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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New site for Harding High takes a step forward

... Harding High School . "It may seem like we are down on the project, but this is a very good thing for the city of Bridgeport. At the end of the day, we will have a great facility," City Council President Thomas McCarthy said of the committee's ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/New-site-for-Harding-High-takes-a-step-forward-4477788.php

Five finalists vie to succeed conductor

Eric Jacobsen is one of the five finalists for the post of conductor and musical director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Five-finalists-vie-to-succeed-conductor-4477435.php

Sony BMG Settles Major Legal Battle with Black Law Firm for the Rights of Artists

... industry entertainment Attorney James L. Walker, Jr. In his lawsuit [case 3:05-CV00560(SRU), US District Court, Bridgeport, Connecticut], Walker alleged that the music industry giant refused to allow urban artists effective legal representation. "We ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.americanbankingnews.com/2013/04/30/sony-bmg-settles-major-legal-battle-with-black-law-firm-for-the-rights-of-artists/

Jason Sonski: Beardsley Beast aims to help kids hit the ground running

... high school scores each day in the Connecticut Post , you will see teams from the three public high schools in Bridgeport struggling to be competitive in the FCIAC. It's something everybody involved in the athletic programs of Bassick, Central and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/sports/article/Jason-Sonski-Beardsley-Beast-aims-to-help-kids-4477276.php

Victorian-era tea a visual, gastronomic feast

... , from New York City, who was featured on the studio album of "Handel's Messiah Rocks" (in 2009, along with Bridgeport-reared Tony Award-winner LaChanze) and is a past winner of the American Idol Experience at Disney World. Event sponsors include ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Victorian-era-tea-a-visual-gastronomic-feast-4476576.php

Man's breast cancer spread to his bones

A Bridgeport man who shared his story about his fight against breast cancer last November to raise awareness, got some unexpected news two months ago.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfield_cty/mans-breast-cancer-spread-to-his-bones

Westport Police: Man Stole Woman's Purse, Used Credit Cards

WESTPORT, Conn. A 50-year-old Bridgeport man is facing multiple charges in Westport after police say he stole a woman's purse in town and later used her credit cards.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://westport.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/westport-police-man-stole-woman-s-purse-used-credit-cards

Two Face Drug Charges After Fairfield Car Crash

FAIRFIELD, Conn. Two Bridgeport men were charged with drug possession and intent to sell, after heroin and marijuana were found in their cars following an accident in Fairfield Monday, according to a police report.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/two-face-drug-charges-after-fairfield-car-crash

An Actual Positive Comment On Rubio's Comment Thread-From A Member Of The Treason Lobby

... in-district meeting with Congressman Jim Himes (U.S. Representative for CT's 4th Congressional District) at his Bridgeport, CT office. The topic of discussion was comprehensive immigration reform. The attorneys engaged in a detailed discussion with ...



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An Actual Positive Comment On Rubio's Comment Thread-From A Member Of The Treason Lobby

... in-district meeting with Congressman Jim Himes (U.S. Representative for CT's 4th Congressional District) at his Bridgeport, CT office. The topic of discussion was comprehensive immigration reform. The attorneys engaged in a detailed discussion with ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.vdare.com/posts/an-actual-positive-comment-on-rubios-comment-thread

Beatrice Horvath, 88, Of Fairfield, Retired Employee Of Sikorsky Aircraft

Horvath was born in Bridgeport, daughter of Joseph and Anna Horvath. She was a graduate of Bassick High School in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/beatrice-horvath-88-fairfield-retired-employee-sikorsky-aircraft

Highway Robbery: Buffalo's taxi fares

... for higher price tags on cab rides were Honolulu; San Jose; San Francisco; Sacramento; Hartford, Conn.; and Bridgeport, Conn. Rounding out the top 10 behind Buffalo are Los Angeles, Seattle and San Diego. The top 25 cities with most expensive taxi ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.buffalo.com/blog/highway-robbery-buffalos-taxi-fares

Sony BMG Settles Major Legal Battle with Black Law Firm for the Rights of Artists

... industry entertainment Attorney James L. Walker, Jr. In his lawsuit [case 3:05-CV00560(SRU), US District Court, Bridgeport, Connecticut], Walker alleged that the music industry giant refused to allow urban artists effective legal representation. "We ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10676259.htm

Would You Mind? Story About Father's Kind Words To Gay Son

Would You Mind? is a novel written by Robert Joseph Greene. This novel is based upon a true event where a father wrote a note of support to his gay son BRIDGEPORT, CT, April 30, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Upon reading a heartfelt note that a father posted on his son's door, author Robert Joseph Greene became inspired to write a novel about the ... (more)



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The Sandwich That Ate the World

... as something as a letdown. At 17, Fred DeLuca used a family friend's $1,000 investment to open a sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Today, Subway has more locations worldwide than its nearest rival, McDonald's. DeLuca, now 65 and living in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.inc.com/magazine/201305/burt-helm/how-i-did-it-fred-deluca-subway.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+inc%2Fall-topics+%28Inc.com+%3E+All+Topics%29

Monday, April 29, 2013

Two muggings reported in Bridgeport

City police are investigating two armed muggings that occurred Sunday, one of which left a man with a laceration to his leg.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Two-muggings-reported-in-Bridgeport-4473673.php

Finch, officials support immigrant driver's licenses

A proposal in Connecticut to expand access to driver's licenses to immigrants regardless of their legal status has received the support of the governor, legislative leaders and mayors from across the state, including Bill Finch of Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://m.ctpost.com/connpost/db_43460/contentdetail.htm?detailindex=1&contentguid=7ulJyY1C&pn=0

Two muggings reported in Bridgeport

City police are investigating two armed muggings that occurred Sunday, one of which left a man with a laceration to his leg.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://m.ctpost.com/connpost/db_43460/contentdetail.htm?detailindex=0&contentguid=taNrEPPE&pn=0

Terri Trinkley, 84, Of Fairfield

Trinkley was born June 6, 1928, in Bridgeport, to Gus and Mia. She worked as the manager of a popular music store during the big band era.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/terri-trinkley-84-fairfield

Finch, officials support immigrant driver's licenses

A proposal in Connecticut to expand access to driver's licenses to immigrants regardless of their legal status has received the support of the governor, legislative leaders and mayors from across the state, including Bill Finch of Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Finch-officials-support-immigrant-driver-s-4473567.php

Talk 2 Me: Pastor Green Gives Bridgeport the Antidote to Stop Senseless Killings

... for your readership and support & God bless. ~Che'ri Pastor Joseph Green, Overseer of True Vine of Holiness in Bridgeport, CT shares his thoughts and views by video (see video) of what's needed to help end these perpetual murders and killings in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/talk-2-me-pastor-green-gives-bridgeport-the-antidote-to-stop-senseless-killings?cid=rss

Obituary: Ida "Honey" Brennan, age 89

... wife to the late Arthur R. Brennan passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Bishop Wicke HCC in Shelton. Born in Bridgeport on December 23, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Laura Wright Gellatly. Prior to her retirement, Ida was a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://milford.patch.com/articles/obituary-ida-honey-brennan-age-89

Obituary: Phyllis A. (Barletta) Aurelia, 81, of Milford

... and beloved wife of the late James V. Aurelia Jr. entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 26, 2013. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on December 15, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Julia (D'Amato) Barletta. Phyllis was a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.milfordmirror.com/6066/obituary-phyllis-a-barletta-aurelia-81-of-milford/

Two men stranded by high tide

... Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Seaside Park when the tide rolled in. They weren't left high and dry for long. Bridgeport firefighters put their boat in the water went to the rescue. People can become stranded on the jetty when they misjudge the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Two-men-stranded-by-high-tide-4472786.php

Car found in Bridgeport linked to missing woman

State Police have told WFSB that a black Nissan Altima recovered here Friday may be linked to the disappearance of an Eastern Connecticut State University student .



via Bridgeport Newswire http://m.ctpost.com/connpost/db_43460/contentdetail.htm?detailindex=1&contentguid=vknmv0ua&pn=0

Victoria Mills, 95, Former Fairfield Resident, Retired Union Steward

... a singing career. Her husband was also in show business. After the loss of her husband, she left New York for Bridgeport, where she continued her singing career with many of the area's famous big bands. Later, she was employed as a buyer at Kay's ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/victoria-mills-95-former-fairfield-resident-retired-union-steward

