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Monday, September 30, 2013

Obituary: Angelo Joseph Ferrigno, 74, of Milford

... 2013. He was the beloved husband for 52 years of Patricia Garrity Ferrigno. Angelo was born on August 20, 1939 in Bridgeport, son of the late Guiseppe and Theresa (Pacifico) Ferrigno. He grew up in Bridgeport and moved to Milford in 1972. He loved ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.milfordmirror.com/9192/obituary-angelo-joseph-ferrigno-74-of-milford/

Conn. gun shop worker sentenced in records case

... ticket presales, trips, advance notice on upcoming 710 KNUS events, movie screening passes, giveaways and more! BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A worker at a gun shop where the Newtown, Conn., school shooter's mother bought a rifle has been sentenced to ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.710knus.com/news/article.aspx?id=5820492

Police nab suspected gun traffickers

... investigation into illegal gun trafficking by the Statewide Urban Violence Cooperative Crime Control Task Force. Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr. and Deputy Police Chief Adam Radzimirski are set to give more details on the arrests ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Police-nab-suspected-gun-traffickers-4857612.php

Reader Submitted: Consumers Interstate Corporation Elects New President

... of the New Haven Boys & Girls Club while currently serving as a Board member of the Cardinal Sheehan Center in Bridgeport . "I'm excited to have the opportunity to join Consumers Interstate at such an exciting time. Kenn Fischburg is a gentleman, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/ellington/hcrs-80242-eastern-connecticut-20130927,0,5976370.story

Federal grant boosts magnet programs

... a permanent home. This year, the federal government made 27 new awards under the Magnet School Assistance Grant . Bridgeport will receive $3.2 million this year, then $3.9 million each in the second and third years. Under the Magnet School ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Federal-grant-boosts-magnet-programs-4857402.php

Trumbull Cops Nab Alleged Burglar

A Bridgeport man has been charged with a burglary on Cedar Crest Road. Jahmari Zavon Campbell, 24, Sunshine Circle, is charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://trumbull.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/trumbull-cops-nab-alleged-burglar

Letter: Kane right person for 2nd selectman

... the Green Village Initiative, such as building and establishing Wakeman Town Farm, implementing the town farm in Bridgeport, Connecticut, supporting the plastic bag ban in Westport, and the myriad educational initiatives and lecture series that she ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Letter-Kane-right-person-for-2nd-selectman-4856834.php

Bridgeport police investigate home invasion

Officer Juan Villafane was dispatched late Friday to a home in the 400 block of Berkshire Avenue and a man who had been struck with a gun and was bleeding from the face and head.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Police-investigate-home-invasion-4856680.php

Creaky infrastructure a headache for Metro North

... days of either torturous commutes or not going to work at all. On May 17, a train collision on the Fairfield-Bridgeport border injured more than 70 riders and disrupted rail service for five days. The incident remains under investigation and federal ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/news/article/Creaky-infrastructure-a-headache-for-Metro-North-4856340.php

Two Shot In Bridgeport

Around 12:20 p.m., Shaquan Spears, 19, of Bridgeport was shot in the buttocks as he was walking on Truman Street, he told police.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-bridgeport-shooting-1001-20130930,0,3640009.story

Tate George's Fate Now Rests With Jury

... to NBA player as former University of Connecticut star Charlie Villanueva 's was contemplating a $250,000 in a Bridgeport retail project. But George gave Villanueva a "completely fabricated document" in August 2010 that said he had assets of $12 ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-tate-george-trial-1001-20130930,0,87301.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Courant%2FConnecticutNews+%28courant.com+-+CONNECTICUT+NEWS%29

Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre to Present How I Became a Pirate, 10/5-27

The Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre in Bridgeport, Connecticut, introduces its new Fall season of cabaret-style theatrical productions for children and their families with How I Became a Pirate, which is about young Jeremy Jacob who is digging in the sand at North Beach when he is enthusiastically greeted by Captain Braid Beard and his gang of ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.broadwayworld.com/connecticut/article/Downtown-Cabaret-Childrens-Theatre-to-Present-HOW-I-BECAME-A-PIRATE-105-27-20130930

Bridgeport Diocese: Thanks for Bishop Caggiano Response

On September 19, the Diocese of Bridgeport welcomed our new leader, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, in a beautiful service that took place at St. Theresa Church on Main Street in Trumbull.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://trumbull.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/bridgeport-diocesen-thanks-for-bishop-caggiano-response

Connecticut bishop urges Catholics to be builders of spiritual bridges

Bridgeport's new bishop used a famous image of his hometown -- the Brooklyn Bridge -- to describe how, like a physical bridge, a "spiritual bridge" pulls communities together and draws Catholics closer to God, the Gospels and one another as members of the body of Christ.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.iobserve.org/index.php?cntnt01articleid=2830&mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0

Elton John Madison Square Garden Tickets in New York City and Elton...

Elton John Madison Square Garden Tickets in New York City and Elton John Tour Dates in Bridgeport CT Go on Sale for the Public to Buy Today Elton John Tour Dates for concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City and Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport CT begin offering tickets for the public to buy today.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11169259.htm

Sound Tigers announce training camp transactions

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers have announced that the following players have been assigned the the organization's ECHL affiliate, the Stockton Thunder: Mathieu Coderre-Gagnon- D Nathan Deck- D Sean Escobedo- D Ryan Hayes- F Nick Larson- F Parker Milner- G Shawn Mortin-Boutin- D Landon Olslanski- D Ben Rosen- F Additionally, the New York Islanders ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/information/nws1/publish/hockey/Sound-Tigers-announce-training-camp-transactions20869.shtml

Partial New Haven Line Service Resumption

... for test purposes, Monday morning. Amtrak operated two test deadhead trains to Boston from Penn Station through Bridgeport, CT. One was an Acela train at 1:00pm followed at 1:20pm by what would be Regional Train and AEM-7. All revenue trains were ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/partial-new-haven-line-service-resumption?cid=rss

Metro-North meltdown, Day 6: Delayed trains, traffic jams

Due to a power outage, Metro North trains run on an altered schedule as passengers board from the station in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Metro-North-meltdown-enters-Day-6-4855383.php

Consumers Interstate Corporation Announces New President - James Morrissey Elected to Executive Team

... of the New Haven Boys & Girls Club while currently serving as a Board member of the Cardinal Sheehan Center in Bridgeport CT. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to join Consumers Interstate at such an exciting time. Kenn Fischburg is a gentleman, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.pr.com/press-release/518909

Metro-North meltdown enters Day 6

Due to a power outage, Metro North trains run on an altered schedule as passengers board from the station in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Metro-North-meltdown-enters-Day-6-4855383.php

Rail commuters get early start

Due to a power outage, Metro North trains run on an altered schedule as passengers board from the station in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Commuters-get-an-early-start-4855383.php

Rail commuters get early start

Due to a power outage, Metro North trains run on an altered schedule as passengers board from the station in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Commuters-get-an-early-start-4855383.php

Rail commuters get an early start

Due to a power outage, Metro North trains run on an altered schedule as passengers board from the station in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Rail-commuters-get-an-early-start-4855383.php

Obituary: Joseph A. Lomazzo, 93

... the son of the late Michael and Mary Cappuccia Lomazzo. Joseph was the former owner of The Jury Box Restaurant in Bridgeport and was the deli manager for Food Mart in Old Greenwich up until his retirement. He was an avid golfer, and continued to ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/obituary--joseph-a-lomazzo-93

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Trending: When We Move In

Mikayleigh Ryan and Justin Behn pose for a photo together in their apartment in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Trending-When-We-Move-In-4855023.php

Event steeped in community

... Challenge volunteer Jenna Barcello and Mary Jane Dubner, associate dean of the IDEAL program at the University of Bridgeport, dressed as a teapot for the Sunday event at the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club. Photo: Mike Lauterborn Hundreds put their best ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Bigelow-Challenge-Steeped-in-community-causes-4854953.php

Reader Submitted: Goodwill Caree Centers Place 1,000 People In Jobs

... The milestone was reached on the eve of the third anniversary of the first Goodwill Career Center opening in Bridgeport. There are now ten Goodwill Career Centers in Connecticut that have collectively helped over 2,255 people find jobs since ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/rocky-hill/hcrs-80219-greater-hartford-20130927,0,5891255.story

Friends build 'happy and bright' memorial

... with Carmita Zuniga, Tania's sister, and, Digna Pacheco, Tania's mother, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at the school in Bridgeport, Conn. Photo: Autumn Driscoll Tania Zuniga's closest friends paid tribute to their friend by establishing a garden in her ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Friends-build-happy-and-bright-memorial-4854757.php

Teen shot in Bridgeport

... Center . The injury is not believed to be life-threatening. No other information was immediately available. BRIDGEPORT -- An unidentified teenager was shot in the buttocks Sunday, according to police, who said they are trying to track down where the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Teen-shot-in-Bridgeport-4854483.php

Fun performs at Webster Bank Arena

Fans react as Fun performs at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. on Saturday September 28, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/slideshow/Fun-performs-at-Webster-Bank-Arena-71044.php

Reader Submitted: CTHSS's Licensed Practical Nurse Program Now Accepting Applications

