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Saturday, June 9, 2012

06/09/12 The Raw Bridgeport Newsfeed

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Norwich business cited in environmental complaints
4:56:12 AM
... Long Island Sound." Other companies named in complaints were Eastern Scrap Metal LLC and the Bufferd Junk Co. of Bridgeport; A&B Auto Salvage Inc. and A&B Scrap Metal LLC of East Hartford; A-rite Used Auto Parts Inc. of New Britain; Seymour Auto ...

Barnstormers get 17 hits in 9-5 win over Bluefish
12:30:31 AM
The Bridgeport Bluefish suffered a 9-5 loss to the Lancaster Barnstormers Friday night at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.

Woman seriously injured in Bridgeport assault
Friday, June 08, 2012 10:25 PM
A city woman was taken to a local hospital with a serious head injury after she was assaulted in a Madison Avenue apartment, according to emergency dispatches.

One hospitalized in Bridgeport crash
Friday, June 08, 2012 9:57 PM
The accident was originally called in as a car into a building by Pepe's Pizza in Fairfield, but emergency responders found the accident in Bridgeport, near Dewey Avenue.

OPM chief: Shehan Center funding delayed
Friday, June 08, 2012 9:57 PM
The State Bond Commission, in a rare if not unprecedented move, decided this week to delay action on $2.8 million for the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport.

Special Olympics torch held high by local police
Friday, June 08, 2012 8:47 PM
... on Post Road East at the Westport-Fairfield border, who then carried the torch more than 6 miles to their Bridgeport counterparts. Those local sections of the run were part of a broader southwestern Connecticut route, during which law-enforcement ...

Foster, Glocester police arrest 2, seize marijuana, plants, cash
Friday, June 08, 2012 7:33 PM
... Chief Robert E. Coyne Jr. said Friday in a news release. The suspects, William Blumberg, 36, of 2 Dodd Ave., Bridgeport, Conn., and Randee Thompson, 28, of 10 Round Hill Rd., were each charged with three felonies: cultivating marijuana, conspiracy ...

Sit back, roll your own and watch for rats
Friday, June 08, 2012 5:51 PM
... the regular session to approve it. The "implementers" are also a great time to push for totally local issues. Bridgeport expects about $3.4 million for its education system, as the state splits the difference on its $6 million deficit. Towns and ...

A decade after Southport land buy, selectmen perplexed by easement
Friday, June 08, 2012 5:20 PM
... the town bought the property off Barberry Road in Southport about 10 years ago from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, in part using funds provided by the state. In exchange, he said, the town was to grant the state a conservation easement ...

Cops: Man left 6-year-old in car while discussing drug deal
Friday, June 08, 2012 3:36 PM
... lice said. Johnson was held overnight on a $10,000 bond and was to be arraigned later Friday at Superior Court in Bridgeport.

Merritt Canteen, Johnny Rockets Take Off
Friday, June 08, 2012 1:21 PM
The Merritt Canteen , a 60-year-old Bridgeport business, took top honors in this week's poll, but Johnny Rockets , a newer business in the Westfield Trumbull Mall , came in second.

New Life for American Legion Baseball in Manchester
Friday, June 08, 2012 9:23 AM
... the recognizable face of the program. He is Manchester's Deputy Mayor, the athletic director at the University of Bridgeport and a guy about town, but knows he is a puzzle piece in the restoration process. "The two guys at the top started working ...

Danbury, Norwalk Hospitals Get a 'B' in Safety
Friday, June 08, 2012 7:20 AM
... other large purchasers of health benefits. Greenwich Hospital received an "A," as did St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport. Bridgeport Hospital and Stamford Hospital both received a "C." All the ratings, together with more information, are on the ...

Officer's 'Sixth Sense' Leads to an Arrest in Wilton
Friday, June 08, 2012 6:15 AM
... promise to appear in court. Embezzlement Charges 6/1 : Police arrested Bonnie Piro-Rivera, 39, of Tremont Ave. in Bridgeport on charges stemming from an investigation where the accused is alleged to have "embezzled money from her place of ...

Yorktown Man Charged with Drug Possession, Stripping in Public
Friday, June 08, 2012 6:12 AM
... Ave., was charged Wednesday morning with failure to appear. Bianca Ronchelle Lane , 23, of Lenox Ave. in Bridgeport, was charged with violation of probation. Juan Pablo Mendez , 45, of Dolsen Pl., was charged Wednesday morning with breach of peace ...

