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Full Steam Ahead, Fred Hall Salutes Mr. Barnum’s Legacy

October 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From the Barnum Festival: Fred Hall, vice president and general manager of the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company will be the 67th Ringmaster of the Barnum Festival. The P.T. Barnum Foundation Trustees and the Barnum Festival Board of Directors made the announcement at an event held at the Aquarion Water Company headquarters in Downtown […]

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This Way To The Barnum Pub Fest

June 19th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Join jugglers, sword swallowers and other circus-themed performers at the Barnum Festival Pub Fest this Friday starting at 5:30 p.m. featuring seven Downtown destinations offering reduced price Ringmaster-themed drinks, and light buffet at each venue. The evening starts at the Barnum Publick House, 1020 Broad Street and ends with the after party at the spectacular […]

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Mr. Barnum Invites You To The Zoo, Free Saturday Admission Until Noon

June 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Grab the kids, the grandkids, your neighbors, friends and favorite politician and head over to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Saturday morning for the Barnum Festival Wing Ding parade for children. Zoo admission is free until noon.

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Barnum Festival Searches For The Greatest Voice On Earth

May 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Here’s your chance to let out your lungs. The Bridgeport region’s annual salute to iconic 19th century showman P.T. Barnum will feature a new statewide vocal competition Barnum’s Got Talent that includes four age groups and cash prizes with the finals taking place June 28 at the historic Bijou Theatre in the revitalized Downtown Bridgeport […]

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Ficarra Named Executive Director Of Barnum Festival

March 14th, 2014 · 5 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch’s former communications director has been named executive director of the Barnum Festival. Festival news release: Building upon the vision to transform the Barnum Festival into an economic driver, the organization that leads the annual salute to Bridgeport’s former mayor, showman and philanthropist announced today the appointment of Elaine K. Ficarra as full-time […]

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Finch Hires New Flack

March 12th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has appointed Brett Broesder as the new director of communications, replacing Elaine Ficarra who has left the city for a new opportunity she’s expected to announce within the next few days. Ficarra spent about six years as the city’s spokesperson, a nice run for what can be a burnout job (having done […]

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The Park City Pass, UConn Women’s Hoops, Tree Pick-up

January 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: Tune in to WICC-600AM every Wednesday morning at 6:50 a.m., when City Spokeswoman Elaine Ficarra joins WICC personality Tony Reno for the “Park City Pass.” It’s your weekly guide to all the family friendly fun in the Park City. Tune in. Tell your friends–Bridgeport is where it’s at–baseball, hockey, museum, festivals, […]

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Unaffiliated Workers Accept Unpaid Furloughs–What Will Unions Do?

December 19th, 2013 · 22 Comments · City Budget, City Council

While the city’s Labor Relations Department continues negotiations with municipal unions to achieve $2 million in total concessions the City Council plugged into this year’s operating budget to lessen a tax hit, 66 unaffiliated city employees including mayoral staffers have or will take 6.5 unpaid furlough days to help cut into the number. The savings […]

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