... The program, which has the lowest tuition of all LPN programs in Connecticut, is offered in six locations: Bridgeport , Hamden , Hartford, Middletown , Norwich and Waterbury . Sessions run from January to June and August to December. Students ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/middletown/hcrs-80177-middletown-20130926,0,1300415.story

'D-Train' to make a stop in Bridgeport tonight

Former NL Rookie-of-the-Year Dantrelle Willis will be taking the mound for the Long Island Ducks tonight in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/d-train-to-make-a-stop-bridgeport-tonight

With Bank In The Balance, Lone Bid Sinks Under Weight Of The Past

... building a company from scratch, all to show he could pull it off. He said it would have worked, keeping the Bridgeport bank afloat and opening up possibilities for expansion. But there was one big thing in the way: a felony arrest on a hate crime ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/business/connecticut/hc-vaccaro-bank-failure-0921-20130929,0,1016205.story

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Creaky infrastructure

... damaged high-voltage feeder cable has affected Metro-North rail service on the New Haven Line. Photo: Bob Luckey BRIDGEPORT -- An old cable that was six years past its expiration date crippled the Metro-North New Haven Line last week. In the grand ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Creaky-infrastructure-a-headache-for-Metro-North-4853635.php

Creaky infrastructure a headache for Metro North

... damaged high-voltage feeder cable has affected Metro-North rail service on the New Haven Line. Photo: Bob Luckey BRIDGEPORT -- An old cable that was six years past its expiration date crippled the Metro-North New Haven Line last week. In the grand ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Creaky-infrastructure-a-headache-for-Metro-North-4853635.php

Ken Dixon: Not the pharmacy they're looking for

... against the dispensary proposal, mostly nearby neighbors. No one said it should be sited a few blocks away in Bridgeport, where so many of the region's headaches and controversies have been conveniently dumped. Maybe it was understood. Those ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Ken-Dixon-Not-the-pharmacy-they-re-looking-for-4850362.php

In Greenwich, Malloy talks job growth

... package. That education reform, initiated last year, is a major part of his goal. In some cities, such as Bridgeport and New London, there is no reason for 45 percent of the students to think they will graduate, Malloy said. The state has taken over ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/In-Greenwich-Malloy-talks-job-growth-4853353.php

Bond Commission Approves New Borrowing

Gov. Malloy and Republicans Spar Over DebtHARTFORD - The state bond commission on Friday unanimously approved a total of $438.5 million on 36 projects, including construction of a new elementary school in Newtown, an enticement to an outdoor retailer in Bridgeport, grants for stem cell research at the University of Connecticut and highway ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-bonding-commission--0928-20130927,0,7586031.story

School receptionist charged with stealing student ID's

A Bridgeport woman charged with stealing personal information of students at a medical imaging school where she worked in Stamford was extradited from North Carolina on Thursday and is facing identity theft and larceny charges.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/School-receptionist-charged-with-stealing-student-4852960.php

SEEN: Harbor Yard Brew Fest

Were you SEEN at the Harbor Yard Brew Fest Saturday afternoon in Bridgeport? 9/28/2013 Photo: Todd Tracy/ Hearst Connecticut Media Group Were you SEEN at the Harbor Yard Brew Fest Saturday afternoon in Bridgeport? 9/28/2013 Photo: Todd Tracy/ Hearst Connecticut Media Group Were you SEEN at the Harbor Yard Brew Fest Saturday afternoon in Bridgeport? ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/blogs/slideshow/SEEN-Harbor-Yard-Brew-Fest-71021.php

Sport store to give Bridgeport a boost

A big boost for Bridgeport Friday as the state gives the okay to help build a mega sporting goods store at 'Steel Point.'



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/news/politics/sporting-goods-store-to-give-bridgeport-a-boost

Realtor accused of stealing buyer's $

A Bridgeport realtor, accused of stealing money from prospective home buyers, is facing charges.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/news/fairfield-cty/bridgeport-realtor-accused-of-stealing-from-buyers

Dems finally losing patience with Ayala

State Rep. Christina Ayala (D-Bridgeport) is sworn in Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 during opening day of the State Legislature at the Capitol Building in Hartford, Conn. Photo: Autumn Driscoll BRIDGEPORT -- When you're an elected official and your ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Dems-finally-losing-patience-with-Ayala-4852599.php

Bluefish to honor one of their all-time greats, Angel Espada, on Sunday

When the Bridgeport Bluefish were conceived in 1998, it marked the return of professional baseball to the Park City after a 50-year absence.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/bluefish-to-honor-one-of-their-all-time-greats-angel-espada-on-sunday

A License for Vanity Plate Humor

Here are some of the vanity license plates seen throughout Greenwich-from Byram to Old Greenwich-during the past week.



via Greenwich Newswire http://greenwich.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/a-license-for-vanity-plate-humor

Dickson finally takes stand in school hearing

Carmen Perez Dickson attends her dismissal hearing in front of the Bridgeport Board of Education, at Bridgeport City Hall, in Bridgeport, Conn., Sept.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Dickson-finally-takes-stand-in-school-hearing-4851633.php

DiNardo gets big tax break

If you're not going to pay your property taxes, it's a good idea not to pay them for a long, long time.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/DiNardo-gets-big-tax-break-4851634.php

Raising objections to marijuana dispensary

Recently many of our neighbors met with the Fairfield Town Plan and Zoning Commission in a public hearing to discuss locating a medical marijuana facility in a small strip mall on the Post Road near the Bridgeport border.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Raising-objections-to-marijuana-dispensary-4846705.php

Outdoor livingThe game is up in the garden

... give it visual interest, and put in a little landscape lighting," he says. Wendy Lindquist, a garden designer in Bridgeport, Conn., had so many requests for bocce courts from her clients that she developed a side business, Bella Bocce, to ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/28/3652464/outdoor-livingthe-game-is-up-in.html

Friday, September 27, 2013

Go to These Museums for Free on Saturday

... for free entry. Official tickets can be found here on the Museum Day Live! website soon. Discovery Museum in Bridgeport also has free admission on Saturday, but it looks like that museum is offering free admission independent of the Smithsonian ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://bethel.patch.com/groups/weekend-planner/p/go-to-these-museums-for-free-on-saturday_9a793d74

Metro-North Disruption Creating Commuter Nightmare

... Reports are coming in this morning of lengthy delays on Interstate 95 through lower Fairfield County, from about Bridgeport to Stamford, and on the Merritt Parkway, beginning in Trumbull down to Stamford. More commuters taking to cars Thursday was ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://shelton.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/metronorth-disruption-creating-commuter-nightmare_b0f8b2be-shelton

Suspect Crashes Car Into Stratford Home

A pursuit that began in Bridgeport ended in Stratford on Sept. 21 when the driver on the run from the cops crashed his car into a home on Mill Pond Lane, police said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stratford.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/suspect-crashes-car-into-stratford-home

Work Delayed On Train Bridge Over Route 130 At Fairfield Border

A plan to close Route 130 at the Fairfield border to complete work to replace the railroad bridge over the roadway in Bridgeport has been delayed, the Connecticut Department of Transportation said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/news/work-delayed-train-bridge-over-route-130-fairfield-border

John Harrity: Going green means jobs, too

... and the young people who may have had to leave to look for work elsewhere. We don't need to look any further than Bridgeport as a shining example of this success. The resulting policies and programs from Mayor Bill Finch 's BGreen 2020 initiative ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/John-Harrity-Going-green-means-jobs-too-4850205.php

Bond Commission Approves New Borrowing

The state bond commission on Friday unanimously approved a total of $438.5 million on 36 projects, including construction of a new elementary school in Newtown , an enticement to an outdoor retailer in Bridgeport , grants for stem cell research at the University of Connecticut and highway improvements along Interstate 95. The commission's consensus ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-bonding-commission--0928-20130927,0,7586031.story

Cut your own tax bill, recycle

Recycling Savings Bridgeport officials are reporting a 67 percent increase in recycling over the last two years.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Cut-your-own-tax-bill-recycle-4849993.php

Obituary: Juan S. Cruz, 91, resident of Milford

Juan S. Cruz, age 91, resident of Milford and beloved husband to Amelia Tosado Cruz, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.milfordmirror.com/9145/obituary-juan-s-cruz-91-resident-of-milford/

Police pursue suspected burglars in chase.

The chase, started shortly after 1 p.m., took local and State Police on roads in Fairfield, Trumbull Bridgeport the Merritt Parkway.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Police-pursue-suspected-burglars-in-chase-4849938.php

Tate George Sought UConn Players To Invest

Former UConn star Tate George testified Friday that he was trying to get fellow UConn basketball players to invest in a retail development in Bridgeport before the project fell apart.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-tate-george-trial-0928-20130927,0,4670243.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Courant%2FConnecticutNews+%28courant.com+-+CONNECTICUT+NEWS%29

OP-ED | Corporate Welfare Or Competition? It's All Part of a Big Equation

... State of Connecticut will provide $31 million in state funds to Bass Pro Shops to construct a new retail store in Bridgeport. The move is being called "economic development" but most recognize it by its real name: corporate welfare. Gov. Dan Malloy ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/ctnj.php/archives/entry/op-ed_corporate_welfare_or_competition_its_all_part_of_a_big_equation/

Tate George Sought UConn Players To Invest

Former UConn star Tate George testified Friday that he was trying to get fellow UConn basketball players to invest in a retail development in Bridgeport before the project fell apart.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-tate-george-trial-0928-20130927,0,4670243.story

Elton John Madison Square Garden Tickets in New York City and Elton...

