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Entries Categorized as 'Best of Bridgeport'

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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John Mayer Embraces Gravity Of Father’s Bridgeport Legacy

October 14th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Long before Bridgeport-born guitar wizard John Mayer’s bluesy strings and voice built an international following, his dad was an educator in the city school system. Hard to believe that Mayer turns 40 on Monday. In celebration of his father Richard’s 90th birthday John established a college scholarship to benefit city students.

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Attention All Pollinators: Butterfly Garden Wings To Zoo

October 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is proud to unveil its latest installation, a certified Butterfly Garden and Bug Hotel, an important contribution to helping the area’s native butterfly population. Located in front of the new animal commissary, the garden is a gift from Stacey Marcell, her husband Wilbert Frazier, and their company, Northeast […]

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Lauretti, Parade, Marines, Free Concerts Highlight Columbus Weekend Events

September 29th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events, State Politics

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, also a Republican candidate for governor in 2018, is this year’s grand marshal for the Columbus Day Parade Oct. 8th. Two free Marine Band concerts will also take place as part of the weekend festivities, October 6 and October 7, 7 p.m. at the Klein Memorial Auditorium. The concerts are free […]

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Halstead Reunited With ‘Baby Sue’

September 21st, 2017 · 10 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

An enterprising Facebook search has reunited a Long Island woman with former City Councilman Bob Halstead who found Susan Akie-Mote in a hat box 49 years ago when she was just hours old. Michael Daly of the CT Post has more:

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