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Entries Categorized as 'Best of Bridgeport'

Tiger Cubs At Zoo–They’re Gr-r-reat!

January 12th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo provided area media a first in-person look today at the rare Amur tiger cubs born at the Zoo. Two of a litter of four cubs survived after their mother, Changbai, neglected them, causing Zoo staff to step in. Since their birth on November 25, 2017, they have been […]

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Two New Downtown Restaurants, Eat And Harlan Haus

January 10th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

You love Asian eats? New restaurant opened Wednesday on Fairfield Avenue Downtown. I marinated in the curry beef stew rice. It was the berries. Check it out, 269 Fairfield Avenue next to Bijou Theater. Oh, by the way, restaurant is called EAT.

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Let’s Eat! Harlan Haus German Beer Hall Downtown Opens This Week

January 7th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Downtown along McLevy Green is undergoing a brighter face. New housing units, a comedy club expected to open soon and the grand opening of Harlan Haus German beer hall on Wednesday anchor the revitalized McLevy Square area.

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Step Right Up–Daly, Paoletta Book Signing At Barnum Museum

January 7th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

It was a dizzying five days in December, 1982 after an arsonist torched the Police Activities League’s Christmas Village, the site of a celebration for the city’s impoverished children. The indomitable will of then-Mayor Leonard Paoletta resurrected the village from the ashes in an astonishing restoration mission. The events are now chronicled in a book by […]

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Daly, Paoletta Chronicle ‘The Miracle Of Christmas Village’

December 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

On December 7, 1982 an arsonist slipped into Beardsley Park and set fire to the Police Activities League’s Christmas Village, that for more than 25 years had been the site of a Christmas celebration for the city’s impoverished children. Reaction to the shocking fire sparked a massive five-day restoration mission that raised the village from […]

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Post Office Worthy, Name The Dude At Right

November 28th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, City Politics

Freaking out yet? This is 25 years ago, the old Three Door Restaurant on Madison Avenue, now Testo’s Restaurant owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. (Yes, there’s an o in the restaurant name and an a in Mario’s last.) At left is your grizzled host trying to get out the door following an event […]

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Tear Into Some Squirrel Cacciatore, Joe Haines Style

November 23rd, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

We all have our Thanksgiving traditions. For me turkey weekend is incomplete without saluting wilderness warrior Joe Haines who enjoys life living off the land. Grab your favorite beverage for an account of this simply adventurous man’s world that first appeared in Connecticut Magazine. This story is also a featured chapter in my book Connecticut […]

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Join Us Friday For Pics Presentation, Discussion At Art Trail Weekend, Milano Wine Bar

November 7th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The Bridgeport Art Trail weekend is upon us with a bunch of stuff lined up including yours truly and photography gems Jay Misencik and Geralene Valentine sharing a night of nostalgic conversation about the city, Friday Nov. 10, 6 p.m. at Milano Wine Bar & Pizzeria, 281 Fairfield Avenue Downtown. The audience is welcome to […]

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