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Friday, May 31, 2013

A 'miracle' sought for hit-and-run victim

... before leading about 30 people in prayer for Diamond's recovery. "We want her to know that the whole city of Bridgeport is supporting her. I think that's what they need right now," added Lee, who is a friend of Diamond's family. Meanwhile, Diamond's ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/A-miracle-sought-for-hit-and-run-victim-4567707.php

William Walter Murzin

... "Bill" Murzin, 71, died peacefully and unexpectedly May 30, 2013, at his residence. He was born July 15, 1941, in Bridgeport, Conn., son of William and Helen (Szymulis) Murzyn. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, 1958-1963. He was a mechanic ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/31/obituaries/william-walter-murzin/

New market brings fresh produce, versatility to Bridgeport area

Shaneese Pettway stocks shelves at Ripka's Market, which will open soon in downtown Bridgeport, Conn., May 31st, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/New-market-brings-fresh-produce-versatility-to-4567409.php

Schools must demonstrate independence

No one could claim to be surprised last week that state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor declined to investigate a claim against Bridgeport Superintendent Paul Vallas .



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Schools-must-demonstrate-independence-4566867.php

Michael J. Daly: 200 years of good deeds -- quietly

Outside the exquisite Easton home of philanthropist Donna Craft , a private security detail is working, guiding car parking and, of course, keeping a professional eye peeled for characters who do not appear to be likely invitees to the Champagne Tea going on inside to mark the 200th anniversary of a group called the Bridgeport Ladies Charitable ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Michael-J-Daly-200-years-of-good-deeds-4566864.php

Contractor Sues UI, Says Company Kept It In Dark About Underground Obstacles, Hazards

Get Business Mobile Text AlertsA contractor hired by United Illuminating to dig up six miles of Stratford and Bridgeport is trying to force the utility to investigate why the job ran into so many unexpected obstacles.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/business/hc-united-illuminating-lawsuit-contractor-20130531,0,2972205.story

(BRIDGEPORT, Conn.) Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Trafficking Oxycodone

MAY 29 John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Julio Brinez, 43, of Palisades Park, N.J., was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Warren W. Eginton in Bridgeport to 36 months ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.justice.gov/dea/divisions/bos/2013/bos052913.shtml

Solarize Canton Celebrates with Ross Solar Group Installation Open...

... it is you're financing, and we were able to apply online" The town of Canton along with Mansfield and Windham, Bridgeport and Coventry have been selected to participate in Solarize Connecticut, a State-sponsored program through Clean Energy Finance ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10787938.htm

Contractor Sues UI, Says Company Kept It In Dark About Underground Obstacles, Hazards

A contractor hired by United Illuminating to dig up six miles of Stratford and Bridgeport is trying to force the utility to investigate why the job ran into so many unexpected obstacles.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctnow.com/business/hc-united-illuminating-lawsuit-contractor-20130531,0,1684508.story

Fairfield Police Make Arrest In Case Of The 'Basement Bandit'

... Burglary Squad conducted several surveillance operations in the Stratfield area of town and determined that Bridgeport resident, Nicholas Kulish, 26, was a suspect, police said. Over the investigation, police say they developed enough information to ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/fairfield-police-make-arrest-case-basement-bandit

'Basement Bandit' charged with Stratfield burglary spree

Nicholas Kulish, 25, of Bridgeport, has been charged with a series of residential burglaries in the Stratfield section of town earlier this year.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Basement-Bandit-charged-with-Stratfield-4565504.php

WBDC Radio Show on WPKN to Feature Award Winning Connecticut Filmmaker

... "Sweet Dreams" documentary film in Connecticut. The premiere is taking place on June 6th at The Bijou Theater in Bridgeport, CT. While other films have documented the atrocity of the Rwandan genocide, "Sweet Dreams" is telling a new kind of storya ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/information/nws1/publish/News_1/WBDC-Radio-Show-on-WPKN-to-Feature-Award-Winning-Connecticut-Filmmaker20257.shtml

Ventus Wireless Kicks off Corporate Partnership with Habitat for...

... County's mission, building and rehabilitating homes in the Connecticut cities of Stamford, Stratford, and Bridgeport. To support this effort, Ventus Wireless will donate the materials needed for the corporate volunteer day projects. Ventus' ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10786777.htm

Minimum wage debate

... he already pays his employees more than the minimum, Scott Basso , owner of a plumbing and heating business in Bridgeport, said his business costs will be affected by the Legislature's decision to increase the lowest salary allowed from $8.25 to $9 ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/local/article/Minimum-wage-increase-sparks-debate-4563398.php

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/4,740/562.html

Connecticut senators call for national railroad trust fund in wake of Metro-North accident

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A trust fund should be established to ensure the upkeep and safety of the nation's rail system, U.S. Sen.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=36878

A 'Triple H' kind of day

... by this afternoon, when there is a good chance for some cool breezes and rain. It was already 66 degrees in Bridgeport at 6 a.m. today, with 90 percent humidity despite clear skies. A southwest breeze of between 5 and 8 miles per hour will freshen ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/A-Triple-H-kind-of-day-4565016.php

Burgamy has another multi-hit game as Revs earn series sweep of Bluefish

The York Revolution finished off their first sweep of the season, rallying from a four-run deficit to defeat the Bridgeport Bluefish, 8-5, at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ydr.com/revolution/ci_23358654/burgamy-has-another-multi-hit-game-revs-earn

Bluefish skid continues in loss to Revolution

The Bridgeport Bluefish were defeated by the York Revolution 8-5 in Thursday evening's game at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Bluefish-skid-continues-in-loss-to-Revolution-4563901.php

Photos: HCC graduation

Graduate Garth Lawrence looks up at the arena Jumbotron as the Star Spangled Banner is sung by fellow graduates at the start of Housatonic Community College's 46th Commencement at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/slideshow/HCC-graduation-63628.php

B:Hive Bridgeport, a co-working cooperative

... stretch: This place is for you. Six Park City locals, enthusiastic about driving economic development in downtown Bridgeport, opened the city's first collaborative co-working space. "I wish I had an opportunity like this, because when I started I ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/B-Hive-Bridgeport-a-co-working-cooperative-4563815.php

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Housatonic Community College paves a pathway to success

Graduate Latara Miller waves to family and friends at the start of Housatonic Community College's 46th Commencement at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Housatonic-Community-College-paves-a-pathway-to-4563740.php

Prayer vigil set for hit-and-run victim

... 's family. "That's about all we can do about now, I think." Diamond and her aunt, Bennie Mae Smith , 60, both of Bridgeport, were crossing Washington Avenue at Highland Street when a large, light-colored SUV hit them and fled north on Washington ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Prayer-vigil-set-for-hit-and-run-victim-4563437.php

Minimum wage increase sparks debate

Even though he pays his employees higher than the minimum wage, Scott Basso, owner of Steve Basso Plumbing, Heating, and A/C in Bridgeport, Conn., thinks raising the wage will lead to higher supply costs.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Minimum-wage-increase-sparks-debate-4563398.php

EDITORIAL: Celebrate your emergency medical providers

The response to events such as the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Oklahoma tornadoes, a train collision in Bridgeport, Conn., or a medical emergency at your neighbor's house are all part of a day's work for members of local Emergency Medical Squads.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.waltonsun.com/opinion/editorial-celebrate-your-emergency-medical-providers-1.151155

SHU basketball coach Dave Bike retires

... Pounds Highlights from men's basketball action between Sacred Heart and Quinnipiac at Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday January 19, 2012. Sacred Heart's Head Coach Dave Bike. Photo: Christian Abraham Sacred Heart Head Coach ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sacredheart/slideshow/SHU-basketball-coach-Dave-Bike-retires-63555.php

Police: Toll Evader Caught with Coke, Pills in Car

... illegal prescription drugs in the vehicle, Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said. Jaun, J. Negron, 34, of Bridgeport, Conn. was charged with theft of services, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and illegal possession of ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fortlee.patch.com/articles/police-alleged-toll-evader-nailed-with-coke-pills-in-car

A call for rail trust fund

Congressman Jim Himes speaks during a press confernce at the train station in Bridgeport, Conn., May 29th, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dariennewsonline.com/news/article/Blumenthal-Murphy-call-for-rail-trust-fund-4561920.php