Elton John tickets for concerts in New York City at Madison Square Garden and in Bridgeport CT at the Webster Bank Arena go on sale today.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://dvdcreation.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=2831793

And now Connecticut is seeking VLTs to compete with NY

... losing Fairfield County dollars because they're going further south, it's a problem," said Sen. Andres Ayala, of Bridgeport, who held up a local advertisement for the Empire City casino, the AP said. New York voters will decide at a referendum ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://statepolitics.lohudblogs.com/2013/09/27/and-now-connecticut-is-seeking-vlts-to-compete-with-ny/

Charlotte Forst, 80, Of Weston, Realtor

... Forst is survived by her husband, Karl H. Forst; son, Ralph Forst and his fianc, Dominique Convertito of Bridgeport; two grandsons; sister, Clara of Toronto, Canada; and nephew and niece. Calling hours are Saturday, Sept. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://weston.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/charlotte-forst-80-weston-realtor

Bridgeport Mayor Finch urges support for 8-year-old's food drive efforts

On Saturday, eight-year-old Jeremy Rosa of Bridgeport will host his second food drive.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/information/nws1/publish/News_1/Bridgeport-Mayor-Finch-urges-support-for-8-year-old-s-food-drive-efforts20858.shtml

Metro-North, Con Edison tested plan that led to failure

Traffic is bumper-to-bumper on I-95 southbound in Bridgeport during the morning commute on Thursday, September 26, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/news/article/Metro-North-Con-Edison-tested-plan-that-led-to-4848911.php

Connecticut bishop urges Catholics to be builders of spiritual bridges

Bridgeport's new bishop used a famous image of his hometown -- the Brooklyn Bridge -- to describe how, like a physical bridge, a "spiritual bridge" pulls communities together and draws Catholics closer to God, the Gospels and one another as members of the body of Christ.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.iobserve.org/index.php?cntnt01articleid=2830&mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0

Elton John Madison Square Garden Tickets in New York City and Elton...

Elton John Madison Square Garden Tickets in New York City and Elton John Tour Dates in Bridgeport CT Go on Sale for the Public to Buy Today Elton John Tour Dates for concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City and Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport CT begin offering tickets for the public to buy today.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11169259.htm

Expanding video slot-machine parlors

... state's other two off track betting faculties; the Bradley teletrack in Windsor Locks and the Shoreline Star in Bridgeport. Some members of this task force believe much of the erosion of gambling dollars has been going to new gambling facilities in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/news/politics/talk-of-video-slot-machine-parlors

Claims Ayala punched woman investigated

There is more trouble for Bridgeport state representative Christina Ayala this week.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/news/fairfield-cty/claims-state-rep-ayala-punched-woman-in-bar-investigated

Jukan-do Karate Offers New Growth in Karate

... karate , Leonard is uniquely qualified to master this new form. Joseph started to develop Jukan-Do Karate in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1958 and has continued to the present day. "Jukan-Do Karate" is for all martial artists - The Way of Ten. This form of ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwbooks/article/JUKAN-DO-KARATE-Offers-New-Growth-in-Karate-20130927

New Guide Offers Practitioners New Growth in Karate

... karate , Leonard is uniquely qualified to master this new form. Joseph started to develop Jukan-Do Karate in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1958 and has continued to the present day. "Jukan-Do Karate" is for all martial artists - The Way of Ten. This form of ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/JosephALeonard/JukanDoKarate/prweb11160146.htm

Elton John Tickets For His Concert Tour 2013 Available Now at Doremitickets.com

Tickets For Elton John Tour Dates in New York, NY Bridgeport, CT, Chicago, IL and Philadelphia, PA on Sale at Doremitickets.com.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/elton-john-tour/Concert-Tickets-Dates/prweb11163716.htm

Metro-North, Con Edison tested plan that led to failure

... morning has disrupted the commute for many in the area. Traffic is bumper-to-bumper on I-95 southbound in Bridgeport during the morning commute on Thursday, September 26, 2013. Photo: Brian A. Pounds A southbound Metro North commuter train picks up ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Metro-North-Con-Edison-tested-plan-that-led-to-4845143.php

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Man Caught Robbing Bridgeport Home: Police

Police have arrested an 18-year-old from Bridgeport in connection with a home burglary on Cleveland Avenue early Wednesday morning.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Burglary-Suspect-Caught-Robbing-Bridgeport-Home-Police-225430532.html?

Boy Breaks Into House, Leaves Behind Shoe: Police

A Bridgeport juvenile was arrested for burglary after breaking into a home and leaving his shoes and backpack behind, according to police.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Boy-Breaks-Into-House-Leaves-Behind-Shoe-Police-225441092.html?

Bridgeport man charged after foot chase

... Cleveland Avenue. Police said they checked the car and found a laptop and the identification of a University of Bridgeport student who said her car had been broken into earlier in the month. Vasquez was charged with fourth-degree larceny, possession ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Bridgeport-man-charged-after-foot-chase-4847693.php

Volt line was considered 'low risk'

... morning has disrupted the commute for many in the area. Traffic is bumper-to-bumper on I-95 southbound in Bridgeport during the morning commute on Thursday, September 26, 2013. Photo: Brian A. Pounds A southbound Metro North commuter train picks up ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Metro-North-Con-Edison-tested-plan-that-led-to-4847392.php

Coalition to take on gun lobby

Neil Heslin, father of Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis, left, speaks next Jackie Pettway, right, at a roundtable discussion to talk about next steps in the fight against gun violence at Bridgeport City Hall on Monday, Sept.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Coalition-to-take-on-gun-lobby-4836408.php

Plan that led to failure tested

... morning has disrupted the commute for many in the area. Traffic is bumper-to-bumper on I-95 southbound in Bridgeport during the morning commute on Thursday, September 26, 2013. Photo: Brian A. Pounds A southbound Metro North commuter train picks up ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Metro-North-Con-Edison-tested-plan-that-led-to-4847392.php

Downtown crash damages utility pole, outages follow

... had to be blocked while United Illuminating crews made repairs. Photo: Wes Duplantier Photo: Wes Duplantier BRIDGEPORT -- About 45 customers in downtown Bridgeport briefly lost power Thursday night as crews worked to repair a utility pole damaged by ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Damaged-power-pole-puts-45-in-the-dark-4847517.php

Second Man Arrested In Fatal Bridgeport Shooting

... a Reservoir Avenue shooting that wounded four teens and killed a 26-year-old city man. David Anderson, 20, of Bridgeport, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and was held with bail set at $1 million, police said. On Sept. 10, Christopher ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-bridgeport-shooting-arrest-0927-20130926,0,4229660.story?track=rss

Ayala accused of hitting woman

State Rep. Christina Ayala speaks with Democratic Committee Chairman Mario Testa during the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet School Campus, in Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 19, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Ayala-accused-of-socking-woman-in-bar-fight-4846828.php

Rabbi Kushner speaks on Judaism at Fairfield University

... discussion with faculty and staff; engage in text study with clergy and educators at Congregation B'nai Israel in Bridgeport and speak to Dr. Ellen M. Umansky 's "Introduction to Judaism" and "Women in Judaism" classes. Kushner's most recent book is ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Rabbi-Kushner-speaks-on-Judaism-at-Fairfield-4846983.php

Party to benefit literacy programs

Friends of Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport have planned a fundraising cocktail party and auction on Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Country Club of Fairfield to support literacy education for marginalized women and children.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Party-to-benefit-literacy-programs-4846986.php

Q and A with Sydney Johnson: Frontcourt seems to be Stags' strength

Fairfield University men's basketball head coach Sydney Johnson during a game against Drexel University played at the Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday December 16th, 2012.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Q-and-A-with-Sydney-Johnson-Frontcourt-seems-to-4847452.php

Downtown crash damages utility pole, outages follow

... had to be blocked while United Illuminating crews made repairs. Photo: Wes Duplantier Photo: Wes Duplantier BRIDGEPORT -- About 45 customers in downtown Bridgeport will briefly lose power Thursday night as crews work to repair a utility pole damaged ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Damaged-power-pole-to-leave-45-in-the-dark-4847517.php

Keno gets its chance

... to AyalaaAos sister, following a dispute with Ayala. Photo: Contributed Photo State Rep. Christina Ayala (D-Bridgeport) is sworn in Jan. 9, 2013 during opening day of the State Legislature at the Capitol Building in Hartford, Conn. Photo: Autumn ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Keno-gets-its-chance-4847248.php

Ayala accused of socking woman in bar fight

State Rep. Christina Ayala speaks with Democratic Committee Chairman Mario Testa during the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet School Campus, in Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 19, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Ayala-accused-of-socking-woman-in-bar-fight-4846828.php

POLICE: Conn. woman took hundreds of thousands from elderly WV aunt

... Savings Bonds from Older's accounts at Premier Bank in Madison. According to the Connecticut Post newspaper in Bridgeport, Conn., she was picked up at the home she allegedly bought with the ill-gotten funds. Beam bought the home in September 2012 ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dailymail.com/policebrfs/201309260061

Ayala accused of hitting woman in bar fight

State Rep. Christina Ayala speaks with Democratic Committee Chairman Mario Testa during the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet School Campus, in Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 19, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Ayala-accused-of-hitting-woman-in-bar-fight-4846828.php

On the Bridge: Alfred Enchill unites family and neighbors

Born in Ghana, he was 25 years old, married and in business hauling bulk mail for the postal service when he immigrated to Bridgeport, Conn, in 1988.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.berkshireeagle.com/berkshiresweek/ci_24182813/bridge-alfred-enchill-unites-family-and-neighbors

Needed boost for city

The state Bond Commission has the chance to breathe life into the long-stalled Steel Point development proposal for Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Needed-boost-for-city-4846708.php

Meeting can wait until after election

Eventually, barring something shocking on Election Day, the three Democratic nominees for Bridgeport Board of Education will need to sit down with Mayor Bill Finch .



