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Entries Tagged as 'John Soltis'

Council Candidates Debate Taxes, Development, Conflicts Of Interest

October 23rd, 2013 · 13 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events

City Council candidates in the 130th District squared off Wednesday night for a spirited forum in the standing-room-only Black Rock Library conference room with Democratic incumbents Sue Brannelly and Steven Stafstrom emphasizing their efforts to reduce taxes in the mayor’s proposed budget, pushing for renovations of Black Rock School while Republicans Rick Torres and Phil Blagys […]

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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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School Board Challenge Slate Issues Endorsements

August 26th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The challenge slate for Board of Education has kicked out a lengthy list of endorsements that includes political operatives, education advocates, civil rights leaders and even a few city employees. The slate of Andre Baker, Dave Hennessey and Howard Gardner is challenging endorsed Democrats Kathryn Bukovsky, Simon Castillo and Brandon Clark in a September 10 […]

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“I Have A Dream” 50 Years After At Black Rock Library

August 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library

From John “Salty” Soltis, Bridgeport Public Library: To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 “March on Washington” actor and writer David Mills returns to the Black Rock Branch August 29, 7 p.m. for a presentation of some of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most renowned speeches Including: “I Have a Dream;” “Letter from a […]

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Show Us The Money! Cuba Gooding Jr. Casting Call Tuesday

September 13th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Library, News and Events

From John “Salty” Soltis, Bridgeport Public Library Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movie Shooting in Connecticut! We’re Hiring Paid Background Actors. Casting call for paid background actors for feature film starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. (“Jerry Maguire,””Pearl Harbor,””Men of Honor”) shooting in Connecticut September through November. This is a story of a journey to freedom, and the unshackled […]

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Good Stuff At City Libraries

January 24th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library, News and Events

The Bridgeport Public Library is a city jewel with improving neighborhood branches thanks to the voter-approved referendum a few years ago. This News 12 piece highlights the library. Our neighborhood librarian John “Salty” Soltis shares February events at the North End branch:

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January Library Events

December 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Library, News and Events

From John “Salty” Soltis, Bridgeport Public Library: Here are some upcoming January events at the Black Rock Branch Library. Mondays 10:30 – 11:30 AM. The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue presents: Free Computer Classes for Beginners. The Black Rock Branch Library announces a series of free computer classes designed for beginners. All classes […]

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