Obituary: Mary A. Katona, 97, of Milford

... and loving son, Joseph Kovach and his wife, Joan E. Schoenhals of Heath, Mass.; her sister, Vilma Hannon of Bridgeport; a brother, Alexander E. (Sally-Ann) Pazsak Jr. of Milford; sister-in-law, Mary Pazsak; a niece and several nephews. She also was ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.milfordmirror.com/6911/obituary-mary-a-katona-97-of-milford/

Blumenthal, Murphy call for rail trust fund

Congressman Jim Himes speaks during a press confernce at the train station in Bridgeport, Conn., May 29th, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/news/article/Blumenthal-Murphy-call-for-rail-trust-fund-4561920.php

Temperatures soar into the 80s

... By 9 a.m. the temperature was already in the mid-70s. By 1 p.m., Danbury and Oxford were recording 84 degrees, Bridgeport and New Haven hit 81 degrees. The National Weather Service says there is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Temperatures-soar-into-the-80s-4560293.php

Southport volunteer firefighter suspended after arrest for impersonating cop

... over a motorist for passing a school bus with red flashing lights. Ralph Arnone , 52, of Hillside Avenue in Bridgeport, in addition to being accused of pretending to be a police officer, was charged with breach of peace and reckless driving. He was ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Southport-volunteer-firefighter-suspended-after-4554636.php

"A Grand Night for Singing" at Harris Arts Center this weekend

... Calhoun Little Theater in Nunsense and Radio Gals. Therese was a vocal performance major at the University of Bridgeport and a past member-soloist of the Calhoun Civic Chorus. This talented soprano lists many performances to her credit including ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.calhountimes.com/view/full_story/22742788/article--%E2%80%9CA-Grand-Night-for-Singing%E2%80%9D-at-Harris-Arts-Center-this-weekend--?instance=home_local_news

Padraig J. Gannon, 73, Of Norwalk, Vietnam War Veteran

... son, Kevin, of Norwalk; brother Joseph; sister, Betty Stinchon of England; nieces, Patty of Brooklyn and Kris of Bridgeport; and many nieces and nephews in Ireland. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Frank; and sisters, Marion Schlegel and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/padraig-j-gannon-73-norwalk-vietnam-war-veteran

Arrest made in Bridgeport grenade case

Police secure the Margaret E. Morton Government Center on Broad Street in downtown Bridgeport, evacuated after an inert explosive device was discovered on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Arrest-made-in-Bridgeport-grenade-case-4561574.php

Raymond H. Ives, Jr., 88, Formerly Of Fairfield, Army Veteran

Ives was born in Bridgeport to Raymond H. Ives, Sr. and Mabel Ives. He was a graduate of the Randolph Macon Military Academy in Virginia and attended Boston University prior to being called to serve in the U.S. Army.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/raymond-h-ives-jr-88-formerly-fairfield-army-veteran

Fire in elderly complex in Bridgeport

Bridgeport firefighters responded to a fire in an elderly apartment complex Wednesday morning.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfield_cty/fire-in-elderly-complex-in-bridgeport

3 Conn. kids in National Spelling Bee

... and hope to take part in the semi finals. Abram Goda , a seventh grader at the Multicultural Magnet School in Bridgeport, correctly spelled 'alcazar' in round two and 'nomenclative' in round three. After taking part in the semi finals, all remaining ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/connecticut/3-connecticut-kids-in-2013-national-spelling-bee

Vandalism suspects sought by police

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying suspects in a vandalism and theft in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfield_cty/vandalism-suspects-sought-by-bridgeport-police

School becomes market for unique lesson

A school in Bridgeport looked a lot like a farmer's market Wednesday with all kinds of fruits and vegetables being sold.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfield_cty/school-becomes-market-for-unique-lesson

Report: Lawmakers Call For Rail Safety After Train Derails Near Fairfield

... from the three Democrats came less than two weeks after a Metro-North commuter train derailed on the Fairfield-Bridgeport border and a day after a freight train derailed and exploded in Baltimore. "These recent collisions and accidents are a call to ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/politics/report-lawmakers-call-rail-safety-after-train-derails-near-fairfield

Bluefish can't cash in, fall to York

The Bridgeport Bluefish were defeated by the York Revolution 4-2 in Wednesday night's game at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Bluefish-can-t-cash-in-fall-to-York-4559550.php

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Adult graduates proud of achievement

Bridgeport Adult Education students Myshawn Barnett, left, Lynn Pettway-Harris, seated, Frank Antunes, in back, and Denise Rivera, pose in the library at Central High School in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Adult-graduates-proud-of-achievement-4559349.php

Officials: Billions needed for rail safety

Several Connecticut officials are calling on the federal government to spend more on rail safety and reliability following a commuter train derailment in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/news/article/Officials-Billions-needed-for-rail-safety-4558989.php

MAAC basketball tournaments return to Albany

... decision. The Times Union center is the home court of the Siena Saints . The MAAC selected Albany over bids from Bridgeport, Conn., Springfield and the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. The Times Union Center last hosted the tournament in 2010, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/9323586/maac-basketball-tournaments-return-albany-2015

Recent wrecks belie improving rail safety record

... crossing before the derailment. The Maryland accident comes on the heels of the derailment of a commuter train in Bridgeport, Connecticut earlier this month. More than 70 people were injured when a second train struck the one that derailed. And last ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/c5b94170b349475f8ea2cf7de7042798/US-Train-Safety

Recent wrecks belie improving rail safety record

... crossing before the derailment. The Maryland accident comes on the heels of the derailment of a commuter train in Bridgeport, Connecticut earlier this month. More than 70 people were injured when a second train struck the one that derailed. And last ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.tribtown.com/view/story/c5b94170b349475f8ea2cf7de7042798/US-Train-Safety

MAAC tournament returning to Albany

Attendance figures for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://wnyt.com/article/stories/s3049055.shtml?cat=300

Two suspects in Lenox Jewelers heist held without bond

Two more of the five suspects in the heist of $4 to $5 million in merchandise from Lenox Jewelers last month appeared Wednesday before a federal magistrate in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Two-suspects-in-Lenox-Jewelers-heist-held-without-4558718.php

Teen Charged With Having 'Magic Mushrooms' In Westport

WESTPORT, Conn. A 19-year-old Bridgeport man was charged with two counts of drug possession in Westport last week after police said he was found with marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://westport.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/teen-charged-having-magic-mushrooms-westport

MAAC basketball tournament returns to Albany

... decision. The Times Union center is the home court of the Siena Saints. The MAAC selected Albany over bids from Bridgeport, Conn., Springfield and the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. The Times Union Center last hosted the tournament in 2010, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fox44abc22yourvoice.com/story/22450583/maac-basketball-tournament-returns-to-albany

Young hit-and-run victim still critical

... with injuries suffered in the Monday night incident. Diamond Battle and her aunt, Bennie Mae Smith , both of Bridgeport, were crossing Washington Avenue at Highland Street when a large, light-colored SUV hit them and fled north on Washington Avenue ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Young-hit-and-run-victim-still-critical-4558856.php

Video: Officials Call for Railroad Safety Investments

... people and freight are transported safely and reliable every day, without the kind of collision we saw here in Bridgeport," said Blumenthal. "The destruction was unbelievable and the fact that we got off as lightly as we did was probably a miracle," ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stamford.itsrelevant.com/content/14558/Officials-Call-for-Railroad-Safety-Investments

Derailment's Impact Shows Success Of Metro-North

Joni Mitchell, in her famous lyric, sang: "Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone." This was my first thought when I read about the derailment of the Metro-North commuter train near Bridgeport on May 17.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/hc-op-thorson-derailment-highlights-successs-of-me-20130529,0,2611786.column?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Courant%2FOpEd+%28courant.com+-+OPED%29

Connecticut Students Eliminated From Scripps National Spelling Bee

... Keshav Ramesh of South Windsor , 12-year-old Abram Goda of Milford and 13-year-old Anthony Capasso of Bridgeport were eliminated despite spelling their words correctly during two live rounds Wednesday. Their scores on a computer-administered test ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-spelling-bee-update-0530-20130529,0,6953642.story

Conn. senator calls for railroad trust fund

... throughout the social media spectrum and is administered by Mainstream Media EC on behalf of Big News Network. BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is proposing the establishment of a trust fund to ensure the upkeep and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/index.php/sid/214841757/scat/d5a8e031d9cda237

