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Sunday, June 30, 2013

$12M deal settles sex-abuse claims against Fairfield U. grad's Haitian charity

... University, talks about his missionary work with Haitian street children in a 2004 interview at the school. A Bridgeport federal grand jury charges Perlitz sexually abused at least nine of the Haitian boys he was supposed to be helping, in a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/12M-deal-settles-sex-abuse-claims-against-4639336.php

Barnum Festival's grand finale

Bridgeport Police Officers open The Great Street Parade as part of the Barnum Festival on North Ave. in Bridgeport, Conn, on Sunday, June 30, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/slideshow/Barnum-Festival-s-grand-finale-65520.php

Police say missing teen may be in Bridgeport

... was last seen on Wednesday. Destiny M. Langley may possibly be hanging around "The Greens," a housing project in Bridgeport, police said. Police described Langley as a 4-foot-8-inch black female, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Danbury-teen-missing-4639334.php

Bridgeport cannibal case goes to judges

Tyree Smith is arraigned in Superior Court, on Golden Hill Street in Bridgeport, Conn., Feb. 1st, 2012.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Trial-set-to-start-in-cannibal-murder-4639219.php

Stephen Kellogg Announces New Album 'Blunderstone Rookery' Released 12th August 2013

... on Any Account". The production of the album was shared with long time collaborator Kit Karlson and recorded in Bridgeport Connecticut - near home and mixed by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk) It comprises 11 songs including the epic ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.contactmusic.com/press/stephen-kellogg-announces-new-album-blunderstone-rookery-released-12th-august-2013

Bridgeport Diocese Ordains 4 Deacons Headed For The Priesthood

Four men from the Diocese of Bridgeport have been ordained to the transitional diaconate, the last step before final ordination to the priesthood, the Roman Catholic diocese said on its website .



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/news/bridgeport-diocese-ordains-4-deacons-headed-priesthood

Joy of Carrots

A Bridgeport youngster beams as he shows off a harvest of carrots at Reservoir Community Farm, a 1.5-acre urban farm in the northern part of the city which had its official opening today.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.westportnow.com/index.php?/v2_5/joy_of_carrots/

Questions remain in 'driveway-gate' scandal

... Manuel "Manny" Moutinho 's waterfront mansion and hired Moutinho's Mark IV construction to do it. "I've been in Bridgeport politics long enough to know how it rolls," said Councilman Andre Baker , D-139, one of several council members who say they ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Questions-remain-in-driveway-gate-scandal-4638659.php

With Westporters' Help, Urban Farm Opens in Bridgeport

Westport-based Green Village Initiative today held the grand opening in Bridgeport of the Reservoir Community Farm, a 1.5-acre urban farm located at 1469 Reservoir Ave. in the northern section of the city.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.westportnow.com/index.php?/v2/44166/

Joy of Carrots

A Bridgeport youngster beams as he shows off a harvest of carrots today at Reservoir Community Farm, a 1.5-acre urban farm in the northern part of the city.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.westportnow.com/index.php?/v2/44167/

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Titanic survivor finally gets a headstone

David Palmquist talks about his great uncle Oscar Palmquist during a dedication ceremony Saturday, June 29, 2013 for his new granite headstone at Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Titanic-survivor-buried-in-Mountain-Grove-4638589.php

Community group wants Penfield Lighthouse

Connecticut Community Boating, a Bridgeport-based non-profit group, hopes to submit the winning bid for the Penfield Reef Lighthouse.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Community-group-wants-Penfield-Lighthouse-4638597.php

Titanic survivor, buried in Mountain Grove, finally gets a headstone

David Palmquist talks about his great uncle Oscar Palmquist during a dedication ceremony Saturday, June 29, 2013 for his new granite headstone at Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Titanic-survivor-buried-in-Mountain-Grove-4638615.php

City to appeal Vallas bombshell

... here." "We're pretty happy about it," she said. "He was in the position he was in because the political bosses in Bridgeport were trying to cut corners." "We disagree with and are disappointed by the court's decision," said Kelly Donnelly , director ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/City-to-appeal-Vallas-bombshell-4638616.php

PanacheSTOP the World: Charlie Crist Wants to Get Back on

... 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/4,761W/564.html

Caribe Day at Seaside Park

Angel Baez cooks up burgers and hot dogs for the Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders' Caribe Day event at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/slideshow/Caribe-Day-at-Seaside-Park-65495.php

Feds want financier's $2M tax refund

Francisco Illarramendi leaves Federal Court in Bridgeport, Conn. Monday, March, 7th, 2011, where he plead guilty to five counts involving investment advising and securities fraud.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Feds-want-financier-s-2M-tax-refund-4638499.php

City to appeal Vallas bombshell

... here." "We're pretty happy about it," she said. "He was in the position he was in because the political bosses in Bridgeport were trying to cut corners." "We disagree with and are disappointed by the court's decision," said Kelly Donnelly , director ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/City-to-appeal-Vallas-bombshell-4638379.php

High hopes for new pot laws

Joseph Palmieri Jr. has plans to start a medical marijuana grow operation in a facility he owns on Burr Court in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/High-hopes-for-new-pot-laws-4638342.php

Settlement reached in sex abuse cases

... University, talks about his missionary work with Haitian street children in a 2004 interview at the school. A Bridgeport federal grand jury charges Perlitz sexually abused at least nine of the Haitian boys he was supposed to be helping, in a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/12M-settlement-reached-in-sex-abuse-cases-4638102.php

$12M settlement reached in sex abuse cases

... University, talks about his missionary work with Haitian street children in a 2004 interview at the school. A Bridgeport federal grand jury charges Perlitz sexually abused at least nine of the Haitian boys he was supposed to be helping, in a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/12M-settlement-reached-in-sex-abuse-cases-4638102.php

First Baptist Church celebrates pastora s five-year anniversary this weekend

... Sunday, June 30, at the 10:30 a.m. worship service at the church, Rev. Horace A. Hough of Messiah Baptist Church, Bridgeport will be the guest preacher. A reception will be held in the church fellowship hall immediately following the morning ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.milfordmirror.com/7541/first-baptist-church-celebrates-pastors-five-year-anniversary-this-weekend/

City wants Clean Fuel funds from state for propane school buses

... it - references "the timing of orders and program approval." He thinks if Shelton was a school system such as Bridgeport, which receives most of its budget through state funds, the state "would be falling over themselves to get the money to us." ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://sheltonherald.com/20260/city-pushes-for-clean-fuel-reimbursement-for-propane-buses-from-state/

Darien's Lubeley tops field at Westport Road Runners Series 2.3-miler

... , 47 of Ryebrook, N.Y., 13:14; eighth, Paul Greenberg , 52 of Westport, 13:17; ninth, Brett Jones , 27 of Bridgeport, 13:19; 10th, Josh Lander , 40 of Westport, 13:20. The next race is just shorter than a 5K. It's a run of slightly more than three ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.westport-news.com/sports/article/Darien-s-Lubeley-tops-field-at-Westport-Road-4638037.php

Feds want financier's $2M tax refund

Francisco Illarramendi leaves Federal Court in Bridgeport, Conn. Monday, March, 7th, 2011, where he plead guilty to five counts involving investment advising and securities fraud.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Feds-want-financier-s-2M-tax-refund-4638043.php

Bluefish fall to Riversharks

Billy Rice had two hits, including a homer, and drove in two runs to lead the Camden Riversharks to a 6-4 win over the Bridgeport Bluefish Friday night.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Bluefish-fall-to-Riversharks-4637504.php

Man pleads guilty to brutal murder

... under the plea deal, Harvey's lawyer, Francis O'Reilly , could argue that down to 40 years. Moales, 41, of Bridgeport, was gunned down on the sidewalk as he was leaving the Junco Market at Maple and Kossuth streets at noon on March 29, 2012. Police ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Murder-defendant-takes-plea-deal-4637302.php

Malibu, California-based Adolescent Drug Rehab Treatment Center,...

