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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sound Tigers game day: Manchester at Bridgeport

... Weal (4-17-21) and RW Brandon Kozun (6-14-20). ... Greenwich's Sean Backman is 3-2-5. ABOUT THE SOUND TIGERS: Bridgeport lost 8-6 Saturday at Albany, one shy of a team record for goals allowed. ... C Ryan Strome has a five-game scoring streak ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Sound-Tigers-game-day-Manchester-at-Bridgeport-5024818.php

Trumbull Cops: Kohl's Worker Stole

Quajahnik Le'vette Jackson, 19, of Washington Avenue, and Victoria Paulet Jackson, 25, of Madison Avenue, both of Bridgeport, are each charged with fourth-degree larceny.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://trumbull.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/trumbull-cops-2-women-stole

Teaneck artist releases book on digital art

... has always used technology to create art. In 1976, he received his B.F.A. in cinema from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, working as a video artist and experimental filmmaker. In the late '70s he developed an interest in taking photos ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.northjersey.com/arts_entertainment/art/233901771_Teaneck_artist_releases_book_on_digital_art.html

Hamden Obituaries: Jean Begley Owen, 89

Jean Begley Owen passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven. Born in Bridgeport in 1924 and raised in Hamden, Jean learned to love music at an early age and began teaching piano in her mid teens. She continued ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://hamden.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/jean-begley-owen-89

911 Operator Saves Thanksgiving For Bridgeport, Conn. Robbery Victim

A man who was robbed on Thanksgiving morning in Bridgeport, Conn., received a pleasant surprise courtesy of a sympathetic 911 operator.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/30/911-operator-saves-thanksgiving-for-bridgeport-conn-robbery-victim/

Man Robbed of Turkey

When a Bridgeport, Conn., man was robbed of his Thanksgiving dinner, police found a way to turn his day around.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/national-international/Police-Buy-Thanksgiving-Dinner-for-Robbery-Victim-233921641.html

Tales from the marriage trenches: The little things go a long way

... without benefit of clothes? Or does it raise a tear in your eye? I'm the teary sort myself. Ann and John Betar of Bridgeport, Conn., celebrated their 81st anniversary this week. The Betars eloped against the wishes of their Syrian-American ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/tales-from-the-marriage-trenches-the-little-things-go-a-long-way/article15693522/?cmpid=rss1

Immigrant works to help others avoid abuse

... Saturday's events. As usual, she was working, huddled with more than 100 domestic workers inside a church in Bridgeport, Conn., drafting a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights to present to Connecticut state legislators similar to a bill that, thanks to ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/11/30/brazilian-emigre-seeks-deliver-from-suffering-those-who-have-followed-her-united-states/Ltd4RTrKX2t03cZeUUtzUI/story.html

NBA Connecticut report

... ... Matthews and the Blazers had won 11 straight before losing to the Suns Wednesday. Matthews, son of the former Bridgeport great by the same name, averaged 17.3 points during the winning streak.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/sports/article/NBA-Connecticut-report-5023261.php

Friday, November 29, 2013

Bridgeport: some fundamental flaws

... the city charter prohibits members of the city council from holding nonelected office or appointment paid out of Bridgeport's treasury, five of its 20 members are city employees; the council president also is the deputy director of the city's ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/Bridgeport-some-fundamental-flaws-5022680.php

Michael J. Daly: Black Friday at Billy's

It is an uncharacteristically quiet morning in the Pawn Broker, 232 Fairfield Ave. in downtown Bridgeport, where the hot-pink neon sign beckons: "Cash for Gold, Silver and Diamonds."



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Michael-J-Daly-Black-Friday-at-Billy-s-5022681.php

Trumbull Cops: Worker Marked Down Prices

... prices at JCPenny to $1 and leaving the store with the merchandise. Davide Anthony Leckey, 20, of Tremont Avenue, Bridgeport, is charged with fourth-degree larceny. Police said Leckey was nabbed as he walked out his car with the merchandise. Leckey ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://trumbull.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/trumbull-cops-worker-marked-down-prices

Trending: When We Live On Our Own

... their own -- a larger share of the population than at any other time in American history. And the numbers in the Bridgeport area sync up with the rest of the nation. At 333 State Street, the luxury rental building in the city's downtown, more than ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Trending-When-We-Live-On-Our-Own-5022375.php

SHU community provides Thanksgiving meals for neighbors

Sacred Heart University students help to distribute Thanksgiving turkeys on November 26 at St. Charles Parish in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/information/nws1/publish/education/SHU-community-provides-Thanksgiving-meals-for-neighbors21108.shtml

City's senior center gets facelift

Linda Powers-Maloney, left, of Bridgeport, paints a pottery Christmas tree in the Ceramic Studio at the new Eisenhower Senior Center at 307 Golden Hill Streeet in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/City-s-senior-center-gets-facelift-5022137.php

Woman charged with second DWI

Kathleen White , 63, of 219 Louisiana Ave., Bridgeport, was arrested Nov. 24 on charges of driving while intoxicated and failure to display lights.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dariennewsonline.com/news/article/Woman-charged-with-second-DWI-5021500.php

Police: Woman, 63, Charged on Post Rd. with 2nd DUI

... not proven in court) of the matter: At about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, Cathleen White of Louisiana Ave., Bridgeport, was driving a 2000 Dodge Neon east on the Post Road without its headlights on. A police officer saw the car and stopped it on ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://darien.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/police-woman-63-charged-on-post-rd-with-second-dui_705396d4

Neighbors oppose pot dispensaries

... D'Amico said. "This is us saving the world -- that's how I feel. There's no way anyone can say `no' to us." Bridgeport under Democratic Mayor Bill Finch has been more welcoming to the fledgling medical marijuana industry. Unlike other Connecticut ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Neighbors-oppose-pot-dispensaries-5020312.php

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Cochran officially out as Harding football coach

Harding High School's new football coach Jack Cochran talks to his team during their scrimmage with Naugatuck Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at the school in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/articleGallery/Cochran-officially-out-as-Harding-football-coach-5019691.php

Game day: Hartford Wolf Pack at Bridgeport Sound Tigers

MOVEMBER: Bridgeport will hand out 500 stick-on mustaches to mark the end of "Movember," a men's-health awareness initiative.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Game-day-Hartford-Wolf-Pack-at-Bridgeport-Sound-5019827.php

Italian-American actor Tony Musante dead at 77

... He'll also be remembered for either playing a hard nosed cop or as a street wise punk, Born June 30, 1936 in Bridgeport, Connecticut he attended Northwestern University and worked as a teacher before acting in off-Broadway plays. Musante acted in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/italian-american-actor-tony-musante-dead-at-77?cid=rss

Cochran officially out as Harding football coach

Harding High School's new football coach Jack Cochran talks to his team during their scrimmage with Naugatuck Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at the school in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Cochran-officially-out-as-Harding-football-coach-5019691.php

Actor Tony Musante dead at 77

... has died after surgery, the Hollywood Reporter said on its online version Thursday. Musante, who was born in Bridgeport, Conn., starred in several films made in Italy including a role as a Mexican revolutionary in the 1968 spaghetti western A ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english/2013/11/28/Actor-Tony-Musante-dead-77_9694955.html

Police logs - Nov. 28

... license, misuse of plates, driving without insurance and failure to obey a stop sign. Precious Lewis, 24, of Bridgeport was charged Tuesday with fourth-degree larceny, possession of a shoplifting device and driving with a suspended license or ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20131128/NWS03/311289765/-1/NWS

Sacred Heart University Provides Meals To Fairfield Community

... With the help of Chartwell's Dining Services, the food was transported to St. Charles Parish on Ogden Street in Bridgeport on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The SHU community also donated enough money to purchase 800 turkeys through Student Government's annual ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/sacred-heart-university-provides-meals-fairfield-community

Fairfield CT Dentist Supports "A Visit to Santa's House"

... tradition, "A Visit to Santa's House," raises money for the JWC "Girls Zone" at the Cardinal Shehan Center, a Bridgeport-based organization that meets the recreational, educational, and social needs of moderate to low-income families and young ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11376833.htm

Connecticut Couple Celebrates 81 Years Of Marriage

... stood the test of time for 81 years. Meet America's longest-married couple, Ann and John Betar. The couple left Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1932 and relocated to Harrison, New York to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man twenty years ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/24044505/connecticut-couple

Obituary: Peter D. Scrivani

... Julie Annunziato and her husband Emilio of Trumbull and Peter Scrivani of Florida, a sister, Mary Grabowski of Bridgeport, four grandchildren, Melissa and Nicholas Scrivani and Arianna and Steffania Annunziato as well as many nieces and nephews, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://weston-ct.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/obituary-peter-d-scrivani

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The smartest man on the planet

John and Ann Betar of Bridgeport, Conn., are celebrating their 81st wedding anniversary on Monday, earning them the title of America's "longest married couple."



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.crainium.net/jdjArchives/2013/11/the_smartest_man_on_the_planet.html

Healthy de Haan getting up to speed for Sound Tigers

... on defense. That's Calvin de Haan's unenviable fate. After missing all but the first three games of 2012-13, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers defenseman is getting back up to speed. "The first week or two were a little rocky," de Haan said. "You can play ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Healthy-de-Haan-getting-up-to-speed-for-Sound-5017959.php

In a festive season, many need help

... partnership between the Connecticut Post, the United Way, the Family & Children's Agency in Norwalk and FSW in Bridgeport. From Thanksgiving until early January, the Post will be running stories about people in the area who need your help to pay for ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/In-a-festive-season-many-need-help-5017767.php

ER staffs see it all on Thanksgiving

... morning Thanksgiving is the best time to work because no one comes in," said Dr. Rock Ferrigno , chairman of Bridgeport Hospital's department of emergency medicine. That quickly changes throughout the day, as people start coming in with all sorts of ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/ER-staffs-see-it-all-on-Thanksgiving-5017679.php

Sound Tigers, Wolf Pack both register "W's" on Sunday

Bridgeport netminder Anders Nilsson kept the Sound Tigers in the game, protecting the net for over five minutes while down a man - including over a minute down two sckaters - in Bridgeport's shootout victory.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/sound-tigers-wolf-pack-both-register-w-s-on-sunday

Police: Bridgeport Man 'Sexted' Teen

A 30-year-old employee of a city Boys and Girls Club is facing charges for allegedly "sexting" a 16-year-old girl.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-bridgeport-sexting-arrest-1128-20131127,0,1369077.story?track=rss

Bridgeport man charged with sexting teen

A 30 year-old city man was arrested after he allegedly sent hundreds of sexually explicit texts to a 16 year-old girl.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Bridgeport-man-charged-with-sexting-teen-5016941.php

Falcone hired for Stamford HR job

... has been a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Bridgeport and Sacred Heart University . He spent 16 years in Darien. He was assistant superintendent from 2005 to 2010 and then was ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dariennewsonline.com/local/article/Falcone-hired-for-Stamford-HR-job-5016753.php

Bridgeport school board to get new chairman

... a sense of direction and support. "We do not minimize the challenges that we will confront as members of the Bridgeport Board of Education," said the joint statement. "Those challenges include the selection of a new permanent superintendent of ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Bridgeport-school-board-to-get-new-chairman-5016778.php

Help Wanted: Local Jobs

... multiple individuals. Provide back-up support to other administrative staff, as needed..." Senior Tax Accountant. Bridgeport, Full time, Bridgeport Source: CareerBuilder.com Dynamic mid-sized public accounting firm in Bridgeport seeks a strong ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://danbury.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/help-wanted-local-jobs_fe27aa9a

RI officials: Curbing violence a...

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, and other officials are discussing ways to curb violence in Bridgeport and other cities around the state.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/ri-officials-curbing-violence-a-community-task_15179710

On the market: A star turn by classic Colonial on Old Post Road

... 23.93 mills TAXES: $32,154 President John F. Kennedy never made a public appearance in Fairfield. He did visit Bridgeport in 1960 as a presidential candidate, but this town does have an indirect connection to the nation's 35th president, who was ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/realestate/article/On-the-market-A-star-turn-by-classic-Colonial-on-5001896.php

Splash Car Wash, Helping Out at the Bridgeport Rescue Mission

The Bridgeport Rescue Mission is seeking donations of frozen turkeys to help needy families prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/SplashCarWash/Bridgeport/prweb11372671.htm

In Context: War Report, Segment 1

The War Report is a monthly feature of the weekly series In Context produced by MDR Productions, Inc. In Context originates at Pacifica affiliate WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT whose signal reaches most of Connecticut and parts of New York.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/72777

Defined by diversity of experiences

Korri Wass is a native of Bridgeport, Conn. She moved to Maine just more than a year ago.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.advertiserdemocrat.com/news/community/2013/11/27/defined-diversity-experiences/620301

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Zipping Into The Night - Adventure Park Climbing Innovation Debuts -

Illuminated Night Climbs have been introduced to the Company's Adventure Parks in Frankenmuth, Michigan ; Storrs, Connecticut ; Bridgeport, Connecticut ; and Sandy Spring, Maryland .



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prleap.com/pr/214229/

Steelpointe developer seeing progress

The Steelpointe Harbor project in Bridgeport took a big step forward this summer with news that a 150,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops store will anchor the retail portion of the complex, and now the developer said he is nearly ready to announce several other retailers who want to come to the 56-acre tract.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Steelpointe-developer-seeing-progress-5015019.php

Mary Harelik Jankowski, 'Punnee,' 100, Born on Christmas Day

... to the late Nelly Rankewicz, and Stella and Stephen Harelik. She was raised in Milford and attended schools in Bridgeport. She married her husband in 1933 and moved to Fairfield where she raised their four children. She worked at Carnation Gardens ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/mary-harelik-jankowski-punnee-100

Happy Thanksgivukkah: Rare melding of holidays

Two-year-old Lilly Pearlman makes fingertip flames atop her handprint menurkey, a turkey shaped menorah celebrating the rare overlapping of Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Congregation B'Nai Israel in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Happy-Thanksgivukkah-Rare-melding-of-holidays-5014660.php

OP-ED Light Pollution Dims View Of Comet, Shrinks Our Horizons

... visible to the naked eye. It may become much brighter. But you probably won't see it from New Haven , Hartford or Bridgeport. Even if it exceeds current expectations, you'll have to go far afield to catch an unaided glimpse of one of the most ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/hc-op-bisceglia-comet-coming-skies-too-bright-to-s-20131126,0,4345633.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Courant%2FOpEd+%28courant.com+-+OPED%29

UB women's volleyball team to host NCAA East Regional

The University of Bridgeport women's volleyball team, under the direction of fifth-year head coach Leo Uzcategui, will host the 2013 NCAA Division II Championship East Regional in UB's Harvey Hubbell Gymnasium Dec. 5-Dec. 7. On Dec. 5, the top-seeded Purple Knights face the number eight seed, Georgian Court University Lions at 5 p.m. This year's ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/UB-women-s-volleyball-team-to-host-NCAA-East-5014443.php

4 city cops on desk duty after fatal shooting

State police investigate a double shooting by a Bridgeport police officer in the parking lot of Bayview Plaza on Boston Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/4-city-cops-on-desk-duty-after-fatal-shooting-5012674.php

Programs aim to stop Bridgeport violence

Charles Tisdale, Executive Director of Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc. , speaks during a roundtable discussion about efforts to reduce violence in Bridgeport and across Connecticut Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at the Morton Government Center in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Programs-aim-to-stop-Bridgeport-violence-5014473.php

A BackCountry Jazz Christmas

... bassist Peter Washington , and master drummer Herlin Riley . In addition, Wallace teaches a summer music camp in Bridgeport and has invited some of his students to take part in the performance. Champagne and wine will be served throughout the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.greenwichcitizen.com/news/article/A-BackCountry-Jazz-Christmas-5014368.php

Career Correction Officer Named As Commissioner

When James E. Dzurenda got a job as a prison guard in Bridgeport more than 25 years ago, he figured it would be a short-term gig while he was in college.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-correction-commissioner-connecticut-1127-20131126,0,5958784.story

Chelsea Pond headed to Liberty University

... earlier this week to begin training for her club season with Shoreline Elite Aquatics out of the University of Bridgeport . The staff there endorsed her decision to swim for Liberty College , noting that the Flames are on the rise. Her father, Tom, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/sports/article/Chelsea-Pond-headed-to-Liberty-University-5014258.php

Obituary: Daniel 'Beasty' Dickinson, 57

Daniel "Beasty" Dickinson, age 57, of Milford, beloved husband of the late Marion Dickinson, died on Saturday, Nov. 23. Danny was born in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://milford.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/obituary-daniel-beasty-dickinson-57

Trumbull Cops: Bridgeport Man Was a Burglar

Alvin Angel Polchies, 37, of Madison Avenue, Bridgeport, is charged with third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and attempted third-degree larceny.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://trumbull.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/trumbull-cops-bridgeport-man-was-a-burglar

Fairfield Police Charge Man With Harassing Ex-Girlfriend

A Bridgeport man was arrested Monday in court after his ex-girlfriend of 15 years told police he had been calling her job and harassing her in violation of a protective order, police said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/fairfield-police-charge-man-harassing-ex-girlfriend

Malloy wants Dzurenda to stay on job

... job. Malloy said that after a nationwide search, the appointment of Dzurenda -- who began his career in the Bridgeport Correctional Center in 1987 -- made sense because of his extensive knowledge and experience with the state prison system. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Malloy-wants-Dzurenda-to-stay-on-job-5013871.php

In Memoriam: Ronnie Wagner, 80

Ronald "Ronnie" Allen Wagner passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013. He was born October 25, 1933 in Bridgeport, CT.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://newtown.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/in-memoriam-ronnie-wagner-80

Reader Submitted: Urgent Care Center To Open in Bridgeport

A new brand of urgent care clinics will open at 161 Boston Ave. in Bridgeport this winter.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hcrs-82581-bridgeport-20131125,0,392096.story?track=rss

Cops: Fairfield man feared he would harm kids

... Joseph Russo , 44, was charged on a warrant following his release from St. Vincent 's Medical Center in Bridgeport with first-degree threatening and threatening an act of terrorism. He is being held on a $75,000 bond. Police said the public was not ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Man-charged-after-telling-cops-he-feared-he-would-5013611.php

J Wils Releases Hot New Music Video

Bridgeport, CT November 26, 2013 - Rapper J Wils releases Hot new music video for His American Dream Single.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.i-newswire.com/j-wils-releases-hot-new-music-video/250599

Young Jeezy's 8732 Clothing Company Endorse Rap Artist J Wils

Young Jeezy's 8732 clothing line endorse J WILS with their hip hop fashion gear now available on 8732.com. Bridgeport, CT ( I-Newswire ) November 26, 2013 - Connecticut's Rapper J wils Who recently release a his new Single and Video American Dream ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.i-newswire.com/young-jeezy-s-8732-clothing-company/251202

Former U.S. Bank Employee Pleads Guilty in Bribery...

