Mayor Bill Finch and Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau are brothers-in-arms when it comes to the recently released research by the renowned publication Jane’s All the World Aircraft that recognizes Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead’s first powered flight in 1901. Paul Jackson, editor of Jane’s All the World Aircraft validated and built upon the evidence that [...]
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March 16th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
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.
March 16th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport
Rob Foley, host of the Bridgeport cable access show Bridgeport Now, interviews Bridgeport historian Charles Brilvitch about the history of the city’s theatrical jewels, the Palace and Majestic theaters. Brilvitch has advocated for years that a redevelopment of the theaters can be a pride point not just for Bridgeport but also the entire state. Any theater [...]
February 1st, 2012 · 19 Comments · City Politics
UPDATE: The Democratic Town Committee challenge slate in the 137th East Side District has qualified to oppose the slate led by City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez, according to Democratic Registrar of Voters Santa Ayala. And you thought March madness meant college hoops! Three district primaries for Democratic Town Committee seats could take place March 6th, assuming necessary [...]
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July 28th, 2009 · 57 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
6 p.m. update: Okay, I’ve got it all figured out now. I’m marching into Testo’s Restaurant to persuade Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa to put me on the City Council. Why? VIP passes to the Gathering Of The Vibes, baby! That’s right, Gathering Of The Vibes is just another way of saying GOTV, in political terms we call that Get [...]