Marie E. Pesavento, 92, Of Fairfield

Pesavento was born Aug. 17, 1920, in Bridgeport, daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Dardani.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/marie-e-pesavento-92-fairfield

Car found in Bridgeport linked to missing woman

Troopers were looking for the car in connection with the search for Alyssiah Marie Wiley , 20, who was reported missing on Wednesday but was last seen on April 20.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Car-found-in-Bridgeport-linked-to-missing-woman-4472515.php

Fire at vacant Bridgeport home

The fire broke out around 3 a.m., at an unoccupied single family home that was undergoing renovations, on Hanford Ave.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfield_cty/fire-at-vacant-bridgeport-home-investigated

$1M Home on Daniels Farm Road for Sale

The home, at 653 Daniels Farm Road, is valued at $1.043 million, and is owned by MTM Classic Home Builders Ltd. of 1137 Seaview Ave., Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://trumbull.patch.com/articles/1m-home-on-daniels-farm-road-for-sale

Bridgeport house heavily damaged by fire

The house was undergoing renovation and no one was living there, Battalion Chief Michael Caldaroni said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://m.ctpost.com/connpost/db_43460/contentdetail.htm?detailindex=1&contentguid=uQoNjwgh&pn=0

Brighter days are ahead

Skies over the area were mostly cloudy at dawn Monday and there is a slight chance of rain showers in the Danbury area and along the shoreline from Bridgeport to Stamford.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://m.ctpost.com/connpost/db_43460/contentdetail.htm?detailindex=0&contentguid=8W1s0QaZ&pn=0

Bridgeport house heavily damaged by fire

The house was undergoing renovation and no one was living there, Battalion Chief Michael Caldaroni said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Bridgeport-house-heavily-damaged-by-fire-4471796.php

In Context: Invasions , Segment 1

... 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. For an archive of programs, please visit ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/68042

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Revs fight off late Bluefish rally for 9-7 victory

The York Revolution held off the Bluefish's two-out rally in the bottom of the ninth inning to earn a 9-7 victory Sunday in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ydr.com/revolution/ci_23127084/revs-fight-off-late-bluefish-rally-9-7

Islip board OKs $84G for MacArthur runway work

... consultancy. The town board voted last week to enter into an agreement with Safety Marking Inc., based in Bridgeport, Conn., to remove excess rubber marks on the airport's runways and to scrape away accumulated paint layers in order to meet Federal ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/islip-board-oks-84g-for-macarthur-runway-work-1.5157025

River cleanup is just ducky

... More than a dozen residents collected debris as they trudged up and down the banks of the river that divides Bridgeport from Fairfield. Later, the trash they collected was picked up by two dump trucks and a pay loader supplied by the city. "It ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://m.ctpost.com/connpost/db_43460/contentdetail.htm?detailindex=0&contentguid=J8RBsiRl&pn=0

River cleanup is just ducky

... More than a dozen residents collected debris as they trudged up and down the banks of the river that divides Bridgeport from Fairfield. Later, the trash they collected was picked up by two dump trucks and a pay loader supplied by the city. "It ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/River-cleanup-is-just-ducky-4470498.php

Panel rejects medical marijuana regulation

... growing and distribution of medical marijuana, said it's not a setback for the program. Sen. Andres Ayala Jr., D-Bridgeport, co-chairman of the Regulations Review Committee , said the lightning-quick rejection, without prejudice, will give the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dariennewsonline.com/local/article/Panel-rejects-medical-marijuana-regulation-4470175.php

Houseman, John M.

... Rental Property LAKELAND - John M. Houseman went to be with his Lord on Friday (April 26, 2013). Born in Bridgeport, CT, on April 13, 1928, he came here at the age of 2. He was an owner/operator of Commercial Rental Property. Mr. Houseman was ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theledger/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=164521964

Cops: Man Charged with Assaulting, Strangling Nurse

Westport police arrested a Bridgeport man who allegedly assaulted and strangled a nurse at a behavioral health hospital, according to an arrest report.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stratford.patch.com/articles/cops-man-charged-with-assaulting-strangling-nurse

Running hardUrban school's best runner tries to step it up for chance at better life

... meadows and wooded trails that make up New Canaan's Waveny Park. In a moment, Saman and his seven teammates from Bridgeport's Bassick High School will take on 130 teenagers over 3.1 miles for the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.westport-news.com/local/article/Running-hard-4469700.php

Running hardUrban school's best runner tries to step it up for chance at better life

... Hassan, left, jumps for a rebound against his brother, Dlier, as they play basketball in the driveway of their Bridgeport, Conn. home, April 23rd, 2013. Photo: Ned Gerard Saman Hassan, right, sits with his father, Ikram, and mother, Fayrouz, and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Running-hard-4469700.php

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Running hard

... Hassan, left, jumps for a rebound against his brother, Dlier, as they play basketball in the driveway of their Bridgeport, Conn. home, April 23rd, 2013. Photo: Ned Gerard Saman Hassan, right, sits with his father, Ikram, and mother, Fayrouz, and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Running-hard-4469700.php

More cuts, reduced spending in new budget

... to take part in the referendum. After that, he said he would attend Monroe Day at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport to discuss the spending plan and answer any questions Monroe residents have about the proposed budget. Cost-conscious voters ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/More-cuts-reduced-spending-in-new-budget-4469323.php

Trevardo Williams taken by Houston Texans

... the NFL draft. Williams was 9 years old when he, along with his two older brothers and older sister, arrived in Bridgeport from Jamaica with his single mother, Monica. The recently graduated UConn defensive end and Husky career sack leader had been ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://m.ctpost.com/connpost/db_310545/contentdetail.htm?detailindex=1&contentguid=E7SvHIwf&pn=0

Progress against patronage stymied

Not even Bridgeport's all-Democrat delegation to the General Assembly could get behind one of their own to support a bill that would move Bridgeport City Hall out of the patronage backwater it's been wallowing in for decades.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://m.ctpost.com/connpost/db_12482/contentdetail.htm?detailindex=1&contentguid=ACiPLFQE&pn=0

A never-ending cycle

Bridgeport, by local standards, is a big city. But its politics can be so insular, so incestuous, that there's little question why so many inside the city and outside consider it a hopeless cause.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://m.ctpost.com/connpost/db_12482/contentdetail.htm?detailindex=0&contentguid=G2IWYkLN&pn=0

Bridgeport man held in mental hospital

A Connecticut judge says prosecutors proved the elements of a Bridgeport man's attack of a 77-year-old woman but he acquitted him by reason of insanity.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/connecticut/Bridgeport-man-held-in-mental-hospital-for-attack

Progress against patronage stymied

Not even Bridgeport's all-Democrat delegation to the General Assembly could get behind one of their own to support a bill that would move Bridgeport City Hall out of the patronage backwater it's been wallowing in for decades.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Progress-against-patronage-stymied-4468864.php

Michael J. Daly: Tragedies echo, one to the next

It was 26 years ago that the L'Ambiance Plaza construction collapse occurred, and the people who are determined to keep the memory of it alive gathered Tuesday morning at Bridgeport City Hall in an effort to do just that.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Michael-J-Daly-Tragedies-echo-one-to-the-next-4468862.php

Hugh Bailey: Job-killers and life-savers all at once

... safety of those who work for them. Blumenthal was referring, as he often has over the years, to the disaster in Bridgeport 26 years ago last week that left 28 people dead when an apartment building under construction collapsed on top of them. He ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Hugh-Bailey-Job-killers-and-life-savers-all-at-4468861.php

A never-ending cycle

Bridgeport, by local standards, is a big city. But its politics can be so insular, so incestuous, that there's little question why so many inside the city and outside consider it a hopeless cause.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/A-never-ending-cycle-4468866.php

Hundreds walk 'A Mile in Her Shoes,' call for end to domestic violence

... the Post Road. FAIRFIELD CITIZEN, CT 4/27/13 Photo: Mike Lauterborn Joe Rog and Tracy Maus, of Leadership Greater Bridgeport, flank Debra Greenwood, president & CEO of the Center for Women & Families, with whom they planned Saturday's Walk A Mile in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Hundreds-walk-A-Mile-in-Her-Shoes-call-for-end-4468817.php

Bridgeport man held in mentala

A Connecticut judge says prosecutors proved the elements of a Bridgeport man's attack of a 77-year-old woman but he acquitted him by reason of insanity.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/connecticut/Bridgeport-man-held-in-mental-hospital-for-attack_45600243

