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Storefront churches: Perception and reality

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“It’s an urban sociological story in many ways,” McRoberts said. “People who wanted to open businesses there couldn’t get loans, so you get all of the forces colliding to create these religious districts.

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Courant columnist looks at Bridgeport, Bass Pro and guns

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Our Hearst newspapers this weekend carried a news report and a column about how Bridgeport officials one day decry gun violence in the city and another welcome Bass Pro Shops, a national purveyor of firearms. Coincidentally Hartford Courant columnist Kevin Rennie, a former Republican state legislator (Democratic Bridgeport isn’t quite sure what that is), tackled the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

ACLU doesn’t like curfew, but city has time before heading to court

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut opposes Bridgeport’s youth curfew, approved by the City Council Thursday and signed into law by Mayor Bill Finch Monday afternoon. The ACLU successfully fought to overturn a similar curfew in the town of Vernon nearly a decade ago and believes Bridgeport’s is equally vulnerable to a court challenge. […] [Read More]
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Weird Bridgeport laws

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Bridgeport has its fair share of obscure local ordinaces — Did you know you can’t take a nap in the park? See what else is illegal. Click “show captions” to see the ordinances. [Read More]
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Newfield Park celebration postponed to Sunday

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Mayor Bill Finch’s  “Park City Celebration” event at Newfield Park in the East End has been postponed to Sunday because of expected rain. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, but Elaine Ficcara, Finch’s spokeswoman, said it will be held on Sunday when the weather is expected to be better. It will be held from […] [Read More]
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Council schedules hearing on property swap with Kuchma

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The Bridgeport City Council has scheduled a public hearing on the proposed three-for-one property swap allowing downtown developer Phil Kuchma to expand his portfolio for August 6 at 7 p.m. The swap was approved earlier this month by the Economic and Community Development and Environment Committee. Summer’s a tough time to get council members in a room […] [Read More]
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Pub crawl to raise funds for Stratford dog park

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A group of residents that is trying to raise funds for a dog park Stratford is hosting a pub crawl tonight to raise money for their cause. The “Hair of the Dog” pub crawl begins at 6:45 p.m. at The Sitting Duck Tavern in Paradise Green. It costs $40 to join in the crawl, with […] [Read More]
Categories: Pets, Stratford

Church hosts festival to celebrate its Italian roots

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ANSONIA —  Holy Rosary Parish will hold its 45th annual Italian Festival, Festa! 2012 from Aug. 2 to 4 on the church grounds on Father Salemi Drive. The event will run from 5 to 10 p.m. each night. The festival features Italian foods including soffrito, lasagna, porchetta, pizza fritta, fried calamari and more.  All food items will be freshly […] [Read More]
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Trumbull Library to show Olympic coverage

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The Trumbull Library System will air the 2012 London Summer Olympics on NBC Channel 6 or alternate coverage on NBC Sports Channel 41 in the TLS Lobby or Community Room, when available, during normal open hours. Women’s soccer competition starts Wed. July 25.  Full competition opens Fri. July 27 and runs through Sun. Aug. 12. […] [Read More]
Categories: Trumbull

Finch urges Bridgeport city council to pass curfew ordinance

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With the Bridgeport city council set to vote tonight on an ordinance that would require children younger than 17 to be off the streets by 11 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, Mayor Bill Finch issued a statement supporting the ordinance. “I have listened to the families and friends who have lost […] [Read More]
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