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‘Let The Guy Who Put The Snow There Take It Away’

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It’s one of Bridgeport’s legendary lines: “God put the snow there…let Him take it away.” Bridgeport’s penny-pinching Socialist Mayor Jasper McLevy, 1933-57, received credit for the declaration following a snow storm in 1938. Jasper was cheap. Voters loved his frugality. Except during storms. McLevy never uttered those words, but what’s the sense of having a […] [Read More]
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Didn’t Family Guy Know Bridgeport Is Camelot?

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 I prefer this quote about Bridgeport: So I gave up the idea of a circus, and concluded he was from an asylum. But we never came to an asylum—so I was up a stump, as you may say. I asked him how far we were from Hartford. He said he had never heard of the […] [Read More]
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Only In Bridgeport, 25 Years Young

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In 1986 Bridgeport celebrated its 150th birthday. I had to come up with a title of a book to commemorate the city’s history. It seemed to me that with all the odd stuff that happens in the state’s largest city the title Only In Bridgeport was a fit. I mean the city had actually built […] [Read More]
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Caruso Feels The Delegation Love

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Get a load of the love State Rep. Chris Caruso is receiving from members of the city’s legislative delegation that elected him leader for the General Assembly session that begins in January. Who says Caruso cannot get along with fellow pols? Caruso is seriously considering a mayoral run in 2011. Check out this news release: REP. […] [Read More]
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