Police Report Theft from a Cell Tower

... gave for replacement and installation is closer to $10,000, according to police. Westport police arrested a Bridgeport man who allegedly assaulted and strangled a nurse at a behavioral health hospital, according to an arrest report. A man who ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://naugatuck.patch.com/articles/police-report-theft-from-a-cell-tower-8481fea1

If Laughter's The Best Medicine, They've Got Just What The Doctor Ordered

... guffaw to lighten the load. The G Team; Good People, Doing Good Things, is partnering with 1691 Cafe Lounge in Bridgeport to host the first-ever Comedy For A Cause, an evening of entertainment to support the fight against multiple sclerosis, a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/information/nws1/publish/health/If-Laughter-s-The-Best-Medicine-They-ve-Got-Just-What-The-Doctor-Ordered20009.shtml

Bridgeport: Loyal fans return to Harbor Yard for Bluefish home opener

A baseball glove on his left hand and the Bridgeport Bluefish logo emblazoned on his cap and T-shirt, Kieran Scruggs may have been "the No.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://m.ctpost.com/connpost/db_43460/contentdetail.htm?detailindex=0&contentguid=o1mNflh3&pn=0

Bluefish's solid start continues

Bluefish third baseman Luis Lopez snags a grounder during the team's home opener against the York Revolution at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Bluefish-s-solid-start-continues-4468230.php

Bridgeport: Loyal fans return to Harbor Yard for Bluefish home opener

Bluefish fan Jim Simpson, of Stratford, buys some popcorn from vendor Holly Ziem, at the team's home opener against the York Revolution at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Bridgeport-Loyal-fans-return-to-Harbor-Yard-for-4467884.php

Would-be music mogul wins college scholarship

... Group that would help find and market young urban artists through social media, bookings and recordings. Born in Bridgeport, Smith spent six years in Florida, his freshman year in Stratford and the last three years in Bridgeport. He has been singing ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Would-be-music-mogul-wins-college-scholarship-4466566.php

UConn's Gratz, Moore, Wreh-Wilson drafted in 3rd round

... the Oakland Raiders. Cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson went No. 70 to the Titans. Defensive end Trevardo Williams, of Bridgeport, is the other Husky expected to be drafted in rounds four through seven on Saturday. Gratz, 5-11 and 201 pounds, made 53 ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://m.ctpost.com/connpost/db_310545/contentdetail.htm?detailindex=3&contentguid=IN9UhwIh&pn=0

Friday, April 26, 2013

Hacienda Villa brings tastes of Puebla to Bridgeport

For tacophiles in pursuit of the next great combination of meat and cheese wrapped in a tortilla, look no further than Black Rock's newest Mexican eatery: Hacienda Villa.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://m.ctpost.com/connpost/db_43460/contentdetail.htm?detailindex=0&contentguid=UtTRxhzh&pn=0

Loyal fans return to Bridgeport's Harbor Yard

Bluefish fan Jim Simpson, of Stratford, buys some popcorn from vendor Holly Ziem, at the team's home opener against the York Revolution at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Loyal-fans-return-to-Bridgeport-s-Harbor-Yard-4467884.php

Hacienda Villa brings tastes of Puebla to Bridgeport

For tacophiles in pursuit of the next great combination of meat and cheese wrapped in a tortilla, look no further than Black Rock's newest Mexican eatery: Hacienda Villa.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Hacienda-Villa-brings-tastes-of-Puebla-to-4468008.php

8 displaced by Bridgeport fire

Assistant Fire Chief Robert Morton said the fire, which began at about 4:20 p.m., did not injure any of the residents of 1455 North Ave.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://m.ctpost.com/connpost/db_43460/contentdetail.htm?detailindex=2&contentguid=bI1uMKwb&pn=0

8 displaced by Bridgeport fire

A fire in a multi-unit home on North Avenue displaced eight city residents on Friday.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/8-displaced-by-Bridgeport-fire-4467497.php

Thora Ann Carr Russell, 84, Longtime Fairfield Resident

... Roger Ludlowe High School in 1946 and received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Bridgeport. She worked in New York City for Pan American Airways for four years. She later worked at Rolock Inc. Russell was president of ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/thora-ann-carr-russell-84-longtime-fairfield-resident

Help Combat Prescription Drug Abuse, Discard Your Old Meds

... 2 p.m., has three collection sites near Stratford : Milford : Milford Senior Center parking lot, 9 Jepson Drive Bridgeport : Troop G, 149 Prospect St. Orange : Orange Police Department, 314 Lambert Road The program is free and anonymous. Only ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stratford.patch.com/articles/help-combat-prescription-drug-abuse-discard-your-old-meds

School breakfast: a recipe for success

... benefits including better grades, attendance, and graduation rates. Four years into its school breakfast program, Bridgeport hasn't forgotten the morning ritualistic chaos before beginning with breakfast. "And then it was kind of like a little ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/hartford_cty/school-breakfast-a-recipe-for-success

Retailer fined $40,000 for lack of emergency action plan

... states within the past five years. OSHA had cited CVS in 2010 and 2011 for similar hazards at stores in Bridgeport, Conn., and Providence, R.I. "Hazards such as this can be prevented if employers implement and maintain an effective illness- and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.homechannelnews.com/article/retailer-fined-40000-lack-emergency-action-plan

Sunny spring weekend on tap

... a 10 percent chance of precipitation through the weekend, with a daytime high Saturday of 65 in Danbury and 61 in Bridgeport and Stamford.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://m.ctpost.com/connpost/db_43460/contentdetail.htm?detailindex=0&contentguid=tnn2LHNT&pn=0

More

... club tidbits: The current 2 year GFWC/CT state project is Homes for the Brave, a temporary facility in Bridgeport assisting homeless veterans living in Connecticut as they get back on their feet and begin new and productive lives. The GFWC WWC ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.thewindsorjournal.com/index.php/108-town-life/18360-windsor-woman-s-club-50th-anniversary

$193M budget, with a little added back, wins key RTM panel's support

... it is, so you can start to say you're moving in that direction," he said. "We're not going to run out to the Bridgeport symphony or the New Haven symphony and say, `Come on, we've got this space, let's use it,' " he said. "I don't think that's our ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/193M-budget-with-a-little-added-back-wins-key-4465758.php

Sunny spring weekend on tap

... a 10 percent chance of precipitation through the weekend, with a daytime high Saturday of 65 in Danbury and 61 in Bridgeport and Stamford. Erika Martin of WeatherXEdge.com says there is a slight chance of a "pop up shower'' on Sunday afternoon. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Sunny-spring-weekend-on-tap-4465603.php

McKinley Carnival fun storms ashore at Jennings Beach

... CT 4/25/13 Photo: Mike Lauterborn Ready to roll on the Super Truck ride at the McKinley School PTA Carnival are Bridgeport youngsters Kaylee Argueta, 4, and Aiden Duharte, 5. FAIRFIELD CITIZEN, CT 4/25/13 Photo: Mike Lauterborn McKinley School PTA ...



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Trumbull Cops Arrest 2 for Alleged Lying, Burglary

... by the Trumbull Police Department. It does not indicate convictions. Nicholas E. Kulish, 25, of Teresa Place, Bridgeport, is charged with third-degree burglary and fourth-degree larceny regarding Trumbull burglaries. Trumbull police said Kulish's ...



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Obituary: Patricia Krystopowicz, 72

Patricia Ann Zavodjancik Krystopowicz, age 72, of Stratford, the widow of John Krystopowicz, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013 in Bridgeport Hospital.



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Aerial Forest Adventure Park To Open In Storrs, Connecticut

... (Photo by Anthony Wellman) ( PRLEAP.COM ) The State's Second Adventure Park Follows Previous Success in Bridgeport The Adventure Park at Storrs-Connecticut's second "aerial forest adventure park"-is presently scheduled to open to the public on May ...



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The WilliesTIMES Square Bomb is a Puzzler

... investigators that the plates were taken from another vehicle left there for repairs. CNN reports that a nearby Bridgeport, Conn., used car lot may have owned the car, but that factoid was not confirmed. Since the events described happened after ...



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Newtown baseball wins 'The Game to Remember'

Newtown's Steven Conway slides into home as Pomperaug catcher Steve Harrison tags him out during Newtown's 5-4 win over Pomperaug in the baseball "Game to Remember" at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Bluefish top Camden for 4th straight win

Bridgeport took care of business in the final game of its seven-game road trip as it completed a sweep of the Camden Riversharks by a score of 8-4 on Thursday.



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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Chris Elsberry: Bluefish's Ahearne has worldly sense beyond baseball

... to head off for World War II. Fast-forward some 50-plus years. It's now 1998, and Pat Ahearne has arrived in Bridgeport to pitch for the Bluefish. One of the first things he did after settling in was go check out the house. In 2002, Ahearne did ...



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Report: Air quality in Connecticut is better, but still not great

... the list of the cleanest counties for annual particle pollution. In the metro area rankings, the New York-Newark-Bridgeport region was named the 17th worst region for ozone pollution -- though its levels were were slightly healthier than in last ...



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Bridgeport ethics bill is DOA

Speaker of the House J. Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, says there's not enough support within the Bridgeport delegation, let alone the 99-member House majority, to pull it up from among the hundreds of bills awaiting debate on the House calendar.



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Federal Funds For Storm Sandy Jobs Program Have Gone Unused

... services. Polzella wasn't sure why towns haven't applied. The largest cities along the shoreline, New Haven and Bridgeport, did not even ask about the funds. "I do not have a best guess, to be quite honest with you," he said. "It's all dependent on ...



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Rush hour's getting worse

Afternoon traffic on I-95, in Bridgeport, Conn., April 24th, 2013. A national survey lists the Bridgeport I-95 corridor as one of the busiest in the U.S.Photo: Ned Gerard Worst traffic in the U.S. and average time commuters spent in traffic in 2012 1. Los Angeles 2. Honolulu 3. San Francisco 4. Austin, Texas 5. New York 6. Bridgeport 7. San Jose, ... (more)



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Bridgeport ethics bill is DOA

Speaker of the House J. Brendan Sharkey , D-Hamden, says there's not enough support within the Bridgeport delegation, let alone the 99-member House majority, to pull it up from among the hundreds of bills awaiting debate on the House calendar.



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BandJam comes to Ridgefield

... , a multitalented musician and songwriter, on Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. at the Richter House in Danbury. Bridgeport native Redgate has been making music his whole life. His credits include a stint as Paul McCartney in "Beatlemania" and a long run ...



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Dance to raise funds for Puerto Rican Parade

Millie Maldonado, President of the Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County, which will mark its 20th anniversary this July in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Federal Funds For Storm Sandy Jobs Program Have Gone Unused

... services. Polzella wasn't sure why towns haven't applied. The largest cities along the shoreline, New Haven and Bridgeport, did not even ask about the funds. "I do not have a best guess, to be quite honest with you," he said. "It's all dependent on ...



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Three southeastern Connecticut towns receive forestry grants

... plan for East Hartford's business district, replacing trees in storm ravaged sections of Essex, and providing Bridgeport youth tree inventory and mapping training opportunities. The grant program is made possible by funding from the U.S. Department ...



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PD: 14-year-old Bridgeport girl missing

... n and the initials DMJ on her left shoulder. Anyone with information about Paris' whereabouts is asked to contact Bridgeport Police at 203-581-5183 or 203-576-7671.



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Two Hospitalized After Car Rolls Into Fairfield Brook

... ramedics pulled him from the car. Both the driver and the passenger were taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.



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Bridgeport Teen Missing Since Sunday

... wn and the initials DMJ on her left shoulder. Anyone with information about Jordan's whereabouts is asked to call Bridgeport police at 203-581-5183 or 203-576-7671.



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State grants will help urban "forests'

Bridgeport and several area towns will receive urban forestry grants through the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to plant, count and protect trees.



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Report: LA Tops List Of Cities With Worst Traffic

... o drive home: Friday afternoon. San Francisco was in third place for congestion, followed by Austin; New York and Bridgeport, Conn. San Jose was in seventh place, followed by Seattle, Washington D.C. and Boston.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/04/25/289730.htm

The most polluted part of Connecticut

... traffic on Interstate 95, which runs through the county. The report also deemed the New York-Newark (N.J.)-Bridgeport metro area as the 15th most polluted in the country. State of the Air 2012 uses Environmental Protection Agency data collected from ...



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Los Angeles Leads the Nation in Traffic

... San Francisco clocked in at number three. Rounding out the top five were Austin, Texas, New York City, and Bridgeport, Connecticut. Los Angeles traffic has jumped 6 percent this year, thanks in large part to construction efforts on major freeways ...



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The CT Whale change couldn't come sooner

... announcement of an "All-time Wolf Pack Team". November 27th is the big day, as the Whale will face off against Bridgeport. There should be no reason why the XL Center wouldn't be to capacity for that game. Second, the Wolf Pack/ Whale need to take ...



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Today's weather will look familiar

... gh next week, and things looks high and dry! Temperatures stay in the 60's and a few 70's.'' It was 53 degrees in Bridgeport at 6:30 a.m., and 48 in Danbury, positively balmy compared to Monday's readings that were barely above freezing.



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Today's weather will look familiar

... next week, and things looks high and dry! Temperatures stay in the 60's and a few 70's.'' It was 53 degrees in Bridgeport at 6:30 a.m., and 48 in Danbury, positively balmy compared to Monday's readings that were barely above freezing. There are some ...



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Comparisons To Jackson Browne, Neil Young, Phil Collins And More, As...

... -- "If I Don't Speak a Word" -- and is starting a national tour on Thursday, March 28, at the Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport. (The tour will bring him full circle in May with a final gig at Cafe Nine in New Haven.) "I've been writing a long time and ...



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Building comes down in blight fight

It's out with an old and in with the new today in Bridgeport. Heavy equipment will rolling onto Stratford Avenue this morning in an effort to fight blight.



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Three Arrested In Two Separate Darien Burglaries

... at about 12:40 p.m. The owner, who was home at the time, confronted Clarence Patterson, 53, of Hawley Avenue in Bridgeport, who had broken into the house, police said. Police said Patterson forcibly broke into the house, but the department did not ...



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Bridgeport-area commuting time getting worse

Afternoon traffic on I-95, in Bridgeport, Conn., April 24th, 2013. A national survey lists the Bridgeport I-95 corridor as one of the busiest in the U.S. Photo: Ned Gerard Worst traffic in the U.S. and average time commuters spent in traffic in 2012 1. Los Angeles 2. Honolulu 3. San Francisco 4. Austin, Texas 5. New York 6. Bridgeport 7. San Jose, ... (more)



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House supports bill to require towns to provide liaison for veterans' services

... would be able to point out access to benefits and resources are for veterans, said state Rep. Jack Hennessy, D-Bridgeport, a co-sponsor of the bill. "A lot of municipalities are already doing this," Hennessy said. "This just affirms that every town, ...



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Bridgeport area's traffic 6th worst in nation

Afternoon traffic on I-95, in Bridgeport, Conn., April 24th, 2013. A national survey lists the Bridgeport I-95 corridor as one of the busiest in the U.S. Photo: Ned Gerard Worst traffic in the U.S. and average time commuters spent in traffic in 2012 1. Los Angeles 2. Honolulu 3. San Francisco 4. Austin, Texas 5. New York 6. Bridgeport 7. San Jose, ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Bridgeport-area-s-traffic-6th-worst-in-nation-4461185.php

Wealth Inequality Widens in the US

... income distribution pattern in the country. Shockingly, the Gini co-efficient displayed 0.535 was in the area of Bridgeport, Connecticut, which is now the witness of the widest wealth inequality. This co-efficient is currently on par with countries ...



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Lights, camera, security at Bridgeport schools

A crowded Harding High School cafeteria, a service entrance delivery to Read School and kindergarteners bounding in from a Johnson School playground were among dozens of images captured simultaneously Wednesday morning.



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Festival selects Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren

... and Lavinia Warren contest. The event is named after the slight entertainer and his wife, who were made famous by Bridgeport showman P.T. Barnum. A panel of judges selected Sebastian and Nektaria from 40 nominees based on their "records of academic ...



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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Finch: Bass Pro deal could be signed this summer

... mentioned Wednesday. Finch's proposed 2013-14 budget would raise taxes around $400 for the average homeowner in Bridgeport. Calling it a "game changer" for the city, Mayor Bill Finch told East Side community leaders Wednesday the package of state ...