Recent wrecks belie improving rail safety record

... crossing before the derailment. The Maryland accident comes on the heels of the derailment of a commuter train in Bridgeport, Conn. earlier this month. More than 70 people were injured when a second train struck the one that derailed. And last ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/05/29/4892627/recent-wrecks-belie-improving.html

Hall High Band Director Named Teacher of the Year

... said he knew from an early age that he wanted to be a teacher and a musician. He saw how much fun his teachers at Bridgeport Central High School had, and he wanted to do the same, he said. Mastroianni earned bachelor's degrees in jazz studies and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/west-hartford/hc-west-hartford-teacher-of-year-0530-20130528,0,7295810.story

Carmen L. Lopez: Dissent in a democracy

Across the city of Bridgeport, citizens are talking about the fact that our local ship of state has run aground.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/Carmen-L-Lopez-Dissent-in-a-democracy-4558451.php

Consolidation could shift landscape of planning organizations

... Naugatuck should be in a regional planning organization that includes the lower Naugatuck Valley and Greater Bridgeport - whether that organization includes Waterbury or not. "There's other activity happening south that has a lot more relevance to ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.mycitizensnews.com/news/2013/05/consolidation-could-shift-landscape-of-planning-organizations/

'Gutless' tells woman's story

Writer-director Jerold Goldstein and performer and writer Amy Oestreicher talk about the one-woman show they've created, "Gutless & Grateful," that will be playing the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2. Photo: Contributed Photo Westport actress and singer Amy Oestreicher has turned the story of a medical catastrophe that ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Gutless-charts-Westport-woman-s-near-death-4554119.php

MAAC basketball championship headed back to Albany

... starting in 2015. The championships were in Albany for 15 of the past 24 years before the league took them to Bridgeport, Conn. in 2011 and Springfield, Mass., for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 title games. The MAAC Council of Presidents says they'll ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wcax.com/story/22449867/maac-basketball-championship-headed-back-to-albany

Rochester ranks 4th among fastest growing cities for 50+ dating

... the top 10 on OurTime's list, which was rounded out by St. Louis, Austin, Cincinnati, San Jose, Minneapolis and Bridgeport, Conn. "This is a vibrant, growing community of singles that's taking the dating scene by storm, and rightfully so," said Dr. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.rbj.net/article.asp?aID=195049

Patriots hammer slumping 'Fish

Bridgeport's free fall continued when the Bluefish dug themselves a 12-run hole, then rallied-kind of-before eventually dropping a 16-11 Memorial Day decision to the Somerset Patriots before an announced crowd of 2,672 fans at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Monday afternoon.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/patriots-hammer-slumping-fish

Albany back as MAAC basketball tourney host

... Canisius College and Niagara University . Albany beat out three other arenas, though only one of those, in Bridgeport, Conn., met the minimum financial guarantees necessary. The Times Union Center is the largest indoor venue in the Capital Region, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2013/05/29/albany-scores-maac-basketball-tourney.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_buffalo+%28Business+First+of+Buffalo%29

1 hurt in Bridgeport fire

A resident is transported to an ambulance outside a high rise fire at Sycamore Place Apartments at 285 Maplewood Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Fire-in-Bridgeport-apartment-building-4557025.php

Turn Of River Principal Takes New Job In Stamford

... superintendent." He holds a doctorate of education degree in educational leadership from the University of Bridgeport, as well as a master of science degree in school psychology from Miami University, and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stamford.dailyvoice.com/schools/turn-river-principal-takes-new-job-stamford

Area students compete in nat'l 'Bee'

Abram Mikhaeel Goda, 12, of Bridgeport, was the winner of the Hearst Media Services Regional Spelling Bee in March.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/2-area-students-compete-in-national-Bee-4556590.php

Officials want billions for the rails

Metro North train cars heavily damaged in Friday's derailment are pulled from the scene after being hoisted back on to the tracks in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Officials-Billions-needed-for-rail-safety-4556815.php

Officials: Billions needed for rail safety

Metro North train cars heavily damaged in Friday's derailment are pulled from the scene after being hoisted back on to the tracks in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Officials-Billions-needed-for-rail-safety-4556815.php

Fire in Bridgeport apartment building

Fire officials said a mattress caught fire in one of the upper floor units. Firefighters used an aerial ladder to make sure no one was trapped inside the building.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/1-hurt-in-Bridgeport-fire-4557025.php

Albany scores MAAC basketball tourney yet again

... and women's basketball in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Albany beat out three other arenas, though only one of those, in Bridgeport, Conn., met the minimum financial guarantees necessary. The Times Union Center is the largest indoor venue in the Capital ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/blog/2013/05/albany-scores-maac-basketball-tourney.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_albany+%28Business+Review+of+Albany%29

Robert A. Okerblom, 75, Security Officer In Stamford

Okerblom was born July 14, 1937, in Bridgeport, son of Andrew and Flora Okerblom, and had been a Fairfield resident for most of his life.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stamford.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/robert-okerblom-75-lifelong-fairfield-resident-special-police-officer

Jesse Friedman Spent 13 Years in Prison as a Notorious Child Rapist - He May Soon Get ...

The blocks tucked behind the railroad tracks and the I-95 overpass in Bridgeport, Connecticut,look much as you'd expect from a poor neighborhood in a foundering city.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.bradfordtoday.com/entertainment/jesse-friedman-spent-13-years-in-prison-as-a-notorious-child-rapist-mdash-he-may-soon-get-an-apology.html

Officials to seek more $$$ after crash

Several Connecticut officials are calling on the federal government to spend more on rail safety and reliability following a commuter train derailment near Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/traffic/trains/officials-to-seek-more-spending-after-conn-crash

Why America Needs An Education Spring

... time protestors filled the streets of that city, signs of discontent were evident in Newark , Philadelphia , and Bridgeport, Connecticut . Neither is the discontent limited to communities of the urban poor and people of color. A recent news report ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://blog.ourfuture.org/20130529/why-america-needs-an-education-spring?#038;#038;

Bluefish rally in ninth but fall short to Revolution

The Bridgeport Bluefish were defeated by the York Revolution 6-3 in Tuesday night's game at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Bluefish-rally-in-ninth-but-fall-short-to-4555491.php

Revs' Lewis closes the door on Bridgeport

Rommie Lewis entered in the ninth inning to shut down a Bridgeport rally, preserving a 6-3 York Revolution victory on Tuesday at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ydr.com/revolution/ci_23341912/revs-lewis-closes-door-bridgeport

Cause of death undetermined in case of ECSU student

... the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Tuesday. Wiley's boyfriend, Jermaine V. Richards, 30, of Bridgeport, has been charged with her murder and kidnapping. Wiley, a student at Eastern Connecticut State University, was reported missing from ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130528/NWS04/130529689/1047/NWS1501

No charter school for city's west side

... made. Under the law, the state gave the district just 60 days to sign onto the plan. "We need that model here in Bridgeport ... All of our children deserve better options and models, but in the right way," he said. By a rare unanimous vote, the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/No-local-charter-school-for-Bridgeport-4555174.php

In Context: War Report , 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 further information and an archive of programs, please ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/68731

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Three Connecticut Students Compete In National Spelling Bee

... rubicelle in regional competitions earlier this spring, Keshav Ramesh of South Windsor, Abram Mikhaeel Goda of Bridgeport and Anthony Constantine Capasso of Milford earned themselves tickets to the national spelling bee, and have spent weeks ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctnow.com/news/hc-national-spelling-bee-20130528,0,2738678.story?track=rss

Southport volunteer firefighter cited for impersonating cop

... over a motorist for passing a school bus with red flashing lights. Ralph Arnone , 52, of Hillside Avenue in Bridgeport, in addition to being accused of pretending to be a police officer, was charged with breach of peace and reckless driving. He was ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Southport-volunteer-firefighter-cited-for-4554636.php

Autopsy can't determine how Wiley died

... "undetermined." Wiley's partial remains were found on May 17 in a wooded area in Trumbull, about a mile from the Bridgeport home of her longtime boyfriend, Jermaine Richards.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/crime/autopsy-cant-determine-how-ecsu-student-died

Dr. Kenneth Mauer is recognized among Castle Connolly's Top Doctors for Fairfield, CT region in 2013.

