East-Enders' Alumni Association
Favorite Web Sites (Note: Over time, some of those listed below may no longer exist, unfortunately!)
Our Members' Web Sites
Member Bernie Crowley (Blessed Sacrament '58, Harding '62) invites you to visit his Web Site, The First Hit, Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the memory of James H. OíRourke, of 274 Pembroke Street, who is Bridgeportís only Baseball Hall Of Fame member. Includes history, photos, etc. Along those same lines, you might want to visit the web site of Bridgeport's Vintage Base Ball club, The Bridgeport Orators, The Orators .Member Bill Conway (McKinley, Blessed Sacrament, St Charles '63, Christ the King '67) invites you to visit his web site, Progress Photography. Based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Bill offers photography, digital imaging and printing services, with a specialty in commercial and architectural photography.Member Frank Boros (Harding Class of 1961) invites you to visit his web site featuring his various works of art.Bill Malone (Blessed Sacrament (until '60); Revere Street) owns a charter square-rigged, topsail Schooner homeported in the historic seaport of Key West, Florida. Bill, who still owns a cottage out on Pleasure Beach, currently lives in New Orleans and hopes to someday sail his boat into Bridgeport, Harbor. Planning a trip to Key West? Contact Bill.
Other Former Bridgeporter's Web Sites
Former West & North Ender, Bob Kowalski, graduated from St. Michael's, Class of 1954, and the University of Bridgeport, Class of 1963. Bob is currently Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Fellow, Department of Computing, Imperial College, University of London, United Kingdom. The web site includes contact information for Bob.
Bridgeport Alumni Groups
An Alumni Corps for all former members of Bridgeport Junior Drum and Bugle Corps from the 1950s through the 1970s."The Black and Gold continues.." The PAL Buccaneers Site.The P.A.L. Cadets (1957-1968) Alumni Web Site.Father Panik Village/Yellow Mill Village Alumni Group's Year 2005 Reunion Photos (There are 140 photos, so use the "Slideshow" feature available at that web site).
Oldies Web Sites
For you old movie buffs, here's a site where you can read all about all your favorite movies from the good old days.Doo-Wop, Pop, and R&B from the '50s and early '60s.Best music jukebox I've seen yet, with thousands of songs from 1950 through 1979. Plays 24/7 in streaming mode.Great music jukebox, with songs from 1956 through 1960. A must visit for music fans..Take Me Back to the 60's!Take Me Back to the 50's!More 50's stuff...Mr. & Mrs. DooWop's 50's & 60's Oldies Website.Mark Edward's "Sock Hop Saturday Night" heard on Bridgeport's own Radio Station: WICC-AM 600.
Bridgeport Web Sites
For three years, from 1999-2001, Jeff Williams published unique and useful calendars depicting historic scenes from the Park City's glorious past.† Destined to be collectors items, these calendars were purchased and given to friends and relatives all over the world who grew up in, or had a link or connection to, Connecticut's largest city. Since 2001, Jeff has received calls yearly from those wondering if there would ever be future calendars. GOOD NEWS... a new series of BRlDGEPORT BY THE SEA calendars will be published beginning for the year 2009. NOTE: Visit this site and listen to the 1936 recording of Bridgeport's Centennial Celebration song, "Bridgeport By The Sea" performed by the acclaimed female vocalist of the era, Vaughn DeLeath. What a hoot!Just found this web site, and I don't know much about it, but it might be worth checking out! According to the web site, Harding alumni can utilize this site to reunite with old classmates, plan class reunions, share memories, and catch up with old friends. May also be a small fee included. Sounds a little bit like us - except we're FREE!Friends of Remington Woods is an organization of citizens, individual activists, and representatives from wide-ranging neighborhood organizations whose objective is to preserve Remington Woods, a 419 acre wildlife oasis with the 23 acre Lake Success situated in the heart of Bridgeport, Connecticut, as open space or as green development. Note: Be sure to read the HISTORY portion of this web site for a wonderful look back through time to when the East Side was a bucolic rural area and Yellow Mill Pond was a beautiful lake that stretched as far as Boston Ave (would you believe a ship building works where Bell Street is now located?)Jerry Dougherty has an album of over 300 current photos taken around Bridgeport, CT. There are also links to his photo