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Meeting-can-wait-until-after-election-4846707.php

On the Bridge: Alfred Enchill unites family and neighbors

Born in Ghana, he was 25 years old, married and in business hauling bulk mail for the postal service when he immigrated to Bridgeport, Conn, in 1988.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.berkshireeagle.com/berkshiresweek/ci_24182813/bridge-alfred-enchill-unites-family-and-neighbors?source=rss

Bridgeport actor starring in Albany 'Venus'

The Johnny Cash musical, "Ring of Fire," is receiving its Connecticut premiere at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre through Oct. 20. Photo: Contributed Photo Bridgeport actor Timothy Deenihan is starring in the Capital Repertory Theatre production of the recent Broadway hit "Venus in Fur" in Albany through Oct. 20. Photo: Contributed Photo The folks ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Bridgeport-actor-starring-in-Albany-Venus-4846488.php

Lawmakers pitch expansion of video gambling

... business at the state's tribal-owned casinos. At the task force's first meeting on Thursday, Sen. Andres Ayala of Bridgeport said out-of-state casinos are advertising in Connecticut and the state should do what it can to keep residents from crossing ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/task-force-to-meet-on-conn-video-gambling_68859695

Roger 'The Rocket' Clemens to throw BP in BP today

... over when both played for the Sugar Land Skeeters last year. The Rocket will be throwing batting practice in Bridgeport today before Cody's game against the Bluefish.. Bob Levey/Getty Images Roger Clemens is expected to be on hand to throw batting ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/roger-the-rocket-clemens-to-throw-bp-bp-today

Conn. lawmakers pitch expansion of video gambling

... a potential legislative proposal, said bringing video gambling to halls that offer betting on simulcast races in Bridgeport, New Haven and Windsor Locks could help keep local gamblers from crossing state lines. "If we're losing Fairfield County ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.kentucky.com/2013/09/26/2844437/conn-lawmakers-pitch-expansion.html#storylink=rss

Second suspect charged in Sept. 10 homicide

... a Sept. 10 incident in which five people were shot, and Christopher Pettway was killed. David Anderson , 20, of Bridgeport, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder for his role in the city's most recent homicide. His bond was set at $1 million. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Second-suspect-charged-in-Sept-10-homicide-4846179.php

Connecticut lawmakers pitch expansion of video gambling

... at the state's tribal-owned casinos. The lawmakers are looking into expanding video gambling to venues in Bridgeport, New Haven and Windsor Locks. At the task force's first meeting on Thursday, Sen. Andres Ayala of Bridgeport said out-of-state ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130926/NWS12/130929724/1069/rss

Rise through the NCPD

... to make two full-time promotions by the end of October. Krolikowski is a native to the region. He was born in Bridgeport, where his family lived until he was 8 years old. They moved to Stratford, and Krolikowski attended Fairfield College ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/article/War-law-school-and-New-Canaan-Leon-4843062.php

Metro-North service: What you need to know

... morning has disrupted the commute for many in the area. Traffic is bumper-to-bumper on I-95 southbound in Bridgeport during the morning commute on Thursday, September 26, 2013. Photo: Brian A. Pounds A southbound Metro North commuter train picks up ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dariennewsonline.com/local/article/Metro-North-service-What-you-need-to-know-4845143.php

Metro-North Disruption Creating Commuter Nightmare

... Reports are coming in this morning of lengthy delays on Interstate 95 through lower Fairfield County, from about Bridgeport to Stamford, and on the Merritt Parkway, beginning in Trumbull down to Stamford. More commuters taking to cars Thursday was ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://darien.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/metronorth-disruption-creating-commuter-nightmare_b0f8b2be-darien

Man charged with shooting neighbor

A Bridgeport man was arrested Monday for shooting his neighbor in the cheek. Police say they conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Arctic and Helen streets when they recognized the passenger, Ernest Morales, 22, as a shooting suspect.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/news/crime/bridgeport-man-charged-with-shooting-neighbor

Mitchell College president Jukoski to step down in June 2014

Mitchell College President Mary Ellen Jukoski stops to visit with Nyjha Young, center, a freshman from Bridgeport, and Jade Young, a sophomore from Queens, N.Y., while wandering through the cafeteria to visit with students in this 2012 file photo.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130925/NWS01/130929775/1017

Board backs contract for interim superintendent

... of Schools John Tindall-Gibson, who retired this month. Connelly has previously served as the superintendent in Bridgeport and has worked as an interim superintendent in six other school districts, including twice in Region 16. "The board feels he ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.mycitizensnews.com/news/2013/09/board-approves-contract-for-interim-superintendent/

Cher remains one of the few talents in the American entertainment industry

... the folk rock duo "Sonny and Cher." Since the end of her "farewell tour" in 2005 (of which I recall attending the Bridgeport, CT engagement with my family at the age of 10), Cher has gone on to headline a three year residency at Palace in Las Vegas ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dailycampus.com/cher-remains-one-of-the-few-talents-in-the-american-entertainment-industry-1.3067647

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Stratford Police Nab Suspected Burglars

Love Millet of Bridgeport was charged with third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny, interfering with an officer and criminal impersonation.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stratford.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/stratford-police-nab-suspected-burglars

More

By Catholic News Service TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Bridgeport's new bishop used a famous image of his hometown -- the Brooklyn Bridge -- to describe how, like a physical bridge, a "spiritual bridge" pulls communities together and draws Catholics closer to God, the Gospels and one another as members of the body of Christ.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.iobserve.org/index.php?cntnt01articleid=2830&mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01returnid=58

Man, 84, pleads not guilty to child rape

An 84-year-old man accused of raping a 7-year-old Bridgeport girl has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and other charges.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/man-84-pleads-not-guilty-to-rape-charge-of-child_97283030

Franciscan University Vocation Awareness Fair Spotlights Diocesan and Religious Orders

... Franciscan, Carmelite, Dominican, and Benedictine. Dioceses represented include Arlington, Pittsburgh, and Bridgeport, CT, as well as the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Archdiocese for the Military Services. The event is sponsored by the Priestly ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.catholic.org/prwire/headline.php?ID=11738&wf=rsscol

Isles Hockey: Donovan Focusing on His Own End

Donovan appears to be one of the favorites to make the New York Islanders after two impressive seasons at their AHL affiliate in Bridgeport, CT.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://doublegsports.com/2013/09/25/isles-hockey-donovan-focusing-on-his-own-end/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+doublegsportswp+%28Double+G+Sports%29

Deacon Paul Tupper, 83; Served St. Mary Church; Retired Army Major

... University and spent his entire career in financial management. Paul was an ordained Deacon in the Diocese of Bridgeport and served for 27 years at St. Clement Church in Stamford and St. Mary Church in Greenwich. Paul is survived by his loving wife ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://greenwich.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/deacon-paul-tupper-83-served-st-mary-church-retired-army-major

Education candidates rebuff mayor's invite

... Stafstrom , onetime party chairman. "Frankly, it's disrespectful not to." But Maria Peirera , the chairwoman of Bridgeport's growing Working Families Party , which supported the three petition candidates, said she too would rebuff Finch's ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Education-candidates-rebuff-mayor-s-invite-4843368.php

Task Force Takes Up Ban On Puppy Sales

... Council, a trade group. Senate Minority Leader John McKinney , R-Fairfield, and state Rep. Auden Grogins, D- Bridgeport , will also sit on the task force. Kupchick introduced a bill in 2013 to ban the sale of puppies and kittens, a proposal she said ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/politics/hc-puppy-mills-hearing-20130925,0,3006726.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Courant%2FPolitics+%28courant.com+-+POLITICS%29

Isles Hockey: Donovan Focusing on His Own End

Donovan appears to be one of the favorites to make the New York Islanders after two impressive seasons at their AHL affiliate in Bridgeport, CT.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://doublegsports.com/2013/09/25/isles-hockey-donovan-focusing-on-his-own-end/

Metro-North disruption could last weeks, ConEd says

... Due to a power outage, Metro North trains run on an altered schedule as passengers board from the station in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Photo: Brian A. Pounds The railroad is making alternate plans using its fleet of diesel ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Power-problem-paralyzes-Metro-North-4841862.php

