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Entries Tagged as 'Webster Bank Arena'

Presidential Visit With A Lot On The Line, Obama Rallies The Base

November 2nd, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

OIB friend Frank Gerratana supplied a montage of images his dad took during his years as lead photographer of the old Bridgeport Herald. If an important pol set foot in Bridgeport, Gerratana was there to chronicle it in photos those many decades ago.

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Central High School To Host Obama For Malloy Rally

October 29th, 2014 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

After a revue of several venues, officials say President Obama will campaign for Governor Dan Malloy on Sunday at approximately 3:30 p.m. at Central High School auditorium. About 1,800 people will be allowed in according to Fire Chief Brian Rooney, a figure determined by the Secret Service.

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Mr. Barnum’s Circus (No, Not The City Council) Is In Town

October 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The late great writer James G. Clark said, “Bridgeport … where the circus never left town.” Gee, how’d he come to that conclusion! Mr. Barnum’s circus will thrill throughout this weekend at the Webster Bank Arena. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!℠, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. […]

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Barack To Return November 2, Two Days Before Election

October 22nd, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Four years ago, Barack Obama’s visit to Bridgeport jammed the Webster Bank Arena three days before Election Day in support of Democratic candidates. He’s now scheduled to return November 2, two days before the election rescheduling his postponed visit to Central High School from last week, according to an advisory released by the Connecticut Democratic […]

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Community Volunteers Step Up

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Imagine more than 400 people fanning out through every city neighborhood–painting churches, planting trees and cleaning parks. It happened in Bridgeport on Saturday as part of The Big Day of Serving.

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POTUS Factor Versus Foley’s Follies

October 15th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Four years ago, three days before the general election, Barack Obama touched down in Bridgeport, which touched off Democratic enthusiasm elevating Dan Malloy to the governorship over Republican Tom Foley. Will history repeat itself?

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Take A Shuttle From Harbor Yard To Central High School For Obama Event, Street Closures And Parking Restrictions

October 15th, 2014 · 5 Comments · News and Events

If you’re going to see President Obama Wednesday night at Central High School, plan on parking at Harbor Yard, according to organizers, and hop a shuttle to the event that’s generally a five-minute drive or so under normal conditions. Obama is not expected to speak until after 8 p.m. but this being a presidential visit […]

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