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Festival selects Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren

... and Lavinia Warren contest. The event is named after the slight entertainer and his wife, who were made famous by Bridgeport showman P.T. Barnum . A panel of judges selected Sebastian and Nektaria from 40 nominees based on their "records of academic ...



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Lights, camera, security at Bridgeport schools

From left; Sgt. Paul Grech, supervisor in charge of Bridgeport school police, Josh Thompson, director of education and youth policy for the city, and Jim Meszoros, school security officer, discuss the new video monitoring system in the city's security command center at 1085 Connecticut Ave.



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BPT area's traffic 6th worst in nation

Afternoon traffic on I-95, in Bridgeport, Conn., April 24th, 2013. A national survey lists the Bridgeport I-95 corridor as one of the busiest in the U.S. Photo: Ned Gerard Commuters in the Bridgeport metropolitan area took an extra week of vacation last year, only they spent it sitting in traffic.



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Urban Surveillance Raises Civil Liberties Concerns In Wake Of Boston Bombings

... without a warrant, probable cause or any form of judicial oversight." In another instance, McGuire said, the Bridgeport schools installed cameras and other technology in a four-block radius around the three high schools there -- as part of an effort ...



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Marshal faces possible perjury charge

... the case against the commissioner of the state Department of Education, who was also a defendant in the lawsuit. Bridgeport activist and retired Superior Court judge Carmen Lopez and school parent Deborah Reyes-Williams are suing the Board of ...



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BPT area's traffic 6th worst in nation

Commuters in the Bridgeport metropolitan area took an extra week of vacation last year, only they spent it sitting in traffic.



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Bluefish win 3rd straight

Mike Parisi and two relievers combined on an eight-hitter to lead the Bridgeport Bluefish to a 7-2 win over the Camden Riversharks Wednesday afternoon.



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Bluefish win 3rd straight

Mike Parisi and two relievers combined on an eight-hitter to lead the Bridgeport Bluefish to a 7-2 win over the Camden Riversharks Wednesday afternoon.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Bluefish-win-3rd-straight-4461247.php

Americans worth $500,000 or more only recovery winners, Pew says

... a 20.2 percent increase from the 0.397 measured in 1967. The gap between rich and poor is most pronounced in the Bridgeport, Connecticut, metropolitan area, about an hour from Wall Street. The Gini of 0.535 measured there is approximately the same ...



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Marshal faces possible perjury charge

State Marshal Charles Valentino is sworn in before giving testimony in the Lopez v. Vallas civil hearing in Superior Court on Main Street in Bridgeport on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.



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Bridgeport-area commuting time getting worse

Afternoon traffic on I-95, in Bridgeport, Conn., April 24th, 2013. A national survey lists the Bridgeport I-95 corridor as one of the busiest in the U.S. Photo: Ned Gerard Commuters in the Bridgeport metropolitan area took an extra week of vacation last year, only they spent it sitting in traffic.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/BPT-area-s-traffic-6th-worst-in-nation-4461185.php

Fairfield Police Assist In Norwalk Larceny Arrest

NORWALK, Conn. Two men, one from Bridgeport and one from Shelton, were arrested on misdemeanor sixth degree larceny charges Tuesday for allegedly shoplifting a Dewalt tool box from the Home Depot on Connecticut Avenue.



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Report: Boston, Bridgeport among cities with worst traffic

... y morning and Friday afternoon. San Francisco was in third place for congestion, followed by Austin; New York and Bridgeport, Conn. San Jose was in seventh place, followed by Seattle, Washington D.C. and Boston.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.kjonline.com/news/Boston-Bridgeport-among-cities-with-worst-traffic.html

Man facing burglary charges in Darien has lengthy criminal past

Philip Michael Rivera , 27, of 292 Bunnel St., Bridgeport, was arrested Tuesday, April 23, on charges of third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary and fourth-degree larceny.



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Study: Fairfield County Air Slightly Better This Year

... 2.6 fewer days with high particle pollution since 2000. Fairfield County was counted in the New York-Newark-Bridgeport area , which came in at No. 17 for the number of high ozone days. The study was compiled from information gathered between 2009 ...



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Norwalk Police Assisted By Fairfield In Alleged Larceny Arrest

NORWALK, Conn. Two men, one from Bridgeport and one from Shelton, were arrested on misdemeanor sixth degree larceny charges Tuesday for allegedly shoplifting a Dewalt tool box from the Home Depot on Connecticut Avenue.



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BWW Reviews: 8-Track, The Sounds of the 70's

... 70's shows, 8-Track, The Sounds of the 70's , plays at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 269 Golden Hill Avenue in Bridgeport through May 12. For tickets, call 203-576-1636 or visit www.dtcab.com . Also, visit www.8-track.org. Sherry Shameer Cohen is an ...



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Obituary: Debra Ann (Bier) Oldack, age 53

... wers, Contributions may be made to Swim Across the Sound c/o St Vincent's Medical Center Foundation 2800 Main St. Bridgeport, CT 06606.



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Los Angeles is No. 1 when it comes to worst traffic in the nation

... o drive home: Friday afternoon. San Francisco was in third place for congestion, followed by Austin; New York and Bridgeport, Conn. San Jose was in seventh place, followed by Seattle, Washington D.C. and Boston.



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Los Angeles is No. 1 when it comes to worst traffic in the nation

... o drive home: Friday afternoon. San Francisco was in third place for congestion, followed by Austin; New York and Bridgeport, Conn. San Jose was in seventh place, followed by Seattle, Washington D.C. and Boston.



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Report: San Francisco, San Jose tops list of cities with worst traffic

... o drive home: Friday afternoon. San Francisco was in third place for congestion, followed by Austin; New York and Bridgeport, Conn. San Jose was in seventh place, followed by Seattle, Washington D.C. and Boston.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_23095864/report-san-francisco-san-jose-tops-list-cities

CW4BB: The State of Connecticut Budget and Appropriations Committee

... Committee budget is better than what Malloy was proposing. This action could restore significant state aid to Bridgeport that Malloy's proposal would have slashed. "If the legislature's proposal becomes law they will have made the Mayor and ...



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Report: LA tops list of cities with worst traffic

... o drive home: Friday afternoon. San Francisco was in third place for congestion, followed by Austin; New York and Bridgeport, Conn. San Jose was in seventh place, followed by Seattle, Washington D.C. and Boston.



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Report: LA tops list of cities with worst traffic

... o drive home: Friday afternoon. San Francisco was in third place for congestion, followed by Austin; New York and Bridgeport, Conn. San Jose was in seventh place, followed by Seattle, Washington D.C. and Boston.



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Report: LA tops list of cities with worst traffic

... drive home: Friday afternoon. San Francisco was in third place for congestion, followed by Austin; New York and Bridgeport, Conn. San Jose was in seventh place, followed by Seattle, Washington D.C. and Boston. Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the ...



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2nd Bridgeport teen charged ina

A second Bridgeport teenager has been freed from jail after having been charged in a 2011 shootout that left another teenager dead.



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Weather warms up by midday

... is one of the last times this year we'll be talking about wind chill,'' Simmons said. While it was 47 degrees in Bridgeport at 6:30 a.m., it felt like 38, he said. A round of light rain showers is expected late Wednesday night into early Thursday, ...



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Try to prevent bombing copycats

... conflicts elsewhere. This phenomenon is not new. Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani American with an MBA who lived in Bridgeport, Conn., tried, and failed, to detonate a car bomb in New York's Times Square three years ago. Three of the four London ...



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The Election of 1800 and More at the Trumbull Library

... now, and benefit your entire family's long-term health. Join us as Nicole Larizza, MS, Human Nutrition, Univ. of Bridgeport, and clinical nutritionist, discusses practical resources to help families. Drop in. Fairchild Nichols Branch Storytime for 4 ...



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Sound Tigers season wrap: Young team grew but not enough

Sound Tiger Brock Nelson plays the puck in the offensive zone in the first period of their AHL matchup with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on Sunday, February 24, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/articleGallery/Sound-Tigers-season-wrap-Young-team-grew-but-not-4458031.php

Bluefish outlast Riversharks in 10 innings

Prentice Redman , Collin DeLome, Luis Lopez and Austin Krum led Bridgeport's 16-hit attack with three hits each as the Bluefish outlasted the Camden Riversharks 10-8 in 10 innings Tuesday night.



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Bridgeport voters weigh budget future

I think the City Council members need to be reminded that they are in office because people like them and believe they would do the job of representing the best interests of citizens of Bridgeport.