... graduated Fordham University in New York and holds a Master's Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Jennifer is a Certified Nutritionist, a Certified personal trainer, and a senior black belt instructor in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/jennifer-cassetta/paradigm-malibu/prweb10886057.htm

Police logs - June 29

... with possession of narcotics and possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell. Hector Martinez, 36, of Bridgeport was charged Thursday in Griswold with possession of cocaine with intent to sell and possession of cocaine. John Casey Banks, 24, of ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130629/NWS03/306299973/-1/NWS

Friday, June 28, 2013

JCC to close its Park Avenue doors

... The proposed building on Park Avenue would include 280 skilled nursing beds and 40 assisted-living units. The Bridgeport City Council will hold a public hearing Monday at 7 p.m. to discuss the city's plan to issue up to $72 million in tax-exempt ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/JCC-to-close-its-Park-Avenue-doors-4637473.php

Judge Orders Bridgeport Superintendent Removed

A judge has ordered Bridgeport School Superintendent Paul Vallas removed from office in a decision issued Friday that the city's mayor said he plans to appeal immediately.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/education/hc-judge-orders-vallas-out-0629-20130628,0,861011.story

Jihad ends quietly

... However, under the plea deal Harvey's lawyer, Francis O'Reilly , can argue that down to 40 years. Moales, 41, of Bridgeport, was gunned down on the sidewalk as he was leaving the Junco Market at the corner of Maple and Kossuth street at noon on ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Jihad-ends-quietly-4637302.php

School's out for Vallas

During his short time at the helm of Bridgeport's failing education system, Superintendent Paul Vallas was both hailed as savior and demonized as an arrogant, inflexible dictator.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/School-s-out-for-Vallas-4637246.php

Paul Vallas, former New Orleans schools superintendent, ousted from latest job

Paul Vallas, former Recovery School District superintendent in New Orleans, was ousted Friday as schools superintendent in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2013/06/paul_vallas_former_new_orleans.html

Vallas ruling just the latest failure

There is no celebration over a court ruling Friday that removes Superintendent Paul Vallas as head of Bridgeport public schools.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Vallas-ruling-just-the-latest-failure-4637077.php

Michael J. Daly: A city and its success stories

Maria Almeida , 56, of Bridgeport, a Brazilian native, cleans offices for a living.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Michael-J-Daly-A-city-and-its-success-stories-4637075.php

Charles Walsh: It's time to buzz Kitty Hawk and Washington

Over the years I have made many brilliant suggestions for the betterment of Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Charles-Walsh-It-s-time-to-buzz-Kitty-Hawk-and-4636669.php

Suspect Charged In Fight Over Bottle Return In Fairfield

Verrol Clarke, 42, of Bridgeport was charged with assault, a breach of the peace and interfering with an officer by Fairfield Police Thursday.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/suspect-charged-fight-over-bottle-return-fairfield

New York Fed finds college degrees hold value

... majors found work requiring them to have one. Aimee Marcella , director of career services at the University of Bridgeport , agreed with the New York Fed's assessment of the job market for grads. "What's really hot is software development and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/news/article/New-York-Fed-finds-college-degrees-hold-value-4633717.php

Gathering of the Vibes Festival Preview

The annual Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival celebrates its 18th year this July 25-28 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.hightimes.com/read/gathering-vibes-festival-preview

Gunshot shatters car window, injures passenger

... -- a 16-year-old -- was charged with attempted murder in the shooting of another teen. Photo: Frank Juliano BRIDGEPORT -- A person sitting in a car on Logan Street this morning was injured when a gunshot shattered the window. The victim was not ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Gunshot-shatters-car-window-injures-passenger-4633152.php

Shirley Aberman Lubas, 87, Of Norwalk, Executive Secretary For Burndy Corp.

Lubas was born in Bridgeport, she was an executive secretary with Burndy Corporation in Norwalk, the Westport Artist's School and Pepperidge Farm, prior to her retirement.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/shirley-aberman-lubas-87-fairfield

Three Fairfield Girl Scouts Earn Gold Awards

... need. Black published 100 copies of the book, which she read and distributed to kids in after-school programs in Bridgeport. Guzzi's program was based out of Southport's Wakeman Boys & Girls Club. There, Guzzi organized a series of classes and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/three-fairfield-girl-scouts-earn-gold-awards

Thanks to the teachers, whose work is so unsung

... 35 years. Seldom do teachers get the praise they deserve. My son became a teacher in an inner-city high school in Bridgeport, Conn., not from my example, but because of the extraordinary teachers he had in Barnstable from elementary through high ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130628/OPINION/306280350/-1/rss17

Conn. decrees Wright Brothers were not first with powered aircraft

... Gustave Whitehead beat the Wright Brothers to powered flight. Whitehead, a German immigrant who settled in Bridgeport, Conn., had been working on aircraft for several years by the time Wilbur and Orville Wright made their flight at Kitty Hawk on a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/06/27/Conn-decrees-Wright-Brothers-were-not-first-with-powered-aircraft/UPI-50341372389001/

Stafstrom makes festival P.T. Barnum-worthy

Photo: Autumn Driscoll 2013 Barnum festival Ringmaster John Stafstrom and husband Dennis Murphy make a grand entrance at the Ringmaster's Ball Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Stafstrom-makes-festival-P-T-Barnum-worthy-4629903.php

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Badaracco bribery case goes to jury

Dominic Badaracco, 77, of Sherman, listens to testimony during his trial in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Badaracco-bribery-case-goes-to-jury-4629583.php

Mormon bishop gets prison for Ponzi scheme

... of trust and authority. I feel like a sheep being led to slaughter by the good shepherd." David Loyens , a former Bridgeport resident who now lives in Utah, twice advised the court that he would hire Blackwelder immediately and pay him $2,000 a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Mormon-bishop-gets-prison-for-Ponzi-scheme-4628550.php

Y honors Fairfield volunteers

Mark McDermott , of Fairfield, and Bernardo Moreno , of Bridgeport, each have received the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA's Volunteer of the Year Award for time they donate to the Fairfield branch Y. McDermott is a volunteer timer at swim meets and offers his accounting and organizational skills to help the swim program, the Y said in a news ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Y-honors-Fairfield-volunteers-4628028.php

New York Fed finds college degrees hold value

... majors found work requiring them to have one. Aimee Marcella , director of career services at the University of Bridgeport , agreed with the New York Fed's assessment of the job market for grads. "What's really hot is software development and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/New-York-Fed-finds-college-degrees-hold-value-4628541.php

Pedestrian hit in Bridgeport dies

Thomas Jacobs, a 62-year-old Bridgeport man hit by a car late Monday has died from his injuries at Bridgeport Hospital, authorities said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Pedestrian-hit-in-Bridgeport-dies-4628328.php

Mormon bishop gets prison for Ponzi scheme

He affectionately was known as Bishop Julius among his flock at the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Trumbull.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Mormon-bishop-gets-prison-for-Ponzi-scheme-4626205.php

Beardsley Zoo Director To Speak At Westport's Sherwood Island

... Tourism Council representing state attractions; was elected president of ARTFORCE, a marketing collaboration of Bridgeport attractions; and elected chairperson of the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce. The lecture will be held at the Sherwood Island ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://weston.dailyvoice.com/events/beardsley-zoo-director-speak-westports-sherwood-island

david_a_fahrenthold

... the inside," said Manuel Martinez, 21, who immigrated from Mexico with his parents when he was four. He lives in Bridgeport, Conn., and does not have the residency permit known as a green card. Martinez, who was among the group in blue shirts, said ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/06/27/senate-immigration-vote-yes-we-can-supporters-chant-after-roll-call/

'One Run for Boston' leg spans Fairfield County

... to run 26.2 miles and cross the finish line for one of the greatest accomplishments a runner can experience," Bridgeport-native, and lead-runner for the Fairfield County leg, Janine Lind said. "Some crossed; however, others didn't make it there. We ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/sports/article/One-Run-for-Boston-leg-spans-Fairfield-County-4627079.php

Wright brothers not first in flight?

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday that he signed into law a measure insisting that German-born aviator and Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead flew in 1901, two years before Wilbur and Orville Wright lifted off from Kitty Hawk, N.C. Whitehead's supporters say they're correcting a historical mistake.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.kypost.com/dpps/news/state/wright-brothers-not-first-in-flight-connecticut-governor-oks-law-recognizing-new-1st-aviator_8616795

Titanic survivor to be recognized with gravestone

... shows the Titanic leaving Southampton on her ill-fated maiden voyage on April 10, 1912. / AFP/Getty Images BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (AP) - Swedish immigrant Oscar Palmquist survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, only to be found dead more than ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.jacksonsun.com/usatoday/article/2464115

Season saved at Downtown Cabaret Theater

... Hall he owns at 307 Golden Hill St. into a new senior center to give the city in August. Under the property-swap, Bridgeport is responsible for remediating asbestos at the center and replacing the building's roof before turning it over to Kuchma. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Season-saved-at-Downtown-Cabaret-Theater-4625914.php

Badaracco bribery case goes to jury

Dominic Badaracco, 77, of Sherman, listens to testimony during his trial in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Badaracco-bribery-case-goes-to-jury-4625782.php

Titanic survivor to be recognized with gravestone

... Southampton City Council shows the Titanic leaving Southampton on her ill-fated maiden voyage on April 10, 1912. BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (AP) - Swedish immigrant Oscar Palmquist survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, only to be found dead more ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/06/27/titanic-survivor-gravestone-palmquist/2464115/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+usatoday-NewsTopStories+%28News+-+Top+Stories%29

Storrs Gets A New Zip-Line, Rope Adventure Park

... they created the partnership leading to the Storrs park. Bahman has created two other adventure parks: one in Bridgeport connected with the Discovery Museum; and the Sandy Spring Adventure Park in Maryland. Kueffner says they have only used five out ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/features/outdoors/hc-storrs-adventure-park-20130627,0,4431348.story

Single-stream recycling in town doubles in last year

... be loose. If it's in a plastic bag, the handlers who sort the recycling must slit it open. In some places, like Bridgeport, sanitation workers will simply not take recycling that remains bagged. Another rule is that recycling must be clean of food ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dariennewsonline.com/local/article/Single-stream-recycling-in-town-doubles-in-last-4625533.php

Francis J. Vincze, 65, Of Fairfield, Vietnam War Veteran

Vincze was born in Bridgeport, son of Stephen and Mary Keller Vincze, and was an environmental consultant.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/francis-j-vincze-65-fairfield-vietnam-war-veteran

Cheap Gathering of the Vibes 2013 Music Festival Tickets: Whiztix...

