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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Danbury-area schools spend millions on school security

Sonitrol employee Ramon Glover, of Bridgeport, installs a new security camera above the front door of Classical Studies Academy at 240 Linwood Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Danbury-area-schools-spend-millions-on-school-4778635.php

'A True Love Story to the End'

She was the outgoing beauty who dabbled in modeling and caught the eye of many a young man in her hometown of Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://newtown.patch.com/groups/local-connections/p/a-true-love-story-to-the-end_74dce4cc

Tour tall ships: 9 ships mark anniversary of Lake Erie battle -

... Puerto Rico in 1986, taking her captain and three crew members; Unicorn, which features an all-female crew, of Bridgeport, Conn.; and Lynx, an interpretation of an original 1812 privateer schooner of the same name. One tall ship not returning to ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130831/NEWS90/130839971

Post-Sandy Hook school security changes don't come cheap

Sonitrol employee Ramon Glover, of Bridgeport, installs a new security camera above the front door of Classical Studies Academy at 240 Linwood Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Post-Sandy-Hook-school-security-changes-don-t-4778574.php

Former Fairfield fire chief dies at 85

... as fire chief in 1991, he remained active in his community, volunteering at St. Vincent 's Medical Center in Bridgeport, and with his church, St. Anthony of Padua in Fairfield. St. Vincent's spokeswoman Lucinda Ames said Russell volunteered at the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Former-Fairfield-fire-chief-dies-at-85-4778477.php

Bridgeport poetry event slams social injustices

Doug Smith, of Bridgeport, speaks about social injustice during the poetry slam at Ashe Faith Project located at 105 Frank Street in Bridgeport on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Bridgeport-poetry-event-slams-social-injustices-4778504.php

Boy Seriously Injured in Bridgeport Fall

... police said. Firefighters and paramedics responded to the 9:30 a.m. incident and transported the boy first to Bridgeport Hospital and then to Yale-New Haven Hospital , said Bill Kaempffer, spokesman for the city's police and fire departments. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-bridgeport-child-injured-0901-20130831,0,6962701.story?track=rss

Teen succeeds in painting her way to college

Risha Hill of Bridgeport produced 24 pieces of art to earn money toward her sophomore tuition at Spelman College in Atlanta.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Teen-succeeds-in-painting-her-way-to-college-4778205.php

Fast food marketing to kids skewed

... Meals as a kid and I was never obese," said Minervino, a Fairfield resident and coordinator of the University of Bridgeport 's Division of Health Sciences . That's why Minervino, also a personal trainer, takes some issue with a recent study chiding ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Fast-food-marketing-to-kids-skewed-4778045.php

Feds say they will back off on pot growers

... fact that there was that conflict between the federal and state governments," said state Sen. Andres Ayala , D-Bridgeport, who was part of a panel that just this week approved the state's medical marijuana regulations. "The fact that we're getting ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Feds-say-they-will-back-off-on-pot-growers-4775786.php

Second Home Hit by Plane Demolished

... with the pilot's insurance company and directed DEEP to hire demolition contractor Connecticut Tank Removal of Bridgeport. "All the contaminated materials that are now in the basement will be removed as contaminated waste and sent off to an approved ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Second-Home-Hit-by-Plane-Demolished-221523961.html

Chappelle's return derailed as comic halts routine

... started reading a book, smoking and rambling on a variety of subjects, and insulting the fans. Latanya Barrett of Bridgeport, Conn., said "everything was just great" for the first 10 minutes of Chappelle's show, which opened to a standing ovation. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20130901_Chappelle_s_return_to_stand-up_derails_as_comic_halts_routine.html

AmeriCares Seeks Volunteers For Norwalk Free Clinic

... Terri McCartney at tmccartney@americares.org or (203) 658-9592. Since 1994, AmeriCares' clinics in Norwalk, Bridgeport and Danbury have provided more than $47 million in free health care services for 21,000 neighbors in need. For more information go ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/americares-seeks-volunteers-norwalk-free-clinic

Potential Med Pot Grower Relieved at Decision by Feds

... get a license from the state. He's already constructed a special growing lab inside an old cargo container at a Bridgeport warehouse. "It's a system that's designed inside," Palmieri said. "It allows us to control the day. Every day is a perfect day ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Potential-Pot-Grower-Relieved-at-Decision-by-Feds-221851331.html

Friday, August 30, 2013

Cathedral Academy to expand Catholic school offerings

Teacher Sister Lisa Florio welcomes 8th grader Mayra Vargas and her mother Sara Pineda to the new Cathedral Academy Intermediate & Middle School Campus during an open house in Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 26, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Cathedral-Academy-to-expand-Catholic-school-4776712.php

Standard Oil: staying young even at 100

Roy Friedman, whose father started Standard Oil of Connecticut, stands in front of a mural of his father at work in the early 1900s Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 at the Bridgeport office.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Standard-Oil-staying-young-even-at-100-4776688.php

Workshops to focus on kelp farming

Ocean Approved and the University of Connecticut will conduct a free workshop about kelp farming from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Education Center, 60 Saint Stephens Road in Bridgeport, and from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130830/NWS12/130839950/1079/rss15

Hugh Bailey: A brighter waterfront future

It starts and ends with the waterfront. When boosters tick off the list of Bridgeport pluses -- wealthy neighbors, mass transit, etc.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Hugh-Bailey-A-brighter-waterfront-future-4776175.php

"First in flight" still up in the air

... circa 1903. Photo: Hulton Archive, Getty Images A half scale model of Gustave Whitehead's Airplane #21, which the Bridgeport Herald reported flew at Tunxis Hill in Fairfield on August 14, 1901, two years before the Wright brothers famous Kitty Hawk ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/First-in-flight-still-up-in-the-air-4776210.php

Report: UConn near deal to play regular-season basketball games in Bridgeport

... tournament twice-in 2007 (when the facility was known as The Arena at Harbor Yard), and again in 2011. Bridgeport is a veritable old hand in hosting postseason women's tournaments for the NCAA, having been host site (with Fairfield University ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/report-uconn-near-deal-to-play-regular-season-basketball-games-bridgeport

Dave Chappelle melts down onstage; tells crowd 'his a-- is gone' as they boo him

... to boo Dave for his comments, he responded in kind telling them they're booing themselves. Latanya Barrett of Bridgeport, Conn., told The Hartford Courant about her experience at the show. She said everything was fine for the first 10 minutes or so. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/dave-chappelle-melts-down-onstage-tells-crowd-his-a-is-gone-as-they-boo-him?cid=rss

Nurse arraigned in grisly murder

Jermaine Richards, left, is arraigned on murder charges at Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Nurse-arraigned-in-grisly-murder-4775934.php

Feds say they they'll back off on pot growers

... fact that there was that conflict between the federal and state governments," said State Sen. Andres Ayala , D-Bridgeport, who was part of a panel that just this week approved the state's medical marijuana regulations. "The fact that we're getting ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Feds-say-they-they-ll-back-off-on-pot-growers-4775786.php

Young men of Bridgeport must stand for integrity

... reckless, gang-oriented, drug-addicted and crime-prone surrounds young men who grow up in urban environments like Bridgeport. The music industry, nightly news and even rap lyrics depict individuals who look like us as hard-core, tough-minded, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/Young-men-of-Bridgeport-must-stand-for-integrity-4775726.php

Questionable claims from endorsed school board slate

One of the most significant elections will be held this year in the city of Bridgeport, the election of five new members to the Board of Education .



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/Questionable-claims-from-endorsed-school-board-4775725.php

Suspected Area Crack Cocaine Dealer Arrested Again in Stratford

... said. Stratford police said they began surveillance of Ronald "Fats" Marcellus in April when they suspected the Bridgeport man of selling crack cocaine in Stratford and surrounding communities. The investigation led to an arrest in June when ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stratford.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/suspected-area-cocaine-dealer-arrested-again

Cops: Bridgeport man burglarized jewelry store

A 52-year-old Bridgeport man has been arrested by Hamden police after he was caught outside a burglarized jewelry store.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Cops-Bridgeport-man-burglarized-jewelry-store-4775072.php

Police Investigate South Norwalk Gunshot Reports

... hit in the shooting, police said. No gunshot victims were found at hospitals in Norwalk, Greenwich, Stamford or Bridgeport, according to police reports. Some drops of blood were found at the scene, but it is not clear that they were related to the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/police-investigate-south-norwalk-gunshot-reports

Six homeless in Bridgeport fire

Six people were made homeless in a fire that heavily damaged a Bridgeport home on French Street on Friday, August 30, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Six-homeless-in-Bridgeport-fire-4774713.php

Arrest made in June shots-fired incident

Milford Police arrested a Bridgeport man on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 in connection with a shooting that happened outside a Howard Johnson motel in Milford.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Arrest-made-in-shooting-at-Milford-motel-4772155.php

First Pitch for CLASP Homes

Roy Swan, a resident of CLASP Homes in Westport, tonight thows out the first pitch at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport as the Bridgeport Bluefish took on the Camden Riversharks.