... onspiracy to commit bank bribery and faces up to five years in prison. His sentencing in a U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Conn., is scheduled for Feb. 18.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.onwallstreet.com/news/former-u-s-bank-employee-pleads-guilty-in-bribery-scheme-2687410-1.html

State Police Investigate Police-Involved Shooting in Bridgeport

On 11/25/2013, at approximately 6:55 p.m., members of the Statewide Urban Violence Cooperative Crime Control Task Force were engaged in an undercover operation on Boston Avenue in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ct.gov/despp/cwp/view.asp?A=4226&Q=535840

Southbury Resident, Longtime Volunteer Irene Flasko, 90

... 23rd in St. Mary's Hospital. She was the widow of Stephen A. Flasko. Mrs. Flasko was born December 4, 1922, in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine Majar. She was a resident of Southbury for 27 years and volunteered at the Southbury ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://southbury.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/southbury-resident-longtime-volunteer-irene-flasko-90

Source says suspect shot by cop has died

One of the two suspects shot by a Bridgeport police officer on Monday night has died, a police department official said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Source-says-suspect-shot-by-cop-has-died-5012674.php

Bidder, bank at odds over Four Columns' fate

... At that auction, Peoples United was the successful bidder with an $850,000 offer. While administrators of the Bridgeport, Conn.-based bank did not comment at the time, the auctioneer said such a move often is made to wrap up foreclosure proceedings ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_24518929/bidder-bank-at-odds-over-four-columns-rsquo?source=rss

Help Wanted: Local Jobs in the Greenwich Area

... multiple individuals. Provide back-up support to other administrative staff, as needed..." Senior Tax Accountant. Bridgeport, Full time, Bridgeport Source: CareerBuilder.com Dynamic mid-sized public accounting firm in Bridgeport seeks a strong ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://greenwich.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/help-wanted-local-jobs-in-the-greenwich-area_537181ee

Help Wanted: Local Jobs

... multiple individuals. Provide back-up support to other administrative staff, as needed..." Senior Tax Accountant. Bridgeport, Full time, Bridgeport Source: CareerBuilder.com Dynamic mid-sized public accounting firm in Bridgeport seeks a strong ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://weston-ct.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/help-wanted-local-jobs_93f56a7c-weston-ct

Couple celebrates 81st wedding anniversary

They left their close-knit neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut and drove as fast as they could to New York - to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man who was 20 years older.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.9news.com/rss/article/366233/328/Couple-celebrates-81st-wedding-anniversary

City has deal, but school board not satisfied

... broker a budget deal reached over the weekend, said he doesn't want this to be an annual bailout program for Bridgeport, and is looking for assurances the city will finally fully fund its Minimum Budget Requirement going forward. That requirement ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/City-has-a-deal-but-board-not-satisfied-5011160.php

Monday, November 25, 2013

Bridgeport police say 2 shot by officer

State police investigate a double shooting by a Bridgeport police officer in the parking lot of Bayview Plaza on Boston Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Bridgeport-police-say-2-shot-by-officer-5011491.php

Man being carjacked drives to DWI checkpoint

... for a red light heading eastbound at Tresser Boulevard and Atlantic when Michael Banks , 22, of 123 Sage Ave., Bridgeport, opened the passenger door and got into the car. Banks told the driver he had a weapon, that he should do exactly what he was ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Carjacker-found-at-Stamford-DUI-checkpoint-5011255.php

College notebook: UB soccer players honored

Three Bridgeport women's soccer players -- goalkeeper Julia Hansson , forward Danielle Puddefoot and defender Tabea Rauschenberger -- have been selected as Daktronics Inc. All-East Region performers in voting conducted among sports information directors at NCAA Division II institutions that are members of the Central Atlantic Collegiate, East Coast ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/College-notebook-UB-soccer-players-honored-5011203.php

Man being carjacked drives to DWI checkpoint

... for a red light heading eastbound at Tresser Boulevard and Atlantic when Michael Banks , 22, of 123 Sage Ave., Bridgeport, opened the passenger door and got into the car. Banks told the man he had a weapon and that he should do exactly what he said ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Carjacker-found-at-Stamford-DWI-checkpoint-5011255.php

Obituary: Therese 'Teri' Krozser Sloditskie, 71

... residence with her loving family by her side. Therese, known to so many as "Teri" was born on Oct. 26, 1942 in Bridgeport to the late Therese Lazine. Teri was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stratford.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/obituary-therese-teri-krozser-sloditskie-71

'Longest-married couple' celebrates 81st anniversary

... The pair eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, shortly after they met. John, 21, and Ann, 17, had to flee their homes in Bridgeport, Conn., for Harrison, N.Y., because Ann's father wanted her to marry a different man 20 years her elder. The young bride and groom ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/longest-married-couple-celebrates-81st-wedding-article-1.1528689

Woman Allegedly Assaulted Man at the Mall

A Bridgeport woman is accused assaulting a man during an argument at the Westfield Trumbull Mall.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://trumbull.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/woman-allegedly-assaulted-man-at-the-mall

Deal gives school board, city a break

... the administration has broad authority within existing education reform dollars to make the additional payment to Bridgeport. He also indicated that the city has indicated some latitude in the workers' compensation fund because of projected claims. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Deal-gives-school-board-city-a-break-5011160.php

Lab Tech Needed in Shelton

... multiple individuals. Provide back-up support to other administrative staff, as needed..." Senior Tax Accountant. Bridgeport, Full time, Bridgeport Source: CareerBuilder.com Dynamic mid-sized public accounting firm in Bridgeport seeks a strong ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://shelton.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/jobs-this-week

'Longest Married' Couple in U.S. Celebrates 81st Anniversary

... never dreamed of. John Betar was 21 when he met Ann Shawah, the 17-year-old daughter of Syrian immigrants in Bridgeport, Conn. "I fell for her right away," he said last November. "I used to have a Ford Roaster and I used to pick her and her friends ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2013/11/longest-married-couple-in-u-s-celebrate-81st-anniversary/

Connecticut Couple Celebrates 81 Years Of Marriage

... stood the test of time for 81 years. Meet America's longest-married couple, Ann and John Betar. The couple left Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1932 and relocated to Harrison, New York to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man twenty years ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/24044505/connecticut-couple

Mary Jankowski, 100, Former Fairfield Resident

... Westport, to Nelly Rankewicz, and Stella and Stephen Harelik. She was raised in Milford and attended schools in Bridgeport. She moved with her husband in 1933 to Fairfield where she raised their four children. She worked at Carnation Gardens in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/mary-jankowski-100-norwalk

Thanksgiving revelers embraced at Fairfield Museum with day-after program

... celebrates the 375th anniversary of the town of Fairfield (which originally covered areas that are now part of Bridgeport and Westport). "Creating Community" is an "ambitious, long-term exhibition designed to introduce visitors and students to the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Thanksgiving-revelers-embraced-at-Fairfield-5010515.php

George J. Brezina, 86

... Tappe Brezina, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Bridgeport on October 20, 1927, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Brezina. A U.S. Army veteran, George was a retired employee of ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://trumbull.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/george-j-brezina-86

Fire triggers large response

... refighters to extinguish the fire. Based on initial reports, mutual-aid fire crews were dispatched from Westport, Bridgeport and Norwalk as to provide backup for Fairfield firefighters, if needed.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Fire-car-crash-into-building-trigger-emergency-5010186.php

Sound Tigers lose lead, game to St. John's

Sound Tiger Alan Quine is stopped on a breakaway by St. John's Icecaps' goalie Jussi Oklinuora in the second period of their AHL hockey matchup at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/sports/article/Sound-Tigers-lose-lead-game-to-St-John-s-5008307.php

UConn Hoops Coming to Bridgeport

In an effort to make live UConn basketball accessible Husky fans beyond Storrs and Hartford, it was announced this morning that two regular-season games-one men's, one women's-will be played this season at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/uconn-hoops-coming-to-bridgeport

More campaign stuff: Simon won't file today - Grogan's...

