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Bridgeport’s Mercy Learning Center Is Lifting Women By Educating Them

 Can you imagine coming to the U.S. with little education and virtually speaking no english? It’s nearly impossible to get ahead. It is very difficult especially for women who are trying to raise children with very little money. One in five women in Bridgeport do not have a high school education, which means their children Read more…

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Gianni Leito Is Headed For The Berklee College Of Music

  The state of Connecticut is full of talented musicians. Nineteen-year old Gianni Leito of Bridgeport was rejected from every music school he applied to one year ago, but now he’s headed to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. The 19-year old Fairfield Prep graduate learned a lesson from the rejection and persevered. Read more…

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Frisbie Pie Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut Is Back!

If it was good enough in 1871, it’s good enough now. Bridgeport’s Frisbie Pie Company is back. The company closed its doors in the late 1950’s, but thanks to Dan O’Connor, the CEO, it’s up and running again. The new Frisbie’s Pies has only been in operation 8-weeks but already 7-thousand snack pies have gone out the door. Thirty Read more…

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The Sound Will be HUGE!!!

“The sound will be huge,” says GBS Operations Manager Mark Halstead.  “Over 80 professional musicians will take the stage, more than at any Greater Bridgeport Symphony concert in decades.” Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, known as “The Giant” because of its scope and proportions – five movements as opposed to the traditional four for symphonies – marked a Read more…

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Custodio Gomes Writes Poetry To Inspire

Custodio Gomes is a poet from Bridgeport. Originally from  Cape Verde, West Africa, he writes to inspire others. His parents struggled to bring the family to America to live a better life, to get an education, and he has never forgotten that. He is passing on to others lessons learned. Gomes who worked very hard as a youngster to Read more…

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Celebrate The Golden Age of Bridgeport

A huge round of applause for the folks that designed this beautiful invitation to this event to benefit The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport. The mission of The CCGB is to turn faith into action to provide programs that help people at risk meet their urgent needs. The event on October 10th, 2015 will Read more…

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Daniel Trust Of Bridgeport Is A Remarkable Young Man

Twenty-six year old Daniel Trust has seen a lot of tragedy in his young life. From Rwanda he witnessed genocide in his country…some 800-thousand were killed. He lost much of his family in that war, his Mom and Dad and two sisters. His Mother was killed right before his eyes, he was just 5 at Read more…

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Connecticut’s SUBWAY Will Turn 50 on August 28, 2015

Well this is something to celebrate! SUBWAY will turn five decades old on August 28th, 2015. It is now a worldwide company. It all started in Bridgeport in 1965. Fred DeLuca wanted to be a doctor, as he was looking for ways to pay for his education a family friend, suggested that he open a Read more…

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Black Rock Farmer’s Market

  BLACK ROCK FARMER’S MARKET BEGINS ON JUNE 20th  The Black Rock Farmer’s Market (BRFM) in Bridgeport is back for a second year and better than ever! The market will be held every Saturday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on the field next to St. Ann Church on 481 Brewster Street. The mission of Read more…

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The Hungry Need Your Help In Connecticut

Tens of thousands are food challenged in this state of about three million people. The Connecticut Food Bank works 24-7 to feed families and we at News 8 are lending some help. Have you looked into the eyes of someone who is hungry? They are so grateful for anything. Children cannot learn when their stomachs Read more…

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