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Monday, June 30, 2014

Unraveling the religious mystery of cardinal's family

... Gumpel O'Connor Father: Thomas O'Connor Somewhere near the first base dugout at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport was the storefront synagogue where the grandfather of Cardinal John Joseph O'Connor served as rabbi. News reports published ...



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The state Board of Education agreed Monday to hire a special investigator to examine the management firm it entrusted to help turn around Bridgeport's struggling Dunbar Elementary School.



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Black Rock bar manager in trouble again

The management of Naughty Water Whiskey Bar and Grille, a new restaurant slated to open later this month, is the subject of a brew controversy in Bridgeport's Black Rock neighborhood.



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Bar manager accused of probation violationvisit|article-5591131|mobile_simple_list_body-11991|1

The management of Naughty Water Whiskey Bar and Grille, a new restaurant slated to open later this month, is the subject of a brew controversy in Bridgeport's Black Rock neighborhood.



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Anthony Isaac arrested after police ends in car fire in Bridgeport

... driving a stolen Jeep Cherokee and tried pulling him over near Exit 10 in Darien. Police say Isaac led them to Bridgeport, where he stopped the Jeep near the corner of Attwater and Norman streets. Witnesses say Isaac got out of the Jeep and fled ...



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For Auriemma, Webster Bank Arena a logical site for USA game

... exhibition game against Canadian Women's National Basketball Team on Sept. 15, 2014 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. Photo: BK Angeletti, B.K. Angeletti Geno Auriemma talks at a press conference to announce that the USA Basketball ...



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US women's hoops to face Canada in exhibition game

... are responsible for the content of their videos and photos. Please report any content that violates the terms. BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - The U.S. women's basketball team will play Canada in an exhibition game Sept. 15 before the world championship in ...



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Here is a grand idea to improve pedestrian safety: Make them wave flags to cross the street

... a red flag (or carrying a lantern) to warn people that the automobile was coming. Fast forward 150 years to Bridgeport, Connecticut and the tables have turned. Now pedestrians have to wave a flag to cross the street. The police chief says "Our ...



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How Do I Get Mister Softee to Come to My Street?

A Naugatuck Patch Facebook user recently asked: "I was wondering if there is a Mister Softee in Naugatuck and how do we get them to come down our street?" We called up Mister Softee of Connecticut in Bridgeport and found out that getting Mister Softee in your town is as simple as giving them a ring.



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Bridgeport's Pleasure Beach reopensvisit|article-5590295|mobile_simple_list_body-11991|1

... the end of Seaview Avenue. "This is something that we thought we lost forever." Delon, who is 58 and a longtime Bridgeport resident, shared fond memories of the beach before a fire 18 years ago ruined the bridge that had led to the beach and ...



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Bridgeport's Pleasure Beach reopens

A Bridgeport water taxi carries visitors to Pleasure Beach, a 71 acre peninsula betweeen Bridgeport and Stratford, Saturday, June 28, 2014.



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Third strike: Lakewood robber gets life in prisonThird strike:...

... med robbery in May 1987 in Concord, Massachusetts, and kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault in December 1989 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, according to Al Della Fave, spokesman for the prosecutor's office..



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Best of Summer: Hot Dogsvisit|article-5582362|mobile_home_category_body-1686|2

... in 100 percent soy oil. Must have drink: Chocolate shakes. The base for the ice cream comes from Wade's Dairy in Bridgeport, and they're made with 100 percent real chocolate. Indulgent, yes, but necessary. Bonus: Pickled veggies. That's right: ...



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Milford Band, Windsor Locks Comedian Competing On NBC's Talent Show

... and Zipp are the core of the band. When they perform in Connecticut - they're scheduled for Downtown Thursdays Bridgeport on July 17, Hamden Summer Concert Series on July 25 and Bar New Haven on July 30 - they are helped by two other musicians: ...



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Milford Band, Windsor Locks Comedian Competing On NBC's Talent Show

... and Zipp are the core of the band. When they perform in Connecticut - they're scheduled for Downtown Thursdays Bridgeport on July 17, Hamden Summer Concert Series on July 25 and Bar New Haven on July 30 - they are helped by two other musicians: ...



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Philip R. Linley, 88, Of Fairfield, Retired From Universal Thread Grinding

Linley was born in Bridgeport Hospital, he lived in Fairfield his entire life. He was a veteran of World War II and had served in the Army Air Force.



