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 Bridgeport DSSD Downtown Market

Fresh Produce from Local Vendors in Downtown Bridgeport
The Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District is excited to host the Downtown Bridgeport Farmers Market each Thursday, from July 11 through October 31, 2024, in McLevy Green from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


GBLN Blood Drive

Give back to your community on Saturday September 28th, 2024 from 7:45AM to 12:45PM at McGivney Community Center (338 Stillman Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608. Appointments can be found at visit or call 1800-733-2767. Sponsor Code: GBLN


AARP Article – Connecticut AG Tong: ‘Scammers Are Everywhere’

With criminals constantly inventing new and more sophisticated schemes to steal money, no one is immune to fraud, says Connecticut Attorney General William Tong (D).

Connecticut consumers lost more than $70 million to fraud in 2023, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Tong, 51 and attorney general since 2019, has teamed up with AARP Connecticut for events to raise awareness about scams. The Bulletin spoke with him in April about fraud-fighting efforts. This interview has been edited for clarity.

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HCCGB In-Person Business Workshops

Time & Location
Jun 26, 2024, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

De Soto Tax Services LLC, 955 E Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06608, USA

About the event
Join us for an immersive in-person business workshop where you'll delve into three dynamic sessions, each lasting 45 minutes with a refreshing 15-minute break in between. Throughout the day, we'll equip you with essential knowledge on building your credit, mastering your business's financial management, and gaining access to crucial capital.

Get ready for a transformative experience as we repeat the session in the afternoon for comprehensive learning.

Sponsored by M&T Bank, CEDF, and De Soto Tax Services, LLC


GBLN 20th Annual Sunset Cruise

We’re excited to come together for GBLN's 20th Annual Sunset Cruise sponsored by our friends at Avangrid & AARP-CT!

Join us on Thursday, July 25th and enjoy a summer evening beginning with networking on the dock and appetizers from El Coquito, followed by a beautiful sunset aboard the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Ferry where we’ll dance the night away with music by DJ Vic!


This year we are Celebrating 20 Wonderful Years!

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing all of you on July 25th!


PRPFC Flag Raising Ceremony

Join the Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County for the Puerto Rican Flag Raising Ceremony!

We are pleased to invite you to the Puerto Rican Flag Raising Ceremony on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 1:00 PM. The event will take place at Bridgeport City Hall, located at 45 Lyon Terrace.

Come and celebrate Puerto Rican heritage and culture with us!

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16th Annual Caribbean Jerk Fest

Come out and enjoy this years Jerk Fest on July 20th, 2024.
At Seaside Park Bandshell, 1 Barnum Dyke, Bridgeport, CT
Time: 12pm-8pm.
Come for Caribbean food, live music, children's activities, and more! See you there!

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Bridgeport PD Hiring 2024

Ready to make a difference in your community? The Bridgeport Police Department is now accepting applications for the Entry Level Police Officer Exam 2395. With a competitive salary starting at $71,192 and up to $85,444* (effective July 1, 2024), this is your chance to serve and protect the city you love. Apply by July 21, 2024. Special registration fee for Bridgeport residents!

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RESIDENTS: Bridgeport residents who pass the open competitive examination will receive residency preference points added to their score. These points are applied before and in addition to any applicable veterans’ preference points.

VETERAN: If you are a qualifying Veteran of the armed forces and received an honorable discharge, Veterans’ preference points may be awarded to your score.

Candidates for the Bridgeport Entry Level Police Officer Exam must pass a written test with a score of 75% or higher. Those who pass and present a valid CHIP card demonstrating they meet the POST-C 40th percentile physical standards will proceed to the oral interview phase.

For CHIP test dates and information, visit CertifyFit or call 203-235-5865.
Please direct questions regarding this position to

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CT Capital Matchmaker @ Fairfield University

On behalf of our Resource Partners, SBA, we invite you to register for and attend the CT Capital Matchmaker event at Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT), June 4th.

Meet in-person privately with bankers to discuss your financing needs. Schedule up to 3 ten-minute, 1-on-1 meetings. Also planned lender expo and workshops. FREE. Register Here:

Capital Matchmaker: Funding for Small Businesses (June 4)
2nd Capital Matchmaker: Funding for Small Businesses A unique Capital Matchmaker in-person event in Fairfield, connecting business owners seeking capital with SBA lenders from across the state. This exceptional event serves as a dynamic platform where entrepreneurs with promising visions can interac
After registering, attendees will receive a link (within 1-2 days) with login credentials, to the 3rd party event software called, used to facilitate the 1-on-1 matching.

On Friday 5/24/2024 from noon-1pm, there’s a prep-session planned for attendees, which will cover:

Being prepared is essential to success. Join SBA for this webinar and get help on planning and preparing for a successful capital matchmaker event. Learn about SBA's products, how-to register, how-to select lenders for your 1-on-1 sessions, and much more.

Link for the prep-session:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Attached please find the informational flyer. Should you have any additional questions, please contact:

Sylina Jacobs
Outreach & Marketing Specialist
Connecticut District Office – Bridgeport Branch Office
U.S. Small Business Administration
Phone (203) 335-0427

Cell (860) 680-6883
Email address:

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PRPFC Festival 2024

Join Us for an Unforgettable Parade and Festival!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 14, 2024, and get ready to celebrate with us at our annual Parade and Festival! It's going to be a day filled with fantastic music, vibrant performances, and fun for the whole family!

Time: Parade starts at 11 AM, Festival runs from 1 PM to 7 PM
Location: Seaside Park Bandshell
Here's a sneak peek at some of the amazing artists and performers who will be joining us:
- Anthony Colón
- Vití Ruíz
- Conjunto Cache
- José Juicy Jusino
- Carlos y su Momento Musical
- Trovadores de Puerto Rico
- And many more!

Don't miss out on this incredible event! Bring your friends and family for a day of excitement, community spirit, and great entertainment. See you there!
For more details, check out our flyer and visit our website

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