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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Perez's poor sportsmanship a sad sign of our times
Connecticut Post
Move over Jose Offerman, you now have company in the Bridgeport Baseball Hall of Shame.

Bridgeport seeks pension debt relief from state
Connecticut Post
... a 73 percent funding level. The 2008 economic collapse, however, dealt the city nearly $100 million in losses. Bridgeport is not alone in losing pension fund money during 2008. Fairfield's holdings lost an overall $100 million and Milford's pension ...

Diocese files suit over right to protest
Connecticut Post
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport filed suit Friday in federal court to block state officials from penalizing the church for organizing a rally outside the state Capitol in March.

Staples Advances to FCIAC Finals With 3-0 Win Over Trumbull w/Photo
Westport Now
... over Trumbull at Trumbull set up the noon Sunday championship game against Stamford Westhill at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport. Last year, Staples gained its first baseball FCIAC title since 1985 with a 3-1 win over Westhill. David Speer pitched a ...

Westport Police Make Prostitution Arrests
Westport Now
Westport police today arrested an 18-year-old Bridgeport woman and a 46-year-old Wolcott man on prostitution charges after they were spotted engaging in a sexual act at Green's Farms station.

Bridgeport ferry tariff ruled unconstitutional
Connecticut Post
The way the Bridgeport Port Authority used part of the $9.5 million in tariffs it collected from Bridgeport-Port Jefferson ferry passengers was unconstitutional, according to a pair of federal judges.

Man awarded Bronze Star -- 65 years late
Connecticut Post
... first time as he marched in the town's Memorial Day parade. The 83-year-old Mariani grew up on Capitol Avenue in Bridgeport, a few blocks away from Central High School. The military draft came calling before high school graduation, and soon Mariani ...

Burglary scores 2 laptops, 2 TVs
Connecticut Post
... p.m. Wednesday and returned at about 2 a.m. Thursday to find the items missing. Cash, cell phone taken by robbers BRIDGEPORT -- A wallet containing $24 and a cell phone were taken by a pair of thieves from a 46-year-old man walking south on Park ...

2 Conn. men accused of beheading cat
Hartford Courant
Two Bridgeport men have been charged with beheading a cat. Thirty-six year-old Josue Saint-Fleur and 25-year-old Ruben Tzoc were charged Thursday with cruelty to animals and disorderly conduct after police received a report the men were cutting off a cat's head.

Little Leaguers play regular season, dream of summer glory w/Photo
Connecticut Post
Mariners catcher Joey Seagren prepares to put the tag on Rangers baserunner Kevin Watson during Monday's North End Little League matchup at Blackham School in Bridgeport.

As wild pet ban dies, state declares exotic animal amnesty
CT Post
... will voluntarily turn over questionable pets on July 25 at an "exotic animal amnesty day" at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. The wild animal ban was drafted this year after Travis, a 200-pound chimp, nearly mauled a friend of his owner's to death in ...

Rudy Morse
Aspen Times Weekly
... Ann Bryant Morse, 86, died peacefully May 7, 2009, in Litchfield Park, Ariz. Rudy was born Sept. 11, 1922, in Bridgeport, Conn. After attending Miss Hall, a private school in Pittsfield, Mass., she married Edward Wendall Morse III. In 1948 Rudy and ...

Follies 2009 - Our Ten Year Folliversary @ Central...
WSTC-AM Norwalk
... year. What started as a social experiment to build bridges of understanding and friendship among teenagers from Bridgeport and suburban towns, has blossomed into an annual event that wows audiences with delightful vignettes of Broadway musicals ...

Theater Review (Bridgeport, CT): The Man in Black
A musical Celebration of the life and times of Johnny Cash.

The troubled hunt
Every morning outside the downtown Bridgeport offices of The Workplace, a line of people forms seeking jobs and different kinds of help to find jobs.

Church vs. State
The Diocese of Bridgeport has filed a lawsuit against the Office Of State Ethics after being told the Diocese must register as a lobbyist.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

man recovering from lightning strike
Tuesday May 26 WTIC-TV Hartford
... ure there was no damage to his heart, lungs or brain. He's in stable condition at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport.

Conn. man recovering from lightning strike
Tuesday May 26 NewsTimesLive.com
... ure there was no damage to his heart, lungs or brain. He's in stable condition at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport. Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

Conn. police say teen dies in Trumbull accident
Tuesday May 26 NewsTimesLive.com
... two others were traveling in went off Route 8 near exit 11 and smashed into a tree. Lucas Ananias died Monday at Bridgeport Hospital. Police say he was sitting in the front passenger seat of a car driven by 18-year-old Douglas Onorio of Bridgeport. ...

Connecticut Science Center Readies For Opening In A Few Weeks
Tuesday May 26 Hartford Courant
... 16 date to keep. That's the day that they, along with students from six other schools from Windsor , Simsbury , Bridgeport and Stratford , are booked to visit the as-yet unopened Connecticut Science Center. Which is to say that, one way or the ...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Teen dies, two others hurt in Route 8 crash
Monday May 25 Connecticut Post
... tree early Monday. Lucas Ananias, believed to be about 16 and of uncertain address, died about 10 a.m. Monday in Bridgeport Hospital after being brought there shortly before 1:30 a.m. by the Trumbull Emergency Medical Service. State Police had no ...

Fire displaces Bridgeport family
Monday May 25 Connecticut Post
An early morning fire displaced a Huntington Turnpike family Monday as fire swept through a second-story bedroom.

Monroe man survives lightning strike
Monday May 25 NewsTimesLive.com
... Oz." Chuckta, a Monroe resident, discussed the incident from his hospital bed at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport on Monday. Chuckta, a nurse at the Jewish Home for the Elderly in Fairfield, knew he was in trouble right away when he was ...

Council, media find Richmond City Hall is generally more open under Jones
Monday May 25 Richmond Times-Dispatch
... during his first six months on the job. He became Richmond's chief Nov. 3 after serving as police chief in Bridgeport, Conn. Norwood said his department's general policy for handling media inquiries is for a ranking officer to respond to questions ...

Bluefish lose on walkoff single
Monday May 25 Connecticut Post
Colin Roberson stroked a two-out, pinch-hit two-run single to tie the game, and Danny Sandoval followed with a game-winning single as the York Revolution stunned the Bridgeport Bluefish 3-2 Monday in an Atlantic League game at Sovereign Bank Stadium.

By Jiminy, cricket swings for the big time in Bridgeport
Monday May 25 Connecticut Post
... his style. The occasion was the start of the New England T20 Cricket Tournament on Saturday at Newfield Park in Bridgeport's East End. (T20 is the shorter, spectator-friendly version of the game.) Teams representing Connecticut, Southern ...

Monday, May 25, 2009

What to tell my journalism grads
Sunday May 24 The Boston Globe
... one else did, and they ask your advice over an emergency cup of tea whether to continue with Teach for America in Bridgeport, Conn. (That was easy: yes.) My revised speech: Despite the realities facing you, I urge you to believe in the Parking Gods. ...

Bluefish beaten
Sunday May 24 Connecticut Post
Ryan Mulhern singled to center with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth as Lancaster completed a three-game sweep of the Bridgeport Bluefish with a 4-3 victory Sunday at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

10 Questions for Bob Chechoski
Sunday May 24 Connecticut Post
Bob Chechoski was fresh out of Bullard-Havens Technical High School in Bridgeport and unable to find a job as a machinist when he volunteered to fight in Vietnam in the late 1960s.

Fewer retire from school jobs this year
Sunday May 24 Connecticut Post
... now. Normally, by now, I would have at least 40" retirements, Pannozzo told the Board of Education last week. Bridgeport's experience is not unique. Statewide this year, according to the Connecticut Retirement Board, 786 certified educators have ...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Today's digital mural w/Photo
Tuesday May 19 WGBH-TV Allston

Image credit: WGBH/Jeff Dunn Purportedly worn by one of George Washington's dance partners, this pair of 18th-century silk shoes fetched a tidy sum for a collector in Bridgeport, Conn

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Plenty of ways to pay tribute this Memorial Day
Monday May 18 Connecticut Post
... School in Derby and ends on Coram Avenue in Shelton. For details, call Mary Porter at 732-2027 or 906-0533. n Bridgeport -- Parade starts at noon Monday on State Street and goes to Seaside Park. A ceremony will be held at the Soldiers Sailor Moment ...

City shouldn't own prime real estate
Monday May 18 Connecticut Post
In Bridgeport, the order of the day for city offices is consolidation. It might make for some short-term inconvenience, but it's the right move, for the purposes of spending and future tax collection.

New dock shows tide of support for boating group
Monday May 18 Connecticut Post
... up to Norwalk to "tow" the dock -- nicknamed Jumbo, after P.T. Barnum's favorite elephant -- to its new home in Bridgeport's Black Rock Harbor. "The last time something that big and tedious wandered the streets it called P.T. Barnum 'Daddy' and ...

