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Entries Tagged as 'Charles Brilvitch'

A Piece Of The Rock With Brilvitch

May 24th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

City historian Charles Brilvitch will lead a walking tour of Black Rock, that cool waterfront hamlet, on Sunday May 31 from 4-5 p.m. Charles will share stories and insights into the neighborhood’s formation, farming roots, shipping and trading history. Knowing Charles he might even know where some of the bodies are buried.

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Casting Call For Downtown Theaters

August 5th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Casting director Morgan Burch has put out the call for Bridgeport community extras for a film short at the closed Majestic Theater Downtown. Bridgeport was a hot entertainment town thanks in part to Sylvester Poli whose twin jewels have been closed for more than 40 years. Burch is seeking extras to serve as a theater […]

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2013 Look Back: Airport Land Deal Grounds Manager, Raises Questions–Plus, Airport History

November 29th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment

As we approach the end of 2013, OIB will revisit some of the major stories of the year. One of the high-flying stories revealed first by the Connecticut Post was the $400,000 land deal between the city and developer Manny Moutinho that cost Airport Manager John Ricci his job, cast a cloud over the City […]

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Meet Artist Lou Trapasso And Sir Charles Brilvitch At Downtown Library

October 18th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library, News and Events

From John “Salty” Soltis, Bridgeport Public Library: The Bridgeport History Center presents: Lou Trapasso Poet-Painter who has painted numerous works depicting the buildings and city life of Bridgeport in the 1940s and ’50s. On Saturday, Oct. 19th at 2pm, a reception will be held to thank Mr. Trapasso for his recent gift of five of […]

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Meet The Mayor Monday Night In The Hollow

August 24th, 2013 · 5 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch on Monday will visit with residents of The Hollow neighborhood in his continuing series of Community Cabinet meetings from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the cafeteria at Geraldine Johnson School, 475 Lexington Avenue. All Hollow residents are welcome to attend to hear from the mayor about city initiatives and projects. A question-and-answer […]

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Walk With Sir Charles In South End, Homeownership Expo At Morton Center

May 2nd, 2013 · No Comments · News and Events

The Bridgeport Community Historical Society will sponsor a walking tour of the South End and University of Bridgeport area on Sunday, May 19. Meet architectural historian Charles Brilvitch at 1 pm at Park and Waldemere Avenues just above the Perry Memorial Arch. Suggested donation is $6 for nonmembers and $4 for members. For more information […]

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Examining City Treasures

March 16th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

Rob Foley, host of the Bridgeport cable access show Bridgeport Now, interviews Bridgeport historian Charles Brilvitch about the history of the city’s theatrical jewels, the Palace and Majestic theaters. Brilvitch has advocated for years that a redevelopment of the theaters can be a pride point not just for Bridgeport but also the entire state. Any theater […]

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Do You know Your City? A Refresher On The Brilvitch Lines

March 16th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

It’s campaign season so one of the privileges of hosting OIB is giving tours of the city to folks running for public office or their operatives, be it donkey or elephant. Did so the other day. It’s always a hoot to drive across the Stratford Avenue Bridge explaining to an inquisitive pol that P.T. Barnum once paraded 13 elephants to test the strength […]

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