Neighborhood: East End

Lake Submarine

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. Lake ...

January 04, 2011
Mount Trashmore
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Mount Trashmore

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 ...

Neighborhoods
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Neighborhoods

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

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 ...

The Ghost of Pembroke Street

One hundred and forty-nine years old and Orator Jim O’Rourke still kneels on deck in his turreted Pembroke Street home behind windows dark muttering seven syllable adjectives over his Bridgeport empire of Jersey barriers fitted to blockade suburbanite drug trade on the Park City’s East Side O’Rourke watches his Newfield neighborhood brood a hobbled ghost too where no one                                        plays New England Rules on the pavement ...

Unhidden Public Policies:  Could Historic Redlining be the Reason Bridgeport’s Neighborhoods Remain Racially Divided?
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Unhidden Public Policies: Could Historic Redlining be the Reason Bridgeport’s Neighborhoods Remain Racially Divided?

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. ...