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Amanda Cuda

Trumbull do-gooder seeks food, toiletry donations

It’s no secret that many food banks and homeless shelters are hurting for donations for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. But so is Anne Marie Tarinelli, a Trumbull woman who serves Bridgeport’s homeless under the John Street bridge in the city every Sunday. She’s looking for donations of turkeys and other food so she can serve […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, Trumbull

Bridgeport Rescue Mission needs turkeys!

Bridgeport Rescue Mission will soon begin packing 3,000 Thanksgiving Dinner Pantry Boxes that will be distributed to near-homeless and working-poor families in Bridgeport and South Norwalk. The boxes will be filled with all the fixings—including frozen turkeys—that poverty-stricken men, women and children need to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in their own homes. Executive Director […] [Read More]

Bridgeport Rescue Mission sponsors paddle tennis marathon.

The folks at Bridgeport Rescue Mission are looking to give hunger a good paddling this weekend. Starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, more than 150 people will play paddle tennis into the wee hours of the night hoping to raise $50,000 for Bridgeport Rescue Mission during the Paddle Against Hunger charity marathon at The […] [Read More]

Lifetime announces air date for TV movie about Carlina White

The Lifetime movie about Carlina White — the baby stolen from Harlem Hospital in 1987 and raised in Bridgeport by Ann Pettway — will make its debut Saturday, Oct. 6.  Lifetime put out a release announcing the air date on Tuesday. The movie “Abducted: The Carlina White Story,”  stars Aunjanue Ellis (The Help) as Pettway, […] [Read More]

Goodwill to dole out school supplies to area students

When students return to eight Connecticut schools — including two spots in Bridgeport — Goodwill Industries of Northern and Western Connecticut will greet them with brand new backpacks filled with school supplies. Each backpack will contain essential supplies to help students begin the school year with the tools they need to succeed. Schools benefiting from […] [Read More]

Ann Pettway/Carlina White story to become a Lifetime movie

Well, it was only a matter of time. The cable network Lifetime put out a release today announcing that it was turning the story of Ann Pettway, who stole baby Carlina White from Harlem Hospital in 1987 and raised her in Bridgeport — into one of its signature ripped from the headlines movies. Pettway plead […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, News

New Cooking Channel show features Bridgeport

So perhaps you’ve seen ads for this kitschy new Cooking Channel show “The Culinary Aventures of Baron Ambrosia,” premiering tonight at 10 on the station: Well, it turns out that tonight’s episode was filmed in Bridgeport, and features a bunch of local venues, including the Barnum Museum. Here’s the episode summary from the channel’s web […] [Read More]

Bishop Lori’s goodbye to parishioners

From our friends at Last week Archbishop William Lori, the former Bishop of Bridgeport was at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard to pay final tribute to his driver who passed earlier this year. I asked him his biggest challenges and biggest accomplishments in the eleven years he served. I also asked him […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Helper of homeless needs donations

A local woman who helps feed the region’s homeless is seeking donations of several items, including styrofoam containers and plastic forks. The last Sunday of every month, Ann Marie Tarinelli of Trumbull serves meals under the viaduct on John Street in Bridgeport. Many of her clients take the food with them, and she badly needs […] [Read More]

Connecticut rated number one state for women

Connecticut is the best state in the nation for women, according to iVillage, the largest content-driven online community for women. The site commissioned an extensive analysis to rank all 50 states in order of which were best for women, and which have failed their female citizens. According to a press release from iVillage,  Connecticut, which […] [Read More]