On his last day as mayor November 30, the very day he authorized himself a retroactive raise that direct deposited $17,000 of taxpayer money into his personal bank account after voters fired him in a September primary, Bill Finch threw a bye bye office party for 20 staffers and department heads and left the Ganim administration […]
Entries Tagged as 'Ralph ‘n’ Rich’s'
January 11th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics
April 24th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
The Connecticut Office of Tourism has launched a contest to name your favorite place in the state (no, not your favorite place to neck) and wouldn’t it surprise to create a Bridgeport buzz. Stamford, Hartford and New Haven are often highlighted in the state’s tourism campaign, while little ol’ state’s largest city (okay, it’s a […]
Tags: Beardsley Park·Beardsley Zoo·Bijou Theatre·Captain's Cove Seaport·City Lights Gallery·Discovery Museum·Downtown Cabaret Theatre·Housatonic Community College·Joseph's Steakhouse·Klein Memorial Auditorium·Ralph 'n' Rich's·Seaside Park·Taco Loco·University of Bridgeport·Webster Bank Arena
November 11th, 2011 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning
As a young scribe 30 years ago there was the Ocean Sea Grill downtown and a few other eateries that came and went. And oh yeah, we had the bars. For reporters working the night shift churning out The Telegram, predecessor of the Connecticut Post (The Tele was the morning paper and the Post the afternoon) Sol’s Cafe on […]
Tags: Bijou Square·Bijou Theatre·Bob Abbate·City Lights Gallery·CT Post·Downtown Cabaret Theatre·Épernay Bistro·Housatonic Community College·Joseph's Steakhouse·Klein Memorial Auditorium·Metric Bar & Grill·Phil Kuchma·Ralph 'n' Rich's·Two Boots·Webster Bank Arena
March 29th, 2011 · 58 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
There’s some good stuff going on downtown. Young professionals living in the old Citytrust Building on Main Street, 881 the Lofts across from Housatonic Community College and Bijou Square on Fairfield Avenue, developer Phi Kuchma’s retail, restaurant and residential project. Can you imagine, downtown has a wine store (Bijou Square) and a bookstore (Rainy Faye) at John […]
Tags: Bijou Square·Bill Finch·Bob Abbate·Brian Rooney·Charlie Carroll·CT Post·Downtown Cabaret Theatre·Épernay Bistro·Housatonic Community College·Joe Gaudett·Joseph's Steakhouse·Klein Memorial Auditorium·Morgan Kaolian·Phil Kuchma·Playhouse on the Green·Rainy Fay Bookstore·Ralph 'n' Rich's·Two Boots
September 28th, 2010 · No Comments · News and Events
From The Bluefish: The Bridgeport Bluefish, who have reached the Atlantic League Championship series for the first time since 2006, would like to invite all fans out to a special Pep Rally to help cheer them on and create some excitement before the team returns from York for Game 3 at Harbor Yard. The event […]
September 23rd, 2010 · 26 Comments · City Politics, State Politics
Matt Bai, why don’t you stick your head up your ass! The know-it-all scribe for The New York Times, who thinks he’s smart and everyone else is stupid, former student of Bridgeport Regional Business Council President Paul Timpanelli, wrote this in an exhaustive Sunday Times Mag piece about Connecticut politics:
May 7th, 2010 · 51 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Say what you want about Susan Bysiewicz, she’s relentless. The day before a state judge cleared the way for Secretary of the State Bysiewicz to run for state attorney general she visited Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa in his Madison Avenue restaurant to schmooze support.
Tags: Barack Obama·Barnum Museum·Beardsley Zoo·Bill Finch·Café Roma·Chris Dodd·Dan Malloy·David Fein·Discovery Museum·Downtown Cabaret Theatre·Épernay Bistro·George Bush·George Jepsen·Hartford Courant·Jodi Rell·Joe Lieberman·Joseph's Steakhouse·Klein Memorial Auditorium·Mario Testa·Mark Lauretti·Metric Bar & Grill·Ned Lamont·Playhouse on the Green·Ralph 'n' Rich's·Susan Bysiewicz·Taco Loco·Testo's Restaurant·Two Boots·University of Bridgeport
March 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · National Politics, State Politics
You check out the parade today? It’s a sweet day. I like hanging out around the Barnum Museum area. If you’re going to heckle politicians, might as well have P.T. watching your back. Yo Bill. Hey Big Mac. Is that you Bob Curwen? How’s the budget going? This way to the egress!