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

Riversharks top Bluefish 8-5

The Camden Riversharks pounded out 17 hits and scored six runs in the game's last three innings to defeat the Bridgeport Bluefish 8-5 Thursday night at Harbor Yard.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Riversharks-top-Bluefish-8-5-4773442.php

Best bets: What to do around Bridgeport this weekend

... http://www.saintbarbara.org. Ballroom stars Morton Schnedler and Tonja Martin will perform Saturday at Bridgeport's Premier Ballroom dance and show at Holy Trinity Greek Church Community Center , 4070 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Prior to the show, learn ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Best-bets-What-to-do-around-Bridgeport-this-4773468.php

Thursday, August 29, 2013

New Biography Released About Bishop Martin J. O'Connor And The Pontifical North American College

... Published: February 2013 Pages: 310 About The Author: Stephen DiGiovanni is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut. An alumnus of the Pontifical North American College in Rome who received his doctorate in Church History from ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prlog.org/12202179-new-biography-released-about-bishop-martin-oconnor-and-the-pontifical-north-american-college.html

Where Science Is Cool: Fairfield University's BASE Camp Informs...

... Now in its sixth year, BASE (Broadening Access to Science Education) Camp is a program free to students from Bridgeport, Connecticut, schools. Amanda Harper-Leatherman, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry and camp director, said the overall goal ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11062571.htm

Stratford man arrested for shooting himself

A Stratford man, who claimed he was the victim of a shooting by a Bridgeport gang, actually had a loaded gun in his waistband while riding his bicycle.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Stratford-man-arrested-for-shooting-himself-4772524.php

Bridgeport mourns "Uncle Ray" Julian

... enter Julian's wake. The line of mourners wrapped a couple times around the building. Besides numerous friends in Bridgeport and surrounding towns, Julian leaves behind three daughters and their families, 29 nieces and nephews and 80 great nieces ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Bridgeport-mourns-Uncle-Ray-Julian-4772575.php

Burning Camper in Stratford Was Bridgeport Candidate's Campaign Bus

... been a little more than just an abandoned vehicle. The 1973 GMC Eleganza belonged to Rich Torres, a candidate for Bridgeport's City Council and the owner of Harborview Market in Black Rock, the Connecticut Post reported . And what's more, it was his ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://stratford.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/burning-camper-in-stratford-was-bridgeport-candidates-campaign-bus

New Biography Released About Bishop Martin J. O'Connor And The Pontifical North American College

... North American College," says Stephen M. DiGiovanni. Stephen DiGiovanni is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut. An alumnus of the Pontifical North American College in Rome who received his doctorate in Church History from the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1028894?ref=feeds%2Flatest

Bridgeport singer Arika Kane to headline first homestate show

Singer Arika Kane, a Connecticut native and Bridgeport resident, performs at Toad's Place in New Haven on Thursday, Aug. 29. Photo: Contributed Photo Singer Arika Kane, a Connecticut native and Bridgeport resident, performs at Toad's Place in New Haven on Thursday, Aug. 29. Photo: Contributed Photo Singer Arika Kane, a Connecticut native and ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/articleGallery/Bridgeport-singer-Arika-Kane-to-headline-first-4765599.php

The first day in a school's turnaround

Resource room teacher Melodie Thigpen, left, welcomes back a returning student as she and academic assistant Ann-Marie Griffith, right, welcome back students on the first day of school at the reopened Dunbar School on Union Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/The-first-day-in-a-school-s-turnaround-4772269.php

Shelton Cops: Man Threatened to Stab Woman

Javier Antonio Garcia, 37, of Bridgeport, is charged with disorderly conduct, second-degree threatening and second-degree unlawful restraint.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://shelton.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/shelton-cops-man-threatened-to-stab-woman

In the Suburbs / New school year brings new opportunity

I've decided I haven't used all of my nine lives. For this new school year, I've signed on as a substitute/paraprofessional and reading-and-writing support teacher in a Bridgeport charter school.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/opinion/article/In-the-Suburbs-New-school-year-brings-new-4772016.php

Arrest made in Howard Johnson shooting

... lot, which led to the shots being fired. Police then identified 25-year-old Wilfredo Vega, of 100 Bassick Ave., Bridgeport, as one of the people involved in the dispute. On Wednesday, police arrested Vega and charged him with criminal use of a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/news/crime/arrest-made-in-howard-johnson-shooting

Obituary: Rocco F. Giustino, 79, of Milford

... Friends and family may call on Friday, August 30th from 4:00PM-6:00PM in The Gregory F Doyle Funeral Home, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, CT 06460. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 9:00AM DIRECTLY in Saint Gabriel ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.milfordmirror.com/8560/obituary-rocco-f-giustino-79-of-milford/

Paul Janensch: The Park City, where driving is hazardous

News item in the Connecticut Post , Aug. 28, 2013: "BRIDGEPORT -- No matter which street you travel, if you're inside a car in the Park City, you are on the brink of disaster.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/Paul-Janensch-The-Park-City-where-driving-is-4772098.php

Stratford man jailed for shooting himself

Turns out a local man, who claimed he was the victim of a shooting by a Bridgeport gang, actually made poor choice of having a loaded gun in his waistband while out bicycling.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Stratford-man-jailed-for-shooting-himself-4772109.php

Arrest made in June shots-fired incident

City police on Wednesday arrested a Bridgeport man on charges he shot a gun outside of a Post Road hotel in June.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Arrest-made-in-June-shots-fired-incident-4772155.php

Milford Police Make Arrest in HoJo Shooting

A Bridgeport man has been arrested in connection with a June shooting in the Milford Howard Johnson parking lot that sent officers scrambling for the suspected parties after they apparently fled the scene.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://milford.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/milford-police-make-arrest-in-hojo-shooting

On cue: Symphony conductors stand poised for new seasons

... new season underway. Some of the great composers will be heard, and guest musicians will join the orchestras. In Bridgeport, the search is on for a new conductor, following Gustav Meier 's retirement last year. However, in Greenwich, Stamford, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/On-cue-Symphony-conductors-stand-poised-for-new-4771492.php

Why the Fast-Food Worker Strikes Are Doomed

... despondent corners of the economy. They're growing fastest among some of the richest and most-educated metros. Bridgeport, Conn., Salt Lake City, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Washington, D.C., are among the five areas with the most growth in food ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/08/why-the-fast-food-worker-strikes-are-doomed/279179/

In DWI crash that killed Rowan University student Matthew Uhl, man indicted for vehicular homicide

Derrick D. Gilliam, of Bridgeport, Conn., is led out of the Glassboro Police Station by a Gloucester County Sheriff's Officer, Friday morning, April 12, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2013/08/in_rowan_crash_that_killed_matthew_uhl_man_indicted_on_vehicular_homicide.html

Bridgeport cops: Help us nab shooting suspect

Bridgeport police are looking for the public s help in identifying the suspect in an Aug. 17, 2013 shooting.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Bridgeport-cops-Help-us-nab-shooting-suspect-4770566.php

Laura Mazzucco Prizio, 65, Of Easton, Ret Project Manager, General Electric

Prizio was born Aug. 7, 1948, in Bridgeport, to Dominic and Josephine Razzini Mazzucco.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://weston.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/laura-mazzucco-prizio-65-easton-ret-project-manager-general-electric

Marion Shirley Doscher, 94, Longtime Darien Resident

Doscher was born May 23, 1919, in Bridgeport, daughter of Charles and Katherine Skoglund.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://darien.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/marion-shirley-doscher-94-longtime-darien-resident

Bullying allegations probed after boy commits suicide

... suicide after the first day of school and authorities are investigating whether bullying may have been a factor. Greenwich police say Bart Palosz died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound late Tuesday at his family's home in Byram. First Selectman ...



via Greenwich Newswire http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/29/bullying-allegations-probed-after-boy-15-commits-suicide-after-first-day-school/

How Teach For America recruits get preference for teaching jobs

Teach For America corps members are given preference over well-trained teachers in Bridgeport, Conn., where Paul Vallas remains superintendent pending a state Supreme Court decision on a lower court's order that he leave his position because he doesn't have the state-mandated requirements for the job.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/08/29/how-teach-for-america-recruits-get-preference-for-teaching-jobs/

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Moreland, Stella Ruth

She was born August 17, 1917 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Adolf and Pauline Celacks.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20130827/OBITS/130827020/MORELAND-STELLA-RUTH

