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Thursday, February 23, 2012

02/23/12 The Raw Bridgeport News Feed

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  • Mass appeal: 'Ashes to go' near Starbucks 2012-02-23, 01:43 am
    ... always gets ashes on Ash Wednesday, the beginning of a 40-day period of Lent. But on Wednesday, the 19-year-old Bridgeport resident could not make it to Mass because of her scheduled work hours at Next Dimension Gymnastics in Trumbull. She was ...
  • Hibachi Buffet: Just what the neighbors ordered 2012-02-23, 01:29 am
    Mike Zhu, the owner of Hibachi Buffet, 2536 East Main St., in Bridgeport, Conn. Feb. 9th, 2012.
  • Fairfield Unemployment Falls to '09 Levels 2012-02-23, 12:49 am
    ... is 8.2 percent when adjusted for seasonal workers. The national rate is 8.5 percent. Fairfield fared better than Bridgeport in unemployment (11.7 percent). But Easton (5.7 percent), Trumbull (6.3 percent) and Westport (5.1 percent) all posted better ...
  • People's set to close branches in Massachusetts 2012-02-23, 12:24 am
    Bridgeport-based People's United Bank and Bank of America Corp. said they plan to close five Massachusetts branches in coming months as part of efforts to streamline their operations.
  • Mom accused of stealing education pleads guilty 2012-02-23, 12:24 am
    ... Crosland, during her appearance in Superior Court in Norwalk, Conn. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. McDowell, the Bridgeport mom arrested in April 2011 and charged with first-degree larceny for sending her then 5-year-old son to a Norwalk elementary ...
  • Police blotter 2012-02-23, 12:23 am
    ... was held on $250,000 bond and, pending release, is set to appear in state Superior Court in Derby on March 1. BRIDGEPORT -- A white unmarked cargo van, with keys to ATMs throughout the city inside, it was stolen from outside the Bridgeport train ...
  • Financing a vision of a revitalized downtown 2012-02-23, 12:10 am
    ... inside the Arcade Mall. Photo by Robert Alvarado Beyond the video featuring business in The Teardrop area of Bridgeport, the Community Capital Fund, a non-profit loan fund, is offering technical and marketing assistance to stimulate economic growth ...
  • The Teardrop: 'Webisode' spotlights downtown businesse 2012-02-23, 12:10 am
    ... a too well-kept secret - but almost imperceptibly, more small businesses are growing up in the downtown Bridgeport area known as The Teardrop. There's a growing buzz about the rebirth of downtown. No one is comparing it to the old days of the early ...
  • License plate data raises questions 2012-02-22, 09:48 pm
    ... results. The notion of police gathering information for crime prevention is one thing. Just last month, Bridgeport police, using a plate scanner, intercepted a stolen car carrying five young men as they attempted to drive into the burial of a ...
  • In Your Corner: Housing program facing cuts 2012-02-22, 09:47 pm
    Cynthia Wallace stands on the porch of the apartment on Brooks Street in Bridgeport, Conn.
  • Election Cash From City Vendors Looks Bad 2012-02-22, 08:09 pm