... schools CEO Paul Vallas hasn't just focused on leading troubled school systems in Philadelphia, New Orleans and Bridgeport, Conn. Last summer, in a little-publicized $311,000 consulting deal with the Illinois State Board of Education, Gov. Pat ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://capitolfax.com/2013/11/25/more-campaign-stuff-simon-wont-file-today-grogans-possible-conflicts/

Fire at Post Road shopping center triggers large emergency response

... Post Road this afternoon has sparked a response not only from local firefighters, but mutual aid from Westport, Bridgeport and Norwalk. The blaze, reported shortly after 12:30 p.m., has caused evacuation of several storefronts in the center, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Fire-at-Post-Road-shopping-center-triggers-large-5010186.php

Friends mourn Bridgeport crash victim

... Saturday afternoon. "She was a very caring mother and just a great person,'' said John Torres , president of the Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders , an athletic league. "I am very saddened to hear of her passing. (Cardona) dedicated all of her time ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Friends-mourn-Bridgeport-crash-victim-5010069.php

Jean Holden, 83

... Winkworth Holden, daughter Janis Holden-Toruno and her husband Eric J. Toruno-Holden. Jean Holden was born in Bridgeport, CT on July 11, 1930. Shortly after her graduation from Harding High School in 1948, she married Harry in what would be a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://shelton.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/jean-holden-83

Help Wanted: Who's Hiring Near Darien

... multiple individuals. Provide back-up support to other administrative staff, as needed..." Senior Tax Accountant. Bridgeport, Full time, Bridgeport Source: CareerBuilder.com Dynamic mid-sized public accounting firm in Bridgeport seeks a strong ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://darien.patch.com/groups/job-hunting/p/whos-hiring-near-darien

Mary Jankowski, 100, Of Norwalk

... Westport, to Nelly Rankewicz, and Stella and Stephen Harelik. She was raised in Milford and attended schools in Bridgeport. She moved with her husband in 1933 to Fairfield where she raised their four children. She worked at Carnation Gardens in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/mary-jankowski-100-norwalk

On the market: A star turn by classic Colonial on Old Post Road

... 23.93 mills TAXES: $32,154 President John F. Kennedy never made a public appearance in Fairfield. He did visit Bridgeport in 1960 as a presidential candidate, but this town does have an indirect connection to the nation's 35th president, who was ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/realestate/article/On-the-market-A-star-turn-by-classic-Colonial-on-5001896.php

Holiday Edition of An Evening with Neil Diamond Set for Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 12/7

The Holiday Edition of An Evening with Neil Diamond , featuring Tom Sadge will play Bridgeport's Downtown Cabaret.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.broadwayworld.com/connecticut/article/Holiday-Edition-of-An-Evening-with-Neil-Diamond-Set-for-Downtown-Cabaret-Theatre-127-20131125

Help Wanted: Local Jobs

... multiple individuals. Provide back-up support to other administrative staff, as needed..." Senior Tax Accountant. Bridgeport, Full time, Bridgeport Source: CareerBuilder.com Dynamic mid-sized public accounting firm in Bridgeport seeks a strong ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/help-wanted-local-jobs_df9873d4

Happy Anniversary! 81 Years And Counting For Conn. Couple

He's now 102. She's 98. They live in Fairfield, Conn., "just a few miles from where they raised their five children in Bridgeport," Reuters says .



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wnyc.org/story/happy-anniversary-81-years-and-counting-for-conn-couple/

The weekend in photos

... School celebrates 100 years with a broadway review performed by students Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at the school in Bridgeport, Conn. Photo: Autumn Driscoll Fifth grade student Imani Tyson sings "How Will I Know" as Hall School celebrates 100 years with ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dariennewsonline.com/blogs/slideshow/The-Weekend-in-Photos-Nov-22-24-74749.php

Longest married U.S. couple celebrate 81st anniversary

... the day that the Betars eloped. The couple fled what Reuters called their "close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Conn.," after Ann's father announced plans to marry off his then 17-year-old daughter to a man 20 years her senior. John said he ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/11/longest-married_us_couple_celebrates_81st_anniversary.html

Connecticut couple celebrates 81st wedding anniversary

... off to someone else. John was 21 at the time and Ann was just 17. They eloped in Harrison, New York to escape the Bridgeport, Connecticut neighborhood where they lived. And the two are both still alive and still married, 81 years later. They are ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2013/11/connecticut-couple-celebrates-81st-wedding-anniversary

Happy Anniversary! 81 Years And Counting For Conn. Couple

... now 102. She's 98. They live in Fairfield, Conn., "just a few miles from where they raised their five children in Bridgeport," Reuters says . The Betars hold the unofficial title of "longest-married living couple in the United States," according to ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://nhpr.org/post/happy-anniversary-81-years-and-counting-conn-couple

Help Wanted: Local Jobs

... multiple individuals. Provide back-up support to other administrative staff, as needed..." Senior Tax Accountant. Bridgeport, Full time, Bridgeport Source: CareerBuilder.com Dynamic mid-sized public accounting firm in Bridgeport seeks a strong ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/help-wanted-local-jobs_4a963d6b

IceCaps edge Sound - STigers

Playing their third game in three days - a 3:05 p.m. start, no less - and coming off a disheartening 5-2 loss the previous night in a game that saw the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins score five times in the third period, Keith McCambridge had reason to feel concerned about his St. John's IceCaps Sunday afternoon in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.thetelegram.com/Sports/2013-11-25/article-3500982/IceCaps-edge-Sound%E2%80%88Tigers/1

This makes sense

... central and eastern sections, sufficient for a state this size. Local dispatch centers will continue to serve the Bridgeport area and Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks. In barracks without dispatchers, visitors will often find a locked ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20131125/OP01/311259993/1069/rss06

The Weekend in Photos

... School celebrates 100 years with a broadway review performed by students Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at the school in Bridgeport, Conn. Photo: Autumn Driscoll Fifth grade student Imani Tyson sings "How Will I Know" as Hall School celebrates 100 years with ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/blogs/slideshow/The-Weekend-in-Photos-Nov-22-24-74749.php

Sunday, November 24, 2013

O'Dell's power play tally gives IceCaps win over Sound Tigers

Playing their third game in three days - a 3:05 p.m. start, no less - and coming off a disheartening 5-2 loss the previous night in a game that saw the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins score five times in the third period, Keith McCambridge had reason to feel concerned about his St. John's IceCaps Sunday afternoon in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.thetelegram.com/Sports/2013-11-24/article-3500862/ODells-power-play-tally-gives-IceCaps-win-over-Sound-Tigers/1

2 Bridgeport Woman Charged with Shoplifting

Inez Louise Richards, 56, of Taft Avenue, and Rosa West, 47, of Sylvan Avenue, both of Bridgeport, are each charged with fifth-degree larceny.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://trumbull.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/2-bridgeport-woman-charged-with-shoplifting

Sound Tigers lose lead, game to St. John's

Sound Tiger Alan Quine is stopped on a breakaway by St. John's Icecaps' goalie Jussi Oklinuora in the second period of their AHL hockey matchup at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Sound-Tigers-lose-lead-game-to-St-John-s-5008307.php

Shelton Cops: Man Helped Steal

Adis Kacar, 28, of Ruth Street, Bridgeport, is charged with conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and sixth-degree larceny.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://shelton.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/shelton-cops-man-helped-steal

Connecticut couple set tocelebrate 81st anniversary

... said Ann Betar, 97, who is married to 101-year-old John Betar. The Betars eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, after leaving Bridgeport, Conn., for Harrison, N.Y., to avoid Ann's father's plans to have her marry a man



via Bridgeport Newswire http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=762202

Hall Elementary commemorates 100 years

Fifth grade student Imani Tyson sings "How Will I Know" as Hall School celebrates 100 years with a broadway review performed by students Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at the school in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Hall-Elementary-commemorates-100-years-5008236.php

Longest-married couple in U.S. shares their secret

... disagreements." They had a pretty romantic beginning, though: The two grew up in the same Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Conn., and Ann's father had arranged to have her marry another man, 20 years her elder. The two eloped to New York and got ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtop.com/1226/3512146/Longest-married-couple-in-US-shares-their-secret

Meet the Couple Who've Been Married for 81 Years

... couple are set to celebrate their 81st wedding anniversary on Monday. The Betars, who knew each other as teens in Bridgeport, Conn., eloped in 1932. The couple, who lived in the same close-knit Syrian neighborhood, fell for each other and came up ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20758970,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+people%2Fheadlines+%28PEOPLE.com%3A+Top+Headlines%29

Windy Sunday leaves some dark

... about 4 p.m., Stratford had the most customers without power, 407, according to the United Illuminating Company . Bridgeport had the next highest total with 128 customers in the dark while 67 were without power in Fairfield and two in Shelton. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Windy-Sunday-leaves-some-dark-5008117.php

McCarthy likely to stay council president

... said. At least two of those freshman -- Halstead and Torres -- said they will not vote for McCarthy because he is Bridgeport's deputy director of labor relations. Halstead was among eight Democrats who successfully primaried party-backed candidates ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/McCarthy-likely-to-stay-council-president-5008066.php

Bidder, bank at odds over Four Columns' fate

... At that auction, Peoples United was the successful bidder with an $850,000 offer. While administrators of the Bridgeport, Conn.-based bank did not comment at the time, the auctioneer said such a move often is made to wrap up foreclosure proceedings ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_24518929/bidder-bank-at-odds-over-four-columns-rsquo?source=rss

Connecticut couple set to celebrate 81st anniversary

... said Ann Betar, 97, who is married to 101-year-old John Betar. The Betars eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, after leaving Bridgeport, Conn., for Harrison, N.Y., to avoid Ann's father's plans to have her marry a man 20 years her senior, MyFoxPhilly.com ...