Whiztix.com a ticket search engine helps users find tickets to the upcoming Gathering of the Vibes music festival hosted in Bridgeport Connecticut.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/Gathering-of-the-Vibes/Tickets/prweb10877191.htm

Silent Frisco: Coffeebar Afterdark

... Ghost Ship Halloween. We've put music on Ocean Beach in San Francisco, Miami Beach in Florida, and Town Beach in Bridgeport Connecticut. We helped to revive legendary outdoor artspaces the Silo in Houston and Austin Enchanted Forest. In 2010, Silent ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://reno.metromix.com/music/concert/silent-frisco-coffeebar-afterdark-truckee/3548140/content

Hampton Inn Shelton Wins Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor

... Inn. Explore these and many other things to do in Shelton CT. About the Hampton Inn Shelton Located at 695 Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton, Connecticut, the Hampton Inn, Shelton offers an executive boardroom with the latest in audio-visual equipment. The ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10865807.htm

PanacheSTOP the World: Charlie Crist Wants to Get Back on

... 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/4,759/564.html

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Carter, Mayora power Bluefish over Ducks

Yusuf Carter had two hits, including a grand slam, and drove in four runs, and Daniel Mayora had two hits, including a two-run homer, and added three RBIs to power the Bridgeport Bluefish to a 7-3 win over the rival Long Island Ducks Wedneday night.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Carter-Mayora-power-Bluefish-over-Ducks-4624784.php

Bridgeport to secure beach parking

... accommodate residents and tourists who will take advantage of a planned water taxi service re-connecting mainland Bridgeport to the long-abandoned Pleasure Beach. The lease-to-own deal had already been put off June 11 because the committee wanted to ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Bridgeport-to-secure-beach-parking-4624805.php

Wife tells of getting $185K, slips

Joan Badaracco, wife of Dominic Badaracco, testifies in her husband's trial in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Badaracco-s-wife-did-some-banking-4623495.php

Natural Gas Service Expansion Planned for Sections of Essex Including Elementary School

... to the Westbrook High School/Middle School complex. SCGC currently serves 178,000 customers in 23 towns between Bridgeport and Old Saybrook. Maziarz said the cost of heating buildings with natural gas is currently about half the cost of heating the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://valleynewsnow.com/2013/06/natural-gas-service-expansion-planned-for-sections-of-essex-including-elementary-school/

Man Charged In Bridgeport Homicide

Six people were arrested Tuesday night after police forcibly entered an apartment in the P.T. Barnum housing complex to apprehend a murder suspect.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-bridgeport-homicide-arrest-0627-20130626,0,5647278.story?track=rss

Badaracco's wife 'did some banking'

Joan Badaracco, wife of Dominic Badaracco, testifies in her husband's trial in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Badaracco-s-wife-did-some-banking-4623495.php

Police: Two shot in Bridgeport

City police spokesman William Kaempffer said the first shooting happened at about 11:45 p.m. at Granfield and Wessels avenues, where a man walked up to Lynwood Whitley , 18, of Bridgeport, pointed a gun at him and a struggle for the weapon ensued.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Police-Two-shot-in-Bridgeport-4624072.php

Bridgeport Students Get Glimpse At Life as First Responder

A few hundred youths in Bridgeport spent their Tuesday at school getting a first-hand look at what it's like to be a first responder during a career day.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Bridgeport-Students-Get-Glimpse-At-Life-as-First-Responder-213191901.html

Fitch Affirms Bridgeport, CT's GOs at 'A'; Outlook Revised to Negative

... reserve levels and address its long term pension and internal service fund obligations in the near term. Bridgeport is Connecticut's largest city, with a population of approx. 145,638 in 2012. It is located 63 miles north of New York City and abuts ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.businesswire.com/news/topix/20130626006478/en

Badaracco's wife tells of getting $185,000 in cash

Joan Badaracco, wife of Dominic Badaracco, testifies in her husband's trial in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Badaracco-s-wife-tells-of-getting-185-000-in-cash-4623495.php

Josephine Fisher, 90, Of Fairfield, Retired Supervisor At V.C.A.

Fisher was born in Dixon City, Pa., daughter of Michael and Anna Zenzel Stahura. A resident of Bridgeport for over 40 years, she moved to Fairfield in 1969. A retired supervisor at V.C.A. she was a member of its quarter century club. Fisher is ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/josephine-fisher-90-fairfield-retired-supervisor-vca

Richard E. Gordon, 94, Of Fairfield, WWII Veteran

Gordon was born Nov. 18, 1918, in Ashland, Maine and later moved to the Bridgeport area with his family and attended Bassick High School.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/richard-e-gordon-94-fairfield-wwii-veteran

CT Author and Travel Writer, Eric D. Lehman at Essex Books at Gather - June 30

... in Connecticut is coming out in May. It is by my good friend, Eric Lehman, Professor of English at the Univ. of Bridgeport. His book on the History of Connecticut Wine is a great reference, and his Insider Guide to Connecticut is good fun and ...



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Suspect arrested in Bridgeport homicide

... 25, 2013, and charged with murder. Dean Burdell, 33, has been charged in the killing of Marquis Jacobs, 36, of Bridgeport. He was found suffering from a gunshot wound near Building 11 in the complex earlier this month. Photo: Bridgeport Police ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Suspect-arrested-in-Bridgeport-homicide-4623295.php

We're officially in a heatwave

... your air conditioner's BTUs (British Thermal Units) instead of degree days. Landscaper Chad Osterberg , of Bridgeport, has been working outdoors on summer days for 15 years and besides keeping hydrated and using sunscreen he said the most important ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/article/We-re-officially-in-a-heatwave-4621735.php

James D. Kiley, Sr., 61, Formerly Of Fairfield

... Edward A. Kiley, Jr. and Helen (O'Connor) Kiley. He moved with his family to Fairfield in 1956, before settling in Greenwich in the early 60s. In 1966, he graduated from Sacred Heart School in Byram and in 1970 from Saint Mary's High School in ...



via Greenwich Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/james-d-kiley-sr-61-greenwich-worked-internal-revenue-service

Enrico Pavoni, 93, Of Fairfield, WWII Veteran

Pavoni was born and raised in Bridgeport to Maria and Attilio Pavoni. He attended the Bridgeport Public Schools and was a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific Theater from 1942 to 1946 in the United States Army.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/enrico-pavoni-93-fairfield-wwii-veteran

Aprile Adintori Burton, 51, Of Fairfield

Burton was born March 25, 1962, in Bridgeport, she graduated from Notre Dame High School and received a B.A. from Southern Connecticut State University.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/aprile-adintori-burton-51-fairfield

Convicted of attempted Fairfield rape, man faces probation violation

A Bridgeport man, convicted in 2009 of trying to rape a 16-year-old Fairfield girl as she walked home from school, has been arrested again after police said he showed up for a lie-detector test smelling of marijuana.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Convicted-of-attempted-Fairfield-rape-man-faces-4622839.php

Weston Native Screens New Film In Bridgeport Wednesday

FAIRFIELD, Conn. Fairfield's Jewish Senior Services will host a special screening of a new documentary by Weston native David Gaynes on Wednesday at Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://weston.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/weston-native-screens-new-film-bridgeport-wednesday

Film Featuring Fairfield's Jewish Home Screens In Bridgeport Wednesday

FAIRFIELD, Conn. Fairfield's Jewish Senior Services will host a special screening of a new documentary by Weston native David Gaynes on Wednesday at Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/weston-native-screens-new-film-bridgeport-wednesday

Convicted New York sex abuser says his fight goes on

... against the suburban New York man and his father. Friedman, a 44-year-old Internet book dealer who now lives in Bridgeport, Conn., for more than a decade has maintained his innocence. His story was portrayed in a 2003 Oscar-nominated documentary ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wday.com/event/article/id/82736/

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sheakley to NIACC

... infielder/right-handed pitcher Trent Vondrasek (Trempealeau, Wis.), infielder/right-handed pitcher Ryan Moran (Bridgeport, Conn.), infielder/right-handed pitcher Casey Hall (Newman Catholic) and outfielders Daniel Bradley (Aukland, New Zealand), ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.kimt.com/2013/06/25/sheakley-to-niacc/

Doug McIntyre: Two wrongs don't make a Wright

... in the Nutmeg State have given in to their inner nut and passed HB:6671, a bill claiming Gustave Whitehead of Bridgeport, Conn., is the true father of powered flight not Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio. At the same time this idiocy was ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dailynews.com/columnists/ci_23538593/doug-mcintyre-two-wrongs-dont-make-wright

Hit-and-run victim's condition worsens

... the investigation is identifying the light-colored SUV that hit Diamond and her aunt, Bennie Mae Smith , also of Bridgeport, as they crossed Washington Avenue at Highland Street. The vehicle fled north on Washington Avenue toward Catherine Street ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Hit-and-run-victim-s-condition-worsens-4622109.php

We're officially in a heatwave

... your air conditioner's BTUs (British Thermal Units) instead of degree days. Landscaper Chad Osterberg , of Bridgeport, has been working outdoors on summer days for 15 years and besides keeping hydrated and using sunscreen he said the most important ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/We-re-officially-in-a-heatwave-4621735.php

We're officially in a heatwave

... counting your air conditioner's BTUs (British Thermal Units) instead of degree days. Landscaper Chad Osterberg of Bridgeport has been working outdoors on summer days for 15 years and besides keeping hydrated and using sunscreen he said the most ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/We-re-officially-in-a-heatwave-4621735.php

New plan for Pleasure Beach

Photo Courtesy of the Bridgeport History Center at the Bridgeport Public Library / Photos by Corbit Studios - 1955 aerial view of Pleasure Beach in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/New-plan-for-Pleasure-Beach-4621848.php

1,240 without power in Bridgeport, Fairfield

... wires in the Brooklawn section of the city. Aaliyah Miller , spokeswoman for the utility, said customers in Bridgeport and Fairfield lost power at about 3:43 p.m. because of downed wires at Park and Capitol avenues. It was not clear what brought the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/1-240-without-power-in-Bridgeport-Fairfield-4621490.php

Hundreds Gain Gun Permits Despite Police Rejection

... them a script on how to win an appeal," said South Windsor Police Chief Matthew Reed. But Joseph Corradino, a Bridgeport prosecutor who chairs the board, said the problem isn't his panel, but rather police chiefs who conduct haphazard investigations ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-gun-permits-20130622,0,1847793.story

Health Notes: Cancer nutrition and cooking, addiction support and more

... Aug. 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 22, Nov. 20, SWIM Center for Cancer Care, St. Vincent's Medical Center, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, 203-576-6158, stvincents.org . Meets Friday, June 28, 1:30, Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant St. Open to anyone with chronic ...



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Up-'tick' in disease-causing arachnids

... with the illness only appears in half of all cases, said Dr. Zane Saul , chief of infectious diseases at Bridgeport Hospital . Also, some of its other symptoms -- including fever and body aches -- can be associated with the flu. So far, Saul said ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Up-tick-in-disease-causing-arachnids-4621272.php

Downed wires KO power to 2,700 in Fairfield, Bridgeport

Nearly 2,700 United Illuminating customers in Bridgeport and Fairfield lost power Tuesday afternoon because of downed power lines in the Brooklawn area near the towns' border.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Downed-wires-KO-power-to-2-700-in-Fairfield-4621539.php

Fairfield Police Make Arrests In 4 Shoplifting Cases Monday

... stopped a 20-year-old Trumbull woman who they say tried to walk out with bottles of perfume and a 23-year-old Bridgeport woman who hid $272 worth of merchandise, police say. Each was charged with sixth-degree larceny and released on a promise to ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/fairfield-police-make-arrests-4-shoplifting-cases-monday

Reader Submitted: James Nealy Appointed Assistant Chief Of Public Safety At Quinnipiac University

... the Governor's Award for Outstanding Service. He also was the director of the police and security unit for Bridgeport schools for more than five years, and spent four years working for the state Department of Corrections. Nealy earned a bachelor's ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/hamden/hcrs-76780-hamden-20130624,0,1952171.story

Police say man had junkyard in his backyard

... propane tanks that were apparently being used to melt down aluminum,'' said William Kaempffer , spokesman for the Bridgeport fire department. "It seemed to be a junkyard operation,'' he said. "The DEEP was called because a small creek flows through ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Police-say-man-had-junkyard-in-his-backyard-4620851.php

(BRIDGEPORT, Conn.) Attorney Charged with Laundering Drug Money

JUNE 21 John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Bridgeport has returned an indictment charging Ralph Crozier, 61, an attorney based in Seymour, with federal ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.justice.gov/dea/divisions/bos/2013/bos062113c.shtml

Rose DiPierro Aitchison, Of Fairfield, Receptionist At Salon Of Fine Arts

Aitchison was born July 13, 1930, in Bridgeport, daughter of Pauline and Louis DiPierro.



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Convicted NY sex abuser says his fight goes on

... against the suburban New York man and his father. Friedman, a 44-year-old Internet book dealer who now lives in Bridgeport, Conn., for more than a decade has maintained his innocence. His story was portrayed in a 2003 Oscar-nominated documentary ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.710knus.com/news/article.aspx?id=5193202

Convicted NY Sex Abuser Says His Fight Goes On

... against the suburban New York man and his father. Friedman, a 44-year-old Internet book dealer who now lives in Bridgeport, Conn., for more than a decade has maintained his innocence. His story was portrayed in a 2003 Oscar-nominated documentary ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/apnewsbreak-inquiry-ny-sex-abuse-conviction-19473356

Convicted NY sex abuser says his fight goes on

... against the suburban New York man and his father. Friedman, a 44-year-old Internet book dealer who now lives in Bridgeport, Conn., for more than a decade has maintained his innocence. His story was portrayed in a 2003 Oscar-nominated documentary ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.startribune.com/nation/212870601.html

Iconic Bridgeport Italian ice shop expands into the fitness market

The days of summer mean many things -- baseball, barbecues, beachside bivouacs--but for Bridgeporters, it's always been about the sweet, cold flavors of Micalizzi's Italian ices and ice cream.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/news/article/Iconic-Bridgeport-Italian-ice-shop-expands-into-4601803.php

Why taxes keep going up in Philly

... in the country, most recently coming in at No. 2 in an analysis by the municipal government in Washington, D.C. (Bridgeport, Conn., was No. 1.) By Philly standards, Nutter is far from a government-bloating tax-and-spender. He favors business-tax ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20130625_Why_taxes_keep_going_up_in_Philly.html

Convicted NY sex abuser says his fight goes on

... against the suburban New York man and his father. Friedman, a 44-year-old Internet book dealer who now lives in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has for more than a decade insisted on his innocence. His story was portrayed in a 2003 Oscar-nominated ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/2702586ac3344941ad976e358235f110/US--Molestation-Inquiry

Convicted NY sex abuser says his fight goes on

... against the suburban New York man and his father. Friedman, a 44-year-old Internet book dealer who now lives in Bridgeport, Conn., has for more than a decade insisted on his innocence. His story was portrayed in a 2003 Oscar-nominated documentary ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.sbsun.com/ci_23532997/convicted-ny-sex-abuser-says-his-fight-goes

Pedestrian Struck By Car In Bridgeport Suffers Serious Injuries

A vehicle struck and seriously injured an adult pedestrian near the intersection of Park Avenue and State Street Monday night, police said. Police spokesman Bill Kaempffer said the male pedestrian is in critical condition. The vehicle that struck him remained at the scene.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-bridgeport-pedestrian-struck-0625-2-20130625,0,1295306.story?track=rss

Monday, June 24, 2013

Bassick High School graduation

Marlakie Milton. Bassick High School graduation at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/graduations/slideshow/Bassick-High-School-graduation-64786.php

How To Use Plastic Cards And Key Tags To Grow Your Business

Jun. 24, 2013 - BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Plastic membership cards, gift cards, and key tags are an excellent way to grow your business.



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Bethel appoints new principal for Johnson

... and has a sixth-year administrative certificate from Sacred Heart University . She taught in the Diocese of Bridgeport schools for 12 years before coming to Bethel. Trish Soucy , who came from New Jersey, was named principal of Rockwell School , ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Bethel-appoints-new-principal-for-Johnson-4619700.php

Inquiry backs NY sex abuse plea examined in film

... said at an afternoon press conference, accompanied by his wife Lisabeth. Now an online book dealer who lives in Bridgeport, Conn., he added: "I've had many, many worse days than today and I'm standing strong and I've got as much fight in me - I've ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://ap.onlineathens.com/pstories/us/20130624/1153179655.shtml

"Drive-by"schools' chief gets an "A"

... is regarded as one of the nation's leading lights," testified Pryor. "He has initiated a series of initiatives in Bridgeport that were meritorious." Villanova said Vallas was overqualified and did not have the time to take the 13-month course the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Drive-by-schools-chief-gets-an-A-4619498.php

Glastonbury Singer Wins Jenny Lind Contest

This year's winner of the national Jenny Lind singing competition is Glastonbury's Kathryn Bowden, a soprano chosen who will perform at the Barnum Festival in Bridgeport on Thursday, June 28. Every year sopranos from the U.S. and Sweden are chosen from the Jenny Lind competiton to perform in the Jenny Lind Concert, part of the Bridgeport festival.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/entertainment/hc-jenny-lind-20130627,0,1943123.story

Dice Game Disputes Ends In Slashing, Police Say

A 29-year-old man slashed another man with a knife during a dispute over money owed in a dice game on Sunday, police said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-bridgeport-slashing-0625-2-20130625,0,7650249.story?track=rss

Nursing home patients moved after gas line break

... the street. Campus security personnel from Sacred Heart helped with traffic, and firefighters from Westport and Bridgeport provided backup coverage at Fairfield fire stations while all of the town's active-duty firefighters were at the scene, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Nursing-home-patients-moved-after-gas-line-break-4619110.php

Closing credits: CT sours on movie incentives

... Thursday, June 13, 2013. Photo: Brian A. Pounds Movie sets are carried in to a pair of houses on Ferris Street in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, June 5, 2012, where they will be filming "And So It Goes", a Rob Reiner directed film starring Michael ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/entertainment/article/Closing-credits-CT-sours-on-movie-incentives-4616970.php

Inquiry backs NY sex abuse plea examined in film

... said at an afternoon press conference, accompanied by his wife Lisabeth. Now an online book dealer who lives in Bridgeport, Conn., he added: "I've had many, many worse days than today and I'm standing strong and I've got as much fight in me - I've ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.startribune.com/nation/212766021.html

Seymour Attorney Indicted On Federal Money Laundering Charges

... proceeds, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Monday. The indictment, returned by a federal grand jury in Bridgeport on June 11, charges Ralph Crozier with one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments and one count of attempt to launder ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-seymour-attorney-charged-0625-20130625,0,995499.story?track=rss

Bridgeport Caribe Youth League celebrates 10 years

Gio Maisonet, 11, leaps into the arms of his coach, Steve Diaz, after winning a Caribe Youth Baseball League game at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Bridgeport-Caribe-Youth-League-celebrates-10-years-4619024.php

Sarasota boasts more than Nik Wallenda

... circus magnate John Ringling moved the winter quarters of the Ringling Bros . and Barnum & Bailey Circus from Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Sarasota in 1927. Not only did he bring the circus to town, he and his wife, Mabel, built Ca' d'Zan, a stunning ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/sarasota-boasts-more-than-nik-wallenda?cid=rss

Disney Star Producing Film in Connecticut

Not only will filming take place in the Bridgeport area, but it is also being produced by Connecticut native, Christy Carlson Romano, who is best known for her roles on the Disney Channel's "Even Stevens" and "Kim Possible," as well as appearing in Broadway's "Beauty and the Beast."



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/Disney-Star-Producing-Film-in-Connecticut-212786361.html

Obituary: Richard L. Savo, 70, of Trumbull

Richard L. Savo, age 70, of Trumbull, beloved husband of Joanne Sanosky Savo, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Bridgeport Hospital.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.milfordmirror.com/7410/obituary-richard-l-savo-70-of-trumbull/

Mary Margaret Panigutti, 98, Of Fairfield, Worked For Fairfield County Hunt

Panigutti was born in Bridgeport, daughter of Peter and Maria Poinelli, she had been a lifelong Fairfield resident.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/mary-margaret-panigutti-98-fairfield-worked-fairfield-county-hunt

Reta L. Meyer, 82, Lifelong Fairfield Resident

... She worked for many years as an office receptionist/secretary for the Electric Maintenance Service Company of Bridgeport. Along with her husband, she was a member of Congregation Beth El of Fairfield from its beginnings. Meyer is survived by a son, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/reta-l-meyer-82-lifelong-fairfield-resident

Obituary: Marie Iovino, 85, Nurse, Devoted Wife, Mother of Christopher Iovino and Maria LaViola

Marie B. Tantimonico Iovino, 85, of Bridgeport, Conn., beloved wife of Noah Iovino, passed peacefully on Saturday June 22, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.orangectlive.com/2013/06/24/obituary-marie-iovino-85-nurse-devoted-wife-mother-of-christopher-iovino-and-maria-laviola/

Former GE site could become school

Bridgeport officials said a former manufacturing site containing arsenic, lead and petroleum-based pollutants could be an acceptable site for a new school.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130624/NWS12/306249923/-1/NWS

MomentumART CREEP

... 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/4,756/564.html

Obituary: Lawrence Buchino, 63, Brother of Pat Kraynak-Rodrigues

Larry was born in Bridgeport on September 6, 1949 to the late Neil and Stella Tomczyk Buchino.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.orangectlive.com/2013/06/23/obituary-lawrence-buchino-63-brother-of-pat-kraynak-rodrigues/

Barnum finale includes parade, fireworks

And a city-wide party worthy of 19th century entrepreneur P.T. Barnum is planned by the Barnum Festival for its finale weekend of activities in Bridgeport and on Long Island Sound.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Barnum-finale-includes-parade-fireworks-4617882.php

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Bribery Trial To Begin For Man Suspected In Wife's Slaying

... after posting $150,000. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years behind bars. Defense attorney Richard Meehan of Bridgeport declined to describe the defense he plans to launch on behalf of Badaracco. The trial begins Monday in Superior Court. The case ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-badaracco-bribery-trial-20130623,0,7943788.story

Ex-manufacturing site eyed for school

Bridgeport officials said a former manufacturing site containing arsenic, lead and petroleum-based pollutants could be an acceptable site for a new school.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfield_cty/ex-manufacturing-site-eyed-for-bridgeport-school

Cochran named football coach at Harding H.S. in Bridgeport

Cochran, who starred at New London and later came back to coach the Whalers to a state title in 2008, was named head football coach at Harding High School in Bridgeport on Saturday.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130623/SPORT03/306239914/1069/rss07

Shelton Hilton Garden Inn Starts Lobby Renovation Project Called Project Grow

... will receive a double stay credit for each stay of at least two nights. Located in the Fairfield County between Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT, Hilton Garden Inn Shelton minutes to the Bridgeport Ferry making daily trips to Long Island, New York. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10848946.htm

Hey, take a jaywalk on the wild side

... - taking subtle clues from those around you - that your fly might be open. At St. Charles elementary school in Bridgeport, Conn., my wife's first-grade teacher was Sister Mary Nolasco, who was roughly 198 years old. The sister did not tolerate ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.tampabay.com/news/perspective/hey-take-a-jaywalk-on-the-wild-side/2127736

Trash-to-energy plant celebrates 25 years

Luis Rullan's fingers worked the knobs on either side of his seat as he stared intently at two 50-foot mountains of garbage on either side of his glassed-in room on the Wheelabrator Bridgeport plant's fifth floor on a recent day.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/06/22/trash-energy-plant-celebrates-years/l2eT9KLOLMP8hSC0AB0LXI/story.html

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bluefish fall to Barnstormers, 12-1

The Lancaster Barnstormers pounded out 10 hits in a 12-1 win over the Bridgeport Bluefish Saturday night at Harbor Yard.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Bluefish-fall-to-Barnstormers-12-1-4616767.php

Who controls our water, and at what cost?

... use 37.6 million gallons of water a year," said hospital spokesman John Cappiello . "That's a lot of water." And Bridgeport Hospital buys every drop from Aquarion Water Co., the state's largest private water utility. It costs the hospital about ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Who-controls-our-water-and-at-what-cost-4616764.php

"Driveway-gate": Hurry up and sign the contract

... So why, if there was such a hurry, did it take six months after the money was approved in September for Bridgeport to take control of the project and get price quotes -- only to award the job to Moutinho's own Mark IV Construction? "There's no ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Driveway-gate-Hurry-up-and-sign-the-contract-4616765.php

Masuk's Milone, Weston's Savage Connecticut Post Athletes of the Year

Emily Savage, Weston High School, and Thomas Milone, Masuk High School, Connecticut Post Athletes of the Year, in Bridgeport, Conn., June 12th, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/highschool/articleGallery/Masuk-s-Milone-Weston-s-Savage-Connecticut-Post-4616540.php

Cochran named football coach at Harding H.S. in Bridgeport

Cochran, who starred at New London and later came back to coach the Whalers to a state title in 2008, was named head football coach at Harding High School in Bridgeport on Saturday.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130622/SPORT03/130629898/1069/rss07

Hundreds Gain Gun Permits Despite Police Rejection

... them a script on how to win an appeal," said South Windsor Police Chief Matthew Reed. But John Corradino, a Bridgeport prosecutor who chairs the board, said the problem isn't his panel, but rather police chiefs who conduct haphazard investigations ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-gun-permits-20130622,0,1847793.story

Condo damaged in Bridgeport fire

... smoke and fire damage and a neighboring unit sustained smoke damage. The fire remains under investigation. BRIDGEPORT -- Firefighters battled a blaze at a condominium complex early Saturday in the city's North End. The fire was reported at 6:47 a.m. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Condo-damaged-in-Bridgeport-fire-4616293.php

Michael Douglas continues to look like the perfect gentleman on set...

... sophisticated image even further. A smiling chap: Michael Douglas grinned on set of And So It Goes on Friday in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he filmed scenes with Diane Keaton wearing a smart cap The Solitary Man star wore navy trousers held up ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2346270/Michael-Douglas-continues-look-like-perfect-gentleman-set-new-movie-Diane-Keaton.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Trash-to-energy plant celebrates 25 years

Luis Rullan 's fingers worked the knobs on either side of his seat as he stared intently at two 50-foot mountains of garbage on either side of his glassed-in room on the Wheelabrator Bridgeport plant's fifth floor on a recent day.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trash-to-energy-plant-celebrates-25-years-4614281.php

Trash-to-energy plant celebrates 25 years

Luis Rullan 's fingers worked the knobs on either side of his seat as he stared intently at two 50-foot mountains of garbage on either side of his glassed-in room on the Wheelabrator Bridgeport plant's fifth floor on a recent day.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Trash-to-energy-plant-celebrates-25-years-4614281.php

Friday, June 21, 2013

Twin 9-year-old brothers charged in fire

Bridgeport firefighters fight a two-alarm fire that tore through a Poplar Street home Monday evening and led to the hospitalization of two children and two police officers, authorities said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Twin-9-year-old-brothers-charged-in-fire-4615653.php

Bridge Academy graduation

Valedictorian Bryana Spencer smiles after receiving her diploma from Tim Dutton, Director of Bridge Academy, during Bridge Academy's 2013 commencement excercises held at Thurgood Marshall Middle School auditorium in Bridgeport on Friday, June 21, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/graduations/slideshow/Bridge-Academy-graduation-64351.php

Objects thrown at police in standoff

A 40-year-old man was arrested after an hours long stand-off where he hurled household items at Bridgeport police on Wednesday night.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/crime/man-throws-household-objects-at-police-during-standoff

Metro-North Rail Safety Can't Wait

The derailment and collision of two Metro-North trains in Bridgeport on May 17, which injured 70 people, focused attention on the safety of commuter rail traffic in Connecticut.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/editorials/hc-ed-rail-safety-cannot-wait-20130620,0,6465007.story

Right move on film credits

... Connecticut-based digital animation companies like ESPN, WWE and Blue Sky Studios is a good one. From Hartford to Bridgeport to urban and suburban settings around the state, the proof that the local or state economy gets a boost when the trailers ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Right-move-on-film-credits-4615306.php

Affordable housing still a necessity

It's no secret that times have been tough financially at the Diocese of Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Affordable-housing-still-a-necessity-4615218.php

Toxins aside, former GE site slated for new high school

Bridgeport resident Onte Johnson, who is an organizing representative for the Sierra Club, poses in front of the former General Electric complex along Boston Post Road in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Toxins-aside-former-GE-site-slated-for-new-high-4615224.php

Norwalk TV show distributor files for bankruptcy

... service while assuring high integrity and a fun atmosphere." According to its filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Bridgeport, Cable Ready owes more than $4.4 million but only has assets of $3.16 million. One of the company's biggest creditors is The ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Norwalk-TV-show-distributor-files-for-bankruptcy-4615129.php

Local Titanic survivor to be remembered at ceremony

... the barber shop for a trim and then headed out for some entertainment at Walnut Grove, a recreational spot near Bridgeport. Palmquist was never seen alive again. His body was found several weeks later floating in a reservoir in Bridgeport's ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://sheltonherald.com/19611/local-titanic-survivor-to-be-remembered-at-ceremony/

Suspect Charged With Stealing Items From Off-Duty Cop In Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, Conn. A Bridgeport man was arrested Wednesday after being accused of stealing items belonging to an off-duty police officer from a car parked in Fairfield late last year, police say.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/suspect-charged-stealing-items-duty-cop-fairfield

'Inside Actors Studio' Distributor CableReady Files for Bankruptcy

CableReady, the international television program distribution and development company, announced today that the company has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.tvtechnology.com/article/‘inside-actors-studio’-distributor-cableready-files-for-bankruptcy/220025

'The Word' opens Manhattan film fest on June 21

Writer-producer Stephen Grimaldi of Norwalk and director Greg Friedle watch rehearsals at McLevy Hall in Bridgeport for "The Word," a new film getting its premiere as part of the opening night of the Manhattan Film Festival on Friday, June 21. Photo: Contributed Photo Mountain Grove Cemetery is just one of the many Bridgeport locations in "The ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/news/articleGallery/The-Word-opens-Manhattan-film-fest-on-June-21-4607050.php

Metro-North to add safety measures on line

... of the Metro-North railroad shows that there were safety issues on the track prior to the train derailment near Bridgeport. Blumenthal also emphasized the need for MTA to adopt shunt technology. The first panel consisted of witnesses from FRA, NTSB, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Metro-North-to-add-safety-measures-on-line-4614386.php

Norwalk 2.0 hosts discussion panel 'Show Me The Money' on funding opportunities

... The State of Connecticut has invested in similar projects in other communities, notably Create Here Now in Bridgeport and Project Storefront in New Haven. "Part of the strategy that Deputy Commissioner Kip Bergstrom has implemented," noted ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/information/nws1/publish/Art/Norwalk-2-0-hosts-discussion-panel-Show-Me-The-Money-on-funding-opportunities20383.shtml

Barnum fest finale kicks-off week of summer fun

Bridgeport's city-wide party worthy of 19th-century entrepreneur P.T. Barnum is planned by the Barnum Festival for its finale weekend, which highlights a week of events in the region leading up to the July 4th holiday.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Barnum-fest-finale-kicks-off-week-of-summer-fun-4614358.php

Cabaret faces summer closure; revenue hit

A view of the Cabaret Theater on Golden Hill Street in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday June 19, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Cabaret-faces-summer-closure-revenue-hit-4613289.php

Rail Council Wants More Answers

... said they wanted to be able to have a dialogue with the agencies to talk about last month's derailment in Bridgeport and the accident which claimed the life of a track worker in West Haven. "This was really disappointing and disrespectful," Cameron ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Rail-Council-Wants-More-Answers-212400431.html

Coldwell Banker Adds Assets Of Bridgeport Realtor

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y., announced it has acquired the assets of Century 21Greengarden Realty, Inc. in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://weston.dailyvoice.com/real-estate/coldwell-banker-adds-assets-bridgeport-realtor

Bluefish watch: Hinshaw to join Bridgeport

HINSHAW SIGNED: The Bluefish continue to look for answers to help their pitching staff.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Bluefish-watch-Hinshaw-to-join-Bridgeport-4613505.php

Globe, the restaurant supply shop, celebrates 75 years in Bridgeport

... Monday, June 17, 2013. Globe Equipment Co. is a wholesaler of restaurant equipment and food-service supplies in Bridgeport, Conn. Photo: BK Angeletti, B.K. Angeletti For 75 years now, Globe Equipment of Bridgeport has had a hand in many of the meals ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Globe-the-restaurant-supply-shop-celebrates-75-4613632.php

Bluefish edge Skeeters in 10 innings

Luis Rodriguz ' third hit of the game, a single up the middle, scored James Simmons with the winning run as the Bridgeport Bluefish edged the Sugar Land Skeeters 4-3 in 10 innings Thursday night at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Bluefish-edge-Skeeters-in-10-innings-4613564.php

Closing credits: CT sours on movie incentives

... Thursday, June 13, 2013. Photo: Brian A. Pounds Movie sets are carried in to a pair of houses on Ferris Street in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, June 5, 2012, where they will be filming "And So It Goes", a Rob Reiner directed film starring Michael ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/entertainment/article/Closing-credits-CT-sours-on-movie-incentives-4613589.php

Bridgeport Standoff Ends Peacefully

A disturbed man who locked his ex-girlfriend out of her home Wednesday night and screamed and threw things at police for hours was arrested after officers get into the apartment, police said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-bridgeport-standoff-0621-20130620,0,7585953.story?track=rss

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bridgeport Officers Injured Helping Tenants In Fire Hospitals Released From Hospitals

Officers John Carrano, Carlos Pabon, John Topolski and Matthew Goncalves all were treated for smoke inhalation.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-bridgeport-firefighter-ok-0621-20130620,0,4475819.story

Cabaret producer looking for compensation

A view of the Cabaret Theater on Golden Hill Street in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday June 19, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Cabaret-producer-looking-for-compensation-4613289.php

Road deal demands independent probe

... to the waterfront home of a developer who is a business associate of the airport manager. Whether it's the Bridgeport Police Department , the FBI, the Federal Aviation Administration or some other agency, enough questions exist that Bridgeport ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Road-deal-demands-independent-probe-4613089.php

Obituary: Ann (Wilihorski) Zamir, age 65, of Bridgeport

Ann Zamir, age 65, of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully Monday, June 17, 2013 at St. Vincent's Hospital surrounded by her family after a brief battle with cancer.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://sheltonherald.com/19430/obituary-ann-wilihorski-zamir-age-65-of-bridgeport/

Lea Sylvestro: A path away from poverty

... Founded in 1987 with three students, Mercy Learning Center, a women's literacy program on lower Park Avenue in Bridgeport, has since served more than 8,000 women ranging in age from 17 to an astonishing 90, and has a current enrollment of 770. In ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/Lea-Sylvestro-A-path-away-from-poverty-4612793.php

The Linds to meet in concert at the Bijou

If you go The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. The concert will be Thursday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the Barnum Festival office in the Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St., Bridgeport, at the Bijou Theatre or online at www.thebijoutheatre.com.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/The-Linds-to-meet-in-concert-at-the-Bijou-4612611.php

The Linds to meet in concert at the Bijou

If you go The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. The concert will be Thursday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the Barnum Festival office in the Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St., Bridgeport, at the Bijou Theatre or online at www.thebijoutheatre.com.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/The-Linds-to-meet-in-concert-at-the-Bijou-4612611.php

Zoo director remembers Gandolfini's visit

Like many people, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Director Gregg Dancho was saddened to hear of the death of iconic actor James Gandolfini , who died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday in Italy at age 51. But Dancho had a special connection to the actor, who shot a memorable scene for his acclaimed HBO mafia drama "The Sopranos" at the Bridgeport ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Zoo-director-remembers-Gandolfini-s-visit-4612628.php

Last days for St. Peter and St. Ambrose schools

... town, on the city's east side. Next week both of the schools, which are run by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, will be shuttered. They join dozens of schools and churches across the country that the Catholic church has closed in the past ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Last-days-for-St-Peter-and-St-Ambrose-schools-4612563.php

Fairfield Police: Suspect Borrows Screwdriver To Use In Moped Theft

FAIRFIELD, Conn. A Bridgeport man was charged with theft after asking a Fairfield resident to borrow a tool to help start a stolen moped Thursday morning, according to police reports.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/fairfield-police-suspect-borrows-screwdriver-use-moped-theft

3 stabbed in domestic dispute

"The women stabbed each other, and it isn't clear at the moment who stabbed the man,'' Bridgeport police spokesman William Kaempffer said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/3-stabbed-in-domestic-dispute-4612323.php

Unit a orchestrates exhibits of Marcus Jansen's work around the globe

... show highlights the breadth and creative talent of Florida's independent artists. The Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport, Connecticut, recently added Jansen's Final Walk to its permanent collection. The painting is part of the Housatonic's ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/unit-a-orchestrates-exhibits-of-marcus-jansen-s-work-around-the-globe?cid=rss

Victim's mom: Accused killer needs God's help

Standing with his lawyer, John R. Gulash, left, Jermaine Richards is arraigned on murder charges in the death of ECSU student Alyssiah Marie Wiley at Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Victim-s-mom-Accused-killer-needs-God-s-help-4612017.php

Former Bluefish Logan Kensing back in the big leagues

Logan Kensing, a member of the 2011 Bridgeport Bluefish, was called up to the Major Leagues Sunday by the Colorado Rockies.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/information/nws1/publish/baseball/Former-Bluefish-Logan-Kensing-back-in-the-big-leagues20375.shtml

Silver Alert Issued for 13 Year Old Jessica Salinas Missing Since 6/19/13 in Torrington, CT

... " tall and weights 110 pounds. Silver Alert Issued for 15 Year Old Breanne Lilley Missing Since March 16, 2013 in Bridgeport, CT (Update: Found Safe)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://scaredmonkeys.com/2013/06/20/silver-alert-issued-for-13-year-old-jessica-salinas-missing-since-61913-in-torrington-ct/

Ida M. Williams, 89, Longtime Fairfield Resident

... her life, in Fairfield. She was a graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School and Booth and Bayliss Business School in Bridgeport. She worked in the office of Bryant Electric in Bridgeport for 45 years. She was a lifelong member of the Southport ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/ida-m-williams-89-longtime-fairfield-resident

SHU Center for Not-For-Profit Organizations announces three new board members

... Relations at General Electric and has a long-standing relationship with the not-for-profit sector in the greater Bridgeport area. He was named the 2011-2012 Pat Hart Award recipient for his extraordinary work in community affairs, including strong ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/information/nws1/publish/education/SHU-Center-for-Not-For-Profit-Organizations-announces-three-new-board-members20371.shtml

'The Word' opens Manhattan film fest on June 21

June 18--An independent film shot in Bridgeport last year -- "The Word" -- is having its premiere on the opening night of the Manhattan Film Festival on Friday.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/6/17/the_word_opens_manhattan_film_fest.htm

Bluefish drop doubleheader to Skeeters

The Sugar Land Skeeters scored four times in the top of the seventh inning to defeat the Bridgeport Bluefish 7-3 and complete a doubleheader sweep Wednesday night at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Bluefish-drop-doubleheader-to-Skeeters-4611239.php

[News] Cappadonna Teams With Outbreak Boards To Release Skate Collection

... Kingz N Queenz LLC and Cappadonna will host a press conference and launch party June 22 at 1625 Railroad Ave, Bridgeport, Connecticut at 7pm EST. The event will be free and includes special performances by Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Buddha Monk, Chedda ...



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Fire Causes Heavy Damage To Multi-Family Home In Bridgeport

Firefighters who arrived on scene at 181 Poplar St. found the first two floors of the front of the house fully involved with fire, police said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-bridgeport-fire-0620-20130619,0,6712235.story

Senate Commerce Subcommittee: Passenger and Freight Rail Safety, Panel 2

... freight rail safety, and highlight recent high-profile rail accidents (Metro-North commuter train collision in Bridgeport, CT; freight train collision in Chaffee, MO). Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), the newly appointed chair of the Subcommittee ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/313452-2

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Harding High School graduation

Graduate Andres Batista gets a hug from his close friend Sabrina Martinez, after Warren Harding High School's 87th Annual Commencement ceremony which was held at Central High School's Kennedy Stadium in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/graduations/slideshow/Harding-High-School-graduation-63360.php

Flames tear through Bridgeport home

Bridgeport firefighters fight a two-alarm fire that tore through a Poplar Street home Monday evening and led to the hospitalization of two children and two police officers, authorities said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Flames-tear-through-Bridgeport-home-4610953.php

Diocese to sell housing in Bridgeport, Bethel

... in Bpt about diocese 's plan to sell property, which likely will raise rents and other costs. Back in the 1960s, Bridgeport Bishop Walter Curtis created a network of homes to provide low-cost housing for hundreds of the elderly. Known as the Bishop ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Diocese-to-sell-housing-in-Bridgeport-Bethel-4610983.php

Rail advocacy group wants answers

The state's rail advocacy group will meet Wednesday night to discuss why a flawed track bed at the site of last month's derailment of one commuter train and collision with another in Bridgeport was not repaired immediately.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Rail-advocacy-group-wants-answers-4610826.php

Bullard-Havens Technical High School graduation

Commencement for the Bullard-Havens Technical High School Class of 2013, held at the Klein Memorial Auditorium, in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/graduations/slideshow/Bullard-Havens-Technical-High-School-graduation-63357.php

Barnum Festival's Wing Ding Parade

The Barnum Festival Royal Family during the Wing Ding Parade at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/slideshow/Barnum-Festival-s-Wing-Ding-Parade-64641.php

Students to get a break on tests

... The full switch over to the new test can't come soon enough for Sandra Kase , chief administrative officer for Bridgeport schools, which this year changed its textbooks and curriculum in anticipation of the new test. "The CMT in its present form is ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Students-to-get-a-break-on-tests-4610755.php

After decades, diocese selling some senior housing

... in Bpt about diocese 's plan to sell property, which likely will raise rents and other costs. Back in the 1960s, Bridgeport Bishop Walter Curtis created a network of homes to provide low-cost housing for hundreds of the elderly. Known as the Bishop ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/After-decades-diocese-selling-some-senior-housing-4610665.php

Central High School graduation

Salutatorian Monsurat Olaosebikan. Central High School graduation at Kennedy Stadium in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/graduations/slideshow/Central-High-School-graduation-63356.php

Cops lose man's stuff, find assault rifle

... while police didn't end up finding Armour's property, they said they did recover a stolen assault rifle from the Bridgeport man they said took Armour's stuff. While in the booking area of the police department, the report states, Armour turned over ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Cops-lose-man-s-stuff-find-assault-rifle-4610593.php

New round of bidding for Penfield Lighthouse launched

Connecticut Community Boating, a Bridgeport-based non-profit group, hopes to submit the winning bid for the Penfield Reef Lighthouse.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/New-round-of-bidding-for-Penfield-Lighthouse-4610244.php

Central High School graduation

Xavier Hardison gestures to the crowd as he walks in with his fellow graduates to the Central High School graduation at Kennedy Stadium in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/graduations/slideshow/Central-High-School-graduation-63356.php

Collection Agency Executive Pleads To Conspiracy In Bank Bribery Scam

An executive at a collection agency involved in a multi-million dollar scam pleaded guilty in federal court this week to one count of conspiring to commit bank bribery, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-bank-bribery-plea-0620-20130619,0,1358843.story?track=rss

Residential real estate roundup

... who served an 18 month tour in Iraq and 2 humanitarian tours in Afghanistan with the Army. Once completed, this Bridgeport home will be the first in which Taylor's entire family, which includes two sons, a daughter and grandson, will be living in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/realestate/article/Residential-real-estate-roundup-4610104.php

Film explores girls' and women's role in gun violence

Ebony Harper stands outside her Brooks Street home, in Bridgeport, Conn., where a 15-year-old girl was shot last year.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Film-explores-girls-and-women-s-role-in-gun-4609528.php

Alexander Krshisezki, 57, Of Fairfield, Worked At Fairfield University

Krshisezki was born in Bridgeport to Igor and Alexandra Krshisezki and has been a lifelong area resident.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/alexander-krshisezki-57-fairfield-worked-fairfield-university

CT Dot commissioner at DC rail hearing

... is expected to touch on recent high-profile accidents, including the May 17 derailment and collision in Bridgeport that left more than 70 people injured. Redeker will be part of one panel that is expected include the rail industry, labor, and state ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/traffic/trains/conn-dot-commissioner-to-testify-at-rail-hearing

Latest Poll: GOP's Tom Foley Leads Gov. Malloy By 43 Percent to 40 Percent

... in more than 50 years. Foley won 128 cities and towns, while Malloy won 41, including large cities like Bridgeport that proved to be the margin of victory. Foley has repeatedly said that he is seeking a rematch in November 2014, which is 17 months ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctnow.com/news/hc-latest-poll-gops-tom-foley-leads-gov-malloy-by-43-percent-to-40-percent-20130619,0,895543.story?track=rss

Latest Poll: GOP's Tom Foley Leads Gov. Malloy, 43 Percent To 40 Percent

... in more than 50 years. Foley won 128 cities and towns, while Malloy won 41, including large cities like Bridgeport that proved to be the margin of victory. Foley has repeatedly said that he is seeking a rematch in November 2014, which is more than a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/breaking/hc-latest-poll-gops-tom-foley-leads-gov-malloy-by-43-percent-to-40-percent-20130619,0,2458277.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Courant%2FTravel+%28courant.com+-+TRAVEL%29

Coldwell Banker makes acquisition

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, which has offices around the region, announced Tuesday the acquisition of Century 21 - Greengarden Realty Inc. in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130619/BIZ02/306199948/1044

Connecticut chimpanzee attack victim to appeal

... and failure to adhere to the statutory mandate to seize and dispose of the chimp," said Willinger, of the Bridgeport law firm Willinger, Willinger & Bucci. Nash was blinded, lost both hands and underwent a face transplant after being mauled in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130619/NWS12/306199920/-1/nws

MomentumART CREEP

... 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/4,753/562.html

Portland Thorns FC Acquire Tiffany Weimer

... in February 2008. Tiffany Weimer Pronunciation: WHY-mer Position: Forward Height: 5-3 Born: December 5, 1983, in Bridgeport, Conn. Hometown: North Haven, Conn. Last Club: Fortuna Hjrring (Denmark) College: Penn State Citizenship: United States ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.stumptownfooty.com/2013/6/18/4442814/portland-thorns-fc-acquire-tiffany-weimer

"That line. That wait. This is the face of dental care in America."

... to once again feature Dan's recap of this remarkable event. The rain hadn't started quite yet around noontime in Bridgeport, CT last Thursday, but the sky was showing it could happen at any minute. There was a steely pall and a grim chill that spoke ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://melissawiley.com/blog/2013/06/18/that-line-that-wait-this-is-the-face-of-dental-care-in-america/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bonnyglen+%28Here+in+the+Bonny+Glen%29

Ratepayers don't like proposed water hike

... state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority 's public hearing in Sullivan-Independence Hall also were upset about Bridgeport-based Aquarion Water Company not providing justification for the rate hike, which would be followed by annual rate hikes of ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Ratepayers-don-t-like-proposed-water-hike-4608615.php

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bridgeport man charged in Stamford attack

A Bridgeport man and a juvenile accomplice are charged with attacking and robbing a Rhode Island man who was visiting Stamford early Sunday morning.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Bridgeport-man-charged-in-Stamford-attack-4607059.php

Graduation tops off RISE to independence

Kenneth Gutman will be graduating from the RISE program held at Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Graduation-tops-off-RISE-to-independence-4608122.php

Council members call for 'Driveway-gate' hearing

... on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Photo: Daniel Tepfer The entrance off Sniffens Lane in Stratford to the new City of Bridgeport-owned driveway recently completed to access the waterfront home of Mark IV Construction owner Manuel Moutinho, on Wednesday, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Driveway-gate-hearing-urged-4608232.php

The original 'The Thing' and 'The Fly' screened in Bridgeport

Two 1950s B-movie classics - "The Fly" and "The Thing" - are being screened at the monthy "Bedlam at the Bijou" series at Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre on Thursday, JUne 20 at 7 p.m. Photo: Contributed Photo The monthly "Bedlam at the Bijou" series on Thursday, June 20, is featuring the original 1950s B-movies that inspired three big-budget remakes -- ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/The-original-The-Thing-and-The-Fly-screened-4607878.php

Continuing to work toward safer streets

And while it can be a season of fun and relaxation, on the streets of cities like Bridgeport, unfortunately, sometimes the idle hours and the heat combine with the close quarters, the quiet desperation and lingering animosities to create a combustible mix that can lead to gun play.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Continuing-to-work-toward-safer-streets-4608024.php

Century 21 turns Coldwell Banker in Bridgeport

On Tuesday, Coldwell Banker Residential snapped up the assets of Bridgeport-based Greengarden Realty, a Century 21 office, for an undisclosed amount.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Century-21-turns-Coldwell-Banker-in-Bridgeport-4607741.php

Youth incarcerations drop

... the root cause of it," said Brian Roccapriore , vice president of special programs at Career Resources , a Bridgeport-based program that provides youth and adults throughout Connecticut with the training and support they need to get jobs. The report ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/local/article/Youth-incarcerations-drop-50-percent-in-state-4607022.php

Coldwell Banker expands in Connecticut

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has acquired the assets of Century 21 Greengarden Realty Inc., a 63-agent brokerage in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.inman.com/2013/06/18/coldwell-banker-expands-in-connecticut/

'The Word' opens Manhattan film fest on June 21

An independent film shot in Bridgeport last year - "The Word" - is having its premiere on the opening night of the Manhattan Film Festival on Friday.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/news/article/The-Word-opens-Manhattan-film-fest-on-June-21-4607050.php

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Expands Its Presence in Connecticut With Acquisition

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage , a leading residential real estate brokerage company in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y., today announced it has acquired the assets of Century 21 - Greengarden Realty, Inc. in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://world.einnews.com/pr_news/154890411/coldwell-banker-residential-brokerage-expands-its-presence-in-connecticut-with-acquisition

Etsy Craft Party inspires artists while helping others

Crafting and creativity will abound throughout the Arcade Mall in Bridgeport to help those in need during a worldwide event that only takes place on Thursday, June 20. Etsy artists, who create their businesses online and sell either handmade products or truly vintage clothing and items, are throwing a party and the whole world is invited.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Etsy-Craft-Party-inspires-artists-while-helping-4607266.php

Man faces weapons charges after visit to dialysis clinic

... the handle of a pistol. When he left, the employee called police, who were given several different addresses in Bridgeport where Jones might be located. The search led to a Livingston Road home in Bridgeport, where Fairfield police were joined by ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Man-faces-weapons-charges-after-visit-to-dialysis-4607023.php

Lies And Statistics Damn 3 Cities

Here we go again. There's yet another survey out that puts Hartford, along with New Haven and Bridgeport, on the list of the country's 25 most dangerous cities.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/editorials/hc-ed-most-dangerous-cities-survey-20130618,0,7220281.story

A silver tsunami heads for the shore

... and benefits such as SNAP, which used to be known as food stamps. Of the state's towns, Rodriguez said that Bridgeport should see the largest rise in seniors -- 6,800 -- between 2010 and 2025. So what are towns doing to prepare? Not much, said ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/health/article/A-silver-tsunami-heads-for-the-shore-4606950.php

A silver tsunami heads for the shore

... and benefits such as SNAP, which used to be known as food stamps. Of the state's towns, Rodriguez said that Bridgeport should see the largest rise in seniors -- 6,800 -- between 2010 and 2025. So what are towns doing to prepare? Not much, said ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/health/article/A-silver-tsunami-heads-for-the-shore-4606950.php

Anna Liscio, 85, Longtime Easton Resident. Seamtress

... She came to the United States in 1947, married and became a U.S. Citizen. She worked as a seamstress in Bridgeport for many years making leather and suede coats, worked repairing and making costumes at a Norwalk shop before working from her home. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://weston.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/anna-liscio-85-longtime-easton-resident-seamtress

Commuter train from NYC derails in tunnel

... has said that two days earlier a track inspection found problems where the derailment occurred, just outside Bridgeport. The Metro-North Railroad , which operates between New York City and Connecticut and like the LIRR is run by the MTA, has hired ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/us/article/Commuter-train-from-NYC-shakes-derails-in-tunnel-4605910.php

Officers seize combat shotgun, rifle

... when they received information about an assault weapon in a motor vehicle. Task Force members, State Police K-9, Bridgeport detectives and Bridgeport patrol officers, then set up surveillance in the area. Police said Task Force officers spotted ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/crime/officers-seize-combat-shotgun-rifle

Warrants: Murder suspect threatened ECSU student

... and search warrant affidavits were released Monday in the murder case against 30-year-old Jermaine Richards of Bridgeport. He's charged with killing 20-year-old Eastern Connecticut State University sophomore Alyssiah Wiley. Wiley was last seen in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130618/NWS12/130619677/1047

Court Records Show, Before Her Death, ECSU Student Talked About Breaking Up With B