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Police chase ends in fiery crash on Norman Street in Bridgeport

It started just before 1 a.m. in Stamford where the suspect allegedly stole a car and led police on a chase up I-95.



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Constantine Vanghele, 91, Teacher At Andrew Warde High School In Fairfield

Vanghele was born May 8, 1923, to Pandu and Vasila Vangheli in Korce, Albania. He arrived in the United States May 4, 1949 from Italy and settled in Bridgeport.



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U.S. Attorney Warns Of Jury Duty Scam In Connecticut

... a man falsely identifying himself as "Lt. Steve Smith" with "badge number 8031" from the U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, said the clerk's office for the U.S. District Court in Connecticut. The man referred to a case number, that the person had ...



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Boaters Trapped On Dock, Two Vessels Destroyed In Fire At Fairfield Marina

... prevent further damage, the statement said. Fairfield's police and fire boats controlled access to the dock, and Bridgeport fire and police boats assisted with controlling marina traffic. Fairfield police helped with crowd control and scene safety. ...



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Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Weekend in Photos, June 27-29, 2014

From left; Julia Kunkel, Cameron Moreira, Averi Kunkel, Brandon Moreira, and Jessica Moreira, of Wolcott, take a ride on Noah the camel at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Conn.



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SEEN: Pleasure Beach reopening weekend

The long-awaited reopening of Pleasure Beach in Bridgeport, which had been closed for 18 years, came on the weekend of June 28 and 29. Beach goers took a free water taxi to the Peninsula that now has new boardwalks, paved paths and piers and a concession stand.



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Two Boats Destroyed, Four Damaged In Fairfield Marina Fire

... ignited by a spark caused by an extension cord being plugged in, firefighters said. Police and firefighters from Bridgeport assisted Fairfield firefighters. State Department of Energy and Environmental protection crews and police also responded to ...



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visit|article-5588339|mobile_blockstates_tab-25735|1Fire strikes Fairfield marina

... arrived on scene, followed quickly by additional fire units and police personnel, as well as mutual-aid from Bridgeport. Several people were trapped at the end of the marina's G dock, their route to safety blocked by flames consuming the boats. ...



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PSEG's Bridgeport Harbor Station power plant, in Bridgeport, Conn., March 8, 2006.

... al and state regulators in late 2012, is run during peak power demand to help supply more than 500,000 homes from Bridgeport to Greenwich.



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Fire at South Benson Marina Damages Multiple Boats

... two had moderate to severe damage and another experienced minor damage. Fairefield dispatched four engines and Bridgeport firefighters came for mutual aid assistance. The fire department notified the U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Energy and ...



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Barnum Festival ends on high notevisit|article-5588313|mobile_simple_list_body-11991|1

... Hawthorne's Caballeros and sweet-sounding steel drums tapped by the West Indian American Association of Greater Bridgeport. Great Escape, a Journey tribute band, performed on Carl Horton's lawn while his daughters Clara, 13, Katherine, 9 and ...



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The aftermath of a fire that destroyed several boats Sunday at South Benson Marina.

... arrived on scene, followed quickly by additional fire units and police personnel, as well as mutual-aid from Bridgeport. Several people were trapped at the end of the marina's G dock, their route to safety blocked by the flames consuming the boats. ...



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Bluefish beat Riversharks, loses P Maine to Reds

... fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by Simmons, which scored Mike Richard . Then in the bottom of the sixth inning, Bridgeport scored three more runs with the big hit coming on a Juan Martinez two RBI double to deep centerfield. The Riversharks then ...



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Barnum Festival Great Street Parade

Malachi Thomas, 1, of Bridgeport, rides in the 66th Annual Barnum Festival Great Street Parade in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Four boats damaged in dock blaze

... two ladder companies and both police and fire boats at the scene with about 20 firefighters. Additionally, Bridgeport dispatched its police and fire boats to control access to the marina. Bisson said the U.S. Coast Guard and the state Department of ...



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... fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by Simmons, which scored Mike Richard. Then in the bottom of the sixth inning, Bridgeport scored three more runs with the big hit coming on a Juan Martinez two RBI double to deep centerfield. The Riversharks then ...



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MAP: How Patriotic is Your Town?

... to Non-Veteran Employment Municipal Taxes Collected as Percent of Levy The final point totals ranged from 107 (Bridgeport) to 447 (spoilers: see the Top 14 list for the highest point-getters ), with an average score of 297. Find your town on the ...



