Recent Posts by Carolyn Gonzalez

Many council members will face primary challengers

Hector Diaz. Photo: Connecticut Post Bridgeport's City Council race is an example of "democracy at work," says the local newspaper. Seventeen Democratic candidates have successfully forced primaries in nine of Bridgeport’s 10 council districts. That means challengers have received enough signatures to force their incumbent councilperson into a primary election on Sept. 12. The primary race…
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Soulsa Sunset Cruise sets sail July 20

As usual, our supporters were ahead of us. They have been asking about this year's sunset cruise on the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson ferry. Well, here is what we know so far. Mark your calendars for July 20, and for the rain date of July 27. Because we love Soul and Salsa, we're calling it the Soulsa…
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3 days of celebration from the Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County

Dancers in traditional costumes dance to salsa music on one of many floats during the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Park Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn. on Sunday, July 12, 2015. Photo: ctpost.com Under the theme “Power and Pride in Our Voices," this year marks the 24th anniversary of the Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County…
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Come to City Hall on Monday to fight the new parking meters

Photo: Connecticut Post The problematic new parking meters in Bridgeport's downtown have been a headache for everyone. They automatically photograph your license plate and mail out large fines if the mechanism senses an infraction, which we can tell you from personal experience aren't necessarily warranted. The Connecticut Post has reported that the two council members —…
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Puerto Rican Songbook Workshop Series

MUSIC WORKSHOP SERIES With a generous grant from the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, The Puerto Rican Songbook Music Workshop Series has attracted over 175 participants, engaged 12 local musicians and presenters, created new partnerships between GBLN and local arts venues and re-engaged the Puerto Rican and non-Puerto Rican community on the impact of Puerto…
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Documentary explores lasting influence of Latin Boogaloo

The Bijou is screening a documentary that looks at the rhythmic music that rose from the streets of Spanish Harlem and the Bronx in the 1960s and merged funk, jazz, R&B and Afro-Cuban sounds. And if you mention GBLN when you buy your ticket at the door, you'll get $5 off the ticket price and…
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