RR disruption continues

... Due to a power outage, Metro North trains run on an altered schedule as passengers board from the station in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Photo: Brian A. Pounds Update: Con Edison now says the electrical problem that has ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dariennewsonline.com/news/article/Metro-North-disruption-could-last-weeks-ConEd-4841862.php

Disruption could last weeks

... Due to a power outage, Metro North trains run on an altered schedule as passengers board from the station in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Photo: Brian A. Pounds Update: Con Edison now says the electrical problem that has ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Metro-North-disruption-could-last-weeks-ConEd-4841862.php

No end in sight for rail woes

... Due to a power outage, Metro North trains run on an altered schedule as passengers board from the station in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Photo: Brian A. Pounds Update: Con Edison now says the electrical problem that has ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Metro-North-disruption-could-last-weeks-ConEd-4841862.php

Blumenthal, Himes Blast Metro-North's Electrical Failure

... national economy. Whether it is service disruptions due to power failures, weather or catastrophes such as the Bridgeport derailment, we must invest in robust, redundant systems to ensure that our rail system runs on time, all the time," Blumenthal ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/politics/blumenthal-himes-blast-metro-norths-electrical-failure

Dolson '100 percent' healthy, ready for big season

Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart smiles as she embraces teammate Stefanie Dolson after beating Kentucky in the women's NCAA regional final basketball game in Bridgeport, Conn., Monday, April 1, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/uconn/articleGallery/Dolson-100-percent-healthy-ready-for-big-season-4840389.php

Trumbull Candidate: Think Regionally

"Every day when we pick up the newspaper, we see how poorly the City of Bridgeport is being managed," Herbst said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://trumbull.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/trumbull-candidate-think-regionally

Italian American of the Year believes in giving back to the community

... year the Milford Columbus Committee has named him Milford's Italian American of the Year. Petrucelli was born in Bridgeport on Nov. 23, 1924, the son of John and Lucia Riccio Petrucelli, both natives of Castlefranco, Province of Bennevento, Italy. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.milfordmirror.com/9072/italian-american-of-the-year-believes-in-giving-back-to-the-community/

Joanne Weiss DeMartin, 80, Of Fairfield

... of New York City and Stonington; a grandchild; twin sisters, Patricia Porter of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport and Mary Leah Weiss of New York City; brother, Jack Weiss (Sally) of Wayland, Mass.; brother-in-law, Dr. Robert (Robin) DeMartin of ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/joanne-weiss-demartin-80-fairfield

Opinion: Common-sense rules keep us safe and prosperous

At 5:30 a.m. on the morning of April 23, 1987, Mike Adonna left his wife and three daughters to go to work at the L'Ambiance Plaza construction site in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://thehill.com/special-reports-archive/1555-regulation-nation-september-2013-/324331-common-sense-rules-keep-us-safe-and-prosperous

Anna's Internet Finds- Sir Stuffington

... and how you can support him! Everybody hates being stuck in traffic- Especially here in Connecticut where our Bridgeport metro area is the sixth worst in the nation. That's why what this LA based comedian did is such a fun thing- Nothing like ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.star999.com/homepage/2013/09/25/annas-internet-finds--sir-stuffington

MTA appoints 6 to new rail safety panel

... in two LIRR derailments in March and June. More than 70 people were injured when a Metro-North train derailed in Bridgeport, Conn., in May. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) in June called on the MTA to deliver a report on the incidents and how they ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newsday.com/long-island/transportation/lirr/mta-appoints-6-to-new-rail-safety-panel-1.6116529

Trumbull Dems want answers from Herbst about career plans

... "Elected Officials for Tom." He was a trusted supporter of Foley who observed the days-long recount of votes in Bridgeport to determine whether Foley or Dannel P. Malloy won the 2010 race for governor. Herbst also supported McMahon's two ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Trumbull-Dems-want-answers-from-Herbst-about-4841272.php

Cops: Ex-boyfriend torched Ayala's car

... registration for the Aug. 15, 2012, hit-and-run crash that severely injured 26-year-old Krystal Velez , of Bridgeport. Ayala was driving her Nissan Sentra, with a 13-year-old and a 7-year-old as passengers, when it collided with a 2002 Honda Accord ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Cops-Ex-boyfriend-torched-Ayala-s-car-4841034.php

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

UB women's soccer teams enters Division II poll at No. 20

UB WOMEN RANKED: The University of Bridgeport women's soccer team has entered the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Women's National Poll for the first time this season at No.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/UB-women-s-soccer-teams-enters-Division-II-poll-4840903.php

Cops: He Admits Having 3 Crack Bags, Then They Find 4 More

Police passing by Nathan Trowell, 21, of Bridgeport thought they saw him passing off drugs to another person as Trowell sat on milk crates by the homeless shelter at 4 Merritt St. in South Norwalk.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/cops-he-admits-having-3-crack-bags-then-they-find-4-more

Bluefish to honor one of their all-time greats, Angel Espada, on Sunday

When the Bridgeport Bluefish were conceived in 1998, it marked the return of professional baseball to the Park City after a 50-year absence.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/bluefish-to-honor-one-of-their-all-time-greats-angel-espada-on-sunday

'D-Train' to make a stop in Bridgeport tonight

Former NL Rookie-of-the-Year Dantrelle Willis will be taking the mound for the Long Island Ducks tonight in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/d-train-to-make-a-stop-bridgeport-tonight

Cops: Ex-boyfriend torched Ayala's car

... registration for the Aug. 15, 2012, hit-and-run crash that severely injured 26-year-old Krystal Velez , of Bridgeport. Ayala was driving her Nissan Sentra, with a 13-year-old and a 7-year-old as passengers, when it collided with a 2002 Honda Accord ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Cops-Ex-boyfriend-torched-Ayala-s-car-4839779.php

Two Accused of Stealing From Stratford Homes

Love Millet of Bridgeport and Cameron Random of Derby, both 21, are accused of stealing from a home on Birdseye Street and attempting to burglarize one on Columbus Avenue, according to police.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Two-Accused-of-Stealing-From-Stratford-Homes-225077942.html?

Worship band Miel San Marcos headlines Bridgeport 'Fiesta'

Latin American group Miel San Marcos headlines Fiesta Latina at Bridgeport's Webster Bank Arena on Saturday, Sept.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/music/article/Worship-band-Miel-San-Marcos-headlines-Bridgeport-4840175.php

Federal Hearings To Examine Metro-North Crashes

... people were injured, five critically, when an eastbound Metro-North commuter train derailed near the Fairfield- Bridgeport line, colliding with a train heading in the opposite direction and causing millions of dollars in damage. On May 28th, a rail ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-metro-north-crash-20130924,0,4770455.story

Bigelow Tea challenges region to walk, run for 17 local charities

The 26th annual Bigelow Tea Community Challenge will attempt to raise more than $115,000 for 17 Bridgeport area charities on Sunday, Sept.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Bigelow-Tea-challenges-region-to-walk-run-for-17-4840140.php

New Haven salsa ensemble Mikata plays CD release show in Bridgeport

Ayer y Hoy: New Haven Latin band Mikata performs at Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport on Saturday, Sept.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/New-Haven-salsa-ensemble-Mikata-plays-CD-release-4840063.php

Bridgeport left to wait once again

Everyone involved can hope this will be the last time the Connecticut Supreme Court is tasked with deciding the path of Bridgeport's education system, at least for the near future.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Bridgeport-left-to-wait-once-again-4839709.php

Secrecy hovers over airport hiring

... lacked when he landed at Sikorsky over two decades ago. But the details of how Mize -- the longtime companion of Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry Manager Fred Hall -- was chosen are as secret as the $400,000 taxpayer-funded driveway that got Ricci ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Secrecy-hovers-over-airport-hiring-4839636.php

Two Charged With Crack Sales In Norwalk

... about drugs sales in the area, police said. While watching the area officers saw Nathan Trowell, 22, of Bridgeport make a hand-to-hand transaction with another person, according to police reports. Officers approached Trowell, who then turned over ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/two-charged-crack-sales-norwalk

The case for gun liability laws

... had filed civil lawsuits against gun manufacturers - including a $100 million suit against the gun industry by Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1999. The pain inflicted on negligent manufacturers was real and it was expensive. In 2003, Bryco Arms declared ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/katrina-vanden-heuvel-the-case-for-gun-liability-laws/2013/09/24/e0e8adb4-2457-11e3-b3e9-d97fb087acd6_story.html?wprss=rss_todays-opeds

Secrecy hovers over Sikorsky hiring

... lacked when he landed at Sikorsky over two decades ago. But the details of how Mize -- the longtime companion of Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry Manger Fred Hall -- was chosen are as secret as the $400,000 taxpayer-funded driveway that got Ricci ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Secrecy-hovers-over-Sikorsky-hiring-4839636.php

Cops: Woman faces DUI charge after careening through Hulls Farm yards

... powdery substance. Because of the nature of the accident, White was taken to St. Vincent 's Medical Center in Bridgeport for evaluation. White was released after posting a $1,000 court-set cash bond and is scheduled to appear Oct. 8 in Bridgeport ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Cops-Woman-faces-DUI-charge-after-careening-4839284.php