    During the campaign that led up to last November's municipal elections, dozens of attorneys working for the Bridgeport law firm of Pullman & Comley gave thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates for mayor in Middletown , Milford and New Britain .
  • Marcelina Sanchez 2012-02-22, 08:06 pm
    ... Moreno. She came to the United States in 1953 and resided in Philadelphia, Pa. for a few years before moving to Bridgeport many years ago. Survivors include three sons, Eugene Chest Jr. and his wife, Debra, Reynaldo Sanchez, and Luis Antonio SA ...
  • Tanya McDowell gets 5 years 2012-02-22, 07:53 pm
    ... Crosland, during her appearance in Superior Court in Norwalk, Conn. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. McDowell, the Bridgeport mom arrested in April 2011 and charged with first-degree larceny for sending her then 5-year-old son to a Norwalk elementary ...
  • Mass appeal: 'Ashes to go' near Starbucks 2012-02-22, 07:13 pm
    ... always gets ashes on Ash Wednesday, the beginning of a 40-day period of Lent. But on Wednesday, the 19-year-old Bridgeport resident could not make it to Mass because of her scheduled work hours at Next Dimension Gymnastics in Trumbull. She was ...
  • Monroe Woman Wants Bridgeport to Pay For Damaged Uggs Boots 2012-02-22, 06:53 pm
    A Monroe woman is reportedly asking the City of Bridgeport to replace her Uggs boots, claiming they were torn while she was walking through a city-owned parking lot at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard.
  • People's United Bank Closing 15 Branches 2012-02-22, 06:13 pm
    ... reports the Boston Globe . Could this be a sign of things to come for regional banks? People's United Bank of Bridgeport, Conn., says it plans to eliminate 15 of its 372 branches this yeara [t]he bank said the closings are part of the company's ...
  • Malloy Defends His Education Reform Plan 2012-02-22, 05:59 pm
    ... the panel discussion about education funding hosted by the Council of Small Towns, Loftus-Levine pointed out that Bridgeport and Greenwich both operate with unions, tenure and labor protections, but their students have utterly different success ...
  • Health Notes: Stop smoking and other addiction support 2012-02-22, 05:49 pm
    ... mammography screening for women age 35 and older Thursday, Feb. 23, 9-3, Career Resource, 350 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport; Tuesday, Feb. 28, 10-2, Lord Chamberlain, 7003 Main St., Stratford; Wednesday, Feb. 29, 10-2, St. Vincent's Urgent Care ...
  • Unmarked ATM keys inside stolen van 2012-02-22, 05:04 pm
    Bridgeport, Conn. - Bridgeport police have issued a warning to other police departments to be on the lookout for a stolen van containing information that could provide access to ATMs.
  • New test scores mostly show improvements for grades three through eight in Norwalk2011-07-15, 03:00 am
    ... Other districts continue to struggle. In Derby, 30 percent of eight-graders met the goal in math, while in Bridgeport, 31 percent did. In fourth-grade math, however, Derby saw a 17-point jump in a year, with 52 percent reaching goal in 2011 compared .