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Report: Air quality in Connecticut is better, but still not great

... the list of the cleanest counties for annual particle pollution. In the metro area rankings, the New York-Newark-Bridgeport region was named the 17th worst region for ozone pollution -- though its levels were less than in last year's report. The ...



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Fitzsimons: New leadership in the Parsippany school district

... at least one of the dividing points. The chosen candidate received his B.S. in education from the University of Bridgeport, CT; his master's in education from City University of New York; and his doctorate in literacy and language from Fordham ...



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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Progress at last at Sikorsky Airport

It's been a long time coming, and it took cabinet-level intervention in Washington, but agreement between Bridgeport and Stratford to go ahead with safety improvements at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford is finally reached.



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Cab driver charged with DWI

... suspicions that Emmons may have been drunk. Photo: Contributed Cab driver Robert Emmons , 51, of 798 North Ave., Bridgeport, was arrested on Saturday, April 21, on charges of driving while intoxicated, second-degree reckless endangerment and ...



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Hold owners responsible for blight

It may not be the sexiest of issues, but make no mistake: eradicating the blighted properties that mar the face of the city of Bridgeport is a vital pursuit.



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Panel rejects medical marijuana regulation

... growing and distribution of medical marijuana, said it's not a setback for the program. Sen. Andres Ayala Jr., D-Bridgeport, co-chairman of the Regulations Review Committee , said the lightning-quick rejection, without prejudice, will give the ...



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Murder charges dropped against teen in shooting

... not ask the judge to dismiss the case. "This was not a case about witnesses recanting," Esposito told the judge. "Bridgeport police detectives continued to investigate this case after arrests were made and developed information that cast a doubt on ...



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Family hid in bedroom during burglary

... in a bedroom, police spokesman William Kaempffer said. The burglar -- later identified as Miguel Romero , of Bridgeport -- dashed from the house as the officers arrived. Ruge and Deida quickly took him into custody and found his pockets filled with ...



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Family hid in bedroom during burglary

... in a bedroom, police spokesman William Kaempffer said. The burglar -- later identified as Miguel Romero, of Bridgeport -- dashed from the house as the officers arrived. Ruge and Deida quickly took him into custody and found his pockets filled with ...



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Panel rejects medical marijuana regulation

... growing and distribution of medical marijuana, said it's not a setback for the program. Sen. Andres Ayala Jr., D-Bridgeport, co-chairman of the Regulations Review Committee, said the lightning-quick rejection, without prejudice, will give the ...



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Hold owners responsible for blight

It may not be the sexiest of issues, but make no mistake: eradicating the blighted properties that mar the face of the city of Bridgeport is a vital pursuit.



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Bridgeport Man Allegedly Ran Down Couple With His Car

... got out and began hitting the man on the ground. The two victims were taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, where the man was treated for a broken arm and leg and the woman was treated for less serious injuries, police said. Rios ...



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Eagle Hill plans spring gala

... The event begins at 6:30 p.m. The gala will have a Greek theme, and The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Bridgeport is lending props from its annual Greek festival to supplement decorations designed party organizers. Items to be auctioned ...



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Fairfield Police Catch Robbery Attempt Suspect, Search For Second Man

... by ordering him at gunpoint to withdraw cash from a bank, police said. Police captured Alfred Capozziello, of Bridgeport, as he walked out of a TD Bank North at 1715 Black Rock Turnpike. They continue searching for a second man who was with him. The ...



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Obituary: George Lucas (not that one) Army Veteran, Orange Hills CC...

... residence. Prior to that he lived in Milford, CT. for 56 years, one block away from Gulf Beach. Born in Bridgeport, CT. to Gawn Orr Lucas and Daisy Hart Lucas, he enlisted in the U.S. Army AirCorps at the beginning of World War II . He served as an ...



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Duly Noted: CBOE changes course, Burger King at your door, newspaper camaraderie

... Chicago had one of the five weakest local economies in at least one survey of major metropolitan areas, alongside Bridgeport, CT, and Greensboro, NC. At the top of the list? Austin, TX, and Provo, UT. -- G. Scott Thomas, On Numbers McDonald's (NYSE: ...



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Spring activities gear up at Beardsley Zoo

Officials at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport say the spring season is a great time for a visit, as animals are energized after the winter rest and its greenhouse is abloom.



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Man kidnapped, forced to open safety deposit box

A man kidnapped Monday afternoon in Bridgeport was forced to accompany two assailants to a Black Rock Turnpike bank, where he was then ordered to withdraw money to settle what one of the kidnappers claimed was an unpaid debt.



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When Will People's United Financial's Stock Rise?

People's United Financial, Inc. is a $4.2 billion market cap thrift headquartered in Bridgeport, CT.



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Try to prevent bombing copycats

... conflicts elsewhere. This phenomenon is not new. Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani American with an MBA who lived in Bridgeport, Conn., tried, and failed, to detonate a car bomb in New York's Times Square three years ago. Three of the four London ...



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Kimberly Littlejohn, 44, Formerly Of Stamford

Littlejohn was born in New York City. She was a resident of Stamford 28 years prior to moving to Bridgeport 15 years ago.



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26th anniversary of L'Ambiance collapse

People in Bridgeport are pausing today to mark the anniversary of the L'Ambiance Plaza Collapse.



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Suspect Charged In Fairfield Robbery Attempt

FAIRFIELD, Conn. A Bridgeport man was charged with an attempted robbery of an individual at Fairfield's TD Bank branch Monday, according to police reports.



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Sunrise Rotary to host talk on traffic issues

... 7:30 a.m. at Bobby Q's restaurant, 42 Main St. Bernhard, the league's co-chairman, is a principal in the Westport/Bridgeport law firm Cohen and Wolf. He was Westport's state representative from 1997 to 2005, a Westport selectman from 1987 to 1989 ...



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Sunrise Rotary to host talk on traffic issues

... 7:30 a.m. at Bobby Q's restaurant, 42 Main St. Bernhard, the league's co-chairman, is a principal in the Westport/Bridgeport law firm Cohen and Wolf. He was Westport's state representative from 1997 to 2005, a Westport selectman from 1987 to 1989 ...



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Suspect ID'd in kidnap/attempted robbery plot at TD Bank

... in Fairfield, Conn. on Monday April 22, 2013. Police are investigating a kidnapping and robbery that started in Bridgeport and ended at TD Bank. Photo: Genevieve Reilly Police investigate a kidnapping and robbery that started in Bridgeport Monday ...



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Wealthiest Americans Only Winners in Recovery, Pew Says

... a 20.2 percent increase from the 0.397 measured in 1967. The gap between rich and poor is most pronounced in the Bridgeport, Connecticut, metropolitan area, about an hour from Wall Street. The Gini of 0.535 measured there is approximately the same ...



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Boston's terror and the children of the fault lines

... who, three years ago, sought to detonate a car bomb in Times Square. He had driven his car from his home in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He had worked for Elizabeth Arden, and completed that all-American degree, the MBA. Neighbors recall him jogging in ...



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Obituary: Frances Marion Bushey Wissner, age 83

... the late Franklyn Delano Wissner, passed away Thursday April 18, 2013 in her home. She was born May 19, 1929 in Bridgeport, to the late Lawrence W. and Catherine Overland Bushey. She worked as a machinist for New England Controls, until her ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://milford.patch.com/articles/obituary-frances-marion-bushey-wissner-age-83

PD: cuffed for kidnapping acquaintance

... then detained and later identified as Capozziello. According to police, the victim said that he had been at his Bridgeport home when two men, one of them being Capozziello, entered his house and demanded at gunpoint that he go with them to a bank to ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/crime/pd-man-arrested-for-kidnapping-acquaintance

a Dui Arrest with a Loaded Gun on Main Street

... arrest on Main Street on April 21 and found a loaded gun in the vehicle. Michael Lefebvre, 47 of Folino Drive in Bridgeport was charged with DUI and carrying a firearm while under the influence. He was released on $1,000 bond for an April 30 court ...



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Missing NY boy may be in Bridgeport

Cacique Zuko Bannister was taken from New York early Tuesday and might be with his father, Sidney Bannister , in the Bridgeport area, according to a "Silver Alert'' issued for the child.



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Obituary: Michael A. DeFranzo, age 62

Michael A. DeFranzo , 62, of Milford, formerly of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2013 at Milford Hospital with his wife and children by his side.



