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Entries Tagged as 'John Gilmore'

Remembering Sully, Rob Sullivan

June 14th, 2017 · 16 Comments · News and Events

We all struggle with our demons; the good in us, the bad, the difficult. Sometimes we win and carry on. And sometimes we check out far sooner than the potential allows. OIB friend Rob Sullivan struggled mightily and openly with his demons, rehab for long stretches at a time, resuming an on-and-off writing life to […]

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The Joe And Mario Show, Ganim Returns To Statewide Ambition

May 2nd, 2017 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Joe Ganim’s in the 2018 race for governor, an exploratory phase anyway. Now what? He raises money while waging a parallel campaign to qualify for the state’s public financing program either through an administrative remedy or court action. And along the way he needs to choose his words carefully about what he says about pols […]

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OIB Rewind: Fireworks Break Out At 1989 Democratic Convention

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 […]

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The Mayoral Campaign Really Starts Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.

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Gilmore Recalled Frank McGee Shooting The Streetlights Of Irish Politics

March 16th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

OIB rewind: There’s something special about old-time political scribes from 35 years ago who remember the days kissing the keys of Underwood typewriters and editors screaming for copy under threat of cutting off your cashews. Editors those days were benevolent compared to political leaders who had the ultimate weapon if you dared cross them: they’d […]

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Will It Take A Court Ruling To Force Funding Fairness Of City Schools?

September 18th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, State Politics

Anniversaries tied to landmark legal rulings provide platforms for politicians and government officials to take inventory about the past, present and future. The 60th anniversary year of Brown v. Board of Education in which the Supreme Court ruled racial segregation of schools unconstitutional, offers discussion about the funding fairness of city schools. Mayor Bill Finch […]

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Is The Connecticut Post Part Of “The Oppressive Machinery?” If You Haitz Newspaper Coverage, Call Henry

September 18th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Media, News and Events

Journalism in general, and print media specifically, ain’t what it used to be. How in creation does the daily newspaper covering the state’s largest city slot just one full-time scribe to City Hall? Well, we’re spread thin they’ll say, we have this and that and this and that and with cutbacks from corporate suits, it’s […]

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John Gilmore, Newspaperman, OIB Correspondent, Friend To Bridgeport

September 12th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

UPDATE: Services will take place Monday 10:30 a.m. at St. James Church, Stratford. Calling hours Sunday 3-7 p.m. at Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Avenue. He was a kid from The Bronx who ended up in Bridgeport as a young reporter for the Bridgeport Post in the mid 1970s. So many stories, so many memories […]

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