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The New Newfield Branch

July 20th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Library

The Board of Directors of the Bridgeport Public Library and Reading Room has purchased, along with other parcels, the former Newfield Library building at 755 Central Avenue that more recently housed the Charles D. Smith Foundation and Educational Center. The property had served as the Newfield Branch until 1991, when City financial difficulties prevented capital […]

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When Stopped By A Cop What Do You Do?

June 19th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Law Enforcement, Library, News and Events

What do you do when stopped by the police, in your house, in your car and on the street? Retired Bridgeport Police Lieutenant David Daniels will conduct a conversation about racial profiling and community policing July 18th, 10 a.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown. The event is sponsored by the Connecticut Stop Violence Movement.

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Obama And Brad Pitt Cousins?

May 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library, News and Events

Wednesday (May 27) from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. the Black Rock Branch Library will host the “Unusual, Unexpected, Unbelievable but All-True Facts About America’s Presidents.” More from neighborhood librarian John “Salty” Soltis.

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Finch Unveils Pleasure Beach Walking Tour

May 17th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, Library, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch unveiled a historic walking tour at Pleasure Beach–which is a 71-acre barrier island that opened to the public last summer for the first time in 18 years–that will launch when the island officially opens on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

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Campaign 2015: Ganim’s Reinvention, Finch’s Incumbency, Foster’s Decision

March 11th, 2015 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library

It’s probably been 12 years since Joe Ganim sat through a 90-minute, city-government-related hearing of any sort. Monday night the former mayor was there suited and seated as a spectator in the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown watching and listening to a steady stream of voices share opinions about a state government reform bill to enforce […]

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‘Our Will Will Be Recognized’–Supporters Of Government Reform Bill Rally Against Union Opposition Controlling Key Legislative Votes

March 10th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Rallying against powerful union interests that control key state legislative votes trying to kill a government reform bill, dozens of city stakeholders Monday night urged passage of An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies before more than 100 spectators at a forum at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown.

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Hennessy: Conflict-Of-Interest Bill Faces Roadblocks, Encourages Support At Monday’s Public Forum

March 9th, 2015 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Despite near unanimous support from the city’s legislative delegation including for the first time its two state senators, the government reform bill An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies still faces roadblocks, according to State Rep. Jack Hennessy who’s encouraging backers of the legislation to show support at a forum […]

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Public Hearing For Conflict Of Interest Bill Before State Legislature

February 27th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Library, News and Events, State Politics

State Representative Jack Hennessy is inviting all Bridgeport residents to speak on the Conflict of Interest House Bill #5886 that impacts Bridgeport and the state. The public hearing will take place Monday, March 9th at 5:30 p.m. in the first-floor meeting hall in the Bridgeport Public Library, 925 Broad Street, Downtown.

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