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The Pleasure Beach Experience, Bamboo Pole, Minnow On Hook, Bobber And Snapper Blues

June 24th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment

No one really knows if this experiment to reopen Pleasure Beach on Saturday will be successful. This effort by the city is certainly a leap of faith that hopefully will work out. But there’s nothing like bridging the present with nostalgia. The memories … oh the memories of Pleasure Beach. For me, Pleasure Beach was […]

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No Pleasure From UI In Beach Revival, Plus: Pleasure Beach History

July 13th, 2013 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The view of the starry Long Island Sound sky is surely beautiful from the long-isolated shores of Pleasure Beach peninsula. And if a dispute over hooking up electricity for the reopened attraction isn’t settled, stars could be visitors’ only illumination.

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Finch Marks Five Years As Mayor–How’s He Doing?

November 24th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement

Can you believe it? Bill Finch has been mayor of the state’s most populous city for five years. He won a close Democratic primary over Chris Caruso in September 2007 then easily won the general election in November 2007. He was tested again in a primary in 2011 by University of Bridgeport Vice President Mary-Jane […]

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67,689 Registered Voters–How Many Will Show Up?

November 7th, 2011 · 66 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Mayor Bill Finch is poised on Tuesday to make Bridgeport history, albeit recent history, as the first to win consecutive four-year terms for mayor. In 1998 voters approved a charter referendum four-year term for mayor, city clerk and town clerk. Joe Ganim, the first to win a four-year term for mayor in 1999, was forced […]

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Len Mainiero Brought Banking Close To Home

July 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments · News and Events

Leonard Mainiero wasn’t a banker from Bridgeport. He was a Bridgeport banker. He spent a professional lifetime bringing banking closer to home, visiting city neighborhoods to encourage banking opportunities for African Americans and Latinos. It was good for business. It was good for the community. Mainiero passed away a few days ago. He was 82. […]

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Happy Birthday Phineas—Who’s Your Favorite Mayor? (Or Not)

July 5th, 2010 · 4 Comments · City Politics

Phineas Taylor Barnum was born on this day 200 years ago in Bethel, Connecticut. Bridgeport became his adopted city. Barnum’s brother, who ran a Bridgeport hotel, introduced him to little Charles Stratton and P.T. would parade him as Tom Thumb. Barnum loved Bridgeport and showered it with all kinds of stuff. Seaside Park, Victorian housing, spearhead for industrial […]

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Lamont’s Launch, Plus: What To Do With Sal’s Property? And Governors From Bridgeport

February 16th, 2010 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Update: Ned Lamont officially declared his candidacy for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination today. From the Lamont campaign:

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What’s Joe Ganim’s Future? Pooch Power And Library News

October 1st, 2009 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Library

When I heard many months ago that Joe Ganim had slipped into a federal Bureau of Prisons substance abuse program to shave time off his sentence I coughed up a chuckle. Gee, could the former mayor have rationalized all that high-end wine I bought for him in the 1990s led him to tipping a little too freely? So much […]

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