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

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · 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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Marie Scinto, Transformational Political Leader, Brought Out The Best In People

October 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, City Politics, News and Events

Marie Iassogna Scinto was a special politician because she was a special person. Elected Republican town chair in 1978, she became the first woman in Bridgeport history to lead a city political party. She also was active in city politics during the period from 1971 to 1991 in which Republican mayors occupied City Hall for […]

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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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Scenes From Columbus Parade

October 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

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Full Steam Ahead, Fred Hall Salutes Mr. Barnum’s Legacy

October 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From the Barnum Festival: Fred Hall, vice president and general manager of the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company will be the 67th Ringmaster of the Barnum Festival. The P.T. Barnum Foundation Trustees and the Barnum Festival Board of Directors made the announcement at an event held at the Aquarion Water Company headquarters in Downtown […]

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Paoletta To Lead Columbus Parade Sunday

October 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

News release from Council of Italian-American Societies: Strike up the bands, tune up the instruments, unfurl the flags, the Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, the oldest continuous parade in the state, is preparing to step off Sunday, October 12 in Bridgeport’s North End. The 106th Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, sponsored by the Council of […]

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Volunteers Build Playground

September 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

News release from event organizers: More than 500 volunteers from Our Family Foundation by Stop & Shop, the City of Bridgeport, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the Bridgeport community joined forces on Thursday, September 18, to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at Shell St. The design is […]

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