NCAA Changes Could Mean UConn Might Host Women's Regionals

... because of the unfair competitive advantage it would create. The NCAA might select a location such as Bridgeport or Mohegan Sun Arena for a future super-regional since it technically could be hosted by a conference or school not affiliated with ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/sports/auto-racing/hc-ncaa-womens-basketball-changes-0925-20130924,0,3092433.story

Shelton Cops: Man, Banned, Returned Home

Carl Lynell Lawson, 33, of Hollister Ave., Bridgeport, is charged with violation of a protective order.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://shelton.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/shelton-cops-man-banned-returned-home

NTSB releases agenda for derailment hearings

Federal inspectors looking into the cause of the May derailment and collision of two Metro-North commuter trains in Bridgeport and a second accident in which a rail worker was struck and killed in West Haven, released a preliminary agenda Tuesday for a hearing into the matters next month.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/NTSB-releases-agenda-for-derailment-hearings-4838991.php

Point After Pics, Week 2

Bassick's Kenny Rene leaps onto New Canaan's Jack Gilio to make the tackle, during high school football action in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/sports/slideshow/Point-After-Pics-Week-2-70615.php

Paul Vallas school ouster case is heard by Connecticut Supreme Court

Did Paul Vallas, the former Chicago schools chief who's now schools superintendent in Bridgeport, Conn., properly receive a waiver to state certification requirements for his current job, or did he and Connecticut education officials flout the law to make it easier for him to take the helm of the northeastern city's struggling school district? ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.suntimes.com/news/22763824-418/paul-vallas-school-ouster-case-is-heard-by-connecticut-supreme-court.html

The Case for Gun Liability Laws

... had filed civil lawsuits against gun manufacturers - including a $100 million suit against the gun industry by Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1999. The pain inflicted on negligent manufacturers was real and it was expensive. In 2003, Bryco Arms declared ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.thenation.com/blog/176317/case-gun-liability-laws

Man Led Officers On Chase With Girlfriend, Her Daughter In Car, Police Said

... stopped the chase because it was getting dangerous, police said. A short time later, Stratford police alerted Bridgeport that the Audi had struck a garage on Mill Pond Road in their town. Murphey bailed, leaving the woman and girl. Residents called ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctnow.com/news/hc-bridgeport-chase-arrest-0925-20130924,0,6045360.story?track=rss

CCSU Offers Polish Genealogical Conference

... research and part of the first group of genealogists to visit the International Tracing Service archives, Bridgeport native Matthew Bielawa, an eastern and central European genealogist; and New Britain native Jonathan Shea, an archivist and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/new-britain/hc-ccsu-offers-polish-genealogical-conference-20130912,0,653625.story?track=rss

New Canaan Cannons Win Fairfield Senior Baseball Title

NEW CANAAN, Conn. The New Canaan Cannons defeated the Bridgeport Brewers, 4-0, to win the Fairfield County Men's Senior Baseball League championship game on Saturday at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://newcanaan.dailyvoice.com/sports/new-canaan-cannons-win-fairfield-senior-baseball-title

Remitter at home in borough

... one-fifth of borough residents were Portuguese. Other metropolitan areas in the state, such as Waterbury and Bridgeport, have large Portuguese populations, and people from those areas flock to the borough to send money to their families or to their ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.mycitizensnews.com/news/2013/09/remitter-serves-customers-with-accounts-in-portugal/

Monday, September 23, 2013

Northeast Consulting Group Promotes Assistant Manager

... grew up in Long Island, New York. He decided to relocate to Connecticut when he got scouted to the University of Bridgeport to play baseball. While he was attending school he graduated with a Business Marketing degree. Through the fifteen months ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prlog.org/12215202-northeast-consulting-group-promotes-assistant-manager.html

City school librarian found dead

... not appear suspicious, authorities said. Pagerino was the head librarian at High Horizons Magnet School in North Bridgeport. At night, he worked for the district's adult education program, helping students who sought to earn their high school ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/City-school-librarian-found-dead-4837763.php

Ferrick to head FBI in Connecticut

... FBI operations in Connecticut and the approximately 100 agents working out of the New Haven headquarters and the Bridgeport and Meriden satellite offices. Ferrick's appointment was announced Monday by outgoing FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III . ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Ferrick-to-head-FBI-in-Connecticut-4837525.php

Coalition to take on gun lobby

Neil Heslin, father of Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis, left, speaks next Jackie Pettway, right, at a roundtable discussion to talk about next steps in the fight against gun violence at Bridgeport City Hall on Monday, Sept.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Coalition-to-take-on-gun-lobby-4837496.php

High school football: Photos of the week

Bassick's Kenny Rene leaps onto New Canaan's Jack Gilio to make the tackle, during high school football action in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/sports/slideshow/Point-After-Pics-Week-2-70615.php

Concert news: Cher, Elton John announce Boston, Connecticut concert dates

... all Ticketmaster outlets and locations. Elton John will embark on a fall tour that stops at Webster Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. (Nov. 8), the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence (Nov. 9) and the TD Garden in Boston (Nov. 12). Tickets for the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2013/09/concert_news_cher_elton_john_a.html

NY: MTA Appoints Six to New Rail Safety Panel

... in two LIRR derailments in March and June. More than 70 people were injured when a Metro-North train derailed in Bridgeport, Conn., in May. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) in June called on the MTA to deliver a report on the incidents and how they ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/11175314/mta-appoints-six-to-new-rail-safety-panel

Commitment to passing gun violence bill

... Heslin, who lost his six-year-old son in the tragedy at Sandy Hook, joined families of gun violence victims in Bridgeport. "I never realized the problem we had in this country with gun violence...until after I lost Jesse," said Neil Heslin, Sandy ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/news/politics/commitment-to-passing-gun-violence-bill

I love to eat at Subway when I travel, and here's why

... white and green sign of the American sandwich chain can be found almost anywhere on Earth. From a single store in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1965, Subway has grown into an empire with more than 40,000 outlets in 102 countries. I have dined there - if you ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/activities-and-interests/subway-is-the-only-meal-ill-eat-no-matter-where-im-travelling/article14417234/?cmpid=rss1

Best and the rest of the past week

Thumbs up to Kenichi Ebina , University of Bridgeport graduate and the winner of season 8 of "America's Got Talent."



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Best-and-the-rest-of-the-past-week-4837016.php

Mother, Daughter Charged After Fairfield Traffic Stop

... spotted together following a routine traffic stop in Fairfield. Lynda Mariotti, 61, and Nikki Mariotti, 28, of Bridgeport, were charged with violation of a protective order on September 20 at 11:52 a.m. after the driver, Nikki, failed to stop at a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/mother-daughter-charged-after-fairfield-traffic-stop

BWW Reviews: Little Shop of Horrors in Bridgeport

What better way to usher in Halloween than with the Bridgeport Theatre Company's production of Little Shop of Horrors ? Directed by Lance Gray , the show moves at a peppy pace.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.broadwayworld.com/connecticut/article/BWW-Reviews-LITTLE-SHOP-OF-HORRORS-in-Bridgeport-20130923

Scouts uniforms being collected

... Church in New Canaan. The drive hopes to collect enough uniforms to outfit scouting units in low-income areas of Bridgeport. Any additional uniforms collected will be stored at the Connecticut Yankee Council 's offices in Milford and will be shared ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/article/Scouts-uniforms-being-collected-4836585.php

New Canaan wins Connecticut senior baseball league title

The New Canaan Cannons beat the Bridgeport Brewers 4-0 Saturday at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard to claim the Connecticut national men's senior baseball league championship in the conclusion of the eight-team, double-elimination tournament.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/article/New-Canaan-wins-Connecticut-senior-baseball-4836217.php

Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Vallas Case

A suit aimed at ousting embattled Bridgeport Superintendent Paul Vallas from his job, went to the Connecticut Supreme Court Monday morning where justices zeroed in on whether the school leadership program that Vallas took at the University of Connecticut was sufficient.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/education/hc-vallas-supreme-court-0924-20130923,0,6130457.story

Singer Javier Colon Hosting Hartford Spelling Bee

... and a mega-education fun pack." They also will get iPads. This will be Colon's first time emceeing any event. A Bridgeport native and graduate of Bunnell High School in Stratford, Colon says stage fright kept him from participating in spelling bees ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/features/hc-spelling-bee-0924-20130924,0,5293326.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Courant%2FAtHome+%28courant.com+-+AT+HOME%29

State's businesswomen flex their muscles at Stamford-UConn event

Beverlee Dacey is the president of the Bridgeport company Amodex and stands by her booth at Connecticut's first ever statewide conference aimed at supporting women entrepreneurs which was held at the University of Connecticut's Stamford campus on Friday September 20, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/news/articleGallery/State-s-businesswomen-flex-their-muscles-at-4832456.php

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Beverlee Dacey is the president of the Bridgeport company Amodex and stands by her booth at Connecticut's first ever statewide conference aimed at supporting women entrepreneurs which was held at the University of Connecticut's Stamford campus on Friday September 20, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/news/article/State-s-businesswomen-flex-their-muscles-at-4832456.php

SupplementAdvisor.org Analyzes Green Tea Extract; Favourable Results

Bridgeport, CT -- Green tea extract has long been a forerunner in the battle against the bulge.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.emailwire.com/release/134891-SupplementAdvisororg-Analyzes-Green-Tea-Extract-Favourable-Results.html

