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Ukrainian Community to Celebrate Taras Shevchenko’s birth

BRIDGEPORT-The Ukrainian-American community throughout Connecticut has scheduled a series of events to celebrate the 200th birthday of Taras Shevchenko, the poet and artist. Two will take place this weekend. Shevchenko was born on March 9 in Moryntsi and spent 24 years as a serf. He died at age 47 in exile for participating in political […] [Read More]

State’s Ukrainian-Americans schedule 2 rallies

The state’s Ukrainian-American leaders are scheduling two pro-Ukraine rallies including one during President Obama’s visit Wednesday at Central Connecticut State University. Demonstrators will meet at the nearby St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church, 393 Eddy Glover Boulevard in New Britain beginning at noon. They are making placards that read: NATO/OSCE Peacekeepers Now; Protect Democracy in Ukraine; […] [Read More]

24-hour event to aid 250 nonprofits in region

My e-mail inbox is full of requests to participate on Friday, March 7, in the Fairfield County Community Foundation’s 24-hour event “to promote awareness about philanthropic organizations in our community.” The FCCF will be awarding a total of $100,000 to the organizations that successfully raise awareness and funds for their causes. A $25,000 grand prize […] [Read More]

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ coming to arena

Tickets are now on sale for “Varekai,” a Cirque du Soleil production that is coming to Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena for six performances June 4-8. “Varekai” has been one of the company’s most popular tent shows, offered for the past 11 years throughout the world under its “big top,” according to a company statement. In […] [Read More]

Ukrainian Churches to pray for peace Sunday

Ukrainian Churches throughout Connecticut will be conducting prayer services for peace Sunday as the eastern European country appears on the brink of war. There are nearly 80,000 state residents of Ukrainian descent. Services will be conducted in these area churches this morning at the listed times. At 9:30 a.m. In Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, […] [Read More]

Ukrainian-Americans meet with Murphy as tensions rise

As Russia prepares to send military troops into Ukraine, U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy will be meeting with area Ukrainian-Americans to discuss our country’s possible response. The meeting will take place at 2 p.m. today in the St. Michael’s UIkrainian Catholic Church, 569 George Street, New Haven. Murphy sits on the European subcommittee, visited Ukraine and […] [Read More]

Sentencing day for Easton scammer

HARTFORD-Gregory Loles accused of swindling everyone from Greek millionaires to school children is expected to learn his fate today. Loles, formerly of 451 Judd Road, Easton, is accused of stealing as much as $26 million from more than 250 victims. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael McGarry is urging U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson to impose […] [Read More]

Pray for Ukraine

Ukrainian churches across the state will be offering a Panakyda prayer service following Masses this weekend for those who have been killed during the bloody battles in Kiev. U. S. Richard Blumenthal and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp will be among the dignitaries at the service which begins with a 10:30 Mass at St, Michael’s […] [Read More]

Trumbull Police: Don’t fall for hostage scam

Trumbull police are warning the public about a new scam circulating in the area. Residents are called and told that a family member is being held hostage until a ransom is paid. The victim is usually asked to send money through Western Union. This type of scam has recently occurred in Milford and Trumbull. Do […] [Read More]
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The new Greater Bridgeport Transit token is at left. The old one is at right; "GBTD"  is for "Greater Bridgeport Transit District," a name that the transit company no longer uses.

GBT bus tokens have new design