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Squeaker Vote, House Passes State Budget, Car Tax Cut For City Residents

June 3rd, 2015 · 39 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

It’s noisy in Hartford on the last day of the legislative session. The State House in a 73-70 vote Wednesday morning passed a controversial two-year $40 billion spending plan with tax increases opposed by some of the state’s business giants threatening to leave Connecticut. The budget awaits Senate approval. All six members of the city’s […]

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Tom McCarthy Joins Notre Dame High School Hall Of Fame

March 2nd, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

City Council President Tom McCarthy Saturday night was inducted into the Notre Dame High School Alumni Hall of Fame recognizing “individuals who have through their performance, conduct, and achievement, brought credit and honor to themselves and the Notre Dame community.”

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David Carson Turns 80 In 25th Anniversary Year Of People’s Bank Landmark Bridgeport Center

August 2nd, 2014 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Twenty-five years ago, the city celebrated the grand opening of Bridgeport Center, the new corporate headquarters for People’s Bank, today called People’s United Bank. The tallest building in the city, it was an $80 million construction project led by then-Chief Executive Officer David Ellis Adams Carson who turned 80 years old on August 2. When […]

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Stamp Of Approval For Mr. Barnum

June 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Kathy Maher, executive director of the Barnum Museum: On Wednesday, July 2 at 2 p.m. the Barnum Museum will be commemorating P.T. Barnum’s 204th Birthday at his Museum for the first time in four years. The United States Postal Service Vintage Circus Posters Stamps will also be dedicated in honor of Phineas Taylor (P.T.) […]

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Mr. Barnum Invites You To Jenny Lind Concert Featuring 12 Sopranos At UB

May 16th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

This is a cool event, free and open to the public. Barnum Museum Executive Director Kathy Maher, event organizer, says it all. “Everything about the Barnum Festival embraces the true spirit of P.T. Barnum. He loved art and music, and above all else, he loved making people happy. Remarkably, Barnum’s 1850 tour of Jenny Lind […]

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I Am Carmen, Hear Me Roar

March 21st, 2013 · 5 Comments · News and Events

A worthy panel discussion in celebration of Women’s History Month will take place March 28, 5 p.m. in the People’s United Bank Gallery at the Barnum Museum Downtown. The panelists include retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez who’s been active in a number of city issues since leaving the bench several years ago, from governmental freedom […]

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Celebrate The Fairy Wedding At The Barnum Museum, 150 Years For Tom And Lavinia

February 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

How about a little Sunday tea at the Barnum Museum on February 24? Mr. Barnum would be delighted. News release from Mr. Barnum: On Sunday, February 24, The Barnum Museum will host a delightful afternoon of entertainment in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren’s marriage, popularly known as The Fairy […]

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Leave The Gun, Take The Cannoli

October 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From City Lights Gallery: City Lights has just made a great event even better … The 4th Annual Classic and Custom Car Show will have a new theme: “CARS and CANNOLI” on Saturday, October 20, 2012. 9-4 p.m. sponsored by the Downtown Special Services District of Bridgeport. View exquisite autos, appreciate the architecture that surrounds […]

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