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Housatonic Community College Celebrates 50 Years

March 21st, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Education, News and Events

Housatonic Community College has come a long way from its humble beginning 50 years ago. Current enrollment is roughly 6,000 making it among the highest attended community colleges in Connecticut. Two-year programs have served as career springboards for doctors, lawyers, nurses and law enforcement professionals. More than 25 years ago, the college languished in an […]

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Here Come Pols And Parade–Free Parking!

March 14th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

It was started by Italian-American Mayor Lenny Paoletta in 1983 and all these decades later it has served as a tasty-toasty treat Downtown. The Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will take place Friday highlighted by the parade starting noon. Parade route here. Dress warm! Or find a bar/restaurant with a view. Forecast does not look […]

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On Giving Day Support The Downtown Cabaret

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Hugh Hallinan, executive director of the Downtown Cabaret Theater: Fairfield County’s Giving Day is a 24-hour non-profit fundraiser.  It is broken up by various challenges. The challenge I need your help on is “Top of the Morning”. More information here: dtcab.com/giving-day/.

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Purrrrfect–Zoo’s Tiger Cub Cam Crashes From Toothy Traffic

January 30th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Talk about having a tiger by the tail. The newly launched tiger cub cam to cuddle up close the months-old Amur tigers birthed at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo was so popular the zoo’s site crashed Tuesday morning. Looks like it’s back up and running. See tiger cub cam here and watch Reka and Zeya who’ve become national […]

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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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