albums of other Connecticut area cities, like Stratford, Milford, Fairfield, etc. ENJOY!Want to see what your old home in Bridgeport looks like today? You can! Just visit this web site and enter your old address data. It's that easy! Note: A number of homes have been demolished, so your old address photo might display as a photo of a vacant lot, or might not be available. Most homes, however, are listed. Once at the Vision Appraisal website, click on the "Enter Online Database" Button. Once at the SEARCH page, enter your house number in the first block, and then your street name in the second block (using abbreviations for the suffix, e.g.: st for street, av for avenue, ln for lane, etc.) and then click on the "Search" Button. Along with the photo, which you can enlarge, you will also be given complete records of the home -- you'd be surprised at how old some of the houses we lived in were, even back then. ENJOY!Remember the home at 285 Hollister Ave, just across from McKinley School? The home was featured on the TV program "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" on Sunday, October 14th. You can see dozens of photos of the makeover, and the surrounding neighborhood at this web site.Frustrated not knowing whatís going on in Bridgeport ?† Then this is the web site for you. For local chat and discussion or just to have all Bridgeport info in one place, Bridgeport In The Know is the place to be. Now is the time to explore Bridgeport In The Know. The only independent online web site about Bridgeport, Connecticut. Itís the best free fun place to find out everything about Bridgeport. Everything you need to know about your city is just a click away at Bridgeport In The Know.Historic Post Cards of Bridgeport; For sale.Bridgeport Public Library. A Historic Photo Gallery (1900-1990). Well worth the visit.Current photos of Bridgeport from the City's own Web Site. Again, well worth the visit.Bridgeport's Public Schools web site. Good contact information for Elementary and High Schools.Check out the current status of your old Grammar and High school at Bridgeport's Board of Education site.Warren Harding High School's Website.Interested about the current weather conditions back in Bridgeport?The City of Bridgeport Government Web Site.Read all about Bridgeport's own Baseball Team, The Bridgeport Bluefish.Read all about Bridgeport's own Hockey Team, The Bridgeport Sound Tigers.The Port Jefferson Ferry is still running between Bridgeport and Port Jefferson, Long Island.Find out what's been happening at the old "Reads Department Store" at the corner of Broad and John Streets.Bridgeport's only member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the great Jim O'Rourke. His house still stands at 274 Pembroke Street, just in from Stratford Ave (at least it was the last time I was in Bridgeport.)
Connecticut Newspapers and MagazinesKeep current with what's happening in Bridgeport by reading the Connecticut Post online.What was happening in High School sports 50,40,30,20, & 10 years ago this week in the Connecticut Post (once there, select "The Week that Was" entry listed under SPORTS.)Read the online version of The Connecticut Magazine.Read the online version of The Fairfield County Weekly; News, Arts & Entertainment for the Fairfield County area.
Finding Old Friends & ClassmatesClassmates - A good alumni site for Grammar and High School, and College and Military Service.Alumni Network organization.A site for locating High School friends.Another site for locating old School friends.Looking for someone? This is a good place to start.This is another good site to search for someone.
Popular Search EnginesSearch for Anything, Anyone, Anytime.Formerly known as "Ask Jeeves" this site offers many search options.You know them as the Internet's original search engine.One of the most visited hubs on the Internet.With over half a million sites, divided into more than 25,000 categories, Yahoo! is both browseable and searchable.GO Network is a new brand that brings together the very best of the Internet in one, easy-to-use place.A good site to check out those ubiquitous Urban Legend-type messages that seem to float around forever on e-mail systems. Check here to see if they're bogus before you send them on to your entire e-mail addressee listing.A good site to check out those ubiquitous Computer VIRUS messages that seem to float around forever on e-mail systems. Check here to see if they're bogus before you send them on to your entire e-mail addressee listing.
If you have a website you would like to submit for inclusion in our LINKS listing, please e-mail the information to: