Did ya attend the parade? Nothing like shouting out a few wisecracks to your favorite politician followed by a rejoinder or two. Hey, the good Irish pols can spit in your eye and make you think it’s raining.
Did former Mayor Joe Ganim show up? Why not, he’s been crashing just about everything else lately. Yes, the blarney should be in full force from the honorary Irish pols too. After all, they had good teachers.
We’re all wondering, how come city employee Joe Tiago, the genial owner of Tiago’s, hasn’t persuaded the committee chiefs to reroute the parade past his pub on State Street? Come on Joe, you gotta show more juice than that. Shoot, if Joe Ganim owned the bar he’d have the parade end at the bar. Of course, he’d want you to bring along a little extra green (preferably Ben Franklins).
The 33rd Greater Bridgeport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will kick off Tuesday at noon led by 2015 Grand Marshal Ted Lovely of Trumbull. The Downtown parade starts at Harbor Yard, marches up Broad Street to Fairfield Avenue, hooks onto Fairfield Avenue and then south to Main Street to return to Harbor Yard.
Here’s the Tuesday lineup:
8 a.m. Mass at Saint Augustine Cathedral celebrated by Most Reverend Frank Joseph Caggiano, S.T.D., D.D. Bishop of Bridgeport
9:15 a.m. Flag raising at City Hall with Mayor Bill Finch.
10 a.m. Grand Marshal’s Breakfast, Grand Ballroom, Bridgeport Holiday Inn.
12 p.m. Parade Kick-off with 2015 Grand Marshal Ted Lovely.
1:30 p.m. Post Parade Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, Grand Ballroom, Bridgeport Holiday Inn.