Paul Vallas to talk about public school reform

... second in the Democratic primary, losing narrowly to Rod Blagojevich. Vallas is the superintendent of schools in Bridgeport, Conn., where he closed the district's $12 million budget deficit and has begun to implement a comprehensive budget and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://burrridge.suntimes.com/news/schools/vallas-CHD-08282013:article

Creative gifts, spirituality shine in icon painter's art

... in Easton. Cika has undertaken the job of painting the icons for all four walls of the church which moved from Bridgeport to Easton a few years ago. Photo: Autumn Driscoll Dhimitri Cika, a professional icon painter, smoothes his canvas paintings ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/entertainment/article/Creative-gifts-spirituality-shine-in-icon-4769165.php

Bruce Ratner touts plans for new Coliseum

... makeover over the other finalist, the Madison Square Garden Co. Ratner said Friday that he hopes to relocate the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the American Hockey League minor league affiliate of the New York Islanders, to the Uniondale arena after the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/bruce-ratner-touts-plans-for-new-coliseum-1.5904839

In Photos: Demolition of Charter Oak Avenue Home

Crews from Bridgeport-based Connecticut Tank Removal demolished the house at 64 Charter Oak Ave. in East Haven on Aug. 28, 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://easthaven.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/in-photos-demolition-of-charter-oak-avenue-home

Pair Charged In Theft Of Rare Coins From Norwalk Home

NORWALK, Conn. A Bridgeport man and a Stratford woman were charged Tuesday with stealing a $10,000 coin collection and other valuables from a Norwalk home late last year, according to police reports.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/pair-charged-theft-rare-coins-norwalk-home

Second Home Hit by Plane Demolished

... with the pilot's insurance company and directed DEEP to hire demolition contractor Connecticut Tank Removal of Bridgeport. "All the contaminated materials that are now in the basement will be removed as contaminated waste and sent off to an approved ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Second-Home-Hit-by-Plane-Demolished-221523961.html

Edith Wheeler: Scholar, Businesswoman, Gardener ...

... trip of 12-year-old Edith hangs in the children's room of the library. Wheeler graduated from the University of Bridgeport as class valedictorian and later donated millions to her alma matter. She went on to be a physical education teacher in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://monroe.patch.com/groups/monroe-history/p/edith-wheeler-scholar-businesswoman-gardener-

Capital Power sells three New England plants, closes Toronto and Chicago offices

... competitive for the future," said Vaasjo. Halifax-based Emera will be buying combined-cycle natural gas plants in Bridgeport, Conn., Tiverton, R.I., and Rumford, Maine, capable of generating a total of 1,050 megawatts of electricity. Emera CEO Chris ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Capital+Power+sells+three+England+plants+closes+Toronto/8842890/story.html

GOP candidate's bus goes up in flames

Republican candidate for Bridgeport City Council Rick Torres looks at the wreckage of his burned out campaign van on Wednesday, August 27 at the Raybestos site in Stratford, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/GOP-candidate-s-bus-goes-up-in-flames-4768573.php

Two Arrested, Charged with Stealing Rare Coins, Etc.

A Bridgeport man and his Stratford girlfriend were arrested on charges they stole from a South Norwalk man late last year.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://norwalk.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/two-arrested-charged-with-stealing-rare-coins-etc

Capital Power sells three New England plants, closes Toronto and Chicago offices

... competitive for the future," said Vaasjo. Halifax-based Emera will be buying combined-cycle natural gas plants in Bridgeport, Conn., Tiverton, R.I., and Rumford, Maine, capable of generating a total of 1,050 megawatts of electricity. Emera CEO Chris ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.canadianbusiness.com/business-news/capital-power-sells-three-new-england-plants-closes-toronto-and-chicago-offices/

Fire heavily damages Stratford house

... chiefs, along with Stratford Ems and Police responded to this incident, for a total 28 firefighters. Both the Bridgeport and Milford Fire Departments each sent an engine company to Stratford Fire Headquarters to cover any subsequent incidents. The ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Fire-heavily-damages-Stratford-house-4768003.php

Capital Power to sell 3 American plants, focus on Alberta

... competitive for the future," said Vaasjo. Halifax-based Emera will be buying combined-cycle natural gas plants in Bridgeport, Conn., Tiverton, R.I., and Rumford, Maine, capable of generating a total of 1,050 megawatts of electricity. Emera CEO Chris ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2013/08/28/edmonton-capital-power-alberta-focus.html?cmp=rss

Most dramatic photos from Hurricane Irene

A tree hits a home on the corner of Midland St. and Lake Ave. during hurricane Irene in Black Rock in Bridgeport on Sunday August 28, 2011.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dariennewsonline.com/news/slideshow/Most-dramatic-photos-from-Hurricane-Irene-30584.php

Report: UConn near deal to play regular-season basketball games in Bridgeport

... tournament twice-in 2007 (when the facility was known as The Arena at Harbor Yard), and again in 2011. Bridgeport is a veritable old hand in hosting postseason women's tournaments for the NCAA, having been host site (with Fairfield University ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/report-uconn-near-deal-to-play-regular-season-basketball-games-bridgeport

Emera to buy 3 New England power plants

... president and chief executive officer, said in a news release. The power plants are a 520-megawatt facility in Bridgeport, Conn., as well as 265-megawatt facilities in Tiverton, R.I., and Rumford, Maine. The sale, which does require regulatory ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1150379-emera-to-buy-3-new-england-power-plants

Capital Power sells New England plants, to close Toronto and Chicago offices

... San Diego will seek development and acquisition opportunities across North America. The utilities being sold are Bridgeport Energy, a 520-megawatt power station in Bridgeport, Conn.; Tiverton Power, a 265-megawatt power station in Tiverton, R.I., ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/capital-power-sells-new-england-plants-to-close-toronto-and-chicago-offices/article13996216/?cmpid=rss1

Photos: Two years since Irene

A tree hits a home on the corner of Midland St. and Lake Ave. during hurricane Irene in Black Rock in Bridgeport on Sunday August 28, 2011.



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Dorothy Harriet Hassman, 90, Of Fairfield, Founder, Paradise Jewelers

Hassman was born in Bridgeport, daughter of David and Sadie Harris. Together with her husband she founded and ran Paradise Jewelers.



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Some say King's 'Dream' not reality in Conn.

Neal McGee gives Carmelo Ayala, 8, a haircut at Kingdom Cutters on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. boulevard, which is also Stratford Avenue in the East End, in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Some-say-King-s-Dream-not-reality-4766535.php

After diagnosis, a bundle of concern

... said Dr. Joseph Tiano , medical director of the electrophysiology laboratory at St. Vincent 's Medical Center in Bridgeport. He compared the heart's electrical system to that of a building -- older systems are just more likely to have problems. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/health/article/After-diagnosis-a-bundle-of-concern-4767480.php

East Haven Home Hit By Plane To Be Razed

... officials at the crash site Tuesday to wrap up plans for the demolition, Maturo said. Connecticut Tank Removal of Bridgeport will do the demolition. Maturo said he also met with Joanna Mitchell, the mother of Sade Brantley and Madisyn Mitchell, to ...



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'It Was Great' - Greenwich's First Day of School

"It was great." That's the review five-year-old Sophie Farr gave for her first day of school-her day at New Lebanon School in the Byram neighborhood of Greenwich.



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Police: Bridgeport Man Broke In, Robbed Handicapped Hamden Woman

A Bridgeport man allegedly broke into a Whitney Avenue home on Saturday morning, robbed the handicapped resident of her handbag and then was caught waling down the road with the bag, according to police.



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Some say King's 'Dream' not reality

Neal McGee gives Carmelo Ayala, 8, a haircut at Kingdom Cutters on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. boulevard, which is also Stratford Avenue in the East End, in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Some-say-King-s-Dream-not-reality-4766535.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 ...



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Plane crash demolition to continue

... solidified plans for the home to be demolished tomorrow beginning at 8 a.m. by Connecticut Tank Removal, Inc. of Bridgeport, Connecticut." Maturo also stated, he met with Joanna Mitchell, mother of Sade and Madisyn for any last items she wanted out ...



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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Riversharks defeat Bluefish, 4-3

The Camden Riversharks scored four runs in the fourth inning to come away with a 4-3, come-from-behind win over the Bridgeport Bluefish Tuesday night at Harbor Yard.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Riversharks-defeat-Bluefish-4-3-4766456.php

Police search for gas station robber

... and demanded money. He did not show any weapon, but the clerk did hand him money from the register, Perez said. A Bridgeport police canine officer assisted investigators by attempting to track the suspect's trail, which led north on Stratfield Road ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Police-search-for-gas-station-robber-4766118.php

Second East Haven Home Hit by Plane Will Be Torn Down

... solidified plans for the home to be demolished tomorrow beginning at 8 a.m. by Connecticut Tank Removal, Inc. of Bridgeport, Connecticut." Maturo also stated, he met with Joanna Mitchell, mother of Sade and Madisyn , for any last items she wanted ...