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Westport Mourns Longtime Volunteer Bill Meyer, RTM Member, Who Died At 85

... in Town, Bill was quiet and unassuming in his outreach to those in need. Bill mentored several young boys in both Bridgeport and Westport. He was a Board member of Isaiah House in Bridgeport, which is a half-way house for people leaving prison. ...



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Bill Meyer, the volunteer's volunteer of Westport, dies at 85

... me on North Compo Road, Meals on Wheels; mentoring a 14-year-old boy from the age of 5 on board of Isiah House in Bridgeport that hosts parolees for six months as they "transition" into life outside prison," Meyer said. First Selectman Jim Marpe , ...



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... bulky stuff are long gone, but we're still packing things that we'll transport ourselves to our new digs in north Bridgeport. While moving odds and ends into the new house on Monday, I sliced my finger on a sharp piece of molding and ended up ...



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In the Suburbs: The travails of putting life in a box -- packing up to move

... bulky stuff are long gone, but we're still packing things that we'll transport ourselves to our new digs in north Bridgeport. While moving odds and ends into the new house on Monday, I sliced my finger on a sharp piece of molding and ended up ...



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... me on North Compo Road, Meals on Wheels; mentoring a 14-year-old boy from the age of 5 on board of Isiah House in Bridgeport that hosts parolees for six months as they "transition" into life outside prison," Meyer said. And that was not a full list ...



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Pleasure Beach in Bridgeport reopens for the first time since 1996

The beach has been closed since 1996, when a fire destroyed the bridge connecting the beach to the mainland. In addition to the new bridge, the city will also offer free water taxi service from Seaview Avenue. Coolers are permitted at the beach, but alcohol is not allowed.



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Police: Stephen Goins facing charges for having stolen gun in car during traffic stop in Bridgeport

Bridgeport police say a local man is facing charges after they found a stolen gun in his car during a traffic stop.



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Pleasure Beach reopens to the public

Lifeguard Nicole Cotto keeps watch over Pleasure Beach in Bridgeport, Conn., Saturday, June 28, 2014, the first day of the park's reopening.



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When joyrides end in tragedyvisit|article-5587419|interleaved-5585980-breaking-news|1

A pair of ATV riders, and their passengers, drive their four wheelers down Park Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Bluefish fall again to Riversharks

The Bridgeport Bluefish were defeated by the Camden Riversharks 7-2 on Saturday night at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.



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Bishop starts yearlong examination of the diocese

... in Shelton, Conn. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Photo: BK Angeletti, B.K. Angeletti Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport, speaks during St. Vincent's College's 22nd annual commencement ceremony Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Arnold Bernhard Arts and ...



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Car Wash Security Breach Could Affect Thousands

... of a problem May 16. Curtis believes the malware targeted car washes in Fairfield, Cos Cob, Shelton, Greenwich, Bridgeport and West Haven. The company also operates locations in Cheshire, Hamden, New Haven, Wilton, Norwalk, Darien and Stamford. At ...



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When joyrides end in tragedy

A pair of ATV riders, and their passengers, drive their four wheelers down Park Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Bluefish fall again to Riversharksvisit|article-5587352|mobile_home_category_body-1690|4

The Bridgeport Bluefish were defeated by the Camden Riversharks 7-2 on Saturday night at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.



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... deputy synod director. On Sunday Caggiano will conduct a special prayer service at Saint Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport, marking the unofficial kickoff to a yearlong effort by the synod's 400 delegates, who will develop recommendations for the ...



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No easy solutions to stop rising number of ATV accidents

A pair of ATV riders, and their passengers, drive their four wheelers down Park Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Woman blames cops in Stratford car 'theft'visit|article-5587269|mobile_simple_list_body-11991|3

... She was charged in December with third-degree larceny. The charge is still pending in state Superior Court in Bridgeport, even though a second records check by Danbury police confirmed that they had in fact ordered the car towed and that it had been ...



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Woman blames cops in Stratford car 'theft'

... She was charged in December with third-degree larceny. The charge is still pending in state Superior Court in Bridgeport, even though a second records check by Danbury police confirmed that they had in fact ordered the car towed and that it had been ...



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... $90,000. "One of our informants told us of this ring from Mexico that was bringing young girls up to New York and Bridgeport to be prostitutes. We found one of the girls, but she was very reluctant to talk because she said they would kill her family ...



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visit|article-5586960|interleaved-5579778-tab4|1Bishop starts examination of diocese

... deputy synod director. On Sunday Caggiano will conduct a special prayer service at Saint Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport, marking the unofficial kick-off to a yearlong effort by the synod's 400 delegates, who will develop recommendations for the ...



