By Mary K. Witkowski
Editor: Ann Marie Virzi
Alice Whiting Farrar had many passions: music, church, education and above all, her family and their home on Bridgeport's East End. Skills she learned at a young age, especially sewing,served her well as a mother running a household with ...
By Carolyn Ivanoff
During the 1960s my grandmother lived on the top floor of the four- story Consumer Building at 1064 East Main Street on the corner of East Main Street and Arctic. The building was the tallest building in the area and from any window ...
By Britney Murphy
On December 22, 1939, Father Stephen J. Panik, proudly addressed the audience attending the groundbreaking ceremony for Bridgeport’s first public housing project. The erection of what would become Yellow Mill Village was the culmination of years of hard work on the part of ...
Most residents of Connecticut, when considering who were the earliest immigrants to this State naturally think mostly of the European countries. If you asked anyone when the first Puerto Rican immigrant came to Connecticut, they would say, " probably the 1950’s.”
Wouldn’t you be surprised to ...
Inventor Simon Lake believed that the undersea world contained a vast wealth of natural treasures that were waiting to be tapped.
Besides the obvious riches of fish, Lake saw a world on which a great abundance of oil could be tapped from the sea as well.
By Mary Witkowski
In these days of analyzing confusing elections and examining consequential figures in our past, people who cleared a path for our future stand out. Margaret E. Morton had an extraordinary career in Connecticut politics that was sparked by her role in a Bridgeport ...
On December 20, 1991, representatives from the Coalition to Rebuild Bridgeport loaded a pickup truck with trash and drove to the Connecticut state capitol. Once there they delivered a letter to Governor Lowell Weicker demanding that he use Connecticut’s Emergency Spill Response Fund to remove ...
Bridgeport has often been called a "City of Neighborhoods." There are commonly used designations for the various areas of Bridgeport, each neighborhood historically attracting immigrants from a variety of ethnic groups. What has become the city of Bridgeport is the mixing of citizens who moved here ...
Newfield Park: Home to One of New England’s Most Sacred Baseball Sites
by Michael J. Bielawa
Of all the lost stadia across the long history of New England’s minor leagues, Bridgeport’s Newfield Park is certainly one of this region’s most sacred sites. Located in the city’s East ...
By Lennie Grimaldi
Donald Trump placed his right hand on the shoulder of a model – tall, blonde, striking, must have been 22 – and with his left hand steered Joe Ganim by the shoulder, easing the two together. “Let me introduce you to a friend ...
One hundred and forty-nine
and Orator Jim O’Rourke
in his turreted Pembroke Street
seven syllable adjectives
over his Bridgeport empire
of Jersey barriers
fitted to blockade suburbanite drug trade
on the Park City’s East Side
his Newfield neighborhood
a hobbled ghost too
where no one
plays New England Rules
on the pavement ...
By Chelsea Gazillo
Have you ever wondered why some neighborhoods in Bridgeport have more wealth than others? The disparity between the wealth held by residents of different neighborhoods in Bridgeport – often correlated with the racial composition of each neighborhood – were not created by chance. ...