An angry reporter takes down Bridgeport in 1961

Jul 20, 2014 Full story: Connecticut Post 7

I was searching Google for something else entirely when I stumbled upon its digital archive of the 1961 Sunday Herald, a gritty, spicier counterpoint and competitor to the staid Bridgeport Post and the Telegram, predecessors to the Connecticut Post .

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“'never'”

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#1 Jul 21, 2014
Wow, that was an interesting glimpse of the beginning of the end of Bridgeport.
BPT

Berlin, CT

#2 Jul 22, 2014
a person can find negativity in everything it takes little or no imagination. to look at things in a positive way is the way to live. rest in peace Ms. Hendrix, I'm sure you've passed on by now...........but Bridgeport will always be here.

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#3 Jul 22, 2014
I agree, she did get a little negative about buildings not being perfect and stuff. But I think she had her finger right on the pulse in some other ways- like how the city administration was kind of letting things slip. I think that in 1961 Bridgeport was still a manufacturing powerhouse, the big factories were still going strong at that time. Am I wrong?
BPT

Berlin, CT

#4 Jul 22, 2014
Citizen44 wrote:
I agree, she did get a little negative about buildings not being perfect and stuff. But I think she had her finger right on the pulse in some other ways- like how the city administration was kind of letting things slip. I think that in 1961 Bridgeport was still a manufacturing powerhouse, the big factories were still going strong at that time. Am I wrong?
you are probaly right about industry in 1961......can you imagine the article if she saw dowtown TODAY!!!!!!
she is spinning in her grave. tight capri pants and short shorts are the least of downtowns issues.
and
in 1961 with that adluterer kennedy in office......what can i say, some things never change.

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#5 Jul 24, 2014
BPT wrote:
<quoted text>you are probaly right about industry in 1961......can you imagine the article if she saw dowtown TODAY!!!!!!
she is spinning in her grave. tight capri pants and short shorts are the least of downtowns issues.
and
in 1961 with that adluterer kennedy in office......what can i say, some things never change.
Imagine if she walked thru Harding High School and saw the girls twerkin and the boys dressed like idiot gangster wanna-be's

How is your summer going, Bpt? Mine is too busy to be much fun.
BPT

Bridgeport, CT

#6 Jul 24, 2014
Citizen44 wrote:
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Imagine if she walked thru Harding High School and saw the girls twerkin and the boys dressed like idiot gangster wanna-be's
How is your summer going, Bpt? Mine is too busy to be much fun.
dude thats funny. the imagery made me laugh out loud..........ms hendrix clutching the pearls around her neck in her pill box hat. jackie kennedy knock off dress. she came from an era where you wear a suit to a ballgame.
summer is always good brother. as much as we hate it it is good to be busy, however i KNOW what you mean about taking time for nothing, garden growing well..........golf has been kind to me..........cats are good
how's georgie boy?
stay well my friend

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#7 Jul 24, 2014
BPT wrote:
<quoted text>dude thats funny. the imagery made me laugh out loud..........ms hendrix clutching the pearls around her neck in her pill box hat. jackie kennedy knock off dress. she came from an era where you wear a suit to a ballgame.
summer is always good brother. as much as we hate it it is good to be busy, however i KNOW what you mean about taking time for nothing, garden growing well..........golf has been kind to me..........cats are good
how's georgie boy?
stay well my friend
Both George and Friskie, besides being better than Tippy, are doing well. They are as fat as ever. George has been getting more and more casual about crossing the road in front of cars, so I'm a bit worried about that. They are still fighting the foxes that live in the area.

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