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Thursday, May 31, 2012

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DC Region Ranks No. 6 in Traffic Congestion
5:52:07 AM
... according to INRIX, are: Honolulu (58 hours)A Los Angeles (56 hours) San Francisco (48 hours) New York (57 hours) Bridgeport, CT (42 hours) Washington, DC (45 hours) Seattle (33 hours) Austin (30 hours) Boston (35 hours)A Chicago (36 hours)A ...

Quality of life stands to gain
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10:34 PM
Little by little, the city of Bridgeport, led by a contingent of women from its Black Rock section, is pressing to rein in the proliferation of massage parlors.

King snake slithers down Noble Avenue
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10:13 PM
Beardsley Zoo Deputy Director Don Goff holds a California king snake that was discovered near the entrance to Beardsley Park in Bridgeport on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.

Naugatuck Man Accused of Faking Burglary Appears in Court
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 9:37 PM
... in Waterbury Superior Court on Wednesday to answer to a felony first-degree larceny charge. James Jackson, a Bridgeport firefighter, appeared in Waterbury Superior Court for arraignment on Wednesday, and his case was continued to June 21. He did not ...

Frank E. Tarnoczy
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 9:13 PM
... 30, 2012, at his home after a long and courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. He was born Nov. 4, 1939, in Bridgeport, Conn., son of Frank and Mary (Palinkas) Tarnoczy. A proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Frank was an avid hunter and fell ...

Triple Murder Will Put Repeal Of State's Death Penalty Before The Supreme Court
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 8:31 PM
... sentenced to die in 2009 for killing his former girlfriend, her 9-year-old daughter and his former roommate in Bridgeport . However, because of an error in jury instructions, a judge dismissed his death sentence and ordered a new penalty phase, ...

Exclusively in Sunday's Paper
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 6:58 PM
Of the 335 homicides in Bridgeport over the past 15 years more than 40 percent remain unsolved, according to police statistics.

Robert Carl Hermanns, Sr.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 6:20 PM
... (Edward) of Kentucky, Shawn Landry (Art) of Milford, Robin Hermanns of Branford, Robert Hermanns, Jr. (Amy) of Bridgeport, and Heidi Warren (Mark) of Milford. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Henry and foster brother ...

Crash brings I-95 traffic to a standstill
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 5:41 PM
... Traffic is at a standstill for several miles back into Fairfield after a three-car accident on Interstate 95 in Bridgeport. The state Department of Transportation said the right lane is closed on I-95 between exits 27 and 27A because of the ...

Griffin Hospital Recognizes Employees
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 5:18 PM
Bonnie Halligan, RN, of Seymour, and Patricia Thibodeau, Medical Records, of Bridgeport, will share honors as Griffin Hospital's 2012-13 "Employees of the Year." Laura Howell, Radiation Oncology, of West Hartford, won "The Spirit of Planetree Award" and the staff of the Radiology/Cardiology, was named "Department of the Year" at the hospital's ... (more)

Former Fairfield First Selectman Flatto Moves to Bridgeport
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:20 PM
Former Fairfield First Selectman Kenneth Flatto - who was sharply criticized by local elected leaders for his alleged mishandling of the Fairfield Metro project after resigning from the town's top post in March 2011 - has reportedly sold his home in town and purchased a condo in Bridgeport.

Fairfield Man Charged with Threatening, Violating Protective Order
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:57 PM
... protective order against Best. Best fled before police arrived, but officers located him on Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport. He was held in lieu of a $25,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court on Monday. A Fairfield man was charged with ...

American Idol Phil Phillips forced to postpone latest kidney surgery
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10:45 AM
... Tour when it kicks off on July 6th. The tour will be in Connecticut at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yards in Bridgeport on September 1, and at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on September 2. For ticket information, as well as a complete list ...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Fairfield Police Remind Residents of Water Safety
5:55:47 AM
... a near-drowning incident occurred on Monday, according to a press release issued by the department. A 23-year-old Bridgeport woman reportedly almost drowned in the north end of the lake. She told police she had no recollection of being pulled out of ...

Town approves $95 sewer fee hike
4:57:50 AM
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Wreckers advance to FCIAC semis
4:29:20 AM
... Staples raised its record to 15-6 and will face seventh-seeded Trumbull at 5 p.m. Thursday at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport in the FCIAC semifinals. Ridgefield dropped to 16-5 and awaits the seedings for the Class LL tournament. "This is a program win," ...

Javad Hassan Conferred Honorary Doctorate Degree by NJIT
2:47:48 AM
... from Columbia University. Later, he earned a master's in material science and engineering from University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. , he headed the company's semi-conductor development operations, leading a group of more than 2,000 engineers and ...

Flatto now a Bridgeporter after sale of Fairfield home
2:01:13 AM
The man who served as Fairfield's top elected official longer than anyone else in the last three decades is now a resident of Bridgeport.

Lap dances on hot seat at Bridgeport public hearing
1:02:39 AM
At the City Council's Ordinance Committee public hearing Tuesday night about cracking down on massage parlors and adult entertainment, the clubs also had their defenders.

Near drowning at Lake Mohegan; family makes rescue
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 11:27 PM
... officers investigated a near drowning at the north end of Lake Mohegan on Morehouse Highway. A 23-year-old Bridgeport woman had submerged after walking the water and stepping off an underwater ledge, police said. The north end is a not a designated ...

75 new student films screened at the Bijou
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 11:19 PM
... but after checking out several sites, the group zeroed in on the recently restored Bijou Theatre in downtown Bridgeport. Prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges at the end of the day (and audience awards will be presented as well). "Filmmakers ...

Man shot at Bridgeport club still in critical condition
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 10:23 PM
Mario Ortiz, 23, allegedly shot another man in the hip during a fight at the White Eagle Club on East Washington Avenue.

Child Hospitalized In Hit-And-Run In Bridgeport
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 10:11 PM
... nue and Smith Street. Police said they located the driver of a 2001 gray Ford Taurus sedan near Capitol Avenue in Bridgeport. It was not immediately clear if the driver will face charges.

Child struck in apparent hit-and-run
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:58 PM
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- An 11-year-old was hospitalized with a head injury after the child was struck by a car in an apparent hit-and-run accident in the city's East End Tuesday night, according to emergency dispatches.

Investigation into Bridgeport drug trafficking and violence results in six arrests
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:19 PM
Six Bridgeport men were arrested May 25 on federal criminal complaints as part of an FBI Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force investigation into narcotics trafficking and violence in and around the Trumbull Gardens housing complex in Bridgeport.

Child struck by car, hospitalized
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:17 PM
... in the city's East End Tuesday night, according to emergency dispatches. The child was taken by ambulance to Bridgeport Hospital with moderate injuries. According to emergency dispatches, the child was conscious and alert at the scene but was ...

Water-safety warnings issued after Lake Mohegan, Penfield Reef incidents
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 8:54 PM
... was carried safely back to shore by firefighters' inflatable boat. In the Lake Mohegan incident, a 23-year-old Bridgeport woman was reported in distress about 2 p.m. at the north end of Lake Mohegan near the Cascades, police said, across the lake ...

Challenge to Senate redistricting is delayed
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 8:12 PM
... went. In a brief interview earlier this month Esdaile said the NAACP branches were aiming for May 21 -- the date Bridgeport Democrats met to endorse Gomes or a challenger to run in the 22nd District. That date also passed without action by the ...

Ethel Skibek
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 8:09 PM
... Skibek, age 86 of Milford, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Ethel was born on June 9, 1925 in Bridgeport, CT and was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Holczer. Ethel is the beloved mother of Edna Young of West Haven and ...

Sunday, May 27, 2012

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Bluefish suffer 1st loss of season to Ducks
3:16:34 AM
The Bridgeport Bluefish suffered their first loss against the Long Island Ducks this season, dropping a 15-5 decision Saturday night at Bethpage Ballpark.

Arena 'perfect size' for Southern graduation
3:15:57 AM
... Bank Arena was the perfect size for us," said Patrick J. Dilger, the school's director of public affairs . Bridgeport's two larger high schools, Central and Harding, graduated out of the arena last year (Bassick, smaller, graduated last year and ...

Parents test out-of-state guest on achievement gap
3:05:15 AM
... for answers on how to fix the achievement gap plaguing the district. Paul Vallas, the superintendent of the Bridgeport, Conn., school district, previously led New Orleans schools during the recovery after Hurricane Katrina. The Boys and Girls Club ...

