Social Justice

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
Everyday Heroes Fight for Patient Care
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Everyday Heroes Fight for Patient Care

If it is true that the test of a society is how well it cares for its most vulnerable people, then Bridgeport’s health care workers can be proud of the high standard they have set. For decades they have fought for improved patient care, increased ...

June 01, 2016
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 ...

Olympia Brown
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Olympia Brown

By Mary K. Witkowski Birth:  January 5, 1835, Prarie Ronde, Michigan Died:  October 23, 1926, Baltimore, Maryland August 18th, 1920.  Olympia Brown smiled to herself with satisfaction.  After working diligently for the rights of women since she was young, she could at last take a deep breath.  She ...

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. ...