... by and about the honoree: Ken is the Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at St Vincent's Medical center in Bridgeport, CT. as well as an Assistant Professor at The Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He is also a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://it.tmcnet.com/news/2013/05/28/7164739.htm

Woman And Her Niece In Critical Condition After Bridgeport Hit And Run

... Avenue at Highland Street at about 8:45 p.m., said police spokesman William Kaempffer. Both were taken to Bridgeport Hospital, Kaempffer said; the child was transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital Tuesday. The vehicle involved was a large, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-bridgeport-hit-and-run-0529-20130528,0,6615479.story?track=rss

Recent string of hit-and-runs 'unusual'

A hit-and-run accident that left a 61-year-old woman and her 6-year-old niece critically injured was Bridgeport's third such accident involving a child in a month -- a bizarre statistic many see as far too high.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Recent-string-of-hit-and-runs-unusual-4554652.php

Kingsport carousel update

... end of the city's carousel project -- the working parts of a 1956 Herschel Carousel, donated to the city by the Bridgeport Connecticut Zoo. "This is what we call the frame and it truly makes everything go 'round," project coordinator Reggie Martin ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wcyb.com/news/kingsport-carousel-update/-/14590844/20331836/-/5h7ki0/-/index.html

Fairfield Police: Man Charged With Impersonating Officer

... officer after waving a badge to reprimand a fellow driver, according to police reports. Ralph Arnone, 52, of Bridgeport called police to report that he was following a driver who had just passed a school bus with its red lights flashing Friday ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/fairfield-police-man-charged-impersonating-officer

Construction begins on new apartments

Elizabeth Torres, Executive Director of Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, speaks during the groundbreaking of 570 State Street, in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Construction-begins-on-new-apartments-4554540.php

Coastal Link service failing customers

How much more time, money and productivity must my employer lose before the Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority does something about Bridgeport residents being left on the side of the road due to overcrowded buses on the Coastal Link line? During the last eight months, I, along with many other commuters, have been left standing by the side of the ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/Coastal-Link-service-failing-customers-4554440.php

City officials should pass on raises

It's hard to overstate the degree to which Bridgeport leaders, including Mayor Bill Finch , are out of touch with their constituents.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/City-officials-should-pass-on-raises-4554442.php

Jesse Friedman Spent 13 Years in Prison as a Notorious Child Rapist - He May Soon Get an Apology

The blocks tucked behind the railroad tracks and the I-95 overpass in Bridgeport, Connecticut,look much as you'd expect from a poor neighborhood in a foundering city.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.villagevoice.com/2013-05-29/news/jesse-friedman/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+most%2Frecent+%28Village+Voice+-+The+most+recent+10+stories%29

Tractor-Trailer Rollover Causes Backups On I-95 In Westport

Update 4:30 p.m.: FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A 21-mile backups was reported on Interstate 95 from an overturned tractor-trailer in Bridgeport from Exit 8 in Stamford to Exit 27, the Connecticut Department of Transportation said Tuesday afternoon.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://westport.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/tractor-trailer-rollover-causes-backups-i-95-fairfield-county

Autopsy can't determine how ECSU student died

... "undetermined." Wiley's partial remains were found on May 17 in a wooded area in Trumbull, about a mile from the Bridgeport home of her longtime boyfriend, Jermaine Richards . (AP) - An autopsy on the dismembered remains of an Eastern Connecticut ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/crime/article/Autopsy-can-t-determine-how-ECSU-student-died-4553653.php

Artist responds to Newtown tragedy through Jewish carvings

... through adversity are issues familiar to Harvey Paris in his role as co-director of Jewish Family Service in Bridgeport. Those same issues also are familiar to Paris in his role as an artist. Considered by many as among the finest of modern-day ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Artist-responds-to-Newtown-tragedy-through-Jewish-4554293.php

'Gutless' charts Westport woman's near-death experience

Writer-director Jerold Goldstein and performer and writer Amy Oestreicher talk about the one-woman show they've created, "Gutless & Grateful," that will be playing the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2. Photo: Contributed Photo Westport actress and singer Amy Oestreicher has turned the story of a medical catastrophe that ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Gutless-charts-Westport-woman-s-near-death-4554119.php

Why America Needs An Education Spring

... time protestors filled the streets of that city, signs of discontent were evident in Newark , Philadelphia , and Bridgeport, Connecticut . Neither is the discontent limited to communities of the urban poor and people of color. A recent news report ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/28-7

Milforda s Memorial Day Parade honors those who served

... Brennan, providing anti-submarine and anti-aircraft surveillance. Before he joined the Navy, Payne worked at a Bridgeport plant that made submarine gauges, he said, a fact he found somewhat ironic. Aboard the U.S.S. Brennan, his job was to watch. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.milfordmirror.com/6842/milfords-memorial-day-parade-honors-those-who-served/

Adult, 4-year-old hurt in hit-and-run

Police say they were struck by a sport utility vehicle that fled down Washington Avenue at about 8:45 p.m. Monday. BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Two people have been seriously hurt in a hit-and-run accident in Bridgeport. The Connecticut Post reports ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Adult-4-year-old-hurt-in-hit-and-run-4552541.php

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/4,737/561.html

Monday, May 27, 2013

Suarez homers, Bluefish fall

The Bridgeport Bluefish were defeated by the Somerset Patriots 16-11 in Monday's Memorial Day game at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Suarez-homers-Bluefish-fall-4551895.php

Raises for some, concessions for others

City Council President Thomas McCarthy wants to make one thing clear: He will not get a $15,000 raise under the 2013-14 budget approved earlier this month.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Raises-for-some-concessions-for-others-4551858.php

Finch has electric idea to generate revenue

The Democratic administration wants state lawmakers to let Bridgeport put the city's 51,000 households on the electricity market, bidding them out to interested providers to allegedly leverage major savings.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Finch-has-electric-idea-to-generate-revenue-4551850.php

Hit-and-run reported in Bridgeport

... to be serious and the child is a 4-year-old girl, according to scanner reports. Both victims were transported to Bridgeport Hospital . Based on surveillance video, police are searching for a silver, white or gray Chevrolet sport utility vehicle, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Hit-and-run-video-Chevrolet-SUV-sought-4551743.php

Obituary: Wayne Ratzenberger, 73, Loving Husband, Father, Friend, Veteran, Brilliant Photographer

... Center, with his family at his side, after a two-year-long battle with cancer. Ratzenberger, 73, was born in Bridgeport and grew up in Stratford. He was the son of the late Elmer Z. and Mary (Wargo) Ratzenberger. He was a 1958 graduate of Stratford ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.orangectlive.com/2013/05/27/obituary-wayne-ratzenberger-73-loving-husband-father-friend-veteran-brilliant-photographer/

Brosz pitches Danbury past Trumbull for FCIAC baseball title

The Danbury high school baseball team comes out to congratulate pitcher, Corey Brosz, after defeating Trumbull high school in the FCIAC baseball championship game played at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday May 26th, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/highschool/articleGallery/Brosz-pitches-Danbury-past-Trumbull-for-FCIAC-4550200.php

Luke Cooper, CEO, Asurvest, Inc., Nominated For The New England...

In addition to managing a rapidly growing business, the Bridgeport, Connecticut native, Luke Cooper, spends much of his time inspiring the region's youth through entrepreneurship.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/prwebAssurvest-LukeCooper/CommunityServiceAward/prweb10771200.htm

Remembering a brother who served, the mother who fought for what he deserved

... "Marksman" by the Army with the Connecticut-manufactured M16 rifle, Frances proved just as proficient with her Bridgeport-made Underwood typewriter. At 50 words per minute, she targeted numerous government agencies with letters expressing her ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Remembering-a-brother-who-served-the-mother-who-4550800.php

Gang members offered alternative to violence

... reducing violence in other cities such as Chicago and Cincinnati. Officials are also implementing the program in Bridgeport and Hartford. Connecticut's overall crime rate is at its lowest since 1968. But gun violence remains high in the largest ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130527/NWS12/305279964/-1/NWS

'Peeper' cop sues town for retirement disability benefits

... is a police officer," Nicholas Vanghele testified Thursday before state Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe in Bridgeport. "I always felt I would go out in a body bag with honors." Instead, according to court documents, on Oct. 21, 2009, Vanghele ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Peeper-cop-sues-town-for-retirement-disability-4545885.php

War Zone/Comfort Zone

... men - Shalini Madaras and Joy Kiss - struggling to establish transitional housing for homeless female veterans in Bridgeport, Connecticut, despite virulent community opposition.



via Bridgeport Newswire https://tv.azpm.org/schedules/episode/75918/

Sunday, May 26, 2013

2013 FCIAC baseball championship

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



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/slideshow/2013-FCIAC-baseball-championship-63274.php