Anti-snitch culture hinders police
3:01:00 AM
... a card. What is he going do to me next?" Brantley describes a code of the street that is common in cities like Bridgeport. It's the culture of silence -- often glorified as "Snitches Get Stitches" in rap songs and on clothing -- and is rooted in ...

Studying time decreasing in college
2:41:28 AM
... studying for that amount of time increased only slightly, from 57.4 percent to 60 percent, the report found. Bridgeport resident Jennifer Campbell, who just received her bachelor's degree in English from the Stamford campus of the University of ...

In computer age, teachers finding cursive not in the script
2:38:34 AM
... Ned Gerard / Connecticut Post Second grader Jhaishla Ortiz practices her cursive at Waltersville School, in Bridgeport, Conn. April 12th, 2012. Photo: Ned Gerard / Connecticut Post Detail of a student's cursive assignment at Waltersville School, in ...

Shehan Center in line for $2.8M
Saturday, May 26, 2012 9:24 PM
Bridgeport's Cardinal Shehan Center on Main Street is scheduled to be awarded $2.8 million to expand facilities as a community center.

Elderly man struck by SUV on Greenfield Street
Saturday, May 26, 2012 8:15 PM
... front of Liana's Trattoria restaurant Friday night. The pedestrian was taken to St. Vincent 's Medical Center in Bridgeport. His condition was not immediately available Friday night. A man in his 80s was hospitalized after he was struck by a ...

Trumbull shocks undefeated Greenwich
Saturday, May 26, 2012 8:14 PM
Trumbull players celebrate winning Saturday's FCIAC baseball championship game against Greenwich at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport on May 26, 2012.

Bluefish remain unbeaten against rival Ducks
Saturday, May 26, 2012 1:16 PM
Bridgeport scored twice in the first on Prentice Redman's RBI double, which extended his on-base streak to 25 games, and an RBI single by Luis Lopez.

Senior Charged With DUI, Man Allegedly Fakes Burglary
Saturday, May 26, 2012 1:07 PM
... High School student reportedly punched a cop during an interview at the school on Thursday. A Naugatuck man, and Bridgeport firefighter, was arrested on charges of larceny and falsely reporting an incident after police said he faked a burglary in ...

Ex-convict Newton seeks old Conn. Senate seat
Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:42 PM
... largest city, there's plenty of talk about second chances. Neal McGee, a 45-year-old barbershop owner in Bridgeport, was among several to say he would vote for Newton. McGee said he turned around his troubled life and believes Newton would offer a ...

Friday, May 11, 2012

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People's United foundation grants $35K to nonprofits in the region
4:39:34 AM
... more than $320,000 went to 46 organizations statewide. Nearly $700,000 was handed out in the six states served by Bridgeport-based People's United Bank, including more than $177,000 given to United Way chapters in Connecticut, Massachusetts, ...

What's Happening in Weston This Weekend
3:01:00 AM
... A. Levine, will be discussed at the Weston Public Library, 56 Norfield Road. "The Music Man: " 8 to 10 p.m. The Bridgeport Theatre Company completes its second season with "The Music Man," a Tony Award-winning musical the whole family can enjoy. ...

One dead, one badly hurt in Bridgeport shootings
12:55:43 AM
The sister and cousin of a 20 year-old man who was fatally shot Wednesday night outside of the Trumbull Gardens apartments, when another man was wounded, described him as "a good kid, a quiet kid who kept to himself and stayed inside this house." Kaqwan Glenn, 20, lived at 185 Platt St., about five blocks the housing complex, and graduated last ... (more)

Bridgeport cruiser, SUV collide head-on
12:55:11 AM
A head-on collision between a sport-utility vehicle being chased the wrong way down State Street and a city police cruiser responding to the call sent both the officer and the suspect to the hospital with head injuries.

2 injured in motorcycle-car crash
12:04:46 AM
Police examine a motorcycle that smashed into the side of a SUV on Thursday night, May 10, 2012 at the corner of Washington Avenue and Pequonnock Street in Bridgeport, Conn.

Harbor Freight Tools finds a home in Bridgeport
12:04:00 AM
As hardware retailers across the nation shake off the recession, California-based Harbor Freight Tools has continued its expansion in Connecticut, opening up a Bridgeport store on the Huntington Turnpike.

Residents respond to Obama announcement
12:03:25 AM
Judy Eckert and Liz McGovern on the front steps of their home in Bridgeport, Conn.

1 dead in Bridgeport shooting
Thursday, May 10, 2012 9:21 PM
A man died Wednesday night after he was shot in the chest outside of the Trumbull Gardens apartments, police said.

UB falls in ECC tournament opener
Thursday, May 10, 2012 9:21 PM
Top-seeded St. Thomas Aquinas scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and went on to post a 9-5 win over fourth-seeded Bridgeport in the opening game of the ECC baseball tournament at Pomona, N.Y. With the victory, the Spartans move on to the winner's bracket game which will take place at noon on Friday.

Chet Kaye, 70, Westport Manufacturing Director
Thursday, May 10, 2012 9:14 PM
... finance from the University of Detroit. Kaye later received a master's degree in education from the University of Bridgeport. His career included positions at ITT Corp., where he served as director of manufacturing cost controls and chief financial ...

Finch names acting finance director, tax collector
Thursday, May 10, 2012 8:34 PM
... collector for the past four years. She also served as acting treasurer from 2008 to 2010. Prior to her work in Bridgeport, she was the treasurer in Stratford for one year. Before coming to work in a municipality, Kelly-Lenz worked in the private ...

Bluefish pound out 18 hits in 15-11 win over Blue Crabs
Thursday, May 10, 2012 8:15 PM
WALDORF, Md. -- Bridgeport fought off a furious comeback from Southern Maryland to post a 15-11 win in 11 innings in Atlantic League play Thursday.

Man charged with stealing landscaper's truck
Thursday, May 10, 2012 8:14 PM
A 21-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested after police said he stole a landscaper's truck Wednesday morning and then led police on a chase down Boston Post Road.

Keila Torres Ocasio: Not exactly a profile in courage
Thursday, May 10, 2012 8:13 PM
... Furie were, actually, disappointed. The business partners, who are gay, own the feminist restaurant Bloodroot in Bridgeport. Miriam and Furie had been waiting a long time for Obama to find the courage to be openly supportive of same-sex marriage, a ...

Attorney: Cop took bribes because of wife's lesbian affair
Thursday, May 10, 2012 8:12 PM
... to ensure he could carry large quantities of cash through airport security. According to court documents, a Bridgeport-based Frug Enforcement Administration task force broke up the oxycodone trafficking ring with assistance from the drug runner who ...

Author to discuss caring for aging loved one
Thursday, May 10, 2012 8:06 PM
... Newman , program coordinator, at 203-227-7253, ext. 107, or visit www.earthplace.org. Bethel Recovery Center in Bridgeport will hold its 10th annual "Mad Hatter's Tea" fundraiser 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at a home in Westport. The ...

Best and the rest of the past week
Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:21 PM
Thumbs up to the people honored recently by the Fairfield County Community Foundation and the Bridgeport Public Education Fund for their contributions to the Bridgeport education system.

Greenfield Hill 'country fair' is in full bloom this weekend
Thursday, May 10, 2012 5:57 PM
... national and international nonprofits and such local charities as Operation Hope (of Fairfield), Janus House (of Bridgeport), Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County and Project Learn (of Bridgeport). Michael Howard, a longtime ...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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1 dead in Bridgeport shooting
4:47:13 AM
A man died Wednesday night after he was shot in the chest outside of the Trumbull Gardens apartments, police said.

Shots fired three times Wednesday in Bridgeport
1:09:43 AM
Shots rang out three times in three different areas of the city Wednesday, but no one was injured in any of the incidents, police said.

Legislature sends fiscal help to Bridgeport schools
1:09:25 AM
The city scored several fiscal victories focusing on education reform in the waning days of the legislative session, which ended Wednesday.

The real educational problems
12:52:47 AM
... or coach. I also applaud the many parents who have taken the time to support events such as March for Education, Bridgeport Young Life, V.I.P., Taking Back Our Community, Peer to Peer Leadership Program, etc., who came out of the four walls of the ...

Multiple cars burned in garage fire
12:52:37 AM
Bridgeport, Conn. firefighters on scene at a garage fire at Embassy Towers, Park Avenue on May, 9, 2012.

Jeff Jacobs: Whale Draw Legends (Mess, Bourque And Mr. Hockey), But What Does Future Hold?
12:00:00 AM
... Norfolk Admirals in game five of the second-round of the Calder Cup playoff series at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport by a score of 4 to 0, to fall behind in the series two games to three. - Three of the 15 greatest players in hockey history ...

Senate approves budget adjustments
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 10:56 PM
... urban youth violence program with the goal of cutting down crime in the state's restive inner cities, including Bridgeport and New Haven; and finances the educational initiatives that emerged from compromise talks between legislative leaders and ...

Admirals' Onslaught Sinks Whale In Game 5
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 10:52 PM
... Norfolk Admirals in game five of the second-round of the Calder Cup playoff series at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport by a score of 4 to 0, to fall behind in the series two games to three. While the Connecticut Whale struggled to find their ...

Bluefish fall to Blue Crabs
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 9:38 PM
WALDORF, Md. -- The Bridgeport Bluefish suffered a 6-3 setback against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on Wednesday at Regency Furniture Stadium.

Mass layoffs threatened by Hostess during union negotiations
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 9:37 PM
Hostess Brands Inc. alerted the state and Bridgeport officials this week that it might close five locations and put 183 people out of work if a bankruptcy court doesn't let it scrap union contracts.

HS students get a fiscal reality check
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 9:36 PM
Mark Soraluz and McHenry Ternier, students from the Academy of Information, Technology & Engineering, in Stamford, react after spinning the "Wheel of Reality" during a Financial Reality Fair at Housatonic Community College, in Bridgeport, Conn.

Bodt to step down from helm of Council of Churches
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 9:35 PM
Brian Schofield of the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, during a planning luncheon at the Council of Churches offices in Bridgeport, Conn.

Attorney: Cop took bribes because of wife's lesbian affair
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 8:39 PM
... to ensure he could carry large quantities of cash through airport security. According to court documents, a Bridgeport-based DEA task force investigated and took down the oxycodone trafficking ring with assistance from the drug runner who led it. ...

Ex-cop gets 25 years for robbing drug dealers of millions
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 8:04 PM
... in his violent gang invaded stash houses operated by at least 100 drug dealers in New York, Philadelphia, and Bridgeport, Conn., in a spree than began a decade ago, federal prosecutors said. The crew posed as on-duty police officers, wore NYPD raid ...

Reuben Jeffery Jr., 89, Southport Accounts Manager
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 6:45 PM
... & Co. Jeffrey is survived by a son, Reuben Jeffery III of New York City; a daughter, Martha Ann Jeffery of Bridgeport; a sister, Jean Jeffery Greene of Syracuse; a daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, John ...

Dogwood Festival in town
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 6:40 PM
... national and international nonprofits and such local charities as Operation Hope (of Fairfield), Janus House (of Bridgeport), Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County and Project Learn (of Bridgeport). Michael Howard, a longtime ...

House approves racial-profiling bill
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 6:37 PM
More than nine years after the death of Bridgeport state Sen. Alvin W. Penn , the state House of Representatives on Monday approved a bill strengthening racial profiling legislation that he pioneered and which was named after him.

Shots fired second day in a row in Bridgeport
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 6:29 PM
Police were looking for two men who allegedly fired shots on Iranistan Avenue at about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, about 14 hours after a similar incident.

Move ferry across harbor
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 6:28 PM
The issue: Owners of the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Co. , which has been operating ferries between the two cities since 1883, have been asking to move its Bridgeport terminal from the west side of Bridgeport Harbor, where it's been since 1968, across the water to an empty spot on the east side on Seaview Avenue.

Fair shows students life can be pricey
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 5:27 PM
Call it a reality crash course, and as the more than 600 Bridgeport area students learned, reality can be expensive.

Monday, May 7, 2012

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Bridgeport budget agreement reached
2:42:36 AM
A trimmed version of Mayor Bill Finch's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012-13 will go to a vote Monday night in City Council Chambers.

Gangs a growing problem in Bridgeport
1:30:48 AM
The 3-year-old girl shot last Monday while walking with her mother on a West Side street is the latest victim in a war between youth gangs for control of parts of the city.

Barnum Festival royalty crowned
1:30:30 AM
Andre Escaleira Jr., a student at Kolbe Cathedral High School in Bridgeport, and Robert Roehrich, a student at St.

Bluefish winning streak snapped
12:30:04 AM
The Bridgeport Bluefish lost, 5-3, to the York Revolution on Sunday, ending the Bluefish's five-game winning streak.

Chris Elsberry: McLeod a Bridgeport great
12:29:59 AM
Barry McLeod, his brother, Ron, and their cousin, Frank Oleynick, would throw some basketballs into the trunk, pile into Frank's car and drive around town.

Bill targets college remedial classes
12:23:16 AM
... math course before they can take college level math courses for credit. At Housatonic Community College , in Bridgeport, the percentage needing remedial math is greater than 80 percent, said HCC President Anita Gliniecki . "I totally agree that we ...

Two city teachers honored for leading the way in the classroom
Sunday, May 06, 2012 11:52 PM
Candice King Sadler, one of two recipients of the annual Beard Award for excellence in teaching, works on reading with her first grade class at Cesar Batalla School in Bridgeport on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

Whale Lose 4-3 To Norfolk Admirals
Sunday, May 06, 2012 11:00 PM
... series. The fourth game is Monday night in Hartford, with Game 5 Wednesday night at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. "We had a good start," Whale coach Ken Gernander said. "I thought we showed some good resolve at the end of the game. We had a ...

Cops: Arrest expected in theft at Fairfield Ludlowe High
Sunday, May 06, 2012 7:04 PM
... victim gave police the names of three possible suspects, and during the investigation the phone was located at a Bridgeport pawn shop. Police expect to make an arrest soon in connection with the April 24 theft of an iPhone from a locker at Fairfield ...

Bridgeport budget agreement reached
Sunday, May 06, 2012 6:52 PM
A trimmed-down version of Mayor Bill Finch's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 will go to a vote Monday night in City Council Chambers.

Ride Against Child Abuse is May 20
Sunday, May 06, 2012 6:00 PM
... May 20. Registration will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m., in The Center's parking lot located at 753 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. The ride will end at the Germania Schwaben Club, 416 Horace St., Bridgeport. Food will be served from noon-2:30 p.m. There will ...

University of Bridgeport Graduation
Sunday, May 06, 2012 4:33 PM
The University of Bridgeport celebrates its 102nd commencent Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.

SUV hits, injures kids in Bridgeport
Sunday, May 06, 2012 3:26 PM
Two teenagers were seriously injured Friday night when the bicycle they were riding was struck by a sport utility vehicle near Barnum and Central avenues.

Keila Torres Ocasio: Be 'The Man' to your kid
Sunday, May 06, 2012 2:26 PM
Fact No. 2: Forty-four percent of households with children in Bridgeport are led by females, and roughly 43 percent of these female-led families have incomes below the poverty level, according to the U.S. Census Bureau , Fact No.

SUV hits kids
Sunday, May 06, 2012 2:25 PM
Two children were injured after they were hit by a SUV on Central Avenue near the corner of Barnum Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn.

Regional forum highlights mass transit's role in development
Sunday, May 06, 2012 1:24 PM
... development (TOD) near the railway line on the coast. That was one of the conclusions of forum held last month in Bridgeport on development and construction trends in southwestern Connecticut. "Mass transit really is the game," said Joe McGee, of ...

John Forrest obituary
Sunday, May 06, 2012 10:47 AM
... very "British" characters such as Grassy Green in Very Important Person (1961), he was in fact born in the US, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. His English mother, an artist, had married an American lawyer, and when the marriage broke up after a few ...

Charged with Adam's Bakery holdup, man a suspect in other heists
Sunday, May 06, 2012 7:35 AM
... at work. Police say the suspect warned business employees that he was carrying a gun. On Saturday morning, a Bridgeport florist was robbed, with an unknown amount of cash taken, according to Fairfield police. Bridgeport police, however, had no ...

Saturday's high school roundup: Bullard-Havens baseball team pulls out Classic victory
Sunday, May 06, 2012 7:20 AM
Central's #4 Eric Vilanova misses the toss to him at second allowing Bullard Havens' #14 Aris Mier to make it to third and opening the door to break the 2-2 tie, during Bridgeport Baseball Classic championship action in Bridgeport, Conn.

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