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In Memoriam: Marjorie 'Betty' Guarino, 76

... away Friday November 22nd at Danbury Hospital. Mrs. Guarino was the wife of Michael R. Guarino. She was born in Bridgeport March 5, 1937 a daughter of the late H. Horton and Marjorie (Elliott) Saunders. Betty moved to Sandy Hook with her family as a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://newtown.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/in-memoriam-marjorie-betty-guarino-76

The longest marriage in America: Longest married US couple going strong

... NBC News reported Saturday. The Betars eloped on Nov. 25, 1932. They left their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut and drove fast to Harrison, New York. Ann's father was trying to marry her off to a man 20 years her senior. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/the-longest-marriage-america-longest-married-us-couple-going-strong?cid=rss

In Bridgeport, mural artist joins Lincoln, Barnum

... Martinez has spent the last two weeks leaving his mark on the 1850s brownstone building that once served as Bridgeport's first City Hall and the Fairfield County Courthouse. When done, the mural will consist of portraits of Barnum and Lincoln facing ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2013/11/24/2812779/in-bridgeport-mural-artist-joins.html#storylink=rss

Sound Tigers game day

... A C Eric O'Dell had two goals Saturday and leads the team at 9-9-18. LW Jason Jaffray is 6-8-14. A Former Bridgeport C Kael Mouillierat is 3-11-14, and former Sound Tigers RW Blair Riley is 1-2-3 with 31 penalty minutes. ABOUT THE SOUND TIGERS: ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Sound-Tigers-game-day-5007013.php

Sound Tigers gain a point but winless streak hits five

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers spent Saturday in this city, and far too much of Saturday night in an 85-by-75-foot portion of it.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Sound-Tigers-gain-a-point-but-winless-streak-hits-5007127.php

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Not-so-rich Fairfield County

... -- Per capita income for two counties that make up Midland, Texas, metro area. $81,068 -- Per capita income for Bridgeport metro area, including Norwalk, Stamford, Greenwich and Danbury. Midland, Texas, ended Fairfield County's 26-year reign as the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Not-so-rich-Fairfield-County-5006761.php

Woman killed in Bridgeport crash

... area. Photo: Steve Krauchick A man lays in the road at the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident in downtown Bridgeport, Conn. Saturday Nov. 23, 2013. The crash happened shortly after 1 p.m. at the intersection of State Street and Lafayette ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Woman-killed-in-Bridgeport-crash-5006335.php

With car break-ins up, police urge caution, common sense

Bridgeport police were in Success Village in the eastern part of the city earlier this week.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/With-car-break-ins-up-police-urge-caution-5006539.php

Woman killed in downtown crash

A man lays in the road at the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident in downtown Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Woman-killed-in-downtown-crash-5006335.php

Longest Married Couple In U.S. Celebrate 81 Years Together

... your wife." Today reported that John and Ann eloped on Nov 25, 1932, escaping their small Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut because Ann's father was planning to marry her off to a man twenty years older than her. "I had no choice but to ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.webpronews.com/longest-married-couple-in-u-s-celebrate-81-years-together-2013-11

Bridgeport Police Respond to Fatal Crash

Police are responding to what they're calling an "apparent" fatal crash at the intersection of Lafayette Boulevard and State Street in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/233154301.html

Shelton Cops: Man Drove Unlicensed, Unregistered

Evelisso Delacruz Rodriquez, 31, of Pembroke St., Bridgeport, is charged with failure to have headlamps, driving without a license, driving an unregistered motor vehicle and driving without insurance.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://shelton.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/shelton-cops-man-drove-unlicensed-unregistered

Bridgeport Police Respond to Apparent Fatal Crash

Bridgeport police are investigating what they say is an apparent fatal accident at the intersection of State Street and Lafayette Boulevard.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Bridgeport-Police-Respond-to-Apparent-Fatal-Crash-233154301.html

Car Crashes Into Bridgeport Nightclub

... 11 p.m. when the vehicle crashed through a wall of the building and came to rest near the bar. According to a Bridgeport Police Department press release, the vehicle was traveling on Central Avenue when, for an unknown reason, it crossed Boston ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-bridgeport-nightclub-crash-1124-20131123,0,3152293.story

Connecticut Couple Celebrates 81 Years Of Marriage

... stood the test of time for 81 years. Meet America's longest-married couple, Ann and John Betar. The couple left Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1932 and relocated to Harrison, New York to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man twenty years ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/24044505/connecticut-couple

Sound Tigers rally to earn a point

Coming from behind in the third period, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers earned a point Friday at the Dunkin' Donuts Center with a 4-3 shootout loss to the Providence Bruins.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Sound-Tigers-rally-to-earn-a-point-5004911.php

What's Cuter: 83-Year-Old Getting Married for First Time or...

... to have been with us. And we've been very fortunate and wonderful. Living in a Syrian immigrant community in Bridgeport, Conn., where they had first met, John Betar said they worked hard but "never got tired of making money." John, now 101 years ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/11/22/whats-cuter-83-year-old-getting-married-for-first-time-or-couple-celebrating-81-years-of-wedded-bliss-you-decide/

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sound Tigers game day

ABOUT THE SOUND TIGERS: Bridgeport lost 4-3 in a shootout Friday at Providence. G Kenny Reiter made 42 saves in his first start since Anders Nilsson went up to the New York Islanders .



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Sound-Tigers-game-day-5004804.php

Sound Tigers, Wolf Pack both register "W's" on Sunday

Bridgeport netminder Anders Nilsson kept the Sound Tigers in the game, protecting the net for over five minutes while down a man - including over a minute down two sckaters - in Bridgeport's shootout victory..



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/sound-tigers-wolf-pack-both-register-w-s-on-sunday

UConn Hoops Coming to Bridgeport

In an effort to make live UConn basketball accessible Husky fans beyond Storrs and Hartford, it was announced this morning that two regular-season games-one men's, one women's-will be played this season at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/uconn-hoops-coming-to-bridgeport

Shelton Cops: Man Trespassed

Carl Lynell Lawson, 34, of Wake Street, Bridgeport, is charged with two counts of criminal violation a protective order.



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

Lt. Blackwell is grand marshal for Juneteenth

Blackwell's service to the community is what put him at the top of this year's list of nominees, said Joanne T. Butler , the Bridgeport area vice president of Juneteenth of Fairfield County.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Lt-Blackwell-is-grand-marshal-for-Juneteenth-5003881.php

US's longest-married couple to celebrate 81st anniversary

John and Ann Betar eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/must-see/10012286122217/us-s-longest-married-couple-to-celebrate-81st-anniversary/

Midland, Texas now richer than Fairfield County

... -- Per capita income for two counties that make up Midland, Texas, metro area. $81,068 -- Per capita income for Bridgeport metro area, including Norwalk, Stamford, Greenwich and Danbury. Midland, Texas, ended Fairfield County's 26-year reign as the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Not-so-rich-Fairfield-County-5001644.php

Ernest D'Elia, 92

... D'Elia for 57 years, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Cambridge Manor in Fairfield. Born in Bridgeport on May 4, 1921, he was the son of the late Ernesto and Celeste Manieri D'Elia. He was a graduate of Harding High School in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://shelton.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/ernest-delia-92-shelton

Couple Celebrates 81 Years Of Marriage

... married couple is Ann and John Betar, who will celebrate their wedding anniversary next week. The couple left Bridgeport, Conn., in 1932 and relocated to Harrison, N.Y., to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older than ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wchstv.com/newsroom/eyewitness/131122_20992.shtml

On the market: A star turn by classic Colonial on Old Post Road

... 23.93 mills TAXES: $32,154 President John F. Kennedy never made a public appearance in Fairfield. He did visit Bridgeport in 1960 as a presidential candidate, but this town does have an indirect connection to the nation's 35th president, who was ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/realestate/article/On-the-market-A-star-turn-by-classic-Colonial-on-5001896.php

On the market: A star turn by classic Colonial on Old Post Road

... 23.93 mills TAXES: $32,154 President John F. Kennedy never made a public appearance in Fairfield. He did visit Bridgeport in 1960 as a presidential candidate, but this town does have an indirect connection to the nation's 35th president, who was ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/realestate/article/On-the-market-A-star-turn-by-classic-Colonial-on-5001896.php

Longest Married Couple

... married couple is Ann and John Betar, who will celebrate their wedding anniversary next week. The couple left Bridgeport, Conn., in 1932 and relocated to Harrison, N.Y., to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older than ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wchstv.com/newsroom/eyewitness/131122_20992.shtml?wap=0

Season's sneezings

... during the holidays," said Kristen Borgognone , infection prevention manager at St. Vincent 's Medical Center in Bridgeport. Not only that, she said, the holiday season coincides with flu season as well as the peak time for several other illnesses. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/health/article/Season-s-sneezings-5001830.php