Student poems greet city bus riders

Central High School students Anajah Belcher, left, and Alasia Robinson, right, look at their poems posted on a Greater Bridgeport Transit bus with teacher and contest organizer, Ron Rapice in Bridgeport,Conn. on Friday, May 24, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Student-poems-greet-city-bus-riders-4550405.php

Anti-obesity effort asks people to take stairs

But Get Healthy CT, a local effort to curb obesity in Greater Bridgeport, wants people to know that getting fit can be as simple as moving your feet.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Anti-obesity-effort-asks-people-to-take-stairs-4550365.php

Critically injured woman sues Metro-North

A woman who was critically injured in the crash and derailment of a Metro-North train in Bridgeport on May 17 has filed suit against the railroad.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/news/article/Critically-injured-woman-sues-Metro-North-4550388.php

Brosz pitches Danbury past Trumbull for FCIAC baseball title

The Danbury high school baseball team comes out to congratulate pitcher, Corey Brosz, after defeating Trumbull high school in the FCIAC baseball championship game played at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday May 26th, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/highschool/article/Brosz-pitches-Danbury-past-Trumbull-for-FCIAC-4550200.php

Marion Elizabeth Dumond

... She is survived by son, Richard Callahan and wife, Erika, of Madison, Ala.; three daughters, Mary Tardy of Bridgeport, Conn., Ginger Cropley and husband, Milo, of Mars Hill and Geraldine Thibodeau of Westfield; brothers-in-law, Preston and Kenneth ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/26/obituaries/marion-elizabeth-dumond/

Reader Submitted: a Tale Of Two Fathers And Organ Donation

... Thanks to the generosity of my donor, I am healthy and enjoying life to its fullest potential." Ric Francis of Bridgeport relishes his role as a Dad. His daughter, Jalyn, was his firstborn. When he thinks of Jalyn he envisions his little girl's ease ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/cheshire/hcrs-75489hc-statewide-20130522,0,6486934.story

Obituary: Wayne A. Ratzenberger Sr., 73, longtime news photographer and freelance photojournalist

... Center, with his family at his side, after a two-year-long battle with cancer. Ratzenberger, 73, was born in Bridgeport and grew up in Stratford. He was the son of the late Elmer Z. and Mary (Wargo) Ratzenberger. He was a 1958 graduate of Stratford ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.milfordmirror.com/6817/obituary-wayne-a-ratzenberger-sr-73-longtime-news-photographer-and-freelance-photojournalist/

Train service back on track after Conn. derailment

... "I'm just very happy that it's back," said Danielle Martin, a 34-year-old legal secretary whose commute from Bridgeport to Stamford had grown an hour longer on shuttle buses while the tracks were repaired. AP Photo - Metro North railroad employees ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.lakewyliepilot.com/2013/05/22/1920532/conn-rail-service-returning-to.html

Metro-North Aftermath Tops Wilton's Week In News

WILTON, Conn. Although the accident happened near the Bridgeport/Fairfield border, the May 17 Metro-North derailment and collision wreaked havoc for all commuters heading to the city.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://wilton.dailyvoice.com/news/metro-north-aftermath-tops-wiltons-week-news

Train Crash Aftermath Leads Week's News In Norwalk

... derailment and crash led the news in the city this week. Rail service was stopped at South Norwalk and Bridgeport after the crash that injured dozens of people and which left commuters in Westport and Fairfield scrambling. But commuters rode out the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/news/train-crash-aftermath-leads-week-s-news-norwalk

Train Crash Aftermath Leads Week's News In Darien

... derailment and crash led the news in the city this week. Rail service was stopped at South Norwalk and Bridgeport after the crash that injured dozens of people, and which left commuters in Westport and Fairfield scrambling. But commuters in Darien ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://darien.dailyvoice.com/news/train-crash-aftermath-leads-week-s-news-darien

Norwalk Man Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $3.4 Million From Stamford Employer

... Rothstein-Tauber Inc. for 18 years, made the guilty plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons in Bridgeport. He faces a maximum prison term of 20 years when sentenced in August. He has been free since posting a $300,000 bond after his ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stamford.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/norwalk-man-pleads-guilty-embezzling-34-million-stamford-employer

New London school board rejects Renzulli Academy proposal

... Superintendent Nicholas A. Fischer said Thursday. "Why didn't we know about this before the meeting?" New London, Bridgeport and Windham were selected for replication of the Hartford academy and were to split a total of $500,000 in grant money. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130524/NWS01/130529770/1068/New-London-school-board-rejects-Renzulli-Academy-proposal

Diocese Of Bridgeport Ordains 7 New Roman Catholic Priests

A total of seven men were ordained into the priesthood Saturday in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, which serves all of Fairfield County, it announced on its website.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/diocese-bridgeport-ordains-7-new-roman-catholic-priests

Dave Ruden: Trumbull's Mack shows heart, humble nature in gifts to Bridgeport programs

Trumbull High's Athletic Director, Mike Herbst, hugs Casey Mack after the team beat Greenwich, during FCIAC Baseball Championship semi-final action at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/highschool/article/Dave-Ruden-Trumbull-s-Mack-shows-heart-humble-4547424.php

Rudi Kiefer

... At the same time that I was enjoying a chat with the hi-tech train watchers, two commuter trains collided in Bridgeport, Conn., injuring 63 people. It was a reminder that railroads are efficient and generally safe. But like all other means of ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/86/article/84252/

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Project aims to create jobs for vets in urban greenhouse

Sean Richardson, left, and Antonio St. Lorenzo, of Heroes Village, LLC, are planning the construction of a hydroponic greenhouse, retail space, and a community center, at the old Mount Trashmore site on Central Avenue in Bridgeport's East End.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Project-aims-to-create-jobs-for-vets-in-urban-4549200.php

Former Recovery School District superintendent Paul Vallas criticizes teacher evaluations

... . Vallas led the Louisiana Recovery School District from 2007-11 and is currently schools chief in Bridgeport, Conn. Vallas reportedly said that the education reformers are "losing the communications game because we don't have a good message to ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2013/05/former_recovery_school_distric_1.html

Shocking Numbers Of Kindergarten, First Grade Suspensions

When Kazzmaire Dorsey was in kindergarten and first grade at the Lus Muoz Marin School in Bridgeport, he spent more of his school day sitting in the office or suspended at home than he did in the classroom, his lawyer says.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctnow.com/news/hc-kindergarten-suspensions-20130525,0,2403132.story?track=rss

FEMA denies appeal for more Bridgeport aid

A large payloader makes it way down East Main Street in Bridgeport, Conn. to continue snow removal on Sunday Feb.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/FEMA-denies-appeal-for-more-Bridgeport-aid-4548775.php

Heavy police presence tames Urban Beach Weekend festivities

... Beach as big as it is controversial. "A lot of people say it's a hassle," said Evan McCloud, a 30-year-old from Bridgeport Conn. "But it's not that bad if you're minding your own business." Moments later, a pack of bike-mounted police officers ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/25/3416311/heavy-police-presence-tames-urban.html

Grand Opening Celebration May 29 at Storrs Adventure Park

... ropes challenge courses. It follows the success of the Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum, which opened in Bridgeport, Connecticut last summer to rave reviews by media and public, alike. The Park's design works with the natural arrangement of ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prleap.com/pr/204106/

Injured Passenger Sues Metro-North After Derailment

A passenger who was seriously hurt in last week's train crash on the Bridgeport-Fairfield border filed a lawsuit Friday against Metro-North Railroad, The Hartford Courant reported .



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stamford.dailyvoice.com/news/injured-passenger-sues-metro-north-after-derailment

Report: Injured Passenger Sues Metro-North After Derailment

A passenger who was seriously hurt in last week's train crash on the Bridgeport-Fairfield border filed a lawsuit Friday against Metro-North Railroad, The Hartford Courant reported .