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Cops: Man stole wheelchair-bound woman's purse

A Bridgeport man broke into a wheelchair-bound woman's Whitney Avenue home and stole her purse before responding officers arrested him as he walked away Saturday, police said.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Cops-Man-stole-wheelchair-bound-woman-s-purse-4766001.php

Report: Bridgeport streets hazardous

... is what a report released Tuesday by Allstate Insurance would lead one to believe, citing statistics that place Bridgeport in the 11th slot on a list of the most dangerous cities in the country in which to drive a car. The city's administration took ...



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Obituary: Edward R. Mariano

... Rocco Mariano and Nellie (Nardello) Mariano. He attended Naugatuck schools, Arnold College, and the University of Bridgeport. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served as a gunner's mate. He worked in the Naugatuck school system ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.mycitizensnews.com/obituaries/2013/08/obituary-edward-r-mariano/

Moreland, Stella Ruth

She was born August 17, 1917 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Adolf and Pauline Celacks.



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Bridgeport singer Arika Kane to headline first homestate show

Singer Arika Kane, a Connecticut native and Bridgeport resident, performs at Toad's Place in New Haven on Thursday, Aug. 29. Photo: Contributed Photo Singer Arika Kane, a Connecticut native and Bridgeport resident, performs at Toad's Place in New Haven on Thursday, Aug. 29. Photo: Contributed Photo Singer Arika Kane, a Connecticut native and ... (more)



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Branford Man Facing Up to 30 Years for $3.6 Million Ponzi Scheme

... his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to fraud offenses stemming from his operation of a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of approximately $3.6 million. According ...



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Malloy's contractor ties blasted

... works employee to trim hedges and shrubs at Malloy's Shippan house . They said that even though Barbarotta's Bridgeport-based AFB Construction Management of Trumbull Inc. has no state contracts and doesn't meet the threshold for scrutiny from the ...



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Obituary: Edward R. Mariano, of Naugatuck

... Rocco Mariano and Nellie (Nardello) Mariano. He attended Naugatuck schools, Arnold College, and the University of Bridgeport. Mariano was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy who served as a Gunner's Mate. He worked in the Naugatuck school system ...



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Bill Finch: Public education as new civil rights frontier

... helped to organize busloads of people of all faiths and creeds -- Catholics, Jews and Protestants throughout the Bridgeport area traveled to the March on Washington. For the first time in history, on a national platform, people of different races, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/Bill-Finch-Public-education-as-new-civil-rights-4765121.php

Black Rock Library hosts actor Mills in honor of 50th anniversary of March on Washington

... for Jobs and Freedom. The free event takes place Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Black Rock Library Branch in Bridgeport. Photo: Contributed Photo On Aug. 28, 1963, about 250,000 people marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, in what ...



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DEEP to grant $1.18 million in funding to 36 marine facilities

... that provide boat sewage disposal facilities. The funding will pay for new or replacement pumpout facilities in Bridgeport and Stamford harbors, as well as for the operation and maintenance of land-based pumpout equipment and mobile pumpout boats. ...



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Immigration Bill Crucial, Say Women's Advocates

... , 203-330-6321, http://facebook.com/ktorresbpt or http://twitter.com/ktorresbpt ___ (c)2013 the Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.) Visit the Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.) at www.ctpost.com Distributed by MCT Information Services



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Hit-and-run Crash Leads To Driver's Arrest

A man who Greenwich Police say fled the scene of a car crash in Byram has been arrested on a variety of charges including driving while intoxicated.



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Mayor Harkins Touts Bringing Civility Back to Stratford

... there were a number of long-pending issues, which among them included safety and flooding concerns at the Bridgeport-owned, Stratford-located Sikorsky Memorial Airport. "That was something that had been pending in this town for literally decades and ...



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The Stepney Green Copperhead Peace Rallies

... Use" established in 1817, by the Birdsey Plain Rifle Company. Written by Lee Hossler At the Intersection of the Bridgeport and Newtown Turnpike (route 25) and Monroe and Newtown Turnpike (Hattertown road) is located the Stepney Green. The Stepney ...



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GOP hopefuls blast Malloy's ties with contractor

... works employee to trim hedges and shrubs at Malloy's Shippan house . They said that even though Barbarotta's Bridgeport-based AFB Construction Management of Trumbull Inc. has no state contracts and doesn't meet the threshold for scrutiny from the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/GOP-hopefuls-blast-Malloy-s-ties-with-contractor-4763175.php

Wrong Name, Wrong Number Means Arrest for a Motorist

... by Greenwich Police. According to a police report, Veronica M. Coyt, 40, who gave an address of 231 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport, is accused of giving police a false name and birth date after she was stopped by officers about 8:10 p.m. Aug. 24, as she ...



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'A True Love Story to the End'

... She was the outgoing beauty who dabbled in modeling and caught the eye of many a young man in her hometown of Bridgeport. His father, Anthony Mongillo, worked in the same building as that young lady, Eleanor Smackey , and the two became friendly. ...



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Maria Teresa Vargas Martinez, 101, Of Easton

Martinez is survived by her daughters, Olga Vitale of Easton and Migdalia Kollar of Bridgeport; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.



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Bridgeport, New Haven Among Least-Safe Driving Cities, Report Says

Drivers in Bridgeport and New Haven are more likely to be involved in a car crash than drivers in most of the nation's 200 largest cities, according to a report from the Allstate Insurance Co.



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Beverly J. Bieling, 74, Of Fairfield, Retired Rhone-Poulenc Employee

Bieling was born Sept. 10, 1938, in Bridgeport, daughter of Charles and Helen Bencze Sander.



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Liquor regs fixed after Barnum House suit

... alcohol downtown. Previously, all cafes required a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals before opening in Bridgeport. It's a process that a city attorney acknowledged is an easy target for lawsuits because applicants must prove "hardship." "The ...



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Bridgeport, New Haven Among Least Safe Driving Cities, Report Says

Drivers in Bridgeport and New Haven are more likely to be involved in a car crash than drivers in most of the nation's 200 largest cities, according to a report from the Allstate Insurance Co.



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Easton's Chris Thomas Wins Triathlon In Bridgeport

... Training Professionals in Southport, also won a sprint triathlon on Aug. 17 in Laconia, N.H. In Sunday's race in Bridgeport, Thomas won in 1:52.14 for the race that included 1.5 kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike ride and 10k run. Thomas won by ...



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Kelly: From a secret barrel, a family's forgotten Civil War history

... Diaries contain firsthand references to Abraham Lincoln, including the future president's March 1860 visit to Bridgeport, Conn. After his speech there, the Curtis brothers helped give Lincoln a torch-lit send-off at the Bridgeport railroad station. ...



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Dunbar takes on help from Jumoke

... company's track record in serving bilingual students. "I certainly don't support this organization taking over a Bridgeport public school, especially with results like this," Pereira said. Leanne Masterjoseph, chief academic officer for the group, ...



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Monday, August 26, 2013

Commission simplifies liquor licensing

... alcohol downtown. Previously, all cafes required a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals before opening in Bridgeport. It's a process which a city attorney acknowledged is an easy target for lawsuits because applicants must prove "hardship." ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Commission-simplifies-liquor-licensing-4763168.php

Obituary: Pamela Lynn Drew, 42, of Milford

Born in Bridgeport on March 22, 1971, she was the daughter of Anthony Drew of Trumbull and the late June Capozzi Drew.



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Obituary: Donald L. Mongillo, 83, of Naugatuck

... who had passed away last Sunday. Mr. Mongillo was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. Donald was born in Bridgeport, CT on Nov. 19, 1930, son of the late Anthony and Angelina (DellaRocco) Mongillo. He was a graduate of Central High School ...



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'A True Love Story to the End'

She was the outgoing beauty who dabbled in modeling and caught the eye of many a young man in her hometown of Bridgeport.



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Non-profit helps disabled vets

... while we're in the van," said Sullivan. And it's not just about the high-tech, veterans like Vincent Abner, of Bridgeport, are touched by the TLC they receive. "They've been extremely courteous, they just seem like they care about the veterans here, ...



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Fundraiser held for toddler hit by car

... son was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver. The 3-year-old was struck down by a car on Capitol Avenue in Bridgeport while clinging to his mother's hand. Parlmee says she will always remember that April day. "We were getting out of my car and ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/news/new-haven-cty/fundraiser-held-for-2-year-old-boy-hit-by-car

Woman Allegedly Tried to Steal Condoms from Walmart

Suneida M. Colon, 24, of St. Stephens Road, Bridgeport, is charged with sixth-degree larceny.