TreadmillAnalysis.com Looks At The Bowflex Treadclimber; Positive Impression

Bridgeport, CT -- Bowflex is undoubtedly one of the leading names in home fitness today.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.emailwire.com/release/134906-TreadmillAnalysiscom-Looks-At-The-Bowflex-Treadclimber-Positive-Impression.html

Point After Pics, Football Week 2

Bassick's Kenny Rene leaps onto New Canaan's Jack Gilio to make the tackle, during high school football action in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.westport-news.com/sports/slideshow/Point-After-Pics-Week-2-70615.php

An (Early) Handicapping Of Some Possible Candidates For The Next NYPD Commissioner

... of an agency historically riddled with patronage. After that, he moved on to become police chief for the city of Bridgeport, Conn., and then returned to the NYPD under Kelly to oversee the Police Academy as Deputy Commissioner for Training. Back in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2013/09/an_early_handic.php

Arguments over Vallas go to court

... Court judge Carmen Lopez listens to testimony during the Lopez v. Vallas civil hearing at Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Photo: Brian A. Pounds Paul Vallas testifies during a hearing before Judge Barbara Bellis in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Arguments-over-Vallas-go-to-court-4835116.php

Affordable housing and the city's future

It's only 74 mixed-income rental units on 2.5 acres in the state's largest city, population 146,000, but it could affect the future of Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Affordable-housing-and-the-city-s-future-4835115.php

Obituary: Elaine P. Bruno Fay, 57, Beloved Mother of Edward T. Fay Jr. - Visiting Hours Today

Elaine P. Bruno Fay, 57, of Bridgeport, beloved wife of Edward T. Fay Sr., died peacefully on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in St. Vincent's Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://orangectlive.com/2013/09/23/obituary-elaine-p-bruno-fay-57-beloved-mother-of-edward-t-fay-jr-visiting-hours-today/

Sunday, September 22, 2013

HS Football: Point After Pics

Bassick's Kenny Rene leaps onto New Canaan's Jack Gilio to make the tackle, during high school football action in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/slideshow/Point-After-Pics-Week-2-70615.php

Runners have heart, lack equipment

... in the district, Astle grew up in Fairfield and ran track at Ludlowe just a few years ago. He vaguely remembers Bridgeport teams not having proper uniforms even back then. Last year, he started coaching track and field in the spring. This fall, he ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Runners-have-heart-lack-equipment-4834727.php

Crowd celebrates festive Brazilian Day

... to 70,000 in the peak years, according to Paulo Almeida , deputy counsel at the Brazilian Consulate in Hartford. Bridgeport and Danbury have the highest populations of this community, although many in recent years are moving back to Brazil as that ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Crowd-celebrates-festive-Brazilian-Day-4834448.php

Elton John tickets go on sale Friday

Elton John will perform at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Elton-John-tickets-go-on-sale-Friday-4823689.php

Deal in works for South Ave. property

After a recent heated exchange between Mayor Bill Finch and the lawyer for a British company whose property the city wants to seize, both sides have finally begun negotiations on the potential sale of a South Avenue property.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Deal-in-works-for-dormant-property-4834212.php

New Bridgeport Bishop Offers To Meet With Voice Of The Faithful

New Bridgeport Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, who has promised to reach out to those Catholics who feel disenfranchised, has offered to meet with the local chapter of the Voice of the Faithful - a meeting the group says it was never able to arrange with his predecessor.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-bishop-voice-of-faithful-0922-20130920,0,1867009.story

MTA appoints 6 to new rail safety panel

... in two LIRR derailments in March and June. More than 70 people were injured when a Metro-North train derailed in Bridgeport, Conn., in May. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) in June called on the MTA to deliver a report on the incidents and how they ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newsday.com/long-island/transportation/lirr/mta-appoints-6-to-new-rail-safety-panel-1.6116529

Conn. school superintendent fighting to keep job

... Paul Vallas during a news conference in New Orleans. Vallas became superintendent in January 2012 of the Bridgeport, Conn., school system. But Vallas isn't certified by the state to be a school superintendent, and a lawsuit challenging his ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Conn-school-superintendent-fighting-to-keep-job-4832264.php

In the Suburbs / Seeing a fire-ravaged house, wondering, 'What if ...'

Whether in Seaside, N.J., above, or Bridgeport, the sight of rubble left by a fast-moving fire can shake one's sense of security by raising the question "What if..." Photo: Spencer Platt, Getty Images On my way to work recently, I drove past the immediate aftermath of a terrible fire in a multi-family home near St. Vincent 's Medical Center in ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/opinion/article/In-the-Suburbs-Seeing-a-fire-ravaged-house-4833788.php

Letter: BET's Goldrick 'A Forceful, Steadfast Democratic Voice'

... needs. Whether it's his vocal support for MISA, the reconstruction of the Byram pool and the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, or the long overdue dredging of Binney Pond, Sean recognizes that long term investments in facilities that benefit all town ...



via Greenwich Newswire http://greenwich.patch.com/groups/elections/p/letter-bets-goldrick-a-forceful-steadfast-democratic-voice

Connecticut teen paints way to college, debt-free

The Bridgeport teen who tried to paint her way back to Spelman for her sophomore year this summer ended up with 64 heroes who heard about her plight and either bought some of her artwork or made donations ranging from $5 to more than $3,500.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dailyrepublic.com/features/youth/connecticut-teen-paints-way-to-college-debt-free/

Paul Vallas, former Chicago school chief, fighting to...

Paul Vallas was hailed by supporters as a proven reformer who would turn around the public school system in Bridgeport, Conn., when he took over the superintendent's job in January 2012 after having led troubled, big-city school districts in Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.suntimes.com/news/22718806-418/paul-vallas-former-chicago-school-chief-fighting-to-keep-his-latest-job.html

New Canaan wins Connecticut senior baseball league title

The New Canaan Cannons beat the Bridgeport Brewers 4-0 Saturday at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard to claim the Connecticut national men's senior baseball league championship in the conclusion of the eight-team, double-elimination tournament.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/New-Canaan-wins-Connecticut-senior-baseball-4833529.php

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Clemens a no-show for BP; Bluefish claim they never said he would throw

... Bluefish have a difficult time putting fannies in the seats at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.. Bob Phillips : The Bridgeport Bluefish rank dead last among the eight teams in the Atlantic League in attendance . By a long shot. In fact, the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/clemens-a-no-show-for-bp-bluefish-claim-they-never-said-he-would-throw

Women's Expo 'an eye-opener'

Judy Jovanelly, owner of The Girl Spot in Trumbull, does a pole fitness routine during the Southwest Connecticut Women's Expo at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Women-s-Expo-an-eye-opener-4832967.php

Census Data: Poverty Still Worse in CT Than at Beginning of the Recession

... Voices for Children in the release. Estimates of poverty rates varied significantly across Connecticut's cities: Bridgeport (25.3%), Danbury (9.3%), Hartford (38.0%), New Britain (24.1%), New Haven (26.1%), Norwalk (10.3%), Stamford (7.7%), and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/census-data-poverty-still-worse-in-ct-than-at-beginning-of-the-recession

Six House Opportunities, from Trumbull to Bridgeport

... Nothing to do but move in! Directions: Main Street to Judson Place, right onto White Street 115 Little Deer Road, Bridgeport $187,000. Open House 1:30-3:30 hosted by Pam Williams. Charming 3 bedroom Ranch in desirable North End location. Living room ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://monroe.patch.com/groups/real-estate/p/six-opportunities-from-trumbull-to-bridgeport-monroe

Sewer disputes clog negotiating pipeline

Union members hang a flag for Local 145 before the start of a rally and press conference to make known their concerns with a change in management at the Water pollution Control Authority on Seaview Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Sewer-disputes-clog-negotiating-pipeline-4832510.php

Three Connecticut cities among worst for allergies

... Those who greet each autumn morning with a sneeze, a sniffle and some watery eyes might want to consider moving. Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford are three of the 100 worst places in the country for fall allergies, according to a new report from ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dariennewsonline.com/local/article/Three-Connecticut-cities-among-worst-for-allergies-4832396.php

Obituary: Idalina (Lage) Gomes

... Lage. She was educated in Portugal and had been a resident of this country for the past 38 years, first living in Bridgeport and then moving to Naugatuck 11 years ago. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Waterbury. Besides her mother ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.mycitizensnews.com/obituaries/2013/09/obituary-idalina-lage-gomes/

Edward "Ted" J. Boniface Sr.