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Bridgeport's top detective: A seasoned cop who knows the streets

... $90,000. "One of our informants told us of this ring from Mexico that was bringing young girls up to New York and Bridgeport to be prostitutes. We found one of the girls, but she was very reluctant to talk because she said they would kill her family ...



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Officers with CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Service issued firearms

As News 12 reported back in January, state officials gave DMHAS officers permission to carry guns following a series of incidents involving gunfire at the DMHAS facility in Bridgeport.



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visit|article-5585980|interleaved-28495-tab1|1New prenatal test edging out amnio

... chairman of obstetrics and gynecology and director of maternal fetal medicine at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport. The new test is also less invasive and carries a lower risk of miscarriage than the amnio, which has made it a more popular ...



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Gathering of the Vibes music festival drives success with family buyer persona

... of the Vibes , an annual music, arts and camping festival happening July 31 through August 3 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT is the perfect place for parents to bring kids of all ages. And that's because the organizers of the festival understand ...



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New prenatal test edging out amnio

Dr. Robert Stiller goes over an ultrasound with his patient Toni Lombardi, of Fairfield, at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Conn. high court to hear death penalty casevisit|article-5586499|interleaved-88595-breaking-news|3

The state Supreme Court will be hearing arguments on whether a man convicted of ordering the 1999 killings of a woman and her 8-year-old son in Bridgeport should have received the death penalty.



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Pleasure Beach in Bridgeport re-opening

The peninsula will be accessible seven days a week via free water taxi, which will pick beach goers up at the fishing pier located on Seaview Avenue near its intersection with Central Avenue.



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Connecticut high court to hear death penalty case

The state Supreme Court will be hearing arguments on whether a man convicted of ordering the 1999 killings of a woman and her 8-year-old son in Bridgeport should have received the death penalty.



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Conn. high court to hear death penalty case

The state Supreme Court will be hearing arguments on whether a man convicted of ordering the 1999 killings of a woman and her 8-year-old son in Bridgeport should have received the death penalty.



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Historic beach in Bridgeport reopening

... by Coney Island developer George Tilyou . A bridge to Pleasure Beach is the only way to access the peninsula from Bridgeport. It burned down in 1996. The peninsula will be accessible seven days a week via free water taxi, which will pick beach goers ...



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Doc's Race Steps Off At 10 a.m. On Sunday

... for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. [Read The Full Story] The Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport will host Orange Day on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Orange residents get in for $5 with ID. (that's half off ...



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Cities where foreign firms create the most jobs

... business or by starting new company-owned operations - is a critical part of many metro area economies. In the Bridgeport, Connecticut metro area as many as 13.6% of employees worked for a foreign-owned business. Based on figures provided by the ...



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Rodriguez shines in Bluefish lossvisit|article-5586080|mobile_home_category_body-1690|2

Luis Rodriguez had four hits, two RBIs and scored twice but it wasn't enough as the Bridgeport Bluefish dropped a 10-8 decision to the Camden Riversharks Friday night at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.



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Rodriguez shines in Bluefish loss

Luis Rodriguez had four hits, two RBIs and scored twice but it wasn't enough as the Bridgeport Bluefish dropped a 10-8 decision to the Camden Riversharks Friday night at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.



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Friday, June 27, 2014

Data Breach Reported at Local Splash Car Washes

... breach of credit cards used by customers of the Splash locations in Fairfield, Cos Cob, Shelton, Greenwich, Bridgeport and West Haven - six of the 16 Splash locations around the state. And yes, it's one of those breaches that involve using your ...



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Fireworks light up Seaside Park

Spectators watch the fireworks during the Barnum Festival's Skyblast Fireworks and Greater Bridgeport Symphony Pops Concert at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Doug Bonjour: When Bassick and Harding exit FCIAC, what about Central?

... athletic programs, will soon depart the FCIAC for the friendlier confines of the Constitution State Conference. Bridgeport citywide athletic director Neil Kavey got the ball rolling on the move in March, and the city's Board of Education finalized ...



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New prenatal test edging out amnio

Dr. Robert Stiller goes over an ultrasound with his patient Toni Lombardi, of Fairfield, at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Mentally Disabled Teen Accused of Sexually Assaulting Classmate

A Bridgeport student with Down Syndrome is facing charges after police say he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old classmate, who is also mentally disabled, in a bathroom at Harding High School last August.