6 new additions to Bridgeport Diocese
Monday May 18 Connecticut Post
That's sort of been the theme of Reginald D. Norman's path to religious life. The 42-year-old Stratford resident is one of six men being ordained by the Diocese of Bridgeport during a 10 a.m. Mass Saturday at Saint Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport.

Programs help end cycle of prison
Monday May 18 Connecticut Post
I was released from prison in July 2003 and entered a halfway house, Connecticut Renaissance's Maple Street House on Maple Street in Bridgeport.

Lottery prize withheld while court sorts out rivals' claims w/Photo
Monday May 18 Connecticut Post
... claim. Under an agreement reached Monday in Superior Court, Armando Martins, of Trumbull and Nuno Nascimento, of Bridgeport, decided to let the Connecticut Lottery Corp. keep hold of the winnings pending resolution of the court case on the prize. ...

Lottery Holds Onto Stone Masons' Disputed Powerball
Monday May 18 WVIT-TV
... any money until the courts decide whose entitled to what. Armando Martins, of Trumbull and Nuno Nascimento, of Bridgeport, have been going in together to buy lottery tickets every week. The trouble started on April 1 when Nascimento bought tickets ...

State leaders increase the noise to fight FAA airspace proposal
Monday May 18 Airport Business
By Martin B. Cassidy STAFF WRITERConnecticut Post Online (Bridgeport, Connecticut) Still waging a battle to roll back the Federal Aviation Administration's flight path redesign, Connecticut leaders are trying to pre-empt a new plan to expand the ...

Summer Festivals in Fairfield County, CT
Monday May 18 Associated Content
Gathering Of The Vibes July 23-26, 2009 Seaside Park Bridgeport, CT Several types of passes are available for the festival, such as a $180 camping or non-camping weekend pass, and a $60 single day non-camping pass.

Teller pleads guilty to Trumbull bank theft
Monday May 18 Connecticut Post
... to stealing more than $30,000 in traveler's checks from the bank. Jeffrey Mastroianni, 21, of Elberta Avenue, Bridgeport, pleaded guilty to first-degree larceny. Senior Assistant State's Attorney Robert Brennan told Superior Court Judge George Thim ...

Awards presented by Fairfield police
Monday May 18 Connecticut Post
... they do and the risks they take for their community." Other recipients Lifesaving Awards Officer James Wiltsie, Bridgeport Lt. Robert Christy and Bridgeport Officer Edward Martocchio for the marine rescue of an apparent suicide attempt. Special ...

Cops investigating stabbing in Bridgeport
Monday May 18 Connecticut Post
Police this morning are investigating a stabbing that occurred earlier this morning on the city's West End.

AD testifies in Quinnipiac Title IX lawsuit
Monday May 18 NewsTimesLive.com
... gender equity goals, the school's athletic director testified Tuesday. Jack McDonald appeared in federal court in Bridgeport to defend a lawsuit filed by the coach and some members of the women's volleyball team, which the Connecticut university ...
Woman shows respect to victims w/Photo
Monday May 18 Connecticut Post
The streets Arlene Mercer travels down are often the grittiest, grimiest and goriest in

Bluefish fall to Halama, Southern Maryland
Monday May 18 Connecticut Post
Former Major League pitcher John Halama held the Bridgeport Bluefish to seven hits over eight innings, leading the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs to a 4-2 win Monday night at Regency Stadium.

Lawyer says state lacks jurisdiction in Bridgeport man's murder case
Monday May 18 Connecticut Post
The attorney for a 36-year-old Bridgeport man charged with felony murder, kidnapping and robbery is asking the court to throw out his client's case, arguing the crime should be prosecuted in New York, where it allegedly occurred.

Smash and grab: an easy route for GPS thieves
Monday May 18 Connecticut Post
... The handy interactive maps with their real-time satellite navigation help are still a hot item for thieves. In Bridgeport over the past two weeks or so, more than 50 have been stolen in a rash of thefts that stung cars parked outside the Arena at ...

Private educator wants old buildings
Monday May 18 Connecticut Post
... can create a new charter school. "It's not just a school," said Kayla Smith, a student at Achievement First's Bridgeport Academy. "We are smarter now that we go to this school." For more than an hour, speaker after speaker, including students, ...

Health events in the region
Monday May 18 Connecticut Post
... Below is a list of some of the events being held this week: lBridgeport North Branch Library, 3455 Madison Ave. Bridgeport, will show the movie "A Beautiful Mind" from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today. The Oscar-winning film, starring Russell Crowe is ...

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lopez leads Bluefish to win
Sunday May 17 Connecticut Post

Much like it has been for the Bridgeport Bluefish as a team in the season's first four weeks, Luis Lopez has not been overly pleased with his start.

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