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Entries Tagged as 'Michael Daly'

Assessing Ringmasters, Ringleaders

August 29th, 2017 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

For 70 years it’s been a gentlemen’s club, save for one insurgent Elizabeth “Betty” Pfriem (class of 1986), the late publisher of the Bridgeport Post and Telegram, but the annual announcement of the Barnum Festival ringmaster still brings out the old timers, business leaders, government influencers and politically ambitious. The other day at the introduction […]

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A Dick’s Life–New-World Journalism Versus The Memories Working At 410 State Street

July 2nd, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, Media

It’s a community institution where some of us got our start at 410 State Street Downtown. Now the once family-owned Connecticut Post is a key component of Hearst Connecticut Media’s corporate journalism with a mighty digital and hard-copy readership that stretches from Greenwich to New Haven and includes newspapers in Danbury and Middletown and also […]

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The Show Goes On, Saluting Mr. Barnum’s Impact On Bridgeport

May 20th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

People think the final performance of Mr. Barnum’s circus will take place on Sunday in Uniondale, New York. Do not despair circus fans, it will not die, it has simply relocated into the White House. Hmmm, what would P.T. say about that?

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Jerry Springer Antics Soil School System

September 17th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Connecticut Post Editorial Page Editor Michael J. Daly weighs in on the Board of Education boycott, asserting in his upcoming Sunday column that now appears on line, “Well, I’d say to those boycotting board members, you don’t have the right to do that. You were elected to act, not stamp your feet.” An excerpt follows. […]

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White Paper: Debating The Need For A Financial Review Board

July 14th, 2016 · 29 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Tom White, who also provided staff support for the budget and legislative body, shares in a commentary the city’s failure to provide financial oversight. “The missing ingredient, in my opinion, is members that have the education and work experience to handle this challenging role. Also missing is support staff to assist with […]

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Finch Unveils Pleasure Beach Walking Tour

May 17th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, Library, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch unveiled a historic walking tour at Pleasure Beach–which is a 71-acre barrier island that opened to the public last summer for the first time in 18 years–that will launch when the island officially opens on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

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Daly Weighs In On Ganim’s ‘Run At Redemption’

January 10th, 2015 · 21 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Michael Daly, editor of the Connecticut Post Editorial page, shares his take on Joe Ganim pondering a political comeback. Is Bridgeport–is Joe Ganim–prepared for a Ganim run at redemption? In 2011 he told me that the city’s black ministers had been good to him after he got out of prison.

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Showcasing The Genius Of Photographer Ed Brinsko

January 9th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

UPDATE: Brinsko images. On Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. an opening reception at McLevy Hall, 202 State Street Downtown, will feature the artistry of the late photographer Ed Brinsko. When I was a young scribe, Brinsko’s craftsmanship often fronted my work. Thanks to Ed, I had a chance of being read. There are amazing […]

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