Report It Recap - Nov. 22, 2013

... News 8 started digging to find out where it came from. We much prefer this art with the words HOPE on display in Bridgeport, and a playground just opened in Fairfield honoring the victims. Another disturbing story this week -- Animal Friends of ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/report-it/report-it-recap-nov-22-2013

Drugs, guns seized in Bridgeport raid

The Stratford police Narcotics Vice and Intelligence Unit served a search warrant at 36 Louisiana Avenue in Bridgeport on November 7, as part of an investigation into drug activity in Stratford.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Drugs-guns-seized-in-Bridgeport-raid-5001339.php

Couple married for 81 YEARS only ever argue about cooking

... John and Ann were married in the midst of the Great Depression after fleeing their close-knit Syrian community in Bridgeport, Connecticut after Ann's father revealed plans to marry her off to a man 20 years her senior. The pair - who have a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/john-ann-betar-married-81-2837627

Howard Boone Jacobson, 88

... future of journalism. As a beloved teaching professor and Chair of the Journalism Department at the University of Bridgeport for 36 years - and as a visiting professor at Columbia University - Dr. Jacobson had a major influence on students who ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://block-island.villagesoup.com/p/howard-boone-jacobson-88/1081603

Different faiths, one voice: Westporters give thanks at Interfaith Service

... Jarret Liotta Bryan Penwell, 14, left, and William Bean, 14, helped gather Thanksgiving food donations for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission at Thursday's Interfaith Service. Photo: Jarret Liotta Clergy from the range of Westport houses of worship talk ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Different-faiths-one-voice-Westporters-give-5001094.php

State police complete dispatcher consolidation

... into five locations - with three main communication centers that split the state into thirds. Dispatch centers in Bridgeport and at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks remain unchanged. The move has not come without controversy, and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20131122/NWS01/311229954/1069/rss

Obituary: Catherine R. Rodia Loux, 66

... 19, 2013 in the Masonicare at Newtown with her loving family by her side. Catherine was born on Nov. 17, 1947 in Bridgeport and was the daughter of the late Angelo and Lucretia Viggiano Rodia. She was employed by Dr. Riccio as an LPN for 10 years ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stratford.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/obituary-catherine-r-rodia-loux-66

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Quinn tabs south suburban native Vallas as running mate

... He has led public school systems in Philadelphia and New Orleans, and currently is superintendent of schools in Bridgeport, Conn. However, a Connecticut judge has ruled that Vallas did not hold the proper qualifications for that position so he is in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://desplainesvalleynews.com/quinn-tabs-south-suburban-native-vallas-as-running-mate-p264-90.htm

Life changes even as JFK's legacy marks time

... in streets of downtown Dallas. Southwestern Connecticut was a hub of manufacturing back then, especially in Bridgeport, the Naugatuck Valley and Stratford, where Sikorsky Aircraft had just built the S-58, the first helicopter to pull an astronaut ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Life-changes-even-as-JFK-s-legacy-marks-time-5000429.php

Regional notebook: UB women's soccer team honored for academics

UB HONOR: For the 13th consecutive season, the University of Bridgeport women's soccer program has been recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America with a College Team Academic Award.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Regional-notebook-UB-women-s-soccer-team-honored-5000375.php

Stan Simpson State Must Smooth Path To School Reform

Connecticut's conundrum in dealing with its tops-in-the-nation academic achievement gap is summed up by the saga of Bridgeport School Superintendent Paul Vallas.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/hc-op-simpson-state-must-smooth-path-to-school-ref-20131121,0,7595938.column?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Courant%2FOpEd+%28courant.com+-+OPED%29

City celebrates environmental progress

... landfill in Seaside Park would consist of fuel cells and solar panels that could produce 5 megawatts of power. BRIDGEPORT -- In 2010, Mayor Bill Finch unveiled a plan to reduce waste and blight, shrink the city's carbon footprint and put it on the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/City-celebrates-environmental-progress-4999969.php

Man charged with DUI after crash

... the road. Kristy told police he swerved to avoid hitting a deer. He was taken to St. Vincent 's Medical Center in Bridgeport following the accident.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Man-charged-with-DUI-after-crash-through-Hillside-4998192.php

Former Cablevision Employee Charged With More Norwalk Credit Card Thefts

... center recently, according to police reports. Police tied the case to an investigation into Ciayra Webb, 28, of Bridgeport, for similar charges on cards from Norwalk and Stamford, police said. Company investigators and Norwalk Police detectives ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/former-cablevision-employee-charged-more-norwalk-credit-card-thefts

Police: Drug Possession, Suspended Drivers in Westport

Anthony Allen, 33, of Norwalk, was charged with operating a vehicle under suspension and failure to display plates on Nov. 15 Karen Johnson, 45, of Bridgeport, was charged with operating a vehicle under suspension and failure to have insurance on Nov. 15. Bertha Polynice, 38, of Stamford, was charged with operating a vehicle under suspension, ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://westport.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/police-drug-possession-suspended-drivers-in-westport

Metro-North awards contract to meet mandate

... the technology. Metro-North will conduct two positive train-control pilot programs with the technology between Bridgeport and New Haven and Tarrytown and Harmon, N.Y., on the Hudson Line before fully completing the system to work in conjunction with ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/article/Metro-North-awards-contract-to-meet-mandate-4999106.php

State Police Make Arrest in Attempted Robbery in Milford

... t. Apt. #13 West Haven was located at his workplace in Milford, CT. The accused Cenat was processed at Troop G in Bridgeport and held on a court set $150,000.00 Bond. He was then transported to Milford Superior Court for presentment.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ct.gov/despp/cwp/view.asp?A=4226&Q=534944

Christian organization recognizes couple, married 81 years and counting

... Encounter, they are America's longest married couple. The couple lived in a close-knit Syrian community in Bridgeport, Connecticut when Ann's father made plans to marry her when she was just 17 to a man 20 years her senior. Ann didn't like that ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.catholic.org/hf/family/story.php?id=53261&wf=rsscol

Washington per capita income 4th highest

... and 2011 was 4.5 percent, according to annual data from the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis. Bridgeport, Conn., had the nation's highest per capita income in 2012 among large metro areas, at $81,068, up 2.5 percent from 2011. San ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2013/11/21/washington-per-capita-income-4th.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+vertical_26+%28Economic+Snapshot+Industry+News%29

Mother accused of failing to report...

A Bridgeport woman faces a felony charge as authorities say she witnessed abuse to her son and failed to report it.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/mother-accused-of-failing-to-report-child-abuse_01691017

Who Said It Wouldn't Last? Connecticut Couple To Mark 81st Anniversary

FAIRFIELD, Connecticut - John and Ann Betar eloped on November 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/sns-rt-us-usa-couple-longest-20131120,0,5653396.story

Washington per capita income 4th highest

... and 2011 was 4.5 percent, according to annual data from the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis. Bridgeport, Conn., had the nation's highest per capita income...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2013/11/21/washington-per-capita-income-4th.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_washington+%28Washington+Business+Journal%29

Who said it wouldn't last? Connecticut couple to mark 81st anniversary

John and Ann Betar eloped on November 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3093943/posts

Shoplifter Nabbed After Fleeing Fairfield Home Depot

Kevin Currytto, 43, of Bridgeport, was charged with fifth-degree larceny on Nov. 15 at approximately 10:30 a.m. According to police, Currytto was arrested on a warrant stemming from a shoplifting incident on August 22 when he allegedly stole two drill sets, valued at over $500, from Home Depot, 541 Kings Highway Cutoff, Fairfield.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/shoplifter-nabbed-after-fleeing-fairfield-home-depot

Royce R. DeGarmo, 98, Of Stamford

Royce R. DeGarmo, a resident of Stamford and former resident of Vero Beach, Fla., died Nov. 17. She was 98. DeGarmo was born June 29, 1915, in New York City, daughter of Charles Francis Kirk and Margurite McDonough Kirk of Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stamford.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/royce-r-degarmo-98-stamford

Man charged with DUI after crash through Hillside yard

... the road. Kristy told police he swerved to avoid hitting a deer. He was taken to St. Vincent 's Medical Center in Bridgeport following the accident.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Man-charged-with-DUI-after-crash-through-Hillside-4998192.php

International Motorsports Center in Daytona Beach Becomes New IMSA Home

... The International Motorsports Center is just the fourth home to IMSA in its existence. It was based in Bridgeport, Conn. from its founding through the conclusion of the 1988 season when it moved to Tampa, Fla. IMSA had been based in Braselton since ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://paddocktalk.com/news/html/story-240045.html

Eight decades of true love

John and Ann Betar eloped on November 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighbourhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.iol.co.za/news/back-page/eight-decades-of-true-love-1.1610334

America's longest-married couple to celebrate 81 years together

John and Ann Betar eloped on November 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighbourhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-21/americas-oldest-couple-celebrates-80-years-of-marriage/5107856

Shami Media Group Adds Another Crime Drama To Their Movie Library

Director Bonnie Dennis from Bridgeport, Connecticut is owner of B.U.M Productions.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release-rss/shami-media-group-adds-another-crime-drama-to-their-movie-library-369123.php

'Longest married couple' to mark 81st anniversary

John and Ann Betar eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3093759/posts