Friday, June 8, 2012

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School Board Introduces New School Leaders
5:09:54 AM
... She earned her undergraduate degree from Penn State and her master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Bridgeport. She thanked her family for their support and said she was looking forward to taking on her new role. Elsie Torres-Brown, ...

Neil Young Tickets: Neil Young and Crazy Horse Tour Tickets Go On...
3:33:07 AM
... Canada and the United States. The last date currently scheduled for Neil Young and Crazy Horse is December 4 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The Neil Young and Crazy Horse tour is already packed with incredible talent, and it will also feature the ...

Early reports: 1 dead in I-95 rollover
1:56:50 AM
... all other comment to an assistant chief. State police are investigating the crash. A dispatcher at Troop G in Bridgeport said no information was available as of 12:45 a.m. Early reports indicate one person died and two others were hospitalized with ...

Mural puts bullying into hall of shame
12:33:37 AM
... (painting) because I'm not a pro at it, but I'm sure I'm going to be," he said. Carl, who moved from Haiti to Bridgeport in September 2010, said he was bullied about five times when he was a student at Barnum Elementary School . For that reason, his ...

June 8, 1931: Sub leaves P'town for North Pole
12:07:14 AM
... submarine of the United States Navy. Her keel was laid down on 6 March 1916 by the Lake Torpedo Boat Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Wilkins died in the United States in 1958. The US Navy took his ashes to the North Pole aboard the submarine USS ...

Kolbe Cathedral High School graduation
Thursday, June 07, 2012 11:12 PM
Highlights from Kolbe Cathedral's Class of 2012 Commencement Exercises at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport, Conn.

Judge denies killer's request to represent himself
Thursday, June 07, 2012 9:59 PM
... 39; her 9-year-old daughter, Kylie; and his former roommate, 38-year-old Thomas Gaudet, on Seaview Avenue in Bridgeport. That same jury sentenced Roszkowski to death, but the decision was overturned on a technicality. A new death penalty phase has ...

Why is Starbucks ignoring Bridgeport?
Thursday, June 07, 2012 7:31 PM
Bridgeport, Conn. has no Starbucks locations, despite being home to 144,000 residents and two colleges.

Sculpture exhibit to open
Thursday, June 07, 2012 7:02 PM
... month. The young sculptors study at Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County, a nonprofit education program in Bridgeport that provides art instruction to special-needs and economically disadvantaged students, Neighborhood Studios said in a news ...

Rankings give 12 Connecticut hospitals 'C' in safety
Thursday, June 07, 2012 5:27 PM
A dozen hospitals in the state -- including Bridgeport Hospital, Milford Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital -- received a `C' in safety issues in a ranking system released Wednesday by a patient advocacy group.

Forgive Ernie Newton - But Don't Vote For Him
Thursday, June 07, 2012 5:06 PM
... was redeemed) after he too was wrongfully accused of rape. Ernest E. Newton II's improbable bid to reclaim his Bridgeport senate seat two years after serving a four-year bid for taking a $5,000 bribe is testing my resolve (and interpretation) about ...

Virginia Man Accused of Possessing Pistol and Drugs
Thursday, June 07, 2012 4:59 PM
... within 1,500A feet of aA school. On the police arrest log, Laws was shownA to resideA at 120 Clinton Ave. in Bridgeport. DuringA his arraignment Thursday afternoon in state Superior CourtA in Norwalk, a representative from the state Bail ...

Joseph A. Prusak
Thursday, June 07, 2012 4:38 PM
Joseph A. Prusak, age 82, of Bridgeport, passed away May 26, 2012 at Bishop Wicke Health Center in Shelton.

Stamford Hospital Gets a 'C,' Norwalk a 'B' in Safety
Thursday, June 07, 2012 3:48 PM
... other large purchasers of health benefits. Greenwich Hospital received an "A," as did St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport. Bridgeport Hospital was graded a "C," and Danbury Hospital scored a "B." All the ratings, together with more information, are ...

Bridgeport man charged with drug possession
Thursday, June 07, 2012 12:22 PM
Police say Shamar Stovall was going to get off with a warning -- until he left a bag of powerful painkillers in the back of a cruiser.

2 arrested in Bridgeport raid
Thursday, June 07, 2012 12:22 PM
... ce. The men were held overnight on a $125,000 bond each and will be arraigned later Thursday at Superior Court in Bridgeport.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

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New Veterans' Service Office To Open in Milford
6:24:04 AM
... Ave., but had to close last August following Tropical Storm Irene. In the interim, veterans have had to travel to Bridgeport or Newingtown to find a service office.A "This helps families deal with the stresses of deployment and return. It ensures ...

Bridgeport Woman Arrested in Milford
6:18:31 AM
A On June 1st and 5:54 p.m., Milford Police took custody of Ariana Paneto, 22, of Bridgeport, who is charged with failing to appear in court on April 10, 2012 for charges stemming from a February arrest for robbery, breach of peace and larceny charges.

Magnet School Neighborbing Trumbull on Beam
6:18:06 AM
First Selectmen from Monroe and Easton and several Trumbull officials joined Bridgeport officials as the highest beam of the Fairchild Wheeler Multi-magnet High School was lowered Tuesday.

Connecticut's First 'Aerial Adventure Park' To Open July 2012
3:00:00 AM
... acres of forestland in Veterans Memorial Park, behind the Discovery Museum & Planetarium at 4450 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Construction crews have been busy in the trees, working to meet deadlines enabling a Grand Opening planned for ...

Olsen, Mary Ann Minervino "Poochie"
1:34:21 AM
... will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2012 at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Olsen was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and was the daughter of the late Peter and Josephine Napolitano Minervino. She was a secretary for AC Corporation ...

Cops: 5 arrested in cockroach-infested apartment
12:09:58 AM
... Drive address -- was held in lieu of $750,000 bond following his arraignment Tuesday at state Superior Court in Bridgeport, where his case was continued to June 25. The other four men arrested are to be arraigned Friday. Britton, who police say has ...

Ducks top Bluefish, 5-3
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 11:59 PM
The Bridgeport Bluefish fell to the Long Island Ducks, 5-3, Wednesday night at Bethpage Ballpark.

Charter schools get renewals, more seats
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 10:55 PM
Two local charter schools, Bridge Academy and Achievement First Bridgeport, were among several state charter schools to win five-year renewals from the state on Wednesday.

Flatto takes part-time job with Bridgeport
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 10:07 PM
Ken Flatto, the longtime Fairfield first selectman who recently moved here, is helping Bridgeport's Finance Department complete its year-end audit.

Historic site still awaiting a rebirth
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 10:07 PM
The issue: The two derelict buildings that constitute the remains of a part of Bridgeport known as Little Liberia stand today, in greater disrepair than ever, at 354 and 360 Main St., behind the Ballpark and Arena at Harbor Yard.

Aurora Products moving to Orange
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 8:53 PM
... since it was established by Blackwell in 1998, according to the website auroraproduct.com. The company started in Bridgeport.

Rich Man, Poor Man: We are our brother's keeper
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 6:09 PM
... St. Mary Church in Greenwich and the founding director of the St. Maximilian Kolbe House of Studies for boys in Bridgeport. You can reach him at 203-869-9393 or stmaryparish@verizon.net. In the first human family, Cain killed his brother Abel and, ...

State Intervention Approved For New London Public Schools
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 6:03 PM
... School to meet building code and Americans With Disabilities Act requirements . State interventions occurred in Bridgeport and Windham in 2011. Dr. James Mitchell has also been attending New London's Board of Education meetings as a Department of ...

FBI investigating New Haven police sergeant
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 5:24 PM
... ola was issued a ticket for interfering with police and is set to appear in court later this month. A 24-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested during the incident, according to the Independent. His name has not been released per the website's policy.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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Westboro synagogue to welcome new rabbi
5:36:55 AM
Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz will become the new spiritual leader at Congregation B'nai Shalom in Westboro on July 1. She joins B'nai Shalom from Congregation B'nai Israel in Bridgeport, Conn., where she has served as associate rabbi since 2006.

Flatto takes part-time job with Bridgeport
2:37:42 AM
Ken Flatto, the longtime Fairfield first selectman who recently moved here, is helping Bridgeport's Finance Department complete its year-end audit.

Transit of Venus viewed from Discovery Museum
1:19:49 AM
The transit of Venus as captured by Mike Florio of www.mikefloriophotography.com, who was working with the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport on Tuesday.

St. Joseph unable to climb out of early hole in losing Class M semifinal
1:19:22 AM
St Joseph's #22 Jon Prutting attempts a diving catch, during boys baseball Class M Semifinals action against Haddam-Killingworth at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in downtown Bridgeport, Conn.

Police: Man charged with stealing from church
12:06:04 AM
Greenwich police arrested a Bridgeport man Tuesday after he allegedly stole money from the collection after a Mass last month at St.

Peterson rallies Bluefish past Ducks
12:05:34 AM
Brock Peterson highlighted a four-run seventh inning with a three-run homer to lift the Bridgeport Bluefish to an 8-6 win over the Long Island Ducks before 5,011 at Bethpage Ballpark Tuesday night.

Mazzilli, Campbell picked in MLB draft
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 11:23 PM
... swing and should be able to hit for a good average at the next level," according to MLB.com's scouting report. Bridgeport native James Campbell , a Stony Brook junior pitcher, went in the 12th round to the Dodgers. He was 5-0 with a 3.09 ERA in the ...

Woman claims she was arrested for videotaping cops
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 11:23 PM
... ndent as Sgt. Chris Rubino . The Independent ( http://bit.ly/JHmjjj) reported police were arresting a 24-year-old Bridgeport man who police said was involved in an altercation outside the nightclub and refused to leave when asked by officers.

Cirque du Soleil's 'Dralion' in Bridgeport June 13-17
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 11:22 PM
Dante Adela, of New York, is Yao, or Fire, in Cirque du Soleil's "Dralion," which comes to the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport next Wednesday through Sunday, June 13-17. Photo: Contributed Photo / CT Cirque du Soleil's "Dralion" visits Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport next Wednesday through Sunday, June 13-17. Above is the aerial hoop act.

Cops: Bridgeport man stabbed good Samaritan to death
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 9:45 PM
Police are looking for a city man they believe is the sole person responsible for the stabbing death of Francisco Barbosa, the 23-year-old good Samaritan who was killed the morning of May 27 after he intervened to help a woman who was being assaulted.

Massachusetts Man Sentenced To More Than 10 Years For Mystic Bank Robbery
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 9:31 PM
... of Connecticut. Thomas Woodward, 38, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of bank robbery in January. A According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 24, 2010, ...

The Fresh Music Festival brings Keith Sweat, Doug E Fresh to Bridgeport
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 8:07 PM
Hip hop legend Doug E. Fresh hosts Fresh Music Festival, featuring Keith Sweat, K-Ci and JoJo, Guy and SWV, at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport on Friday, June 8. Photo: Christian Abraham, ST / Connecticut Post The Fresh Music Festival brings hip-hop and R&B heavyweights Keith Sweat, Doug E . Fresh, K-Ci and JoJo, SWV and Guy to the ... (more)

Summit explores ways to stop gun violence
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 8:06 PM
Bridgeport police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr. uses a photo to illustrate the issue of teen gang violence during a public forum at Kolbe Cathedral High School in Bridgeport on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

SWIM Prostate Cancer Institute Celebrity Dinner set for Thursday
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 7:55 PM
St. Vincent 's Ninth Annual SWIM Prostate Cancer Institute Celebrity Dinner is set for Thursday at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse announce US dates
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 7:30 PM
... songs from throughout Young's career. The tour opens October 3 in Windsor, ON and runs through December 4 in Bridgeport, CT. Opening will be either Patti Smith or Los Lobos. See below for who will be playing each date. Americana is out today (June ...

Greenwich cops pick up woman on Bridgeport robbery warrant
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 7:28 PM
A woman turned herself in to Greenwich police on Monday on a warrant related to a robbery in Bridgeport, police said.

Turn ideas into action
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 7:28 PM
The gun-violence summit that took place Tuesday morning in Bridgeport brought an impressive lineup of federal, state and local officials together with community leaders in an increasingly urgent mission to stop the violence that has wracked the city the last few weeks.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

06/05/12 MEDIA ALERT: Zoo News: Diageo Donates $30K And 800 Volunteer Hours to Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

         90th anniversary logo               
Media Contact: Caryn S. Kaufman, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
(203) 345-3430 / cell: (646) 765-6006
Diageo Donates $30K And 800 Volunteer Hours to Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

More Than 100 Employees Donate an Entire Day to Work on Eleven Zoo Improvement Projects
Diageo Staff at work
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - June 5, 2012 - A $30,000 donation from Diageo North America to Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo will kick off the zoo's new Pampas Plains South American Adventure exhibit. To help prepare for the new exhibit, more than 100 Diageo employees spent the day at Connecticut's only zoo on May 24th working on 11 projects, including construction, painting, and gardening. Featuring animals from the Pampas region of Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil, the new exhibit will be constructed in four phases with a target completion date of 2017. The total investment for the expansion is projected at $5,000,000.

