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GBLN Pa’Lante Speaker Series – Planning Ahead: How To Save And Maximize Your Retirement Dollars

The Greater Bridgeport Latino Network (GBLN) wants the Hispanic community to become economically empowered. Our way of doing this is by dedicating our time to sharing resources that are valuable to our community.

It’s never too early to start planning for retirement. Most people don’t understand employer matching programs, the differences between an Annuity, Roth IRA, Traditional IRA, 401K, and the benefits of waiting to claim your first Social Security check.

Join us virtually for this informative topic, learn valuable information and have your questions answered by professionals in the field.

Speakers:
- Roberto Rodriguez, Public Affairs Specialist
Social Security Administration
- Maria Xavier, Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Host:
- Eddie Martinez, President
Greater Bridgeport Latino Network

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BPEF 2024 Inspiration Awards

The 2023-2024 Inspiration Awards nomination cycle has been the most challenging yet rewarding thus far. The quality of the nominations and candidate were exceptional. The Beard and Inspiration Selection Committees recognize all nominees as winners. We applaud every nominee for their contributions to the teaching profession- in the classroom and beyond.

The 2023-2024 Inspiration Awards winners will be publicly announced on April 5, 2024. You don't need to wait to get your ticket(s) or sponsor an award. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are open and waiting for you today!

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Jane’s Walk Bridgeport

Join us for Jane’s Walk, an event where the unique story of how we see, interact with, and feel about Downtown Bridgeport is explored on film, on foot, and through collaborative discussion. We will walk the neighborhood, screen short films, and convene innovative changemakers in discussion of the principles of community-led, human-centered city building made famous by Jane Jacobs.

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Early voting in CT brought out almost 18,000 out of 1.2 million

Out of the roughly 1.2 million registered Democrats and Republicans across Connecticut as of late March, about 17,800, or 1.4%, turned out last week to participate in the state’s first ever early voting period, according to unofficial data from the secretary of the state’s office.

Voters for the Democratic primary had a slightly higher turnout among early voters than Republicans, 1.56% and 1.12%, respectively.

“Pretty low turnout in general, but I thought it was a resounding success,” said Secretary of the State Stephanie Thomas in a press conference earlier today.

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PRPFC 2024 Mr. and Miss. Cultural Pageant

Tickets for our upcoming pageant are now available available for purchase!
Admission is $25 in advance, more at the door.
Can’t wait to see you all there supporting our youth at this amazing production!

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AARP Connecticut Urges PURA to Deny Eversource & United Illuminating Rate Increase Requests

AARP Connecticut encourages potentially impacted ratepayers to voice their position on the rate increase requests.

  • Tell PURA to Reject the UI Rate Increase Request: https://action.aarp.org/secure/ask-pura-reject-ui-rate-increase-request
  • Tell PURA to Reject the Eversource Rate Increase Request: https://action.aarp.org/secure/ask-pura-reject-eversource-rate-increase-request

AARP Connecticut submitted comments to the Connecticut Public Regulatory Authority (PURA) in opposition to requests for sizable electricity rate increases by Eversource Energy and United Illuminating Company.
“AARP calls on PURA to reject the latest rate increase proposals by Eversource and United Illuminating,” said John Erlingheuser, AARP Connecticut Senior Advocacy Director. “The excessive rate increase requests are an unnecessary and uneconomic expense on Connecticut ratepayers, especially older and low-income residents, who are struggling to pay their utility bills along with other household expenses like food and medicine. We urge PURA to fully examine Eversource and UI’s recent performances and consider the impact and unfair burden these increases would add for residents.”

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Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders Annual Gala is Back!

Mark your calendars - The BCYL Annual Gala is back!💃
Together we have the ability to genuinely make a difference and assist our students in attaining a college degree.
🗓 Saturday, April 6th
⏰ 6 pm - 11:30 pm
📍 Sacred Heart University West Campus
We hope to see you there! All proceeds benefit the Caribe Scholarship Fund.

Secure your ticket today!🎟

Abolition of Slavery in Puerto Rico – Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County

Join the Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County for a critical conversation on the abolition of slavery in Puerto Rico!

The Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County is excited to host Professor Aidalí Lay Aponte Ávila from Trinity College for a workshop at the McGivney Center (338 Stillman Street, Bridgeport, CT) on Saturday, March 23, 2024, starting at 12:00 p.m.

Let's explore the historical context, ongoing struggles, and the path forward.

Don't miss out on this enlightening event!

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