OIB correspondent John Gilmore, who served as political reporter for the Bridgeport Post, predecessor of the Connecticut Post, shares this insight about the genesis of publishing a list of the city’s top wage earners. Oh yes, the annual Top Wage Earner story! It’s one of the best-read stories in the newspaper. Just from a historical [...]
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March 22nd, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment
June 14th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Decent, caring, dignified, tough; the late Margaret Morton holds a special place in city political history well beyond election as the first African American woman in the Connecticut State Senate following a landmark 1980 Democratic primary win. She proved against the odds that seemingly entrenched incumbents can be taken out. For Margaret Morton your word [...]
June 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Ralph Cennamo, multiple mayoral candidate, was one of a kind in city politics. Maverick, opinionated, independent, his span in city politics went back to the era of Socialist Mayor Jasper McLevy who served from 1933 to 1957 right up to the current era. And even in 2008 he was a potential factor holding a spot for [...]
May 18th, 2012 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning
Bob Halstead has been part of the city’s neighborhood fabric for decades. As founder of the city’s community garden program he was instrumental in transforming vacant eyesores into community pride points. He no longer serves in that capacity, a victim, he claims, of retribution for supporting Mayor Bill Finch’s mayoral opponents. Halstead shares this commentary [...]
March 11th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Margaret Morton Margaret Morton, the first African American woman elected to the Connecticut State Senate, was a transformational figure in city politics. She passed away on Saturday. She has a political legacy in the city like no other.
November 20th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, City Politics
In this week of thanks and giving if you want to discuss city pols who are decent and honorable, Fleeta Hudson’s at the top of the list. CT Post reporter Keila Torres Ocasio wrote a deserving tribute to her in the Sunday edition. Fleeta has a way of sharing her point of view without declaring [...]
June 13th, 2011 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Library
Mayor Bill Finch is still the favorite to win the Democratic primary September 13 and another four-year term for mayor in the November general election. Could that change? Politics is a crazy business and anything can happen, but a new dynamic must occur for a challenger to submarine Finch based on the current field splitting [...]
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