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Bringing Pleasure Beach Back to Bridgeport

Bill Finch | Posted 05.22.2015 | New York
Bill Finch

Last year, we welcomed more than 25,000 people to a spectacular beach which, to me, has the feel of a little piece of Nantucket right here in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This summer, we expect even more kids and families to create great, new memories on sunny days.

Video Premiere: 'Home' Away From Home for Caravan of Thieves

Michael Bialas | Posted 04.14.2015 | HuffPost Home
Michael Bialas

This group of part-vaudevillian, part-gypsy, part-musical shape-shifting madness is releasing its third studio album today (March 31).

Connecticut School Gives Women Opportunity for a Better Education

HooplaHa | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
HooplaHa

Since 1987, Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc. (MLC) has educated and supported over 9,000 women. They provide basic literacy and life skills education to low-income, undereducated women using a holistic approach within a compassionate and supportive environment.

Chef Kevin Hickey Gives Bridgeport Some Foodie Love with The Duck Inn

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.08.2015 | Taste
Elysabeth Alfano

Bridgeport is a food desert in desperate need of some foodie love.

Cop Answers For Stealing Dead Motorcyclist's Crucifix, Cash

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.18.2014 | Crime

A 19-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police has accepted responsibility for stealing cash and jewelry from a deceased accident victim. Aaron ...

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Mayors Are Leading the Charge

Bill Finch | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Bill Finch

In 1970, I celebrated the inaugural Earth Day at the age of 14. I was an idealistic middle-school kid who couldn't wait to grow up. And even then, I encouraged folks to join me and the growing chorus opposing pollution and environmental injustices.

Putting High Unemployment Numbers to Bed

Greater Bridgeport Community Enterprises | Posted 01.22.2013 | Impact
Greater Bridgeport Community Enterprises

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Did you know that your old mattress can produce jobs?

This Senate Seat Was Not for Sale

Mary Ann West | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Bridgeport, Conn. -- While attending the return watch party for (CT-D 4th) Congressman Jim Himes, the crowd is huddled around several TVs with cheers ...

For-Profit Education Firm Accused Of Shady Pay Practices

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business

Oct 15 (Reuters) - University operator Bridgepoint Education Inc said the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating the compensat...

PHOTOS: 5 Labor Day Destinations To Avoid

Posted 08.31.2012 | Travel

Labor Day is the last real day of summer so there is always a lof of pressure to wring the maximum amount of joy or relaxation out of those 24 carefre...

The 10 Least Affordable Places To Buy A Home

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.29.2012 | Money

The housing market, which began its decline in 2006 and brought the U.S. economy down with it, may finally be rebounding. According to the National...

Rising Star: Avicii

Michael Picard | Posted 06.02.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Picard

Not everyone can say they have an audience of millions, or have had the chance to collaborate with David Guetta and Tiesto, or perform in front of millions of people, and drop hit songs that can be heard worldwide. Avicii can, and at 22 years young.

Education Wake Up: An Important Case in Connecticut

Michael Evans | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education
Michael Evans

The indecisiveness that has been found in Connecticut has left a generation of youth facing one of the biggest uphill battles in the nation.

City Didn't Order Enough Ballots Because Unused Ones 'Cost A Lot Of Money'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Democratic registrar of voters in Connecticut's largest city says her office didn't order enough ballots for Tuesday's e...

PHOTOS: Bridgeport Mansion A Sox Fan's Dream

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A beautiful Bridgeport mansion is on the market and in a prime location for the ultimate White Sox fan. The 5 bedroom, 6 bath home is located at 3300...

Did Your Vote Count?

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Think back to this past Election Day -- you went to the polls, checked in, received a ballot, voted and placed your ballot in the scanner -- bam: you'...

Too Few Ballots for Too Many Voters

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

The final results for federal, state and local offices were held up by a major problem in Bridgeport, Connecticut of too few ballots for too many voters.

Slain Soldier's Dad: Iraq Withdrawal 'Right Thing To Do'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three years after losing his son in Iraq, Anthony Lill still gets choked up talking about his boy. Lill, born and raised in Bridgeport, supported t...

Voting Local Is the New Global

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Salzman

As a marketing and PR professional, I'm a strong advocate of the phrase "Local is the new global." (I am not, however, a huge fan of the jargon-y term...

The Catharsis of Hillbilly Nudity

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Known by everyone as Edmar, Ed Marszewski is probably the hardest working man in art. It is his launching pad that identifies major, non-mainstream artists whose work often sings with divergent quality.

Standing In Solidarity Against Islamophobia

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mary Ann West

The current tide of anti-Muslim sentiment has increased the call of religious leaders and lay people to come out and show their support amid heightened instances of vocal and physical hate mongering.

Prejudice Under the Doormat

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

Just like Walter Younger -- Sidney Poitier's character in A Raisin In The Sun, George Wilborn and his family learned that the color of money cannot always stop some folks from looking at the color of their skin.

Chicago Couple Accused Of Refusing To Sell Home To Black Buyers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago couple faces federal discrimination charges after allegedly refusing to sell their South Side home to a black couple because of their race. ...

Times Square Bomb Investigation: FBI Searches Bridgeport Home Of Faisal Shahzad

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Not long ago, Faisal Shahzad had a pretty enviable life: He became an American citizen after emigrating from Pakistan, where...

Late Mob Boss Angelo LaPietra's Bridgeport Home Searched By Feds: Looking For 45-carat Marlborough Diamond

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago FBI agents are searching the home of the family of Angelo "The Hook" LaPietra, the late and widely feared mob leader, the Chicago Sun-Times ha...