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Entries Categorized as 'Library'

The Pie That Made Bridgeport Famous

November 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library

Fun story from Mary Witkowski, director of the Bridgeport History Center, Bridgeport Public Library. It was beat up. It looked like it had been in a fight. The years of scraping crust out of the bottom of the pie in order to get the last piece had scored lines into the metal. The many washings […]

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Walker: City Needs Financial Control Board To Restructure Finances

November 1st, 2014 · 26 Comments · City Politics, Library, News and Events

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker was a featured speaker at a meeting of The Movement, a new coalition offering a public forum to potential mayoral candidates. Walker shares some of the points he touched on in his presentation Thursday night.

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Does “The Movement” For Mayor Beat A Pulse For 2015? Or Flatlined?

October 29th, 2014 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

The Movement “to raise issues facing the citizens of Bridgeport, educate and engage people in fostering real changes” will conduct its third community forum on Thursday, 6 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown, featuring former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, who has his Black Rock home for sale, as the featured speaker.

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Can ‘The Movement’ Build Momentum?

October 7th, 2014 · 26 Comments · City Politics, Library, News and Events

A group calling itself “The Movement” will conduct a forum featuring potential mayoral candidates on Wednesday 6 p.m. at the Black Rock Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue. Several possible candidates are jockeying to challenge two-term incumbent Democrat Bill Finch in 2015.

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New Community Group To Host First Forum For 2015 Mayoral Election

September 22nd, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

A new “grass roots coalition” calling itself Join The Movement will host a “change for Bridgeport” forum on Tuesday, 6 p.m. at the North Branch Library, 3455 Madison Avenue. The group is “urging their fellow citizens to get involved in their city.” Bridgeport Banner editor Rob Sullivan and community fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee described […]

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Planning Seaside Park, Bridgeport’s Waterfront Jewel

January 10th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library

College campus area, music festivals, sporting events, beaching, biking, walking, running–Seaside Park is a waterfront gem in the state’s largest city. City historian Eric Lehman, on behalf of the History Center, Bridgeport Public Library, pens this piece about the planning of Seaside Park. Check it out. Before the Civil War, no one in town gave […]

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Sue Brannelly’s Opposition To “90-99 Percent” Of Her Constituents Urging City Council Reform

October 27th, 2013 · 47 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events

At Wednesday night’s forum for City Council candidates in the 130th District, incumbent Democrat Sue Brannelly was trapped in one of those “uh oh” moments in the Black Rock Branch library when even her running partner Steven Stafstrom disagreed with her embrace of city employees serving on the City Council in violation of the City […]

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