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Mirror, miror on the wall

... find a job and work was very scarce in Truro that time. Luckily, I had an army buddy, Jim O'Brien, who lived in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He said there was lots of work in the States, and I'd get a job in no time. Greta was pregnant for our first ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.trurodaily.com/Opinion/Columns/2013-08-26/article-3364601/Mirror-miror-on-the-wall/1

Beverly J. Bieling, 74, Lifelong Fairfield Resident

... Donald Bieling, of Norwalk; several dear cousins, nieces, and nephews; and her canine companion, Daisy. Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen Bencze Sander. A lifelong resident of Fairfield, she graduated from Roger ...



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Judgment day for Ernie Newton

That's the day Superior Court Judge Joan K. Alexander could issue her ruling on whether or not to dismiss pending state felony charges involving campaign finance fraud stemming from Newton's unsuccessful attempt last fall to recapture his state Senate seat in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Judgment-day-for-Ernie-Newton-4762293.php

Crash knocks out downtown traffic light

A Saturn sedan sits on the sidewalk on John St. follwoing a collision with another car at the intersection of Courtland St., in downtown Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 26th, 2013.



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Obituary: James V. Capuzziello, 49, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Shelton, Conn.

... behind his wife, Stephanie, his mother, Angela, his sisters, Teresa and Michelle of Shelton; his father, James of Bridgeport, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held Monday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Verace, 100 Center Street, ...



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Subway at 40,000: Fast Food's Global King Keeps Growing

... inside an AppleGreen gas station in Ipswich, England. Here's a look at how Subway grew from a single shop in Bridgeport, Conn., which served its first customer in 1965, to a multinational sandwich maker with stores in 102 countries, including ...



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Alphonso Vincent Senese, 100, Of Fairfield

Senese was born Oct. 15, 1912, in Naples, Italy and emigrated with his parents Antony and Teresa Viola Senese, his grandmother and his two sisters to Bridgeport.



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Fernando Capeles, 54, Of Stamford, Marine Veteran, Head Security, NBC

... Pedro. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 at Baker-Isaac Funeral Chapel , 985 Stratford Ave, Bridgeport, CT. Funeral Services will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment at the Veterans Cemetery, Bow Lane, Middletown, ...



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Day at the zoo invitation extended

The Tiny Miracles Foundation invites parents of premature babies and their families to "A Wild Family Event" at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport on Sunday, Sept.



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Joseph M. Swiatek, Jr., 67, Engineer At Norwalk Company

Swiatek was born July 15, 1948, in Bridgeport, son of Joseph Sr. and Martha Goralski-Swiatek.



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Landlord faces prison in shooting over rent

A Bridgeport landlord who once boasted he'd be acquitted of murder has instead been convicted in a shooting over rent money and faces up to 65 years in prison.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130826/NWS12/308269930/-1/nws

DMV Taking Learner's Permit Test Appointments in Wethersfield

... said DMV Commissioner Melody A. Currey. Online appointments can also be made for the DMV Cheshire, Norwalk and Bridgeport offices as part of this new and growing service DMV is offering to help customers avoid waiting in line. The first appointment ...



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RHS Band to Take the Field Monday for a Preview Performance

... ompete in five competitions this fall leading up to the New England regional competition scheduled for Oct. 26 in Bridgeport.



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Bluefish unable to climb out of early hole

A six-run first inning by the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs proved too much for Bridgeport to overcome as the Bluefish lost 9-4 on Sunday at Regency Furniture Stadium.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Bluefish-unable-to-climb-out-of-early-hole-4760461.php

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Toddler Recovers, Family Rasies Reward Money

A miraculous recovery for a Bridgeport toddler struck by a hit and run driver in April.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Hit-and-Run-Victims-Miraculous-Recovery-221107421.html

Middleborough exhibit recalls town's link to Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren - Boston.com

In the midst of the Civil War in 1863, a large crowd turned out at Grace Church in New York City to witness the wedding of a diminuitive couple, Tom Thumb of Bridgeport, Conn., and Lavinia Warren of Middleborough.



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Bruce Ratner touts plans for new Coliseum

... makeover over the other finalist, the Madison Square Garden Co. Ratner said Friday that he hopes to relocate the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the American Hockey League minor league affiliate of the New York Islanders, to the Uniondale arena after the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/bruce-ratner-touts-plans-for-new-coliseum-1.5904839

4th District council candidate pulls out

... or it fell through." Meanwhile, it was learned that 5th District Democratic candidate Greg Cann was taken to Bridgeport Hospital on Aug. 14 because of a heart ailment. A hospital spokesman said Cann was in stable condition late Friday. Ely has ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/4th-District-council-candidate-pulls-out-4760094.php

Conn. landlord convicted in shooting over rent

A Bridgeport landlord who once boasted he'd be acquitted of murder has instead been convicted in a shooting over rent money and faces up to 65 years in prison.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/conn-landlord-convicted-in-shooting-over-rent_65306951

Bridgeport mayor defends $6,000 Vegas trip

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch is defending a $6,330 travel bill to a mayor's conference in Las Vegas as a boost to the city.



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Garner's home run gives Blue Crabs 4-2 win over Bluefish

Cole Garner 's two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning gave the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs a 4-2 win over the Bridgeport Bluefish Saturday night.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Garner-s-home-run-gives-Blue-Crabs-4-2-win-over-4759213.php

UB becomes a cooler, more modern place

Students Alana Petinaud and Rodesha Luckett, both of Brooklyn, NY, talk about the physical improvements and renovations on the University of Bridgeport campus Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 at the school.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/UB-becomes-a-cooler-more-modern-place-4759997.php

The weekend in photos

... with its feet, eats the seeds of the plant with its back nearly parallel to the ground at a Byram Road home in Greenwich, early Saturday afternoon, August 24, 2013. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal speaks to Paul Lowe at theGreenwich Chamber of Commerce ...



via Greenwich Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/slideshow/The-weekend-in-photos-68824.php

Ellen J. Zelich

... Her family moved to Connecticut, where she was a Class of 1941 graduate of Warren B. Harding High School in Bridgeport at sixteen years old. In her yearbook, she was described as "mild in manner, gentle in heart." For Ellen and Joe, it was love at ...



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Fatal House Fire Leads Norwalk's Week In News

... started in a Pettom Road house early Sunday morning , sending its occupants to the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport for treatment. Michael Ness, 22, died of his injuries two days later. Norwalk's unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent for ...



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Middleborough museum exhibit recalls celebrity little people

In the midst of the Civil War in 1863, a large crowd turned out at Grace Church in New York City to witness the wedding of a diminuitive couple, Tom Thumb of Bridgeport, Conn., and Lavinia Warren of Middleborough.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/08/24/middleborough-exhibit-recalls-town-link-tom-thumb-and-lavinia-warren/chiZiDUjSQyRk4MuFbT70H/story.html

the Game is Up in the garden

... give it visual interest, and put in a little landscape lighting," he said. Wendy Lindquist, a garden designer in Bridgeport, Conn., had so many requests for bocce courts from her clients that she developed a side business, Bella Bocce, to ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=504283

Chris Elsberry: Middle schoolers from Bridgeport jump into athletics

... on fundamentals and skill development, because before these kids can play to win, they have to know how to play. Bridgeport's high school sports are far behind other towns' sports programs because of the experience factor. Especially in towns that ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/highschool/article/Chris-Elsberry-Middle-schoolers-from-Bridgeport-4757531.php

Garner's home run gives Blue Crabs 4-2 win over Bluefish

Cole Garner 's two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning gave the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs a 4-2 win over the Bridgeport Bluefish Saturday night.



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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Obituary: Joseph M. Swiatek, Jr.

... Jr., 67, of Ridgefield, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 in New Milford, CT. Joe was born in Bridgeport, CT, July 15, 1946, a son of the late Joseph Sr. and Martha Goralski-Swiatek. While growing up in Bridgeport, he attended Woodrow ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://ridgefield.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/obituary-joseph-m-swiatek-jr

Medical marijuana regs face last hurdle

... medical value, to a Schedule II medicine available through a doctor's certification. State Sen. Andres Ayala , D-Bridgeport, co-chairman of the committee, agreed last week that the battle over medical marijuana was finished when the governor signed ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Medical-marijuana-regs-face-last-hurdle-4759042.php

ComiCONN in Trumbull

Jayden Paltoo, 9, of Bridgeport, left, and Kyle Miller, 9, of Shelton, attend ComiCONN at the Marriot Hotel in Trumbull, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/slideshow/ComiCONN-in-Trumbull-68810.php

Car Thefts Down, But Older Hondas Still A Target

... Dodge Caravan, the 2004 Jeep Cherokee and the 2008 full-size Ford pickup truck. Why these vehicles? According to Bridgeport police chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr., the most popular vehicles are often stolen for their parts, many of which are ...