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... athletic programs, will soon depart the FCIAC for the friendlier confines of the Constitution State Conference. Bridgeport citywide athletic director Neil Kavey got the ball rolling on the move in March, and the city's Board of Education finalized ...



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Danbury woman claims police negligencevisit|article-5584892|interleaved-5585548-breaking-news|3

... She was charged in December with third-degree larceny. The charge is still pending in state Superior Court in Bridgeport, even though a second records check by Danbury police confirmed that they had in fact ordered the car towed and that it had been ...



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Here is a grand idea to improve pedestrian safety: Make them wave flags to cross the street

... a red flag (or carrying a lantern) to warn people that the automobile was coming. Fast forward 150 years to Bridgeport, Connecticut and the tables have turned. Now pedestrians have to wave a flag to cross the street. The police chief says "Our ...



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Reader Submitted: Gear Up Student Chitunga Mpepo

Meet Chitunga Mpepo, a 19 year-old Harding High School student who will help defy the statistics that claim only 15 percent of Bridgeport residents have a college education.



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Latex Foam site up for auction

... bidder required to pay the balance in cash, by way of bank wire. Attempts to reach Berger and James Berman , a Bridgeport lawyer who represents Latex in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, about the ad and why it was placed were unsuccessful Friday. Fire Marshal ...



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Latex Foam site up for auctionvisit|article-5585492|interleaved-88387-breaking-news|1

... bidder required to pay the balance in cash, by way of bank wire. Attempts to reach Berger and James Berman, a Bridgeport lawyer who represents Latex in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, about the ad and why it was placed were unsuccessful Friday. Fire Marshal ...



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Andrew Bird Pays Tribute To The Handsome Family

... haunted and skeletal take on the Handsome Family tunes. Bird and his band, the Hands of Glory, play The Klein in Bridgeport on Friday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. Lucius, and Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition share the bill. The Handsome Family are a ...



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Senior Center Chorus Debuts This Afternoon

... for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. [Read The Full Story] The Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport will host Orange Day on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Orange residents get in for $5 with ID. (that's half off ...



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Weston Woman, 70, Charged With Operating Drug Factory In Home

... Falcone, were arrested earlier this year by Weston police on various larceny charges and now face charges by Bridgeport police. The couple was arrested by warrant June 9 and each was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal ...



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Four Arrested in Bridgeport During World Cup Celebration

Antonio Garcia , Shannon Mahoney and Daniel Carrasco were three of four people arrested in a post-game World Cup celebration flooding Madison Avenue in Bridgeport.



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Splash Car Wash reports security breach

... nearly 400,000 patrons thus far, at six Splash Car Wash locations in Fairfield, Cos Cob, Shelton, Greenwich, Bridgeport and West Haven. "We strongly urge all Splash patrons to check your credit card accounts to ensure there has been no additional ...



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Disabled teen in Connecticut charged in sex assault of classmate

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A mentally disabled Connecticut high school student has been charged with sexually assaulting a disabled fellow student in a school bathroom as classmates cheered him on, according to police and court documents.



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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lopez shines in Bluefish lossvisit|article-5583408|mobile_home_category_body-1690|4

Luis Lopez accounted for the only runs of the game for Bridgeport with a two-run homer as the Bluefish dropped an 8-2 decision to the Camden Riversharks Thursday night at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.



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Lopez shines in Bluefish loss

Luis Lopez accounted for the only runs of the game for Bridgeport with a two-run homer as the Bluefish dropped an 8-2 decision to the Camden Riversharks Thursday night at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.



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Murphy calls for major tax increase

... in transportation. As the arteries clog more and more, it becomes a greater part of the economic story. "If Bridgeport could reduce the time it takes to get to New York City on the train by 10 minutes, it would utterly transform Bridgeport's ...



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Attorney: Mentally Disabled Bridgeport Students Were Pushed Into Sex Act

... by "able-minded" students for their own amusement. Defense attorney Mark Phillips said Patrick Nolan, of Bridgeport, is "profoundly" disabled, the Connecticut Post reported. Nolan was released to his parents after a brief court hearing Thursday. ...



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Murphy says gas-tax increase necessary

... in transportation. As the arteries clog more and more, it becomes a greater part of the economic story. "If Bridgeport could reduce the time it takes to get to New York City on the train by 10 minutes, it would utterly transform Bridgeport's ...



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Car Wash Warns Of Data Breach

... of February until Mid-May and has affected 1,400 costumers at six locations in Connecticut: Fairfield , Shelton , Bridgeport , West Haven and two in Greenwich . The company is suggesting customers check their credit cards for fraudulent charges and ...



