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Bridgeport’s Chynna Sherrod Is Going To Hollywood

January 22nd, 2016 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

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Ganim Announces New Class Of Police Recruits, Officers Promoted

January 15th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Trying to keep pace with police retirements, Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Friday a new class of 32 police recruits will start training on March 1. The department has been hampered by retirements and other officers leaving for more attractive offers from the suburbs.

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Surplus Clothing And Furnishings Available To Needy Residents

January 15th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The regional community response to the Charles Street and Frenchtown Road families displaced by fires was enormous, according to city officials. In the past few weeks city officials led a community effort to distribute clothing and furnishings following the outpouring of support. The goodwill support accommodated victims needs but surplus items are available.

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A Shout-out To Readers: OIB Views Nearly Doubled In 2015

December 31st, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

When OIB launched under the banner of the Fairfield County Weekly in 2007, who knew anyone would show? “Blogging” was the new kid in town. To make these things work you need a niche, so we focused on government and politics. In 2008 we took the site independent, away from the Tribune corporate suits in […]

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Bicycles For Needy Kids

December 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

News release: – Bikeport Co-op, Bridgeport’s only bicycle cooperative, located at the Arcade Mall, 1001 Main Street Suite 14, is donating 65 bicycles to Bridgeport children living at 200% below the poverty line. Bikeport has partnered with ABCD Inc. to match children with bikes.

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Support Food Goodness In The Rock

December 18th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Michelle Margo and Karyn Leito organize the popular Black Rock Farmers Market that supports local farmers, food producers and local artists. It’s a year-around operation that requires a January commitment to farmers to prepare and plant crops. Check out their campaign here. More info follows.

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Christmas Tree Lights Up Downtown

December 10th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

UPDATE: More than 300 schoolchildren greeted Santa who arrived by fire truck Downtown for Mayor Joe Ganim’s tree lighting on McLevy Green Thursday night with toys donated by mayoral and chief administrative office staff. With assistance from the Downtown Special Services District, Leisha’s Bakeria donated cookies and hot chocolate, Central High School donated cookies, and […]

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City Tree Lighting Thursday At McLevy Green

December 7th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

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