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stamford.dailyvoice.com/news/report-injured-passenger-sues-metro-north-after-derailment

Friday, May 24, 2013

Senate panel to probe crash

A Senate panel will convene hearings into the Metro-North train wreck that injured more than 70 people when two commuter trains collided near Bridgeport last week.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Senate-panel-to-examine-Metro-North-derailment-4547810.php

UPDATED: New London school board votes to reject grant for classes for gifted

... Superintendent Nicholas A. Fischer said Thursday. "Why didn't we know about this before the meeting?" New London, Bridgeport and Windham were selected for replication of the Hartford academy and were to split a total of $500,000 in grant money. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130524/NWS01/130529770/1047/nws

Danbury tops Fairfield Ludlowe in FCIAC baseball semifinals

Danbury celebrates its win over Fairfield Ludlowe, during FCIAC Baseball Championship semi-final action at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/sports/articleGallery/Danbury-tops-Fairfield-Ludlowe-in-FCIAC-baseball-4540818.php

Fuel Cells Could Offer Cheap Carbon-Dioxide Storage

... be used to capture carbon dioxide. The process only works with molten carbonate fuel cells, a type made by the Bridgeport, Connecticut-based company FuelCell Energy , which sells them now to businesses and utilities for certain niche applications ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.technologyreview.com/news/515026/fuel-cells-could-offer-cheap-carbon-dioxide-storage/

Make Alternative Schools Accountable

... wyer, is director of the Alternative Schools Reform Project at the Center for Children's Advocacy in Hartford and Bridgeport..



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/hc-op-smith-connecticut-must-hold-alternative-scho-20130524,0,7563805.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Courant%2FOpEd+%28courant.com+-+OPED%29

Charter school proponent does not speak for Bridgeport

We are the newly elected District Parent Advisory Council leaders of the Bridgeport public schools.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/Charter-school-proponent-does-not-speak-for-4547394.php

Crack in Metro-North Tracks Repaired at Train Derailment

... at the spot where one train jumped the track and was struck by a second train on an adjacent rail in the city of Bridgeport, the National Transportation Safety Board said in an e-mail statement. Metro-North is inspecting all the "joint bars" on its ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-24/crack-in-metro-north-tracks-repaired-at-train-derailment.html

Woman sues Metro-North

Metro North train cars heavily damaged in Friday's derailment are pulled from the scene after being hoisted back on to the tracks in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/news/article/Critically-injured-woman-sues-Metro-North-4546689.php

Suspect Charged With Indecent Exposure At Fairfield Store

FAIRFIELD, Conn. A Bridgeport man was charged with exposing himself to a woman Fairfield's Kohl's department store earlier this year, police say.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/suspect-charged-indecent-exposure-fairfield-store

Critically injured woman sues Metro-North

A woman who was critically injured in the crash and derailment of a Metro-North train in Bridgeport on May 17 has filed suit against the railroad.



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

Critically injured woman sues Metro-North

Metro North train cars heavily damaged in Friday's derailment are pulled from the scene after being hoisted back on to the tracks in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Critically-injured-woman-sues-Metro-North-4546689.php

Lawsuit filed in Conn. train collision

... negligence by the Metro-North Railroad. Attorney Joel Faxon says the suit was filed Friday in federal court in Bridgeport to gain access to witnesses and allow victims and their families to be involved in the investigation. He said it was the first ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfield_cty/lawsuit-filed-in-conn-train-collision

NTSB releases findings into Metro-North derailment

Metro North workers at the site of Friday's train derailment in Bridgeport. Conn. on Sunday, May 19, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/article/NTSB-releases-findings-into-Metro-North-derailment-4546572.php

NTSB releases findings into Metro-North derailment

Repair crews fixed a cracked rail joint bar last month in the area of track on the Bridgeport border where an eastbound Metro-North train derailed last Friday and was struck by a second train, according to federal investigators.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://m.ctpost.com/connpost/db_43460/contentdetail.htm?detailindex=1&contentguid=xK07dOMi&pn=0

NTSB Focuses On Recently Repaired Equipment In Rail Collision Probe

Federal investigators are focusing on a recently repaired piece of equipment as they probe the cause of last week's train derailment in Bridgeport.



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'Unusual condition' seen before Conn. derailment

... is conducting an inspection and inventory of all the joint bars on its main tracks. The train derailed May 17 in Bridgeport and collided with an oncoming train, injuring more than 70 and disrupting service for days on the railroad used by tens of ...



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NTSB releases findings into Metro-North derailment

Metro North train cars heavily damaged in Friday's derailment are pulled from the scene after being hoisted back on to the tracks in Bridgeport.



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'Peeper' cop sues town for retirement disability benefits

... is a police officer," Nicholas Vanghele testified Thursday before state Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe in Bridgeport. "I always felt I would go out in a body bag with honors." Instead, according to court documents, on Oct. 21, 2009, Vanghele ...



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Rape charges dropped against two Norwalk men

... restraint," Bernardi said. Later that evening, Bernardi said a bouncer at Bishop's Corner Cafe strip club in Bridgeport remembered seeing the woman with Gay there when she said she had been abducted. Bernardi said the bouncer told police he had to ...



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NTSB releases findings into Metro-North derailment

Repair crews fixed a cracked rail joint last month in the area of track on the Bridgeport border where an eastbound Metro-North train derailed last Friday and was struck by a second train, federal accident investigators announced Friday morning.



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The Top of the Mountain

... about going to look at some big cats? Saturday, June 15, is Newtown Day at the Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport. Show your Newtown identification, and entry to the zoo is just $5, 10 am to 4 pm. Seems like it could be at grrr-eat outing. ...



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Metro-North rail where train derailed was fractured and repaired in April: Officials

... NTSB. The trains were carrying about 700 riders when the trains collided during May 17th rush hour just outside Bridgeport, Conn. More than 72 riders were injured. The engineer of the eastbound train reported seeing an "unusual condition on the ...



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Engineer saw 'unusual condition' before derailment

... tory of all the joint bars on its main line tracks. More than 70 people were injured in last Friday's accident in Bridgeport, Conn. and rail service in the area -- including service to New York City -- was disrupted for several days.



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'Peeper' cop sues town for retirement disability benefits

... is a police officer," Nicholas Vanghele testified Thursday before state Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe in Bridgeport. "I always felt I would go out in a body bag with honors." Instead, according to court documents, on Oct. 21, 2009, Vanghele ...



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Investigators Zero in on Cause of Metro-North...

... he noticed "an unusual condition on the track" as the train approached the area of the derailment in Bridgeport, Conn. The accident temporarily halted train traffic through a vital East Coast corridor. All travel was halted on the New Haven Line, ...



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Thank you for sharing your

... away to college too, far away from an ever-changing and often stressful family life. First she went to school in Bridgeport, Connecticut and then to Tuscon, Arizona as a transfer student in her sophomore year. At age 20, her life and dreams were cut ...



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How the Conn. train crash will affect commuters

Two commuter trains collided just outside Bridgeport, Conn., on Friday evening, damaging the tracks and snarling travel in the Northeast.



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Traffic update; 8 a.m.

... week. Looks like lots of people took the day off for a long weekend. Not bad. The only congestion spots are in Bridgeport and Norwalk. Yet, still the slowest speeds range from the upper 20s to 30s MPH. Good here too with no accidents to screw things ...



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Traffic update;

... Accident (2 Vehicle) between Exits 21 and 19. 1 lane is open. Southbound is starting to build between Exits 27 in Bridgeport to and Exit 14 in Norwalk, The heaviest traffic is in Bridgeport to Exit 22 in Fairfield. As usual, southbound lanes are ...



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Traffic update;

... Accident (2 Vehicle) between Exits 21 and 19. 1 lane is open. Southbound is starting to build between Exits 27 in Bridgeport to and Exit 14 in Norwalk, The heaviest traffic is in Bridgeport to Exit 22 in Fairfield. As usual, southbound lanes are ...



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Stamford Grows To Become Third Largest City In The State

... to 125,109 from 2010 to the middle of 2012, surpassing Hartford's population of 124,893. Stamford remains behind Bridgeport at 146,425 and New Haven at 130,741 for tops in the state. Part of the reason for Stamford's continued growth has been its ...



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Coney Island Impresario Richard Zigun Plans Comeback After Hurricane Sandy

... - amplifiers, sheetrock, screwdrivers - and volunteers have been helping to rebuild. Zigun is an amalgam - a Bridgeport, Conn., native who was raised an Orthodox Jew and is now an agnostic. Yet he continues to be proud of his Levite roots. "You're ...



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Stamford claims #3 largest city in CT

The US Census Bureau released its list of the largest cities in the state. While Bridgeport remains the most populated city with New Haven a close 2nd, it's another city that's getting attention.



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5 arrested in jewelry heist, kidnapping

... have five people in custody. After a jewelry store robbery last month, two of the five suspects appeared in Bridgeport federal court Thursday. Both face maximum life in prison. Jeffery Houston and Christopher Gay are charged with kidnapping, ...



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5 men arrested in $5M jewel heist in Fairfield, Conn.

... the Connecticut Post reported. Houston and Gay appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkle in Bridgeport, Conn., and were held without bond. Forbes, Davis and Hennix were expected to appear before a federal magistrate in Connecticut ...



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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Undocumented could get driver's licenses

... is expected next week to approve and send it to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for final review. Sen. Andres Ayala, D-Bridgeport, a chief proponent of the legislation who continued work on the bill after its apparent late-March death in the Transportation ...



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Business Center Competition Could Lead To Bridgeport

The federal government is looking to reward a nonprofit or company that would advise businesses owned by American Indians, and Bridgeport is one of the locations where the future center could operate.



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Former JCC educator Newman to be honored

Nancy Newman , of Fairfield, will be honored at a dinner on Wednesday, June 5, for her contributions to early-childhood programs at the Jewish Community Center of Eastern Fairfield County in Bridgeport.



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'Nuisance' bill should earn Senate passage

While there may not be much money for Hartford to send in Bridgeport's direction, giving the city the muscle to attack some of its more glaring quality-of-life problems can be just as important as dollars.



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Portland among possible sites for Native American business development center

... in Seattle. Portland is the lone West Coast city under consideration for the new office. Other metros include: Bridgeport, Conn.; Buffalo N.Y.; Jackson, Miss; and Green Bay and Milwaukee, Wis. The state's 4,300 Native-owned businesses generated more ...



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Westport resident's cabaret set for 2 Bridgeport shows

Westport resident Amy Oestreicher will bring her unusual cabaret show, "Gutless & Grateful," to the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport for shows on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday June 2. In an eclectic set of songs, the 26-year-old Oestreicher recounts her near-death experience as a teenager and tells of her struggles, disappointments, triumphs and the ... (more)



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Connecticut Yankee Council says Scouts should accept gays

... does not include a sexual agenda. A few hours before the Boy Scouts of America were to announce its decision, a Bridgeport former Scouts organize said keeping the ban in place would be harmful to the organization. Voting to keep it in place will not ...



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5 arrested in Conn. $4M jewelry heist, kidnapping

... ticket presales, trips, advance notice on upcoming 710 KNUS events, movie screening passes, giveaways and more! BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Five people have been arrested in the robbery of $4 million in jewelry from a Connecticut store in an elaborate ...



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5 arrested in Conn. $4M jewelry heist, kidnapping

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. Five people have been arrested in the robbery of $4 million in jewelry from a Connecticut store in an elaborate heist that began with the kidnapping of store employees more than 40 miles away.



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5 arrested in Fairfield jewel robbery

Five suspects in the brazen home invasion and robbery of a Fairfield jewelry store have been charged and two will be arraigned at 1 p.m. in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport.



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Lawsuit filed against state over gun law

... York's new "Safe Act" gun control law. The plaintiffs in the Connecticut lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, include the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, gun retailers in Monroe and ...



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NTSB expected to update Metro-North investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to issue an update Thursday on their investigation into last week's wreck of two Metro-North commuter trains in Bridgeport.



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5 arrested in Fairfield jewel robbery

... of a Fairfield jewelry store have been charged and two will be arraigned at 1 p.m. in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport. The suspects face federal kidnapping and robbery charges in connection with the April 11 holdup of the on Lennox Jewelers on ...



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NTSB expected to update Metro-North investigation today

The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to issue an update Thursday on their investigation into last week's wreck of two Metro-North commuter trains in Bridgeport.



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Metro-North train crash: No 'carmageddon,' but commuting challenges aplenty

... It took Gary Maddin of Milford, Conn ., an hour to make what is normally a 20 minute drive from his home to the Bridgeport train station. From there, he planned to board a shuttle bus to Stamford where he could catch a train to Grand Central Station ...



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3-vehicle crash on Route 8/25

There is a three-vehicle crash at Exit 1 southbound on the Route 8/25 connector in Bridgeport.



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Metro-North, Amtrak back to normal

... "I'm just very happy that it's back," said Danielle Martin, a 34-year-old legal secretary whose commute from Bridgeport to Stamford had grown an hour longer on shuttle buses while the tracks were repaired. Aaron Donovan, a spokesman for Metropolitan ...



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A century of wedding dress fashions on view at the Byram Schubert Library

... She is facilitator of the Byram Library's International Book Club, and is president of the Alliance Francais of Greenwich. Photo: Anne W. Semmes Elaine Zeh married her husband George, in Rye, New York on October 8, 1955, and now works for the Byram ...



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ECSU studenta s remains found; suspect charged

... the remains found in a wooded area in Trumbull were those of the missing student. State police have charged a Bridgeport man with the murder of Alyssiah M. Wiley, the Eastern Connecticut State University student whose body was found in Trumbull ...



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Danbury tops Fairfield Ludlowe in FCIAC baseball semifinals

Danbury celebrates its win over Fairfield Ludlowe, during FCIAC Baseball Championship semi-final action at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Back on track: Fairfielders pleased RR service gap quickly repaired

... station Wednesday morning for the first time since service disruptions caused by the Friday train collision in Bridgeport. Photo: Jarret Liotta All aboard! Metro-North Railroad was back on track Wednesday, and Fairfield commuters -- plunged into a ...



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Moving Forward, Looking Back / Genesis of Fairfield U. campus a minor miracle

... and Boston College , the Jesuit New England Province envisioned a preparatory school and college in the greater Bridgeport area. The initial search for a suitable campus came up empty. But just then, word came that the heirs of Oliver Gould Jennings ...



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CT: We're Back on Track in Northeast, Amtrak Says

... trying to determine what caused a Metro-North train headed from New York to derail and strike another train in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on Friday evening. Both trains were traveling at about 70 mph. John Cappiello, a spokesman for Bridgeport ...



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Traffic update; 9 a.m.

Things a starting to lighten up on southwestern Connecticut roads. There's still congestion on SB I-95 from Bridgeport down to Darien.



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Bridgeport Man Arrested In Connection With 3 Armed Robberies

... his vehicle from witnesses. Detectives noted that a similar vehicle was used in several other armed robberies in Bridgeport and Stratford, police said. Police located the car on Willow Street, police said. The vehicle was unoccupied, but a man using ...



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Remains Discovered In Bridgeport

The remains were found near the Wonderland of Ice and could be animal remains, state police said. The state police Major Crimes unit was investigating, but police said they don't believe the remains are connected with any criminal cases.



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Commute Should Be Back To Normal This Morning As Wreck Site Is Cleared

... commute in the morning," said Marjorie Anders, the MTA spokesman. The crash shut down all train service through Bridgeport. Metro-North said Tuesday 100 employees worked around the clock to fx the tracks since about 9 p.m. Saturday, when the ...



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Glastonbury Schools Hires New Math Director

... onnecticut State University and received her sixth year degree in Education Administration from the University of Bridgeport .



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Enough buyouts for Diocese

Nearly 20 employees are taking early retirement packages offered by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, eliminating the need for layoffs.



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Back on track: Fairfielders pleased RR service gap quickly repaired

All aboard! Metro-North Railroad was back on track Wednesday, and Fairfield commuters -- plunged into a five-day service blackout in the wake of Friday's train collision in Bridgeport -- were happy to start riding the rails again.



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Gun rights advocates file lawsuit over Conn. gun law

... York's new "Safe Act" gun control law. The plaintiffs in the Connecticut lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, include the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, gun retailers in Monroe and ...



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Moving Forward, Looking Back / Genesis of Fairfield U. campus a minor miracle

... ss and Boston College, the Jesuit New England Province envisioned a preparatory school and college in the greater Bridgeport area.



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Bluefish fall to Southern Maryland

The Bridgeport Bluefish were defeated by the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 4-1 in Wednesday night's game at Regency Furniture Stadium.



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Enough buyouts for Diocese

Nearly 20 employees are taking early retirement packages offered by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, eliminating the need for layoffs.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Enough-buyouts-for-Diocese-4540809.php

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

MTA Workers Looking to Sue Over Last Week's Train Collision

Emergency workers arrive at the scene of a commuter train collision, Friday, May 17, 2013 in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Metro-North crews consider lawsuit in collision

... railroad law attorney, to pursue damages for injuries suffered when an eastbound commuter train derailed near Bridgeport and was struck by a westbound train heading toward New York. Prior to the accident, a joint bar, which bolts two pieces of rail ...



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New Canaan baseball falls in FCIAC quarters to Trumbull

... with a 6-3 win over host New Canaan at Mead Park. Trumbull will meet Greenwich on Wednesday at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport (5 or 7:30) in a rematch of last season's championship game. "Momentum seemed to be going (New Canaan's) way after they scored ...



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Metro-North crews consider lawsuit in collision

... railroad law attorney, to pursue damages for injuries suffered when an eastbound commuter train derailed near Bridgeport and was struck by a westbound train heading toward New York. Prior to the accident, a joint bar, which bolts two pieces of rail ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Metro-North-crews-consider-lawsuit-in-collision-4540671.php

'Low Bono' Endeavor Aims to Address Unmet Legal Needs

... people stuck between poverty and everybody else," said Darren Pruslow, a founding partner at Briand & Pruslow in Bridgeport, Conn. "Most people in Connecticut are not getting representation. People shouldn't have to go pro se because they don't have ...



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Back on track: Westporters happy to be riding the rails again

... was restored Wednesday morning for the first time since the disruptions caused by a train collision Friday in Bridgeport. Photo: Jarret Liotta Chip Andrews of Westport, left, said he didn't really feel many negative consequences on his train travels ...



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Knocked off track 2 days by RR collision, Westporters adapt routines

In Westport, Bridgit Labosky of Bridgeport was disappointed that she would miss her connecting bus in South Norwalk on her regular commute Monday morning, but added, "What are you going to do?" Photo: Jarret Liotta Scenes at the Saugatuck Railroad Station in Westport early Monday as local commuters, joined by those bused in from stops to the east, ... (more)



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Tracks were inspected before crash

Metro North train cars heavily damaged in Friday's derailment are pulled from the scene after being hoisted back on to the tracks in Bridgeport.



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Gun rights advocates sue over state law

... Legislature in response to the Newtown school massacre. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday at U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, two sportsmen's groups and eight state residents claimed that the new law banning assault weapons and large-capacity magazines ...



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Teachers Union Files Complaint Against Bridgeport School District

The city of Bridgeport 's reform-minded superintendent of schools has come under fire from the state's largest teacher union, which filed a complaint Monday that the district is illegally excluding teacher, parents and community leaders from decision-making. Bridgeport's reform-minded schools superintendent has come under fire from the state's ... (more)



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Metro-North crews consider lawsuit

Metro North train cars heavily damaged in Friday's derailment are pulled from the scene after being hoisted back on to the tracks in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Metro-North-crews-consider-lawsuit-in-collision-4539449.php

Duly Noted: Elvis, Muhammad Ali, Doug Oberhelman, and mac 'n cheese

... column calculates that Chicago is 99th out of 102 markets in general economic strength, placing ahead of only Bridgeport, Conn., New Haven, Conn., and Albuquerque, N.M.. At the top of the list: Austin, Texas. -- G. Scott Thomas of The Business ...



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Suspect arrested in several armed robberies

... nda and Det. Michael Fiumidinski then radioed that a similar vehicle was used in several other armed robberies in Bridgeport and Stratford.



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Franklin Pierce University's 48th Commencement on Saturday, May 18

... of Stanford, Conn., who said his dream is to work for a minor league baseball team. Having interned with the Bridgeport Bluefish, an American professional baseball team based in Bridgeport, Conn., Ashkin said he got a taste of what it would be like ...



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My brother died when he was

... away to college too, far away from an ever-changing and often stressful family life. First she went to school in Bridgeport, Connecticut and then to Tuscon, Arizona as a transfer student in her sophomore year. At age 20, her life and dreams were cut ...



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Back on track: Westporters happy to be riding the rails again

Westport rail passengers were spared some of the commuting nightmares that plagued others at points east in the aftermath of the Friday's train collision in Bridgeport, but they were still pleased with full restoration of Metro-North service Wednesday morning.



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Suspect arrested in several armed robberies

... and Det. Michael Fiumidinski then radioed that a similar vehicle was used in several other armed robberies in Bridgeport and Stratford. Other officers located the getaway car unoccupied on Willow Street and were watching a man on a payphone nearby ...



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Commuters glad to be riding rails again

... station Wednesday morning for the first time since service disruptions caused by the Friday train collision in Bridgeport. Photo: Jarret Liotta All aboard! Metro-North Railroad was back on track Wednesday, and Fairfield commuters -- plunged into a ...



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Metro-North Train Crash Highlights Infrastructure Need

On Friday evening at rush hour, two Metro-North railroad trains, one heading east out of Grand Central Terminal in New York City , the other heading west out of New Haven toward the Big Apple, approached each other on parallel tracks near Bridgeport.



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Tracks inspected before crash

Metro North train cars heavily damaged in Friday's derailment are pulled from the scene after being hoisted back on to the tracks in Bridgeport.



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Commutes changed following Friday's derailment

Significant delays were expected along the Metro-North New Haven line following a major derailment that left 72 injured in Bridgeport on Friday, May 17, but the 9:50 a.m. train came on schedule in Darien Monday morning.



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Regional college notebook: Unh's Jay national finalist for D-II MVP

... the 2013 season at 3-1 with 14 saves and a 0.26 ERA in 34 1/3 innings of work. UB PLAYER HONORED: University of Bridgeport sophomore catcher Tim Bickford of Wallingford has been selected to the 2013 Rawlings/ABCA America Baseball Coaches' ...



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Traffic update; 9 a.m.

Things a starting to lighten up on southwestern Connecticut roads. There's still congestion on SB I-95 from Bridgeport down to Darien.



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Metro-North back on track with full service

... bus/train alternative. Eastbound service was suspended after a derailment and collision of two trains in Bridgeport early Friday evening. Along with 72 people injured the accident damaged tracks and railroad infrastructure. Aaron Donovan , a ...



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Conn. rail service returns to normal

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). Metro North railroad employees use heavy equipment to repair tracks near Bridgeport, Conn., Monday, May 20, 2013. NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Regular train service returned to Connecticut on Wednesday, five days after a ...



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Metro-North back on track with full service

... ilroad's bus/train alternative. Eastbound service was suspended after a derailment and collision of two trains in Bridgeport early Friday evening. Along with 72 people injured the accident damaged tracks and railroad infrastructure.



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We're back on track in Northeast, Amtrak says

... trying to determine what caused a Metro-North train headed from New York to derail and strike another train in Bridgeport, Connecticut , on Friday evening. Both trains were traveling at about 70 mph. John Cappiello, a spokesman for Bridgeport ...



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Dymaxion blueprints discovered in attic going up for auction

... Dymaxion cars, which Buckminster Fuller and Starling Burgess designed and built in the old Locomobile factory in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The blueprints turned up only recently in the attic of a house in Dudley, Massachusetts; the discoverer then ...



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Metro-North tracks inspected 2 days before crash

Metro North train cars heavily damaged in Friday's derailment are pulled from the scene after being hoisted back on to the tracks in Bridgeport.



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Cause of Metro-North Train Collision yet Unknown Reports Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers

BRIDGEPORT, CT - National Transportation Safety Board officials continued to investigate the Metro-North train collision in Bridgeport that displaced 20 - 30,000 commuters yesterday.



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Metro-North Trains Should Be Up And Running By Wednesday Morning

... of Transportation have to rebuild 2,000 feet of track after Friday's derailment and collision on the Fairfield-Bridgeport border. The agencies also need to restring overhead catenary wires to restore electricity to the rail line and retest the track ...



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'Low Bono' Endeavor Aims to Address Unmet Legal Needs

... people stuck between poverty and everybody else," said Darren Pruslow, a founding partner at Briand & Pruslow in Bridgeport, Conn. "Most people in Connecticut are not getting representation. People shouldn't have to go pro se because they don't have ...



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Three times as bad as Stockton

That would be the debt per capita in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Where a fiscal watchdog has written a piece called, "Bridgeport is worse off than Stockton." While it stings to be the bechmark for fiscal catastrophe, it's worth reading the piece because it highlights Stockton's strength: it's not being run by union members sitting on the council.



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Conn. rail service returning to normal

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). Metro North railroad employees use heavy equipment to repair tracks near Bridgeport, Conn., Monday, May 20, 2013. NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Regular train service is returning to Connecticut, five days after a derailment ...



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