Public schools need better funding

... associated with crime, poverty and other barriers to success-will have far less money to spend on schools. In Bridgeport, the median household income is about $35,000. In Glastonbury, it's around $100,000. Schools in Bridgeport are chronically ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dailycampus.com/commentary/public-schools-need-better-funding-1.3122371

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Who said it wouldn't last? US couple to mark 81st wedding anniversary

... on Nov 20, 2013. John and Ann eloped on Nov 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighbourhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/who-said-it-wouldnt-last-us-couple-mark-81st-wedding-anniversary-20131121

Bidder, bank at odds over Four Columns' fate

... At that auction, Peoples United was the successful bidder with an $850,000 offer. While administrators of the Bridgeport, Conn.-based bank did not comment at the time, the auctioneer said such a move often is made to wrap up foreclosure proceedings ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_24518929/bidder-bank-at-odds-over-four-columns-rsquo?source=rss

University of Bridgeport celebrates Trefz School of Business

Ernie Trefz, left, is greeted by Governor Dannel P. Malloy at the groundbreaking for the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/University-of-Bridgeport-celebrates-Trefz-School-4997541.php

Connecticut couple to mark 81st wedding anniversary

... FAIRFIELD, Conn., - John and Ann Betar eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2013/11/20/21282631.html?cid=rssnews

Penalty kill a Sound Tiger bright spot

Even with injuries on defense, even with the ups and downs of a young team, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers ' penalty kill has quietly put together an excellent run.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Penalty-kill-a-Sound-Tiger-bright-spot-4997253.php

Farmer raises enough cash to comply

State Animal Control Supervisor Raymond T. Connors and Officer Nancy Jarvis check on some goats, among the farm animals being kept by Christopher Toole on the Bridgeport Animal Control property on Evergreen Street in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Farmer-raises-enough-cash-to-comply-4997186.php

A long time coming: Comet ISON to make first pass through Earth skies

... a naked eye object for people in darker areas by the end of this week, but that doesn't include the greater Bridgeport area," Holden said. "Still, we should be able to see it with binoculars soon, and it'll probably be naked eye for us by ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/news/article/A-long-time-coming-Comet-ISON-to-make-first-pass-4996841.php

Who said it wouldn't last? Connecticut couple to mark 81st anniversary

John and Ann Betar eloped on November 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/20/us-usa-couple-longest-idUSBRE9AJ1CO20131120?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews

Bridgeport Mom Charged With Risk Of Injury

... said the boy's scars were "too numerous to count." Debra Greenwood, CEO of the Center for Woman and Families in Bridgeport, said in a police press release that anyone who sees any form of child abuse is obligated to report it. "We need to be the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-bridgeport-mom-arrested-1121-20131120,0,5647398.story?track=rss

IMSA Gets New Home In Daytona Beach

... The International Motorsports Center is just the fourth home to IMSA in its existence. It was based in Bridgeport, Conn., from its founding through the conclusion of the 1988 season when it moved to Tampa, Fla. IMSA had been based in Braselton since ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/road-racing/alms/imsa-gets-new-home-in-daytona-beach/

'Longest married couple' to mark 81st anniversary

John and Ann Betar eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/longest-married-couple-mark-81st-anniversary-article-1.1523997

Emera completes purchase of U.S. gas plants

... gas-fired power plants from Capital Power Corp. , based in Edmonton. The deal includes a 520-megawatt plant in Bridgeport, Conn., and 265-megawatt plants in Tiverton, R.I., and Rumford, Maine. Emera said Wednesday it plans to finance the assets with ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1168718-emera-completes-purchase-of-us-gas-plants

Who said it wouldn't last? Connecticut couple to mark 81st anniversary

John and Ann Betar eloped on November 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/20/us-usa-couple-longest-idUSBRE9AJ1CO20131120?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt

Who said it wouldn't last? Connecticut couple to mark 81st anniversary

John and Ann Betar eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/20/usa-couple-longest-idUSL2N0J51XN20131120?feedType=RSS&feedName=cyclicalConsumerGoodsSector

Drop the negativity on schools and kids

... -- could that harping contribute to the drop-out rate? You betcha. So, as we begin another new era in Bridgeport, could everyone stop perpetuating the negative stereotypes? Our schools are not a mess. Those who demand schools be perfect in a city of ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/Drop-the-negativity-on-schools-and-kids-4996648.php

International Motorsports Center is new IMSA home

... The International Motorsports Center is just the fourth home to IMSA in its existence. It was based in Bridgeport, Conn. from its founding through the conclusion of the 1988 season when it moved to Tampa, Fla. IMSA had been based in Braselton since ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2013/11/20/daytona-beach-headquarters-imsa-sign-tudor-united-sportscar-championship.html

Bridgeport Woman Arrested After Car Theft, Police Chase

... is accused of stealing a car, leading police on a chase, then trying to back over officers who approached her. A Bridgeport woman is facing charges after allegedly stealing a car in Stratford, leading police on a chase and trying to back the stolen ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Bridgeport-Woman-Arrested-After-Car-Theft-Police-Chase-232705511.html

State Police Auto Theft Task Force Makes Arrests in Fraud Case

... intersection of New Haven Avenue and Old Gate Lane in Milford. Monaco and Langlois were transported to Troop G in Bridgeport where they were processed and later released on bond. These arrests are the result of an investigation concerning complaints ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ct.gov/despp/cwp/view.asp?Q=535422&A=4226

Cops: Woman Tried to Back Car Into Stratford Police

A Bridgeport woman was charged for an alleged incident Tuesday in which she tried to back a car into police officers in Stratford.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stratford.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/cops-woman-tried-to-back-car-into-stratford-police

Bloomfield Failed At Homework On Suspect Teacher

... form about being unemployed for the past year. A state agency records him as working at Park City Prep School in Bridgeport from 2012 to 2013. The teacher is now charged with first-degree sexual assault and second-degree strangulation of a woman who ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/editorials/hc-ed-bloomfield-let-suspect-teacher-into-classroo-20131120,0,3141297.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Courant%2FEditorials+%28courant.com+-+EDITORIALS%29

Critically-acclaimed suspense novel set in Dundalk

... in "the tiny town of Dundalk, Maryland." John Searles was not born in Dundalk but in Monroe, Conn., a suburb of Bridgeport, Conn. He discussed how he came to set his novel in Dundalk during a phone interview with The Eagle. While Searles, a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://dundalkeagle.com/component/content/article/26-front-page/47816-critically-acclaimed-suspense-novel-set-in-dundalk

Shelton Cops: Bridgeport Man Shoplifted

Maximino Delgado Villafane, 60, of Central Avenue, Bridgeport, is charged with fifth-degree larceny.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://shelton.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/shelton-cops-bridgeport-man-shoplifted

Shelton Man's Lighthouse Design in the Running

... to Engineering" class. Entries are coming from residents of cities close to the Aquarium - Norwalk, Stamford and Bridgeport - but also from as far as Hartsdale and Wappingers Falls in New York. Besides the $1,500 top award, other prizes are: $750 ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://shelton.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/aquarium-shelton-guy

Editorial: Bloomfield Failed At Homework On Suspect Teacher

... form about being unemployed for the past year. A state agency records him as working at Park City Prep School in Bridgeport from 2012 to 2013. The teacher is now charged with first-degree sexual assault and second-degree strangulation of a woman who ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/editorials/hc-ed-bloomfield-let-suspect-teacher-into-classroo-20131120,0,3141297.story

Fairfield man gets 9-year jail term for child pornography

... to court again and get on with my life," 41-year-old John Spence told state Superior Court Judge Maria Kahn in Bridgeport. His lawyer, Assistant Public Defender Jonathan Demirjian , urged the judge to impose a five-year term, pointing out that his ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Fairfield-man-gets-9-year-jail-term-for-child-4995829.php

Hearst Newspaper's Connecticut Post Editors Don't Want Bridgeport Voters To Know This, But....

SUPPORT FOR FOR RABID OBAMACARE ADVOCATE JIM HIMES IS RAPIDLY IMPLODING

It took Connecticut long enough, but it seems that forth district congressional voters are finally figuring out the Goldman Sachs Banker from Greenwich isn’t everything he was cracked up to be

The bad news? The country is stuck with Barack Obama for the next three-and-a-half years.

The good news? Thant in Connecticut's forth congressional district Dan Debecella is offering a contrast to his big spending, crony capitalist, welfare statist, global interventionist policies that has brought astagnet recovery to the state.

Anyway … according to the results of the latest Washington Post ABC News poll. Obama’s approval rating has plunged to 42 percent (compared to 55 percent who disapprove of his performance). Meanwhile only 41 percent approve of his handling of the economy (compared to 57 percent who disapprove) and only 33 percent approve of his handling of the implementation of Obamacare (compared to 63 percent who disapprove).

Wait … about one-third of America actually agrees with the perpetually wrong Jim Himes and thanks Obama has done a good job rolling out the failed Obamacare?

As for Jim Himes' Obamacare itself, 57 percent now oppose it compared to 40 percent who support it. Meanwhile 65 percent oppose the individual mandate tax that Jim Himes fought so hard for, compared to 34 percent who support it.

