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Entries Categorized as 'Best of Bridgeport'

Dan The New Man For Frisbie Pies

January 13th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It all started in 1871, when William Frisbie baked five-cent pies from a house on Kossuth Street on the East Side and delivered them by horse and wagon. Company employees flinged the heavy metal pie tins during breaks, many finding the bottom of the Pequonnock River. Yale students got in on the fun too and […]

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Night Vision, Warren Blunt’s Poetic Bond With Health Director And Community

January 3rd, 2017 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

City Health Director Maritza Bond has written a moving tribute that appears in The Huffington Post to former City Councilman Warren Blunt who died last Friday. He was 63. Services for the long-time Health Department employee will take place this Saturday, 11am in Mount Aery Baptist Church, 73 Frank Street. Post condolences here.

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Spread ‘The Word’ For New Year

December 29th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

What’s up New Year’s weekend? If you’re looking for a gripping thriller, the award-winning film The Word, shot mostly in Bridgeport, was recently released on Amazon. Order it here.

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Uniformed Services Step Up For Kids

December 23rd, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local: How about some likes for all that made toy deliveries today with AMR, Vazzy’s, Otimus Health Care and Bridgeport Police and Fire with the help of The Marilyn Goldstone Foundation and Al’s Angels. The parade through town started at 10:30 in front of AMR’s headquarters on Connecticut Avenue. We made visits […]

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Mayor Delivers Turkeys And Toys Honoring Marilyn Goldstone’s Legacy

December 17th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Marilyn Goldstone was one of a kind, an urban warrior who could tell someone to kiss off and receive a smooch in return. She got her point across. And paramount in her point was helping thousands of needy residents of Bridgeport. She did it without waving pompoms. And it often took on a life of […]

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UB Student Brainpower Connects A Bridge To Opportunity

December 8th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

When college student creativity is available, you embrace it. Mayor Joe Ganim, unlike his predecessor Bill Finch, is leveraging the minds of University of Bridgeport students in the cause of marketing the city. Professor Susan Katz, who designed the OIB website, challenged her students in the Publicity Methods class to create a video, brochure and marketing […]

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No Tickets By City Cops–Turkeys

November 24th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Who says cops like to gobble up traffic infractions? Not on Wednesday. Big-hearted city officers stuffed unsuspecting motorists with turkeys instead of tickets. Check out video.

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Forget Turkey, Squirrel Cacciatore!

November 23rd, 2016 · 4 Comments · 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.

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