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No stars, real kids in cautionary film at Klein

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“The 5K Motion,” a 30-minute film about the personal price of gun violence, will be shown June 20 at 6:30 at the Klein, 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport. The film is a collaboration of 4Peace, a Boston rap group that advocates for peace on the streets; The Reach Foundation, a Farmington-Conn. based organization; Stop Handgun Violence, […] [Read More]
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The compelling tale of a boy’s flight from Nazi Germany, his arrival in Bridgeport and his ultimate return to – and reconciliation with – his childhood home will be at the heart of a Holocaust Remembrance Day Sunday at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Bridgeport. Harry Weichsel, of Bridgeport, fled Nazi Germany and the little town […] [Read More]
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Biographer of Michael Daly, Medal of Honor winner, in Fairfield March 23

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Steven J.  Ochs, author of “A Cause Greater Than Self: The Journey of Captain Michael J. Daly, World War II Medal of Honor winner,” will be at the Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road in downtown Fairfield, on March 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. Daly lived and raised a family in Fairfield after the war. […] [Read More]
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Fairfield’s Stratfield Village will stage vigil

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A candlelight vigil will take place Sunday, Dec. 16, at the intersection of Fairfield Woods Road and Stratfield Road from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in memory of, and in support of, the victims of the Newtown shooting. Candles will be provided but the organizers ask that you bring a teddy bear. The bears will […] [Read More]
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A healthy James Blake training for Australian Open tennis

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American tennis player James Blake, once the fourth ranked player in the world, looked crisp and chipper during a workout Wednesday at the Tennis Club of Trumbull and said he’ll be training in Los Angeles next month in preparation for the season-opening Australian Open. Blake, who turns 33 next month, is recently married and the […] [Read More]
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United Congregational Interfaith Celebration Sunday

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Bridgeport’s United Congregational Church will conduct its annual interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the church, 877 Park Ave. The only price of admission is a donation for the Norma F. Pfriem Food Pantry. And this year the even flyer suggests either peanut butter and jelly, or pasta and sauce. The Rev. […] [Read More]
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Shehan Center director to assume Bridgeport’s McGivney Center leadership

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Terry O’Connor, director of Bridgeport’s Cardinal Shehan Center the last 20 years, has also been named executive director of the McGivney Community Center on Bridgeport’s East Side. Both youth centers are sponsored by the Diocese of Bridgeport and serve children of all faiths in the inner city. O’Connor’s appointment was unanimously approved by the McGivney […] [Read More]
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Ratz and Geno line up for Bridgeport’s Shehan Center

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Bridgeport’s Cardinal Shehan Center has lined up a couple of stars to help with the observation of the center’s 50th year in operation. Bridgeport-born actor John Ratzenberger will speak at the center’s annual Celebrity Breakfast on Oct. 3 at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn, 1070 Main Street, and Geno Auriemma, UConn and U.S. Women’s National Basketball […] [Read More]
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Carson delivers stinger to Finch

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David E.A. Carson, former head of People’s Savings Bank, now Peoples United, was one of four long-time supporters of public education honored Tuesday morning by The Bridgeport Public Education Fund, an organization he helped get off the ground in 1983. Carson, in brief remarks, spoke forcefully about the nature of public education. He emphasized that […] [Read More]
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Blake out at Wimbledon

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German Benjamin Becker dispatches James Blake at Wimbledon Monday in first round: 6-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-4. [Read More]
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