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Report: UConn near deal to play regular-season basketball games in Bridgeport

... tournament twice-in 2007 (when the facility was known as The Arena at Harbor Yard), and again in 2011. Bridgeport is a veritable old hand in hosting postseason women's tournaments for the NCAA, having been host site (with Fairfield University ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/report-uconn-near-deal-to-play-regular-season-basketball-games-bridgeport

Pregnancy book shatters conventions

... take, including Dr. William Cusick , chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Vincent 's Medical Center in Bridgeport. Cusick said the book's advice on alcohol is questionable because drinking can be a risk to unborn children and "there's no ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Pregnancy-book-shatters-conventions-4758621.php

Mayor Finch: Vegas conference worth cost

... $249 plus the tax. "I don't want to sound less than humble but Las Vegas had three presentations from the city of Bridgeport," he said. "There wasn't any other city that had that many presentations. So it's important I think -- from a standpoint of ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Mayor-Finch-Vegas-conference-worth-cost-4758402.php

After chase, crash cops finally get their man

... according to the police report. The officer followed Rufo, who would not pull over, through the University of Bridgeport campus and the downtown and then north on Main Street toward the Cardinal Shehan Center , police said. As Rufo approached the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/After-chase-crash-cops-finally-get-their-man-4758371.php

Pregnancy book shatters conventions

... take, including Dr. William Cusick , chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Vincent 's Medical Center in Bridgeport. Cusick said the book's advice on alcohol is questionable because drinking can be a risk to unborn children and "there's no ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Pregnancy-book-shatters-conventions-4758336.php

Officials honor resident for advocacy of Whitehead's 'first in flight' claim

... Selectman Michael Tetreau , who issued the proclamation, said Whitehead's early flights took place in Fairfield, Bridgeport and Stratford and that the description of his flight in Fairfield -- the length, height and ability to change direction to ...



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Grand Opening of Michigan's First 'Aerial Forest Park' on August 30 at Frankenmuth

... Europe, where it originated. The Group designed, built and operates The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut, The Adventure Park at Storrs, Connecticut , and The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School in Maryland ...



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A.G. Williams Painting Company Partners with Her Haven for Second Year

... the lives of deserving women. This year, Her Haven converted the Huntington House, a Victorian building in Bridgeport, into the Tina Klem Serenity House, named after Tina Klem, a former Chief Clinical Officer of the Recovery Network of Programs. The ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11042598.htm

Mobile needle exchange program to continue

... expected to return to normal in 2014 based on available money from the state, which by law must fund exchanges in Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven. Those cities can choose to implement the programs themselves or the money can be provided to other ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Mobile-needle-exchange-program-to-continue-4757727.php

Friday, August 23, 2013

Redman, Bluefish topple Blue Crabs

Prentice Redman had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Bridgeport Bluefish over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 6-5 on Friday night at Regency Furniture Stadium.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Redman-Bluefish-topple-Blue-Crabs-4757577.php

Man's disappearance still a riddle

... ensure all avenues are addressed and all leads explored,'' Kullgren said. Newtown police have reached out to the Bridgeport police as they seek information, Bridgeport police spokesman William Kaempffer confirmed Friday. On the day of Hoagland's ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Man-s-disappearance-still-a-riddle-4757573.php

Landlord found guilty of killing tenant

Daniel Speller, 32, of Bridgeport. Speller's body was found near Pricsilla Street in August of 2013.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Landlord-found-guilty-of-killing-tenant-4757326.php

Michael J. Daly: New Bridgeport: home of a new high school

A big beautiful new high school opened last week in New Bridgeport, that section of the city that used to be in Trumbull.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Michael-J-Daly-New-Bridgeport-home-of-a-new-4757111.php

Stamford Man Charged In Fairfield With Stealing Groceries

... to police, Mathew Hernandez, 22, filled a grocery cart with $317 worth of items with the intent to take them to Bridgeport and sell them to bodegas. When police stopped Hernandez on Fairfield Avenue they said he told them he had nothing to do with ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/stamford-man-charged-fairfield-stealing-groceries

Man Charged In Theft Of Car From Fairfield Lexus

A Bridgeport man turned himself into Fairfield police on charges he took a $50,000 Lexus from the Fairfield Lexus lot and totaled the car.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/man-charged-theft-car-fairfield-lexus

Fairfield Police: Man Charged After Hiding Steak, DVDs In Pants

Fairfield police charged a Bridgeport man with shoplifting at the Stop and Shop on Kings Highway after they said he put $76 worth of tenderloin steaks and DVDs into his pants before leaving Thursday afternoon.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/fairfield-police-man-charged-after-hiding-steak-dvds-pants

Golf tournament in Monroe helps veterans

... later, Vinnie Baker, friends that I know pretty well," said Wesley Matthews, a graduate of Harding High School in Bridgeport who played for several NBA teams in his career. "It's for a tremendous cause and it's great to see, a guy like Wes getting ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/news/fairfield-cty/golf-tournament-in-monroe-helps-veterans

Obituary: Mary Ann Quesinberry, 69

... into eternal rest on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Milford Hospital. She was a graduate of the University of Bridgeport, as well Southern Connecticut State University; where she received her Nursing Degree and Master's Degree in Marriage and Family ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.milfordmirror.com/8484/obituary-mary-ann-quesinberry-69/

Obituary: Donald L. Mongillo

... who had passed away last Sunday. Mr. Mongillo was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. Donald was born in Bridgeport on Nov. 19, 1930, son of the late Anthony and Angelina (DellaRocco) Mongillo. He was a graduate of Central High School in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.mycitizensnews.com/obituaries/2013/08/obituary-donald-l-mongillo/

Landlord found guilty in tenant's death

James Cunningham is arraigned in Superior Court, in Bridgeport, Conn. Aug. 7th 2012.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Landlord-found-guilty-of-killing-tenant-4755823.php

Staff: Malloy 'pays, in full'

... , Malloy's Capitol spokesman. Doba said the Muskus bill will next go through Barbarotta, president and CEO of the Bridgeport-based AFB Construction Management of Trumbull Inc., who will tack on his usual 5 percent fee and send it on to Malloy for ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.norwalkcitizenonline.com/local/article/Malloy-s-staff-Governor-pays-in-full-4754554.php

Pamela Lynn Drew, 42, Of Norwalk, Caseworker, Star, Inc.

Drew was born March 22, 1971, in Bridgeport, daughter of Anthony Drew of Trumbull and June Capozzi Drew.



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Asbury Shorts presented in Bridgeport

... opinion of New Yorker Doug LeClaire, who is bringing a program of films ranging from four to 18 minutes long to Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre on Friday, Aug. 23. For the past 32 years, LeClaire has run Asbury Shorts, New York City's longest-running ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/8/23/asbury_shorts_presented_in_bridgeport.htm

State gun shop owner pleads guilty to violations

... mother pleaded guilty Thursday to unrelated federal firearms violations. David Laguercia, 56, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport to transfer of a firearm before completing a background check and failure to maintain firearms records, the U.S. Attorney's ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theday.com/article/20130823/NWS12/308239952/-1/NWS

Greenwich's A.G. Williams Partners With Bridgeport Home For Women

Carey Dougherty, Her Haven founder and executive director and Doug Kitchen, Fairfield account representative, A.G. Williams Painting Company stand in a renovated Bridgeport home.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/greenwichs-ag-williams-partners-bridgeport-home-women

The sin of doing nothing

... St. Mary Church in Greenwich and the founding director of the St. Maximilian Kolbe House of Studies for boys in Bridgeport. You can reach him at 203-869-9393 or stmaryparish@verizon.net. Most of us are familiar with the term "freeloader": a person ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.greenwichcitizen.com/opinion/article/The-sin-of-doing-nothing-1314968.php

Asbury Shorts Screens 'Short Film Concert' at Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre Today

Asbury Shorts, New York City's longest running short film exhibition, presents its acclaimed touring "Short Film Concert" at The Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmovies/article/Asbury-Shorts-to-Screen-Short-Film-Concert-at-Bridgeports-Bijou-Theatre-Today-20130822

Malloy's staff: Governor 'pays, in full'

Over the last two years, Dannel P. Malloy has paid thousands of dollars through a Bridgeport-based property manager who supervises improvements to the governor's former Stamford residence.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Malloy-s-staff-Governor-pays-in-full-4754641.php

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Julio-Ruiz's grand slam leads Blue Crabs over Bluefish

The Bridgeport Bluefish were defeated by the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 6-4 in Thursday night's game at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Mass.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Julio-Ruiz-s-grand-slam-leads-Blue-Crabs-over-4754722.php

Lawyer wants to block driveway settlement

A Stratford condo owner is attempting to throw a roadblock in front of a settlement agreement between the city of Bridgeport and his condo association over the taxpayer-funded driveway for millionaire developer Manuel "Manny" Moutinho .



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Lawyer-wants-to-block-driveway-settlement-4754676.php

Westport Little League Game Postponed By Rain

Goldbloom was born in New Haven, son of Louis and Annie Goldbloom, and was a longtime member and supporter of the Jewish Center for Community Services. He was a member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom of Bridgeport, and Temple Lodge # 127 A.F. & A.M.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://weston.dailyvoice.com/sports/westport-little-league-game-postponed-rain

Malloy's staff: Governor 'pays, in full'

... contractors there. Doba said the Muskus bill will next go through Barbarotta, president and CEO of the Bridgeport-based AFB Construction Management of Trumbull Inc., who will tack on his usual 5 percent fee and send it on to Malloy for final ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Malloy-s-staff-Governor-pays-in-full-4754603.php

Owner of store that sold Newtown gun pleads guilty

... empty at the closed Riverview Gun Sales shop on Dec. 21, 2012 in East Windsor, Conn. / John Moore, Getty Images BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The owner of the Connecticut gun store that sold the Bushmaster rifle used in the Newtown massacre pleaded guilty ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.theleafchronicle.com/usatoday/article/2690401

Westport Little League Game Postponed By Rain

Botosani was born in France; daughter of Francois Herpe M.D. and Helene Herpe. She graduated from the University of Angers in France and received her Master's Degree from the University of Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/sports/westport-little-league-game-postponed-rain

Bratwurst shop opens in downtown Milford

... chicken, spicy cajun and all-American -- the brats are served on freshly baked rolls from Chaves Bakery in Bridgeport. "In Germany, bratwurst has always been served on a platter at its Oktoberfest," Osanitsch said. "But at festivals in the United ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Bratwurst-shop-opens-in-downtown-Milford-4754559.php

Malloy's staff: Governor 'pays, in full'

... contractors there. Doba said the Muskus bill will next go through Barbarotta, president and CEO of the Bridgeport-based AFB Construction Management of Trumbull Inc., who will tack on his usual 5 percent fee and send it on to Malloy for final ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Malloy-s-staff-Governor-pays-in-full-4754554.php

Bratwurst shop opens in downtown Milford

... chicken, spicy cajun and all-American -- the brats are served on freshly baked rolls from Chaves Bakery in Bridgeport. "In Germany, bratwurst has always been served on a platter at its Oktoberfest," Osanitsch said. "But at festivals in the United ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Bratwurst-shop-opens-in-downtown-Milford-4754559.php

Lanza gun dealer pleads guilty

David Laguercia leaves the Federal Courthouse, in Bridgeport, Conn., after pleading guilty to technical violations to federal firearms laws.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Lanza-gun-seller-pleads-guilty-4754182.php

Officials discuss handling big storms

Storm panel ideas Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch hosted a storm preparedness panel Thursday with representatives from public utilities, the police and social services.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Officials-discuss-handling-big-storms-4754520.php

Bluefish acquire Jones for bullpen help

... Sunday, Sept. 15. "Angel Espada was a cornerstone of this franchise for nine years and made a lasting impact in Bridgeport both on and off the field," Bluefish general manager Ken Shepard said. "Angel is one of the greatest players in our history, a ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Bluefish-acquire-Jones-for-bullpen-help-4754260.php

Lanza gun dealer pleads guilty

David Laguercia leaves the Federal Courthouse, in Bridgeport, Conn., after pleading guilty to technical violations to federal firearms laws.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Lanza-gun-seller-pleads-guilty-4754187.php

Benelli USA Names John Alvord New Stoeger Airguns Product Manager

... and seasonal availability. Alvord, a Darien, CT native, received his Bachelors' Degree from the University of Bridgeport and an Associate's Degree in Applied Science from Finger Lakes College. Alvord's most recent employment was with the Crosman ...



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Greenwich Woman Faces Burglary, Larceny Charges

An 18-year-old Greenwich woman is facing burglary and larceny charges stemming from an incident earlier this year in Byram.



via Greenwich Newswire http://greenwich.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/greenwich-woman-faces-burglary-larceny-charges

Marlene J. Patterson

... 68, wife of the late John W. Patterson, died Aug. 19, 2013, at her home in Bangor. She was born June 1, 1945, in Bridgeport, Conn., the daughter of Cecil and Wilma Steele. Marlene worked for many years in nursing. She trained and worked at St. ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/22/obituaries/marlene-j-patterson/

Ferry move: full steam ahead

The Bridgeport-Port Jefferson ferry, it appears, is now on course to move the Bridgeport end of its operation from its downtown location to a new one on the opposite side of the harbor.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Ferry-move-full-steam-ahead-4753708.php

Asbury Shorts presented in Bridgeport

"Death, Taxes and Apple Juice," which won the audience favorite prize at the 2012 Los Angeles Shorts Festival, will be on the bill at an evening of short films at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport Friday, August 23. Photo: Contributed Photo The touring Asbury Shorts festival of short films will be at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport on Friday, August ... (more)



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Asbury-Shorts-presented-in-Bridgeport-4753700.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/4,799/573.html

Jesse Friedman's 'lawyers to have access to documents used' in...

... Neck, New York. Jesse Friedman served 13 years in prison and was released in 2001. Now married and living in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he has been trying for more than a decade to clear his name. The documentary about the Friedman's case - and the ...



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Day at the zoo invitation extended

The Tiny Miracles Foundation invites parents of premature babies and their families to "A Wild Family Event" at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport on Sunday, Sept.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.dariennewsonline.com/news/article/Day-at-the-zoo-invitation-extended-4753470.php

Keeping WBAI Alive

... said Phillips in his remarks during the listener report. Reginald Johnson is a free-lance writer based in Bridgeport, Ct. His work has appeared in The New York Times, BBC-Online, the Connecticut Post, his web magazine, The Pequonnock, and Reading ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.opednews.com/articles/Keeping-WBAI-Alive-by-Reginald-Johnson-130822-700.html

Man stumbling in street faces narcotics charge

Russell Gagne , 41, of Fox Street in Bridgeport, was charged with possession of narcotics after a witness called police to report a man stumbling down the Post Road around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Man-stumbling-in-street-faces-narcotics-charge-4752966.php

Three Arrested After Fight at Bridgeport Apartment

Taquana Hendricks, Octavia Jordan and Kiiarah Sharpe were arrested early this morning after an argument turned physical at a Bridgeport apartment.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Three-Arrested-After-Fight-at-Bridgeport-Apartment-220269301.html

Metro North to hold info forum tonight

... hear about the proposed replacement of the existing catenary system on the New Haven Line in Norwalk, Westport, Bridgeport and Stratford. Staff from the state Department of Transportation will be available at 6:30 p.m. to answer questions. The ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Metro-North-to-hold-info-forum-tonight-4752839.php

Winnie H. Botosani, 88, Of Fairfield, Teacher At Notre Dame

Botosani was born in France; daughter of Francois Herpe M.D. and Helene Herpe. She graduated from the University of Angers in France and received her Master's Degree from the University of Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/winnie-h-botosani-88-fairfield-teacher-notre-dame

Abraham Goldbloom, 96, Of Easton

... and supporter of the Jewish Center for Community Services. He was a member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom of Bridgeport, and Temple Lodge # 127 A.F. & A.M. Goldbloom is survived by his wife, Bernice Goldbloom; children, Michael Goldbloom, Susan ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://weston.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/abraham-goldbloom-96-easton

Report: UConn near deal to play regular-season basketball games in Bridgeport

... tournament twice-in 2007 (when the facility was known as The Arena at Harbor Yard), and again in 2011. Bridgeport is a veritable old hand in hosting postseason women's tournaments for the NCAA, having been host site (with Fairfield University ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.examiner.com/article/report-uconn-near-deal-to-play-regular-season-basketball-games-bridgeport

Grand Opening of Michigan's First 'Aerial Forest Park' on August 30 at Frankenmuth

... Europe, where it originated. The Group designed, built and operates The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut, The Adventure Park at Storrs, Connecticut , and The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School in Maryland ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prleap.com/pr/208672/

A.G. Williams Painting Company Partners with Her Haven for Second Year

... the lives of deserving women. This year, Her Haven converted the Huntington House, a Victorian building in Bridgeport, into the Tina Klem Serenity House, named after Tina Klem, a former Chief Clinical Officer of the Recovery Network of Programs. The ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11042598.htm

Bluefish beat Barnstormers 6-4

The Bridgeport Bluefish defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 6-4 in Wednesday night's game at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, Pa.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Bluefish-beat-Barnstormers-6-4-4751462.php

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Easton unsure whether to go after contractor

Carlson Construction, LLC of Bridgeport pledged to pay Easton $200 a day if it didn't finish the town's new animal shelter on time.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Easton-unsure-whether-to-go-after-contractor-4750980.php

Mark Rebuts Herbsts' Municipal Spending

... Water Pollution Control Authority. It's not related, as he wants you to believe, to a 20-year-old contract with Bridgeport. True: The Herbst-controlled Town Council sets the amount of money the Board of Education spends. So he can point to the ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://trumbull.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/mark-rebuts-on-herbsts-municipal-spending

Hackers win another title

... the Hackers past the Orange Concentration, 6-4, in last Sunday's title game at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport. The Hackers scored a run in the top of the first and led the entire game. Naugy tacked on three more in the third and two in ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.mycitizensnews.com/sports/2013/08/hackers-win-another-title/

Who Flew First?

... of the Wright brothers. That brings us to the claims of Gustave Whitehead, a German immigrant who settled in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he claimed to have made some spectacular flights. As an aeronautics curator at the National Air and Space ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/Who-Flew-First-220250811.html

Acme United Corporation Receives Mortgage Repayment

... received $1.74 million from the repayment of the mortgage from the purchaser of its former manufacturing site in Bridgeport, CT. The proceeds will be used to reduce debt. In 2008, Acme United sold the property to B&E Juices, Inc. for $2.5 million, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130821005987/en/Acme-United-Corporation-Receives-Mortgage-Repayment

Walker, nation's former top auditor, on Sting, the Crimson Tide, and what's next

... in Alabama and Florida (his first job was delivering papers for the afternoon Miami News), and now lives in Bridgeport, Conn. FAMILY: He met his wife, the former Mary Etheredge, at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House. Both were students at ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.canadianbusiness.com/business-news/walker-nations-former-top-accountant-on-sting-the-crimson-tide-and-whats-next/

The pursuit of pleasure is not what's important

... St. Mary Church in Greenwich and the founding director of the St. Maximilian Kolbe House of Studies for boys in Bridgeport. You can reach him at 203-869-9393. In that reflection, I realized how blessed I have been; that I've never had a dream that ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.greenwichcitizen.com/opinion/article/The-pursuit-of-pleasure-is-not-what-s-important-4749481.php

Walker, nation's former top auditor, on Sting, the Crimson Tide, and what's next

... in Alabama and Florida (his first job was delivering papers for the afternoon Miami News), and now lives in Bridgeport, Conn. FAMILY: He met his wife, the former Mary Etheredge, at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House. Both were students at ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/walker-nations-former-top-accountant-on-sting-the-crimson-tide-and-whats-next-220511101.html

Walker, nation's former top accountant, on Sting, the Crimson Tide, and what's next

... in Alabama and Florida (his first job was delivering papers for the afternoon Miami News), and now lives in Bridgeport, Conn. FAMILY: He met his wife, the former Mary Etheredge, at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House. Both were students at ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.nanaimodailynews.com/business/walker-nation-s-former-top-accountant-on-sting-the-crimson-tide-and-what-s-next-1.596028

Walker, nation's former top accountant, on Sting, the Crimson Tide, and what's next

... in Alabama and Florida (his first job was delivering papers for the afternoon Miami News), and now lives in Bridgeport, Conn. FAMILY: He met his wife, the former Mary Etheredge, at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House. Both were students at ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.brandonsun.com/business/breaking-news/walker-nations-former-top-accountant-on-sting-the-crimson-tide-and-whats-next-220511101.html?

A look at David Walker, former comptroller general

... in Alabama and Florida (his first job was delivering papers for the afternoon Miami News), and now lives in Bridgeport, Conn. FAMILY: He met his wife, the former Mary Etheredge, at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House. Both were students at ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtop.com/289/3428109/A-look-at-David-Walker-former-comptroller-general

A look at David Walker, former comptroller general

... in Alabama and Florida (his first job was delivering papers for the afternoon Miami News), and now lives in Bridgeport, Conn. FAMILY: He met his wife, the former Mary Etheredge, at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House. Both were students at ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.scsun-news.com/silver_city-business/ci_23908000?source=rss

Walker, nation's former top accountant, on Sting, the Crimson Tide, and what's next

... in Alabama and Florida (his first job was delivering papers for the afternoon Miami News), and now lives in Bridgeport, Conn. FAMILY: He met his wife, the former Mary Etheredge, at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House. Both were students at ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.startribune.com/business/220511241.html

RR beefs up maintenance

Metro-North New Haven Line passengers will see a new schedule this week to accommodate track maintenance ordered by the railroad after the May 17 derailment in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/article/Metro-North-changes-schedule-for-beefed-up-4746464.php

String of mailbox burglaries in Westport

... but some of them are organized and they are able to get the fraudulent funds," said Detective Frank Podpolucha, Bridgeport police. Bridgeport police Detective Frank Podpolucha assisted Westport police in the investigation. He says a resident in that ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.wtnh.com/news/fairfield-cty/string-of-mailbox-burglaries-in-westport

Man charged in theft of checks

Here are suggestions on how to secure your mail from Bridgeport police: Do not leave outgoing mail in your unlocked mailbox.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Man-charged-in-theft-of-checks-4748557.php

Hackers vying for another championship

The Naugatuck-based adult baseball league team will face the Orange Concentration in a winner-take-all game on Aug. 25 at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.mycitizensnews.com/sports/2013/08/hackers-vying-for-another-championship/

Bright Smiles are Priceless, But Often Costly, Fairfield CT Dentist...

There were plenty of smiles to go around after the 6th Annual Free Dental Clinic, sponsored by the Connecticut Mission of Mercy's and held in June at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11041773.htm

Jewels Stolen in Alleged Shelton Burglary

Michael J. Ziman, 26, of Jewett Street, Bridgeport, is charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny stemming from an alleged Shelton break-in.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://shelton.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/jewels-stolen-in-alleged-shelton-burglary

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bluefish fall on the road to Barnstormers

The Lancaster Barnstormers scored all of their runs in the third inning in a 3-1 victory over the Bridgeport Bluefish at Lancaster, Pa., Tuesday night.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Bluefish-fall-on-the-road-to-Barnstormers-4748075.php

Finch has already raised $119K for 2015 race

... Of that amount, Finch had $104,134 on hand as of June 30. The financial reports were recently filed with the Bridgeport Town Clerk . Rev. Kenneth Moales Jr., the chairman of the city's school board, remains the mayor's campaign treasurer. "Mayor ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Finch-has-already-raised-119K-for-2015-race-4747771.php

Lessons to be had from school project

The $126 million Fairchild Wheeler Inter-District Magnet School Campus, some nine years after the idea for it was born, opened Monday, closing an unnecessarily contentious chapter in relations between the city of Bridgeport and town of Trumbull, its neighbor to the north.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Lessons-to-be-had-from-school-project-4747241.php

Magnet School in Former Trumbull Park Unveiled

Bridgeport and state officials have officially greeted the Fairchild Wheeler-Interdistrict Magnet High School, scheduled to open for classes next week.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://trumbull.patch.com/groups/back-to-school/p/magnet-school-in-former-trumbull-park-unveiled_486458a4

Robert T. Sass, Sr.

Robert T. Sass Sr., 82, of Venice, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Robert was born Feb. 28, 1931 in Bridgeport, Conn.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://yoursun.net/sunnews/venice/veniceobits/5677815-373/sunnewspapersrobertt.sasssr..csp

Magnet School Serving Upper Fairfield County Unveiled

Bridgeport and state officials have officially greeted the Fairchild Wheeler-Interdistrict Magnet High School, scheduled to open for classes next week.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://shelton.patch.com/groups/back-to-school/p/magnet-school-in-former-trumbull-park-unveiled

Obituary: Anthony Paul Copertino Jr., 77, of Milford

... Copertino, passed away at Milford Hospital on Saturday, August 17, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Bridgeport on November 11, 1935, Anthony was the youngest son of the late Antonio and Caterina Desiderioscioli Copertino of Bridgeport, ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.milfordmirror.com/8450/obituary-anthony-paul-copertino-jr-77-of-milford/

UPDATE 1-Stora Enso settles U.S. paper price-fixing lawsuit

... of coated paper used in magazines and catalogs. According to a filing on Monday with the U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the settlement resolves claims against Stora Enso and the former Stora Enso North America Corp unit, which was ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/20/storaenso-pricefixing-settlement-idUSL2N0GL1GK20130820?feedType=RSS&feedName=governmentFilingsNews