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Youthful And Resilient Paoletta Leads Columbus Festivities

June 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

You’ll not meet a more vibrant 79-year-old than Lenny Paoletta who served as mayor from 1981-1985. Determined, athletic, resourceful, Paoletta is serving as the 2014 Columbus Day Parade Grand Marshal. Paoletta loves a parade and it was during his years as mayor the St. Patrick’s Day Parade festivities took flight. He’s also resilient. Twenty years […]

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Public Schools Comedy Show At The Klein

December 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Education, News and Events

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Timpanelli: Transform The Barnum Festival Into An Economic Driver

October 18th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

His initials are P.T. just like the legendary Phineas Taylor Barnum, and on Thursday Paul Timpanelli, who has served for 25 years as president of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, was introduced as the 2014 Barnum Festival ringmaster at Sacred Heart University where he graduated, and followed up with a teaching profession, election as Trumbull’s […]

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Barnum’s Got Talent Vocal Finalists To Join Javier Colon On Parade Float June 30–Wing Ding Kids Parade Today

June 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

More than 120 students from grades 6 through 12 represented the Bridgeport region’s talent in a vocal competition sponsored by the Barnum Festival, the summer celebration saluting 19th Century showman P.T. Barnum. Seven finalists (one from each grade) will compete this Saturday (today) 1 p.m. at the Wing Ding Parade for kids at Connecticut’s Beardsley […]

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Dropouts “Drop Back In” to Receive High School Diplomas

May 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

Wednesday night at 7 at the Klein Memorial Auditorium the city’s Adult and Alternative Education Department will issue 197 diplomas to high school dropouts who made a decision to “drop back in” overcoming numerous challenges such as teen pregnancy, disciplinary issues, substance abuse, health problems and caring for loved ones. The graduates, ranging in age […]

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Cast Your Vote, Show Off The Best Of Bridgeport

April 24th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The Connecticut Office of Tourism has launched a contest to name your favorite place in the state (no, not your favorite place to neck) and wouldn’t it surprise to create a Bridgeport buzz. Stamford, Hartford and New Haven are often highlighted in the state’s tourism campaign, while little ol’ state’s largest city (okay, it’s a […]

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View From A Political Demagogue, ‘New Haven Would Look Like Bridgeport Without Yale’

April 22nd, 2013 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

It always intrigues when the state’s largest city serves as a convenient foil for political demagoguery, especially from one who seeks the office of mayor in New Haven. State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, speaking at a mayoral forum in New Haven on Saturday, said the following according to the New Haven Independent when candidates were asked about […]

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