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

02/22/12 The Raw Bridgeport News Feed

This Just In To The Bridgeport Roundup News Room...

  • Anna T. Wilinich of Ligonier 2012-02-22, 01:28 am
    Anna T. Wilinich, 90, of Ligonier, died Monday evening, Feb. 20, 2012, at her home. She was born Feb. 18, 1922, in Bridgeport, Conn., a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Fulop Dancsak. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed as a school ...
  • Antinozzi Associates opens branch in Norwalk 2012-02-22, 12:46 am
    ... foot office park. The firm relocated its headquarters from Stratford to the Bijou Theater district in downtown Bridgeport in 2007. "We are expanding into Norwalk to allow ourselves new opportunities in lower Fairfield County," said George Perham, ...
  • Breast cancer survivors celebrate life at fashion show fundraiser 2010-10-06, 03:00 am
    Barbara Clemons, of Bridgeport, models pajamas during the 11th annual Breast Cancer Curvival Center's Celebrate Life Fashion Show at the Shore and Country Club in Norwalk on Sunday, Oct.
  • Former Yankee Bobby Richardson to speak at celebrity breakfast 2012-02-21, 11:38 pm
    ... Vincent 's Swim Across the Sound Celebrity Breakfast on March 7 at 7:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn , 1070 Main St., Bridgeport. The event will include a silent and live auction of sports memorabilia, breakfast, sports commentary and the drawing for the ...
  • Forklift dangles from edge of Route 8/25 2012-02-21, 11:36 pm
    Crews work to secure at forklift that fell off the back of a flatbed truck traveling on the exit 27 interchange of I-95 and Route 8//25, in Bridgeport, Conn., Feb.
  • It's Democrats who are putting focus on birth control 2012-02-21, 10:20 pm
    ... -- by complaining that Republicans are making it From left, Reverend William E. Lori, Roman Catholic Bishop of Bridgeport, Conn., Reverend Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, President, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, C. Ben Mitchell, Graves Professor of ...
  • PAC ruling a warning on how funds spent 2012-02-21, 08:13 pm
    Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, left, jokes with his chief of staff, Adam Wood, outside a press event for the city's new single stream recycling program on Tuesday, September 20, 2011.
  • Film gets kids off the streets and into an audition 2012-02-21, 08:13 pm
    Anthony Carter, 20, of Bridgeport, auditions for a role in a short film that will address girlsi and womenis roles in violent crime Tuesday, Feb.
  • Son tries to evict 98-year-old mother from Fairfield home 2012-02-21, 07:31 pm
    ... A trial on Peter Kantorowski's efforts to evict his mother is scheduled for March 2 in state Superior Court in Bridgeport. Peter Kantorowski, 71, a retired taxidermist who lives in Trumbull, said the reason he is trying to evict his mother from the ...
  • Accused Killer's Sister Testifies In Bridgeport Home Invasion Trial 2012-02-21, 06:00 pm
    Efrain Johnson, who faces life in prison if convicted of a triple killing during a brutal Bridgeport home invasion in 2005, is expected to tell jurors deciding his fate his version of what happened during the deadly crime.
  • Norwalk Police: Man Arrested After Throwing Ketchup Bottle 2012-02-21, 05:37 pm
    It does not indicate convictions.] Police say, Randell Clark, 22, of Ohio Ave. in Bridgeport was arrested following a dispute that occured at the home of his child's mother in Norwalk.
  • Fairfield club donates $17,000 to Thomas Merton Family Center 2012-02-21, 05:13 pm
    ... general meeting at the Burr Homestead. The donation supports the mission of The Thomas Merton Family Center, a Bridgeport-based facility that provides high-risk families with food and clothing, along with parental and educational support. According ...
  • UPDATED: Cops: Walgreen's shoplifter possible suspect in BJ's thefts 2012-02-21, 03:29 pm
    ... leaving without paying, police said. He was then observed entering a white Chevrolet Blazer that headed toward Bridgeport. Police discovered the vehicle was stolen in Bridgeport, notified the car's owner of its whereabouts and called State Police . ...
  • Cop: Walgreens Thief May be Fairfield BJ's Burglar 2012-02-21, 02:09 pm
    ... without attempting to pay, and left the parking lot in a white Chevy. The Chevy had been stolen from a man in Bridgeport, police said. Fairfield police traced the suspect vehicle's plates to the registered owner, who was not aware the car had been ...
  • Two Boots Pizza Celebrates 25 Years in the East Village 2012-02-21, 01:05 pm
    ... to invest in, often picking those that could be seen as depressing or vibrant, depending on the point of view: Bridgeport, Conn., Baltimore, Md., and Echo Park in Los Angeles. "Giving back to the community has become as important a mission to us as ...
  • Crane dangles on edge of highway 2012-02-21, 11:19 am
    A crane dangles from the edge of Route 8/25 in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday, Feb.
  • Man faces assault charge after dispute with father 2012-02-21, 10:49 am
    ... his father at their home on Chapel Hill Drive. Boran, who later was taken to St. Vincent 's Medical Center in Bridgeport, was released on a promise to appear Tuesday in court. Matthew Boran, 19, was charged with assault and disorderly conduct after ...
  • NJROTC Students Show Uncommon Poise at Annual Military Ball 2012-02-21, 09:23 am
    ... Anaya, Joshua Tamburino, and Benjamin Milositz. A The Guest of Honor was actor John Ratzenberger, originally of Bridgeport, Ct, who is most well known for his role as Cliff in the television show, A "Cheers" , and to the younger set, as the voice ...
  • Son Evicts Mom From Family Home on 98th Birthday 2012-02-21, 08:22 am
    ... $330,000. Another son, Jack Kantorowski, tells WTNH-TV that his brother is a "scumbag." A trial begins March 2 in Bridgeport.

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