... NY. He was 71. The son of the late Edward Boniface and Dorothy Goldsmith Boniface, he was born on May 8, 1942 in Bridgeport, CT. Ted was the owner of Multi Generations Excavating of White Lake, member of the MountainView United Methodist (Pine Bush) ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130921/NEWS0301/309219994

Remington Woods, cleared of bullets

Thelma Carr, of Bridgeport, peers out at the Lake Success Business Park, a 422-acre property and former Remington Arms site spread across Bridgeport and Stratford, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Remington-Woods-cleared-of-bullets-4831765.php

Friday, September 20, 2013

Atkinson Nets Corner to Give UC 1-0 Victory

The University of Cincinnati utilized a goal from Jae Atkinson to defeat Cornell, 1-0, in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.gobearcats.com/sports/w-soccer/recaps/092113aaa.html

Man stabs coworker over potato chips

A Bridgeport man was arrested for stabbing a coworker with a pen over a bag of potato chips on Thursday.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/news/crime/man-stabs-coworker-w-pen-over-potato-chips

Bridgeport Schools Chief Faces Dual Threats

BRIDGEPORT, Conn.-Two challenges to the tenure of embattled Bridgeport schools chief Paul Vallas, who was recruited with great fanfare less than two years ago, are coming to a head.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324492604579087212199599936.html?mod=topix

A $23 Million Federal Grant With Distasteful Logic

... outlays of billions of dollars. Two community colleges in Connecticut -- Capital (in Hartford) and Housatonic (in Bridgeport) -- will receive a total of $4.5 million to train people in health care, information technology and environmental ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/business/hc-haar-federal-training-grants-20130920,0,6938897.story?track=rss

Hundreds attend Bridgeport event boosting manufacturing

The NHMA celebrated its 100th birthday Thursday night at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Hundreds-attend-Bridgeport-event-boosting-4831054.php

Malloy applauds limits on carbon emissions

The announcement Friday of stricter federal limits on carbon emissions from new coal and gas powered electric plants drew praise in Connecticut and cautious support from the owners of Bridgeport's coal-fired plant.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Malloy-applauds-limits-on-carbon-emissions-4831042.php

Hugh Bailey: School leader's time is running short

For anyone having trouble keeping track, there are now three separate clocks ticking on the tenure of Bridgeport Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas .



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Hugh-Bailey-School-leader-s-time-is-running-short-4830931.php

Guidelines needed for license-plate readers

... sweeping rules that would apply to all departments. What makes sense for the Bethel Police Department may not for Bridgeport police. For the time being, local governments and citizens should hold their own departments accountable for being clear and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Guidelines-needed-for-license-plate-readers-4830913.php

Virginia L. Sutton, Springfield, Illinois

... Sutton, RN, 96, died on Sept. 16, 2013, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield, Ill. She was born in Bridgeport, Conn., the middle child of Ray and Mable Van Stone. Virginia graduated from high school at 16 and after one year of college, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/obit/15421

Charles Walsh: Don't be in the way of that giant circus tent

... spring. Called "Under The Big Musty-Smelling Canvass," it is about a somewhat unique medium-sized city called Bridgeport that one morning awakes to find that someone or something has erected a huge musty-smelling circus tent over it. At first the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Charles-Walsh-Don-t-be-in-the-way-of-that-giant-4830672.php

Airport manager cruises into new job

... will not impact her ability to do the job. Mize also confirmed she lives with Fred Hall , general manager of Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry, which is in the middle of negotiating a controversial relocation of its downtown terminal with the city. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Airport-manager-cruises-into-new-job-4830649.php

Man gets concurrent time on federal gun conviction

A Bridgeport man convicted and sentenced earlier this year of trying to take a shot at a Stamford police officer was given another 90-month sentence after he was convicted in federal court of being a felon in possession of a firearm.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Bridgeport-man-gets-concurrent-time-on-federal-4829600.php

Things to do in Fairfield this weekend

... of summer. Here's a few suggestions to mark the seasonal change in Fairfield: A laugh a minute is in store when Bridgeport native Kevin Nealon performs Friday at the Sacred Heart University Edgerton Center , 5151 Park Ave. The show begins at 7 p.m. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Things-to-do-in-Fairfield-this-weekend-4829470.php

I love to eat at Subway when I travel, and here's why

... white and green sign of the American sandwich chain can be found almost anywhere on Earth. From a single store in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1965, Subway has grown into an empire with more than 40,000 outlets in 102 countries. I have dined there - if you ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/activities-and-interests/subway-is-the-only-meal-ill-eat-no-matter-where-im-travelling/article14417234/?cmpid=rss1

Reader Submitted: a Breakfast For Champions

... Wallingford. The breakfast is an event for the scholarship recipients Trisana Spence of Hartford, Diana Chin of Bridgeport , Richard Crockett of New Britain , Kasie Bouchard of Thompson, Marquis Bawl of Wethersfield , Dilliner Wilson of West Haven , ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/wallingford/hcrs-79857-wallingford-20130918,0,6921570.story

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano: Build Spiritual Bridges

In front of packed pews at St. Theresa Church Thursday, newly-appointed Diocese of Bridgeport Bishop Frank J. Caggiano took his seat, or "cathedra," for the first time.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://trumbull.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/bishop-frank-j-caggiano-build-spiritual-bridges

Dorothy Grace Curtis, 95, Former Fairfield Resident

Curtis was born Oct. 26, 1917, in Bridgeport, daughter of Edward and Grace Stenstream.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/dorothy-grace-curtis-95-former-fairfield-resident

Beryl F. Breen, 89, Former Fairfield Resident

... first to Fairfield, and shortly after to Nichols in the early 1950's. She worked at an ENT doctor's office in Bridgeport. She obtained a real estate broker's license and operated Breen Real Estate out of her home. She was a Sunday school teacher at ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/beryl-f-breen-89-former-fairfield-resident

Irene Kadar Bahe, 97, Longtime Fairfield Resident

Bahe was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Louis and Elizabeth Kadar. She moved to Connecticut as a young child and resided in the Bridgeport and Fairfield area for many years.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/irene-kadar-bahe-97-longtime-fairfield-resident

Man charged with bike theft at Fairfield Metro

A witness called police to report that a man, later identified as Jorge Ramirez , of Lee Avenue in Bridgeport, was taking a bike from the depot.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Man-charged-with-bike-theft-at-Fairfield-Metro-4829348.php

Census: Norwalk Poverty, Uninsured Rates Rising

... data for all cities with more than 65,000 residents. Of the four Fairfield County towns that qualified, Bridgeport had the highest poverty rate, with 25.3 percent of residents and 37.6 percent of those under 18 under the threshold. Norwalk had the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/news/census-fairfield-county-poverty-uninsured-rates-rising

Caggiano installed as bishop of area Catholic diocese

Bishop Frank Caggiano is installed as the new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Caggiano-installed-as-bishop-of-area-Catholic-4829113.php

Fairfield County Roman Catholics Get New Leader As Bishop Is Installed

Frank J. Caggiano was installed Thursday as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, making him the leader of the more than 400,000 Roman Catholics in Fairfield County.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stamford.dailyvoice.com/news/fairfield-county-roman-catholics-get-new-leader-bishop-installed

Census: Fairfield County Poverty, Uninsured Rates Rising

... data for all cities with more than 65,000 residents. Of the four Fairfield County towns that qualified, Bridgeport had the highest poverty rate, with 25.3 percent of residents and 37.6 percent of those under 18 under the threshold. Norwalk had the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stamford.dailyvoice.com/news/census-fairfield-county-poverty-uninsured-rates-rising

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano: Build Spiritual Bridges

This article was written by Aaron Leo, Patch Editor. In front of packed pews at St. Theresa Church Thursday, newly-appointed Diocese of Bridgeport Bishop Frank J. Caggiano took his seat, or "cathedra," for the first time.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://danbury.patch.com/groups/local-connections/p/bishop-frank-j-caggiano-build-spiritual-bridges_bc20ece4

Kevin Cullen New book honors Jewish baseball players

... from Yale, and was accepted at New York University Medical School? Well his mother, Anne, a math teacher in Bridgeport, Conn., did and I can imagine her saying, "Oh, so you can perform a tracheotomy and throw a backdoor slider, Mr. Bigshot, but you ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/09/19/new-book-honors-jewish-baseball-players/eEkCtrW0CrnvtZkzHVpFhO/story.html

Stratford Girl Scout Earns National Honors

... comes as a result of her first-place finish during a Girl Scout rocket launch event at Veterans Park in Bridgeport, which was funded by a generous grant from Peoples Bank. Mahlia had the closest average distance from the target in her age category, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stratford.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/stratford-girl-scout-earns-national-honors

Roger 'The Rocket' Clemens to throw BP in BP today

... over when both played for the Sugar Land Skeeters last year. The Rocket will be throwing batting practice in Bridgeport today before Cody's game against the Bluefish.. Bob Levey/Getty Images Roger Clemens is expected to be on hand to throw batting ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/roger-the-rocket-clemens-to-throw-bp-bp-today

Report: UConn near deal to play regular-season basketball games in Bridgeport

According to published reports, UConn is close to announcing men's and women's regular-season basketball games to be played at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, and possibly the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/report-uconn-near-deal-to-play-regular-season-basketball-games-bridgeport

Police Anticipate More Arrests in McLellan Tree Service Burglary

A Bridgeport man who broke into McLellan Tree Service in Farmington and stole equipment is facing burglary and larceny charges, police said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://farmington.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/police-anticipate-more-arrests-in-mclellan-tree-service-burglary

UB grad wins America's Got Talent

... villains, dance with himself and ascend to Heaven. So, it was perhaps no surprise that Ebina, a University of Bridgeport graduate, took home the top prize on season 8 of "America's Got Talent" on Wednesday. "It's amazing," said Ebina, who won $1 ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/UB-grad-wins-America-s-Got-Talent-4828862.php