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18-Year-Old Charged w/Shoplifting $42 Worth of Merchandise

... at the time in a vehicle. An investigation led to the arrest of Garfield Sanderson, age 18 of 559 Colorado Ave., Bridgeport, who is accused of taking $42 worth of merchandise without paying for it. Sanderson was charged with sixth degree larceny. He ...



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Cops: Man abducted, forced to empty deposit box

Police are searching for two suspects accused of kidnapping a man at gunpoint in Bridgeport and forcing him to empty his safe deposit box at a Fairfield bank.



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Missing NY boy may be in Bridgeport

Cacique Zuko Bannister was taken from New York early Tuesday and might be with his father, Sidney Bannister, in the Bridgeport area, according to a "Silver Alert'' issued for the child.



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CT NAACP takes over Bridgeport chapter

The state NAACP has taken over the Bridgeport chapter of the civil rights organization to try to restore order to the sharply divided local group.



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Cops: Man abducted, forced toa

Police are searching for two suspects accused of kidnapping a man at gunpoint in Bridgeport and forcing him to empty his safe deposit box at a Fairfield bank.



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Man kidnapped at gunpoint, forced by bandits to open safety deposit box

... in Fairfield, Conn. on Monday April 22, 2013. Police are investigating a kidnapping and robbery that started in Bridgeport and ended at TD Bank. Photo: Genevieve Reilly Police investigate a kidnapping and robbery that started in Bridgeport Monday ...



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SoBoBo Gallery Artist: Father Robert Terentieff

... with his PhD from Pacific Western University. He received his Masters in Art Education from University of Bridgeport (before the present owners) and a Masters in Theology from St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD. He continued his ...



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Fouad Ajami: On the fault lines between countries and cultures

... who, three years ago, sought to detonate a car bomb in Times Square. He had driven his car from his home in Bridgeport, Conn. He had worked for Elizabeth Arden, and completed that all-American degree, the MBA. Neighbors recall him jogging in the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dailymail.com/Opinion/Commentary/201304220172

The WilliesTIMES Square Bomb is a Puzzler

... investigators that the plates were taken from another vehicle left there for repairs. CNN reports that a nearby Bridgeport, Conn., used car lot may have owned the car, but that factoid was not confirmed. Since the events described happened after ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.american-reporter.com/4,712/551.html

School board considers charter school plan

... state charter schools that get full funding from the state, local charter schools like the one being proposed for Bridgeport would be funded by the district, with an additional $3,000 per pupil from the state. A local charter school would also ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/School-board-considers-charter-school-plan-4454831.php

State takes over local NAACP chapter

Twenty minutes into the state NAACP chapter's takeover Monday of the civil rights organizations's Bridgeport branch -- meant to bring order back to a severely divided branch -- one of the local members was arrested on an outstanding warrant.



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Monday, April 22, 2013

Rawlings signs with the Pirates

... with the minor-league affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes. He played the final 40 minutes of a 4-1 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in Bridgeport, Connecticut, making 19 saves on 20 shots, allowing just one goal. He turned pro just weeks earlier, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.surreyleader.com/sports/204184721.html

Man kidnapped, forced to open safety deposit box

A man kidnapped in Bridgeport on April 22, 2013, was brought at gunpoint by three assailants to a Black Rock Turnpike bank, where he was forced to empty the contents of his safety deposit box.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Man-kidnapped-forced-to-open-safety-deposit-box-4454552.php

Bob Dylan, Wilco roll through Bridgeport on summer tour

... the Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Friday, July 19. "We're very excited," Ken Shepard , general manager of the Bridgeport Bluefish, said in an interview Monday. "This is going to be a great opportunity for the area, a great opportunity for the city of ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Bob-Dylan-Wilco-roll-through-Bridgeport-on-4454463.php

Second Bridgeport shooting in 14 hours

... into Monday morning left four individuals in city hospitals. Kai Roacher, 31, and Rasheda Crawford, 37, both of Bridgeport, were walking onto the porch of a Sheridan Street home at about 10 a.m. when two men approached them on foot and "at least one ...



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More great rankings, an outsider on our Ch.42 revisions, rethinking METRO, and more

... arts community." "For the $75,000-annual-income hypothetical family, the highest total tax rate is in Bridgeport, Conn., where the family would pay $16,105, or 21.5 percent, of its income in taxes. The lowest rate at the $75,000 income level is in ...



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Getting fresh food to market

... have developed hubs where locally grown products can move from farm to larger markets more easily. "The City of Bridgeport, located along Interstate 95 and featuring a deep-water port, presents an opportunity for a food and green-goods hub that ...



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Suspects in armed robbery sought

... officers arrived in a light blue or teal color Mercedes Benz CLS500. Police believe the incident started in Bridgeport, when the suspect kidnapped a known person at gunpoint, and then took them to the bank in Fairfield. Police think the suspect ...



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Second Bridgeport shooting in 12 hours

Bridgeport police on the scene at 220 Sheridan Street, in Bridgeport, Conn., where two people were shot Monday morning, April 22nd, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Second-Bridgeport-shooting-in-14-hours-4453218.php

Keeping alive the memory of a dark day

... to "Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living." The accident occurred on Washington Avenue in Bridgeport, just below an entrance ramp to the Rtes. 25-8 connector. In the "lift-slab" practice, concrete floors for what was to be a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Keeping-alive-the-memory-of-a-dark-day-4454123.php

Progress at last at Sikorsky Airport

It's been a long time coming, and it took cabinet-level intervention in Washington, but agreement between Bridgeport and Stratford to go ahead with safety improvements at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford is finally reached.



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Health Notes: Baby fair, tea party fund-raiser and more

... are treated if you get seriously ill Thursday, April 25, 4:30, Northbridge Health Care Center, 2875 Main Street, Bridgeport. For reservations, call Denise, 203-336-0232 or Maureen, 203-455-3300. "Latest Updates in Joint Replacement" with Dr. Amit ...



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Victim Kidnapped, Taken to Bank and Robbed

A victim was kidnapped in Bridgeport, taken to a bank in Fairfield, and robbed of valuables stored in a safe deposit box.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Victim-Kidnapped-Taken-to-Bank-and-Robbed-204170701.html

CVS Pharmacy Fined $40,000 for Lack of Emergency Plan

... states within the past five years. OSHA had cited CVS in 2010 and 2011 for similar hazards at stores in Bridgeport, Conn., and Providence, R.I. "Hazards such as this can be prevented if employers implement and maintain an effective illness- and ...



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Police: One Arrested, Two At Large In Fairfield Robbery

... but did not find a suspect inside, according to the report. Police believe the case started as a kidnapping in Bridgeport and continued into Fairfield, according to a press release. The suspects may have known the victim previously and brought the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/police-one-arrested-two-large-fairfield-robbery

Man kidnapped at gunpoint, forced by bandits to open safety deposit box

Police investigate a kidnapping and robbery that started in Bridgeport Monday afternoon and ended at TD Bank on Black Rock Turnpike.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Man-kidnapped-at-gunpoint-forced-by-bandits-to-4453766.php

Man kidnapped at gunpoint, taken to bank

Police investigate a kidnapping and robbery that started in Bridgeport Monday afternoon and ended at TD Bank on Black Rock Turnpike.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Man-kidnapped-at-gunpoint-forced-by-bandits-to-4453766.php

Obituary: Janis Ellen Korchman, age 55

... beloved wife and soul mate to David Pawloski, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013. Born on May 7, 1957 in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Irving and Elaine Levin Kanner. Janis was a loving sister, wife, mother grandmother and friend ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://milford.patch.com/articles/obituary-janis-ellen-korchman-age-55

Foxborough High Senior Named Semifinalist in Massachusetts' Intel Science Talent Search

... to the many that have helped make her research successful which included professors at both the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and Brown University in Rhode Island. She explained the many steps involved with her research in trying to find a ...



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Second Bridgeport shooting in 12 hours

A man and a woman were shot in the legs Monday morning in front of 220 Sheridan Street; the second pair to be victimized by gunfire in the city in about 12 hours.



