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Entries Tagged as 'Shante Hanks'

Margaret Morton, A Woman Of History And Grace, Celebrated At Dedication

June 23rd, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Across the street from the original City Hall where Abraham Lincoln spoke in 1860, Mayor Bill Finch joined more than 150 friends, peers, supporters and family members of the granddaughter of a slave–the first African American woman to serve in the Connecticut General Assembly–renaming City Hall Annex the Margaret E. Morton Government Center. The dedication […]

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Mayor Delivers Endorsement, Crowded Field To Replace Caruso

January 15th, 2011 · 70 Comments · City Politics

Aided by support of Mayor Bill Finch, Rev. Charlie Stallworth of East End Baptist Church, a member of the city’s police commission, won the Democratic Town Committee endorsement today for the Feb. 22 special election to fill the state rep seat vacated by Chris Caruso. Chanel Cathey, a 24-year-old graduate student at New York University, […]

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Dude, How About Your Support? What Will Newton Do?

January 14th, 2011 · 54 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

UPDATE: Candidates are lining up to fill Chris Caruso’s state rep seat. The Big Wave has started his state economic development job working out of Hartford. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa has scheduled a convention for Saturday morning to endorse a candidate. Town committee members from three districts covering portions of the North End and […]

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Is Keeley The Comeback Kid?

January 11th, 2011 · 54 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Former State Rep. Bob Keeley, the longest serving legislator in city history, is on the comeback trail to regain a state legislative seat he first won in 1982. He received the paperwork Tuesday to secure signatures to place his name on the ballot for the special election to fill the seat vacated by Chris Caruso who received a state […]

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Three-Ring Purpose, Plus: More Juvenile Stuff, And We Are Family

October 21st, 2009 · 28 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Bridgeport … where the circus never left town. That gem came from my old pal the late James G. Clark, writer extraordinaire for the Connecticut Post. In case there’s any doubt about Mr. Clark’s declaration you can see Mr. Barnum’s circus up close and personal at the Arena at Harbor Yard next week. (See Mr. […]

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Thanks For Hanks, Plus: I’m Dying For Your Opinion

March 4th, 2009 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

If I’m a bean counter in City Hall, a grants writer, a department head or anyone in the building that wants Congressman Jim Himes’ attention, I’m making friends real fast with Shante Hanks. Shante has been hired by Himes to serve as point person for the filtering of federal infrastructure stimulus funds. Shante most recently worked […]

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Shays’ Chalet, Let’s Chip In! Plus: New Himes Hire

March 3rd, 2009 · 11 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Chris Shays’ waterfront colonial in Black Rock is on sale for a cool $1,950,000. The house on Beacon Street will be officially listed in a few days. It’s been a rough few months for the former congressman, the last New England Republican standing in the House of Representative until his defeat in November by Jim […]

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