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Knicks mark 70th anniversary

... family said. The former Alice Bonney and James Knicks met in the early years of World War II, when both worked in Bridgeport for the former Chance Vought Aircraft, which made fighter planes for aircraft carriers. James, who was not eligible for ...



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The votes are in: The area's best hot dogs are ...

... in our "Best of Summer: Hot Dogs" poll. Photo: Michael Duffy, ST Tomlinsonis Restaurant, at 1400 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, took third place in our "Best of Summer: Hot Dogs" poll. Photo: Contributed Photo Rawleyis Drive-In, at 1886 Post Road, ...



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... family said. The former Alice Bonney and James Knicks met in the early years of World War II, when both worked in Bridgeport for the former Chance Vought Aircraft, which made fighter planes for aircraft carriers. James, who was not eligible for ...



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... pretty well." The mood was a good deal more celebratory over at the Germania Schwaben Society on Horace Street in Bridgeport, where the few members who can still claim heritage to der vaterland erupted in joyous elation when Thomas Muller curled in ...



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'An outburst of violence'

Hundreds of Bridgeport residents participate in an anti-violence rally Wednesday, Jan. 11. 2012 in response to the shooting death of 14-year-old Justin Thompson on Jan. 8, 2012.



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Seaside solar plan gets another lookvisit|article-5582381|mobile_simple_list_body-11991|4

The utility regulatory body's members on Thursday agreed to hold a public hearing in Bridgeport on United Illuminating's plan to, with Mayor Bill Finch's enthusiastic cooperation, erect 9,000 solar panels atop a landfill adjacent to Seaside Park.



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Car Wash Security Breach Could Affect Thousands

... of a problem May 16. Curtis believes the malware targeted car washes in Fairfield, Cos Cob, Shelton, Greenwich, Bridgeport and West Haven. The company also operates locations in Cheshire, Hamden, New Haven, Wilton, Norwalk, Darien and Stamford. At ...



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The Economics of Offensive Trademarks

... of the Seminoles), but (and I rarely share this bit of my background with others), I was born in the North, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Yes, I am a Yankee. I didn't have any say in the matter; I was born a Yankee. But I admit to being sensitive to ...



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The votes are in: Area's best hot dogs are ...

... in our "Best of Summer: Hot Dogs" poll. Photo: Michael Duffy, ST Tomlinsonis Restaurant, at 1400 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, took third place in our "Best of Summer: Hot Dogs" poll. Photo: Contributed Photo Rawleyis Drive-In, at 1886 Post Road, ...



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Seaside solar plan gets another look

The utility regulatory body's members on Thursday agreed to hold a public hearing in Bridgeport on United Illuminating's plan to, with Mayor Bill Finch 's enthusiastic cooperation, erect 9,000 solar panels atop a landfill adjacent to Seaside Park.



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Police K-9 Helps Land Double Burglary Arrest

A Stratford man and a Bridgeport man were arrested Monday afternoon for a burglary at Pearl Place that same day, The Stratford Star reports .



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Things that sting every summer

... to the state health department. Last year, there were four human cases of the illness, in residents of Stamford, Bridgeport and Stratford, but no one died. Andreadis said to expect at least some West Nile activity this year as well. "We should start ...



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Man arrested for trying to steal leaf blower from Milford Housing Authority

Milford police arrested a Bridgeport man on a warrant June 25 for allegedly damaging property belonging to the Milford Housing Authority.



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Ten Cities Where Foreign Companies Create the Most Jobs

... business or by starting new company-owned operations - is a critical part of many metro area economies. In the Bridgeport, Connecticut metro area as many as 13.6% of employees worked for a foreign-owned business. Based on figures provided by the ...



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... Jennings Beach, Penfield Beach and beyond, made Fairfield famous in the late 1800s. The local shoreline lured Bridgeport and New York City residents, and visitors from as far away as Boston and Philadelphia, making Fairfield a popular resort town in ...



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KC workers increasingly answer to foreign-owned bosses

... City's rate is lower than many of the totals in the Northeast, including the highest level in 2011, found in Bridgeport, Conn. (13.4 percent). The area's employment in FOEs was 3.2 percent in 1991 but increased to 5.6 percent in 2011. The 2.4 ...



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Fairfield 375: Beaches attracted waves of out-of-towners in search of seaside oasis

... Jennings Beach, