Politics

Bridgeport Sparks a “March to Rebuild America”
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Bridgeport Sparks a “March to Rebuild America”

By Steve Thornton Bridgeport has long been known as the third poorest city in the country, but there is another statistic that completes the poverty picture.  Only 28 miles away, Greenwich, Connecticut is one of the wealthiest towns in America, and, not coincidently, the home turf ...

February 24, 2016
Congressional Red-Hunters Set Their Sights on Bridgeport
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Congressional Red-Hunters Set Their Sights on Bridgeport

By Andy Piascik In September 1956, the House Committee on Un-American Activities, commonly known as HUAC, came to Connecticut. The purpose was to hold hearings about activities of the Communist Party in New Haven and Bridgeport. HUAC had been formed in 1938 and was in its ...

May 16, 2016
Labor  Politics  Women  
James C. Loomis
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James C. Loomis

by Michael Treadwell At the start of his career, attorney and politician James Loomis posted the following advertisement in a Bridgeport newspaper: “James C. Loomis, Attorney & Counsellor at Law. Has removed to the City of Bridgeport, and taken an office over the store of Messrs. ...

December 13, 2018
Jasper McLevy
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Jasper McLevy

It may be surprising to some that Bridgeport operated under Socialist rule for almost a quarter century. Jasper McLevy had stood on street corners for 20 years railing against the greed of political parties, and voicing what he’d do to make life better during the dog ...

The Day Lincoln Came to Bridgeport
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The Day Lincoln Came to Bridgeport

Abraham Lincoln was still a Republican candidate for president when he came to Bridgeport on March 10, 1860. It was a Saturday night and Lincoln was scheduled to give his talk downtown in Washington Hall, a lecture room in the Fairfield County Courthouse, which is now ...

January 04, 2011