridgeport had appeared so naked in recent years you could drop a thong across its coverage. Seems lately we’re getting more than a sneak peek.

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Is The Connecticut Post Reviving Bridgeport Coverage?

January 17th, 2012 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment

In the hardcopy edition of Sunday’s Connecticut Post two stories above the fold featuring the state’s largest city screamed nearly the entire front page: “Bridgeport in shock,” a story about residents mourning the shooting death of 14-year-old Justin Thompson and “Can city workers win city contracts?” referencing the investigation of the city’s construction management and Minority Business Enterprise programs that […]

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Pay Raise Proposal Goes To Full City Council

December 29th, 2011 · 21 Comments · City Council, News and Events

John Burgeson, CT Post: A skeptical City Council Ordinance Committee Wednesday night agreed to send a measure, requested by Mayor Bill Finch, onto the full City Council that, if passed, would make it easier for the mayor to grant pay hikes by as much as 15 percent to his appointed staff. Read more here.

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Say It Ain’t So, Will The Playhouse Close?

May 30th, 2011 · 3 Comments · News and Events

Hey, we had our latest OIB party at the Playhouse on the Green. It’s a sweet venue where the Bridgeport Theatre Company produced slammin’ shows. How about the BTC cutting a deal with the Downtown Cabaret? From John Burgeson, Connecticut Post.

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From Book Party Thursday To Tiago’s Holiday Party On Wednesday

December 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments · News and Events

Thanks to everyone who attended my OIB book signing at Rainy Faye Bookstore Thursday night. Lots of regular OIB friends in attendance.

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No Spammers Allowed!

December 26th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment

I don’t know about you, but I’m whipped. My New Year’s resolution is to begin eating again after starving myself the next six days. Had a sweet time the past two days, loads of family and friends. Connecticut Post scribe John Burgeson has a nice piece here about a guy not so fortunate who sleeps outside the […]

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