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Entries Tagged as 'John Soltis'

Black Rock Library Forum For City Council Primary

August 9th, 2017 · 19 Comments · City Politics, Library, News and Events

A City Council candidate forum will take place August 22, 7:30 p.m. in the Black Rock Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue, involving Democratic endorsed Scott Burns and Rowan Kane and challengers Christina Smith and Pete Spain. Assistant City Library John “Salty” Soltis will moderate. See more here. The 130th District covers Black Rock and a portion […]

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Library Board Throws Book At Hughes, Soltis Named Acting Director

October 20th, 2016 · 39 Comments · Library, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post Months short of his 10-year anniversary with the city, Library Director Scott Hughes is out of a job.

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City Council Candidate Forum In Black Rock

September 13th, 2015 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

A City Council candidate forum for the 130th District covering Black Rock and the West End will take place today (Sunday) 5 p.m. at the Black Rock Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue between Wednesday’s Democratic primary opponents Katie Bukovsky and Scott Burns and John Marshal Lee and Tyisha Toms.

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Obama And Brad Pitt Cousins?

May 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library, News and Events

Wednesday (May 27) from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. the Black Rock Branch Library will host the “Unusual, Unexpected, Unbelievable but All-True Facts About America’s Presidents.” More from neighborhood librarian John “Salty” Soltis.

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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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