Those are terrible numbers, particularly when you consider the sample for the Post/ABC poll consisted of 31 percent Democrats and only 24 percent Republicans.

The was no comment offered from Jim Himes congressional office concerning the rapidly crumbling support for him and his beloved Obamacare.

An ABC News / Washington Post poll shows votes would chose Republican candidate Mitt Romney over President Obama, 49-45 percent, if they could have a do over.

And most of Connecticut's district 4 voters now wish that they could also have a mulligan on Jim Himes and the 2010 election.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/mitt-romney-barack-obama-2012-election-poll-100044.html

Obama reached a new low in the ABC poll, with a 42 percent approval rating and 55 percent disapproval, and 57 percent of Americans oppose Obamacare, which host George Stephanopoulos called “brutal numbers for the White House.” Only 46 percent see Obama as a strong leader, and just 47 percent view him as trustworthy.

Full transcript:

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Our new ABC News/ Washington Post poll, which shows President Obama with the lowest support of his presidency. Those troubles with Obamacare hitting hard across the board. Seven out of ten Americans now think the country’s on the wrong track, and this comes amid new revelations that the administration was warned about the problems in the website as early as March. ABC’s Jon Karl is at the White House, and Jon, these are brutal numbers for the White House.

JONATHAN KARL: They sure are, George. The lowest job approval rating we have ever seen in the ABC News / Washington Post poll. Only 42 percent approving of the president’s job performance, 55 percent disapproving, and on the health care law, a record-high 57 percent say they oppose the law. Only 40 percent supporting it. George, look at this number. We asked voters if they could have a mulligan on the 2012 presidential election, who would they vote for. A plurality now say they would vote for Romney over Obama. But of course, that is one thing that President Obama does not have to worry about.

STEPHANOPOULOS: What a difference a year makes. Real signs that there were some red flashing lights back in March about the rollout of the website.

KARL: That’s right. It turns out we learned from the congressional committees investigating this that they asked a consulting firm to look at whether or not they would be ready, the McKinsey consulting firm. They found in a March report that was presented to White House officials in April that there were real problems. They thought the website would not be ready. Their biggest concern, George, was there was not enough time to do end-to-end testing, and of course we know that was exactly the case.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/19/obama-approval_n_4301696.html

Was dog that viciously attacked Wilton woman a 'pit bull?'

... dogs with similar physical characteristics," said Racquel Trapp , director of Angel Capone Pit Bull Rescue in Bridgeport. "Usually a `pit bull' is considered one of several breeds, including the American Staffordshire terrier, the Staffordshire bull ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/news/article/Was-dog-that-viciously-attacked-Wilton-woman-a-4995604.php

Tri-State, LARD Buy, Upgrading Bridgeport Biodiesel

In this edition of "The Ethanol Report", Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen comments on an Associated Press article about ethanol and the environment Tri-State Biodiesel and Lard-NABF LLC , both based in the New York-New Jersey area have purchased and are upgrading Connecticut-based Bridgeport Biodiesel.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://domesticfuel.com/2013/11/20/tri-state-lard-buy-upgrading-bridgeport-biodiesel/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DomesticFuel+%28Domestic+Fuel%29

David Egeressy

... Clayton with Pastor Donald Briant officiating. There will be no calling hours. David was born August 9, 1947 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Paul and Helen Wargo Egeressy. He attended Andrew Warde High School, Fairfield, CT. David served with the US ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20131120/OBIT01/711209944

Violet Spezzano, 96; Lifelong Greenwich Resident, Bank Executive Secretary

... School in New York City. In 1963, Violet achieved position of executive secretary to the president's office at Bridgeport headquarters of the State National Bank of Connecticut, eventually the Bank of America in Greenwich. Violet will always be ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://greenwich.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/violet-spezzano-96-lifelong-greenwich-resident-bank-executive-secretary

Beth Berkowitz Recognized for Excellence by Capital Who's Who

... at the University of Maryland, Beth Berkowitz went on to obtain her Masters of Education at the University of Bridgeport. Her previous work as a Stamford Public School Teacher lends to her experience with real estate in those communities. Ms. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release-rss/beth-berkowitz-recognized-for-excellence-by-capital-whos-who-367687.php

'Pit bull' label clarified in Wilton case

... dogs with similar physical characteristics," said Racquel Trapp , director of Angel Capone Pit Bull Rescue in Bridgeport. "Usually a `pit bull' is considered one of several breeds, including the American Staffordshire terrier, the Staffordshire bull ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Pit-bull-label-clarified-in-Wilton-case-4993544.php

N.J. Men Face Gun Chrages After Bridgeport Police Chase

Jonattann Lopez-Quinones and Rasheed Sharpe, of New Jersey, were arrested on gun charges after reportedly leading police on a chase in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/NJ-Men-Facing-Gun-Charges-Following-Police-Chase-in-Bridgeport-232598481.html

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Kevin Duffy: With Jack out of football, Cochrans growing closer

Harding coach Jack Cochran watches from the sidelines as Harding High School challenges Jonathan Law High School in varsity football at Kennedy Stadium in Bridgeport, CT on Weds.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/uconn/article/Kevin-Duffy-With-Jack-out-of-football-Cochrans-4994756.php

Brooklyn Man Shot Dead In Bridgeport, Conn.; Suspect Arrested

A Brooklyn man was shot and killed in Bridgeport, Conn., this past weekend, and a suspect has been arrested in the case.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/19/brooklyn-shot-dead-in-bridgeport-conn-suspect-arrested/

Trash Agency's Waste Windfall

... by 18 CRRA personnel, while half that many people fulfill that function at a non-CRRA waste-to-energy plant in Bridgeport. True, some of CRRA's financial problems are not tied to high executive pay and a bloated bureaucracy. Its power plant in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/editorials/hc-ed-trash-agency-bloated-20131119,0,2121277.story

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

Norwalk Police: Suspect Hit Man With Clamp In Fight Over Parking

NORWALK, Conn. A Bridgeport man was accused of hitting another man with a C-clamp during an argument over parking Monday in Norwalk, police said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/norwalk-police-suspect-hit-man-clamp-fight-over-parking

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

: The Bridgeport Bluefish rank dead last among the eight teams in the Atlantic League in attendance . By a long shot. In fact, the Bluefish-charter members of the Atlantic League and, at one time one of the league's jewel franchises-average roughly ...



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

Escobedo, Cornell thrown into the AHL fire

Players coming up from the ECHL have sometimes had their odd travel stories when they got to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers .



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Escobedo-Cornell-thrown-into-the-AHL-fire-4994368.php

Sound Tigers, Wolf Pack both register "W's" on Sunday

Bridgeport netminder Anders Nilsson kept the Sound Tigers in the game, protecting the net for over five minutes while down a man - including over a minute down two sckaters - in Bridgeport's shootout victory..



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/sound-tigers-wolf-pack-both-register-w-s-on-sunday

Demanding Action on Fukushima

... in March 2011. The natural disaster caused over 18,000 deaths. Reginald Johnson is a free-lance writer based in Bridgeport, Ct. His work has appeared in The New York Times, BBC-Online, the Connecticut Post, his web magazine, The Pequonnock, and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.opednews.com/articles/Demanding-Action-on-Fukush-by-Reginald-Johnson-Earthquake_Engineering_Fukushima_Fukushima-Meltdown-131119-460.html

Link student and teacher performance

Bridgeport is being presented with a real opportunity this year. The city's teacher and school administrator contracts, both of which are being renegotiated, can be brought up to date.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/Link-student-and-teacher-performance-4994109.php

Reader: Common Core Advisory Committee Lacks Working Educators

... Council on Education Reform, Connecticut Parents Union, Students for Education Reform, Achieve Hartford, Excel Bridgeport). Some of these reform organizations are funded by national organizations and businesses. Some of these organizations stand to ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://middletown-ct.patch.com/groups/schools/p/education-board-secretary-state-common-core

New Haven, Norwalk Schools Among 'Race To The Top' Finalists; Hartford Fails To Advance

... grades 6 to 12, was tied to the district's efforts to engage students and prepare them for college and careers. Bridgeport , Capitol Region Education Council and the Connecticut Technical High School System also applied for the 2013 Race to the Top ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/hartford/hc-hartford-race-to-the-top-1120-20131119,0,4264186.story

Orange Resident Chosen as SNF Fan of the Week

... se of his passion for the Broncos and his knowledge of the NFL, according to Mark Mushin of radio station WPKN in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports/Orange-Resident-Chosen-as-Sunday-Night-Football-Fan-of-the-Week-232561061.html

MV Stop in Byram Yields Loaded Gun, Arrests

Greenwich police at 1:24 a.m. Monday arrested a pair of Stamford residents on gun and motor vehicle charges after discovering a loaded weapon in the car during a stop in Byram.



via Greenwich Newswire http://stamford.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/mv-stop-in-byram-yields-loaded-gun-arrest-stamford

Concert news: Paul Simon and Sting headed to Boston's TD Garden, ...

... Tickets are priced at $250, $125, $80, and $40. Arcade Fire's "Reflektor" tour comes to the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., on March 18. Tickets are available beginning Friday through all Ticketmaster outlets and locations. The band is ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2013/11/concert_news_paul_simon_and_st.html

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