"The $30,000 donation from Diageo shows their commitment to the state of Connecticut and our community," explained Gregg Dancho, Zoo director. "The money will go far and has given us great momentum to build from for our capital campaign for the Pampas Plains exhibit. More importantly, the efforts and enthusiasm shown by the more than 100 Diageo volunteers are priceless. Their work has built not only new parts of our zoo, but also a critical part of our future that will delight families for years to come."

Diageo rooftop "Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is a unique place for families and friends to have fun, learn about our world, and celebrate our community, which fits perfectly with Diageo's mission to celebrate life, everyday, everywhere," said Chris Davies, Chief Financial Officer, Diageo North America. "Beardsley represents the best parts of our community and Diageo is proud to help bring a little bit of South America to our home state of Connecticut."

In addition to Diageo's generous contribution, more than 100 Diageo employees contributed people power, working on nearly a dozen improvement projects. Activities included painting within the carousel building and Hanson Exploration Station, building a pathway through the butterfly gardens, mulching the picnic grove, flowerbeds, the Wild Open Playspace, and front gate areas. As part of the project, Diageo also has committed to match any personal donations its employees make to the zoo.

The new Pampas Plains South American exhibit will feature Chacoan peccaries, Greater rhea, and Giant anteaters, as well as plants and grasses native to this South American region. A raised walkway is planned, which will offer panoramic views as well as a glimpse into the animals' distinctive habitats. Guests will discover Giant anteaters foraging in termite mounds and will learn how different feeding adaptations, like the anteater's long snout and tongue, help animals to thrive in varied environments. Throughout the exhibit artifact nooks and discovery boxes will create new opportunities for visitors to immerse themselves in this wild experience. A tiered amphitheater will offer staff and visitor interactions, educational programs, and wildlife encounters.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is celebrating its 90th birthday in 2012 and is closer than you think. The zoo is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Adult admission (ages 12 & older) is $12.00, children (ages 3 -11) and senior admission (62 and older) is just $10.00, and children under 3 years old are free. Zoo members are also admitted free. Parking at the Zoo is free of charge. For information, call: (203) 394-6565. Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is located at 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo... It's Closer Than You Think!
Celebrating our 90th Birthday in 2012
About Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo celebrates its 90th birthday in 2012 and is closer than you think! Connecticut's only zoo features 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Visitors won't want to miss our Amur (Siberian) tigers, Brazilian ocelots, Red wolves, and Golden Lion tamarins. Other highlights include our South American rainforest with free-flight aviary, the prairie dog exhibit with "pop-up" viewing areas, the New England Farmyard with goats, cows, pigs, sheep, and other barnyard critters, plus the hoofstock trail featuring bison, pronghorn, deer, and more. Visitors can grab a bite at the Peacock Café, eat in the Picnic Grove, and enjoy a ride on our colorful carousel. For more information, visit beardsleyzoo.org.

About Diageo
Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O) is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor, Buchanan's and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Jose Cuervo, Tanqueray and Guinness. Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com. Celebrating life, every day, everywhere. 
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | 1875 Noble Ave. | Bridgeport | CT | 06610

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Nomadic State of Mind to Attend Clearwater Festival
3:57:22 AM
... River." Following the Clearwater Festival, Nomadic State of Mind will be heading to Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT to continue selling their hand made rope sandals and organic apparel as they spread their nomadic lifestyle and good vibes. ...

East Haven Eye on the Beltway: Blumenthal On Veterans' 'Invisible Wounds'
3:47:04 AM
... make a difference in this city, Himes said . This is pointing us in the direction -- and by us I mean Norwalk and Bridgeport and Chicago and LA - of what the future of the American city looks like." DELAURO: The congresswoman joined Milford Mayor ...

High teacher absence rate comes with costs
2:41:23 AM
... County at 51.3 percent of teachers who missed school on more than 10 occasions that year, second only to Bridgeport, where 84.6 percent of teachers were absent on so many occasions. The data for all districts was obtained from the Office for Civil ...

