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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CHFA Homeownership Seminar – Saturday, June 1st

On behalf of our Resource Partners, CHFA, we invite you to register for and attend this FREE Homeownership Seminar on Saturday, June 1st, 2024, from 2pm-4pm at the Government Center located at 888 Washington Blvd, 4th Floor, Stamford, CT 06901.

Begin your journey to homeownership by attending this FREE seminar. Tap below to register now!

The Seminar will cover the Time To Own Down Payment Assistance Program discussing how to purchase your home with $0 down with their Forgivable Down Payment Assistance Loan Program, as well as additional free homebuyer education classes and resources.

Attached please find the informational flyer. Should you have any additional questions, please contact:
Valeria Alfano
Marketing Project Coordinator – Research, Marketing & Outreach Department
Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
999 West Street, Rocky Hill CT, 06067
office: 860-571-4277
cell: 860-736-6138

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Latino Scholarship Fund’s 30th Annual Gala

Invitation to Latino Scholarship Fund's 30th Annual Gala: Join Us for a Night of Celebration!

The Latino Scholarship Inc. presents the 30th Annual Gala, Silent Auction, and Award Ceremony. Join us for an evening of celebration as we honor the 2024 award recipients and our incredible community, 30 years in the making.

Ticket's and Information: 30th Annual Gala, Silent Auction, & Award Ceremony | Latino Scholarship (

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Bridgeport 2nd Annual Latino Pop-Up Fest

Get ready for an incredible celebration of Hispanic heritage at the 2nd Annual Bridgeport Latino Fest! Join us on September 21, 2024, from 12pm to 6pm at the picturesque McLevy Green Park, as we come together to honor and revel in the vibrant tapestry of Latino culture during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Immerse yourself in a day filled with the vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors that define the rich heritage of the Latino community. From lively performances to mouthwatering cuisine, the Bridgeport Latino Fest is a joyful tribute to the diversity and traditions that make our community unique.

As we commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, McLevy Green Park will transform into a lively hub of festivities, featuring live music, cultural displays, and a variety of food vendors offering delicious dishes that pay homage to the culinary richness of Latin America.

Bring your family, bring your friends, and come prepared for a day of cultural pride and celebration. The 2nd Annual Bridgeport Latino Fest promises an immersive experience, capturing the spirit and energy of Hispanic heritage.

Mark your calendars for September 21, 2024, and join us at McLevy Green Park for a day of cultural exploration and community unity. Let’s celebrate together at the heart of the 2nd Annual Bridgeport Latino Fest, creating lasting memories that honor our heritage and foster connection. See you there!

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Careers in Manufacturing Expo 2024

Join us on May 15, 2024, at the Wheeler Recreation Center on the University of Bridgeport Campus for the largest career and internship fair dedicated to the manufacturing sector in Southwest Connecticut. The Careers in Manufacturing ‘24 Expo bridges the gap between well-paying opportunities and you.

Connect with a broad talent pool: From job seekers across all roles to internship candidates and high school graduates
Showcase your company’s innovations and opportunities directly to the community and potential future employees
Be a part of the largest manufacturing-focused event in the region, highlighting your company to highly-qualified candidates

Meet face-to-face with top companies like ASML, General Dynamics, PTA Plastics, and Microboard
Discover a wide range of career and internship opportunities in manufacturing, engineering, and technology
Hiring for all roles, not just manufacturing – administrative, HR, sales and marketing

The premier event for anyone looking to start or advance their career in manufacturing, engineering, and technology in Southwest CT

Experience firsthand the future of manufacturing with displays on robotics, augmented reality, 3D printing, and more

From aptitude tests to networking with top companies, the expo is made for those just getting started and seasoned professionals, alike
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Ossen Medicare Outreach, Education and Advocacy Project Presents: A Virtual Town Hall with Sen. Chris Murphy

Ossen Medicare Outreach, Education and Advocacy Project Presents: A Virtual Town Hall with Sen. Chris Murphy
Mon, May 20, 2024 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EDTShow in My Time Zone

Join Senator Chris Murphy and the Ossen Community Advisory Team for a discussion of Medicare & Prescription Drug Updates, Health Care Considerations, Elder & Disability Rights, and Other Updates.
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HCCGB Speed Networking Event


Are you ready for the ultimate networking rush? Join us at the HCCGB Speed Networking Event for an evening full of rapid-fire introductions where connections are made at lightning speed and waiting for you at every turn!

📅 DATE: Thursday, May 30th, 2024
🕔 TIME: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
📍 LOCATION: Beacon Hall Events Center, 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT 06604

As an HCCGB Member Exclusive Benefit, we thank you for your support and invite you to join us at no cost to you!

Don't let this one pass you by – secure your spot by registering here today and apply the code HCCGB at checkout for a full discount!
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