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Fighting Tsarnaev copycats

... conflicts elsewhere. This phenomenon is not new. Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani American with an MBA who lived in Bridgeport, Conn., tried, and failed, to detonate a car bomb in New York's Times Square three years ago. Three of the four London ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wisinfo.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013304220299

Second Bridgeport shooting in 12 hours

Bridgeport police on the scene at 220 Sheridan Street, in Bridgeport, Conn., where two people were shot Monday morning, April 22nd, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Second-Bridgeport-shooting-in-12-hours-4453218.php

Obituary: Michael A. DeFranzo, 62, of Milford, formerly of Bridgeport

Michael A. DeFranzo, 62, of Milford, formerly of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2013 at Milford Hospital with his wife and children by his side.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.milfordmirror.com/5809/obituary-michael-a-defranzo-62-of-milford-formerly-of-bridgeport/

Group plans Earth Day celebration

The events began Saturday with a coastal cleanup in Bridgeport and end next Saturday with cleanups in New Haven and Milford along Long Island Sound.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfield_cty/Conn-group-plans-weeklong-Earth-Day-celebration

Two wounded in Bridgeport shooting

Two people were wounded Sunday evening when their vehicle was shot at several times as they rode along Hurd Avenue.



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Bridgeport double shooting investigated

... Police said the vehicle had been struck numerous times by bullets. Police said 22-year-old Kenneth Ebanks, of Bridgeport, was seated in the right rear seat of the vehicle at the time of the shooting. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/crime/bridgeport-double-shooting-investigated

Two wounded in Bridgeport shooting

One or more people in a minivan were shot about 8 p.m. near the intersection of Hurd and Goodsell streets in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Two-wounded-in-Bridgeport-shooting-4451861.php

Man, Woman Injured In Bridgeport Shooting

A 22-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were injured in a shooting Sunday at 207 Hurd Ave., police said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-bridgeport-shooting-0423-20130422,0,7703244.story?track=rss

Obituary: Charles Lane Jr. 'Don'

Charles D. Lane Jr. "Don", 67, formerly of Danbury, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Bridgeport. He was born on Oct. 12, 1945 in Danbury and was a life-long resident of Danbury. Don was the son of the late Charles Lane Sr. ...



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Cougar Talk at the Trumbull Library

... now, and benefit your entire family's long-term health. Join us as Nicole Larizza, MS, Human Nutrition, Univ. of Bridgeport, and clinical nutritionist, discusses practical resources to help families. Drop in. Fairchild Nichols Branch Storytime for 4 ...



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Obituary: Cecelia Mihalik, 97

... on April 21, 2013 in Cambridge Manor with her loving son by her side. Cecelia was born on February 18, 1916 in Bridgeport and was the daughter of the late Stephen C. and Barbara Katona Blasko. Cecelia was a devoted caregiver to her brother Stephen ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stratford.patch.com/articles/obituary-cecelia-mihalik-97

Grant sought for schooner plan

... plans are to purchase the 171-foot schooner, which can sleep 34, in early May if he can raise the $100,000. The Bridgeport-based non profit organization announced that it would pay the $1.8 million cost of the ship over five years with the down ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130422/NWS01/304229951/1069/rss

Fouad Ajami: Living on the fault line between countries, culture

... who, three years ago, sought to detonate a car bomb in Times Square. He had driven his car from his home in Bridgeport, Conn. He had worked for Elizabeth Arden, and completed that all-American degree, the MBA. Neighbors recall him jogging in the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2013/04/22/2960272/fouad-ajami-living-on-the-fault.html

School advocate groups clash over election

... the center to keep campaigning at an arm's length. Ballots will be put in a locked box with a security guard. In Bridgeport, the district PAC is a 41-year-old organization that's fueled with $179,969 in federal Title 1 funds this year. There are ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/School-advocate-groups-clash-over-election-4452020.php

Bridgeport and York split double header

The Bridgeport Bluefish and the York Revolution each won a game in Sunday's double header; splitting the series two games a piece.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/information/nws1/publish/baseball/Bridgeport-and-York-split-double-header19945.shtml

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Editorial: Security and liberty -- a tricky equation

... new levels. The idea of terrorists who are integrated into our society isn't new. There was Faisal Shahzad , of Bridgeport, Conn., for example, who was sentenced to life for his attempt in 2010 to detonate a bomb in Times Square . Shahzad's hapless ...



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Bluefish split doubleheader with York

Luis Lopez capped a three-run sixth inning with a two-run homer to lift the Bridgeport Bluefish to a 5-3 win over the York Revolution and a split of their Atlantic League doubleheader Sunday.



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Bluefish split doubleheader with York

Luis Lopez capped a three-run sixth inning with a two-run homer to lift the Bridgeport Bluefish to a 5-3 win over the York Revolution and a split of their Atlantic League doubleheader Sunday.



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College teammates combine for Sound Tigers' game-winner

... professional goal. Scott Campbell's takeaway set up Wetmore for what turned out to be the game-winner in the Bridgeport Sound Tigers' season finale, a 4-1 win over Portland at Webster Bank Arena. "He'll remember that the rest of his life," Campbell ...



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Living between country and culture

... who, three years ago, sought to detonate a car bomb in Times Square. He had driven his car from his home in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He had worked for Elizabeth Arden, and completed that all-American degree, the MBA. Neighbours recall him jogging in ...



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College teammates combine for Sound Tigers' game-winner

Sound Tigers goalie Anders Nilsson, 45, blocks a shot in the third period in a game against the Portland Pirates at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., on Sunday, April 21, 2013.



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Stratford woman is one for the ages

... services Sunday morning. Resiliency has been a trademark of Mildred Seymour's life. Born in 1908, she grew up in Bridgeport and went to Harding High School . She later married Edward Seymour and they raised three children: Joan, Arthur and Edward ...



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Tyler Graham's single in the ninth inning beats Bridgeport

The Bridgeport Bluefish were defeated by the York Revolution 2-1 at Sovereign Bank Stadium on Saturday evening.



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William S. Paxton: Wheels in motion for hockey regional in Bridgeport

In 2009 the NCAA took a gamble on Bridgeport, hoping it might be a hockey town. Now, not only does it keep coming back to the city, but the collegiate organization is raiding one of the city's key tournament players in Pat Murphy to help produce a Frozen Four in Philadelphia next year.



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More

Central's #1 Kevin Sanchez attempts to steal second, during boys baseball action against Harding in Bridgeport, Conn.



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William S. Paxton: Wheels in motion for hockey regional in Bridgeport

In 2009 the NCAA took a gamble on Bridgeport, hoping it might be a hockey town. Now, not only does it keep coming back to the city, but the collegiate organization is raiding one of the city's key tournament players in Pat Murphy to help produce a Frozen Four in Philadelphia next year.



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Stratford thrift shop draws clients in with 'this and that'

... that offers "consignments, collectibles and curios" -- simply seemed like a good idea for Erodici, a native of Bridgeport. "For 17 years, I owned a pool hall in Bridgeport," she said -- the Billiards Sports Center on Main Street where her brothers ...



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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Revolution top Bluefish 2-1

Tyler Graham 's two-out RBI-single scored Jason Repko with the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the York Revolution over the Bridgeport Bluefish 2-1 Saturday night.



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Stratford thrift shop draws clients in with 'this and that'

... edition print of P.T. Barnum by Daniel W. Mckara as well as an antique plant stand and some collector plates from Bridgeport. Photo: Cathy Zuraw Marie Erodici owner of This and That Consignments in Stratford, Conn. writes up a consignment form for ...



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Chris Elsberry: UConn's Trevardo Williams set for NFL draft

Trevardo Williams was 9 years old when he, along with his two older brothers and older sister, arrived in Bridgeport from Jamaica with his single mother, Monica.



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Chris Elsberry: UConn's Trevardo Williams set for NFL draft

... PRESS Trevardo Williams was 9 years old when he, along with his two older brothers and older sister, arrived in Bridgeport from Jamaica with his single mother, Monica. He was a tall kid for his age. Skinny. Shy. He loved to draw and spent many hours ...



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Council member leaves Shelton for Bridgeport

... Robert Curwen, who moved to Virginia earlier this year and resigned recently. The timing of Marella's return to Bridgeport, after having bought a home on Hickory Road in Shelton 10 years ago, didn't sit well with councilman Andre Baker, who ...



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Council member leaves Shelton for Bridgeport

... Robert Curwen , who moved to Virginia earlier this year and resigned recently. The timing of Marella's return to Bridgeport, after having bought a home on Hickory Road in Shelton 10 years ago, didn't sit well with councilman Andre Baker , who ...



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