Unsolved cases frustrate detectives
1:51:20 AM
With more than 350 homicide cases open in Bridgeport, it's not just families and friends of victims who are looking for closure.

Families wait as cops search for answers in unsolved homicides
1:50:21 AM
... Greene Homes. He died two months later, and his case remains under investigation. Photo: Ned Gerard / CT One of Bridgeport's unsolved homicide victims, Aki Johnson, 26, was shot Oct. 30, 2008 at Seeley and Cottage streets. Photo: Contributed Photo / ...

Death row inmates file challenges based on new law
1:14:59 AM
... cted of ordering the January 1999 killings of 8-year-old Leroy "B.J." Brown Jr., and his mother, Karen Clarke, in Bridgeport.

Man charged with assaulting woman, fighting with cop
12:12:41 AM
... chasing were injured when they fell off a five-foot wall early Saturday morning. Officer Sam Leon was treated at Bridgeport Hospital for head and shoulder injuries from the fall, and also for lacerations on his inner forearm from the struggle with ...

Cops seize drugs, cash, jet ski in Stratford raid
12:12:34 AM
A Bridgeport man has been charged after a month-long investigation into narcotics sales, a police spokesman said Monday morning.

Ox Brook flood control funds released by State Bond Commission
12:09:43 AM
State Rep. Jack Hennessy announced the approval and release of a $260,000 design and planning grant by the State Bond Commission for ongoing efforts to mitigate flooding along Ox Brook in Bridgeport's North End.

Politicians' familiar path toward redemption
Monday, June 04, 2012 11:27 PM
... of mayors and one former governor have all spent time behind bars, we have former state Sen. Ernie Newton of Bridgeport, a convicted felon imprisoned on corruption charges, now asking voters to give him his old job back. In 2006 Mr. Newton was ...

Commission OKs money for club renovation
Monday, June 04, 2012 10:51 PM
... Club, to have the item withdrawn from the commission's monthly agenda failed. The club charges that the city of Bridgeport is making an improper attempt to take over the 28,000-square-foot building at 555 Madison Ave., where a federally sponsored ...

Bridgeport council sets higher mill rate
Monday, June 04, 2012 10:38 PM
The City Council Monday approved a mill rate of 41.11 for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, raising property taxes for the median homeowner by about $224. In unanimous fashion, councilors upheld their decision from last month to establish a $511.8 million budget for the coming fiscal year.

Saving them from the street, one kid at a time
Monday, June 04, 2012 9:21 PM
Eldorado Anderson shows the storm drain off Stratford Avenue in Bridgeport where he disposed of a handgun while a middle school student.

The Browning Version
Monday, June 04, 2012 8:51 PM
... who has imported several important Spaghettis for his Blue Underground label; and the great Tony Musante, the Bridgeport, Connecticut native and Northwestern University graduate who starred in one of the genre's most powerful and politically charged ...

Neil Young and Crazy Horse Confirm North American Tour Dates
Monday, June 04, 2012 7:37 PM
... swing, including an October 17 date at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with Los Lobos, before ending with a Bridgeport, CT concert with Patti Smith on December 4. Their first tour since 2004 follows the release of Americana , a collection of ...

Man charged with Green's Farms burglaries
Monday, June 04, 2012 7:21 PM
Tyrone Doby, 47, of Bridgeport, Conn. faces several burglary and larceny charges after Westport, Conn.

Hartford, New Canaan recover most guns in state
Monday, June 04, 2012 7:15 PM
... e. There were 142 firearms recovered there last year in total. There were 110 guns recovered in Milford and 65 in Bridgeport, according to a report released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Fairfield accident brings I-95 to a standstill
Monday, June 04, 2012 7:15 PM
... ic quickly built up behind it. By 7 a.m. DOT traffic cams showed the backup extending all the way past Exit 28 in Bridgeport.

Gun violence focus of forum
Monday, June 04, 2012 7:15 PM
... -- is going to make much headway alone. If any one good thing has come out of the bursts of gun violence in Bridgeport over the last few weeks, most notably the broad daylight shooting of a 3-year-old girl walking with her mother, it may be the ...

New Veterans' Service Office To Open in Milford
Monday, June 04, 2012 6:48 PM
... Ave., but had to close last August following Tropical Storm Irene. In the interim, veterans have had to travel to Bridgeport or Newingtown to find a service office.A "This helps families deal with the stresses of deployment and return. It ensures ...

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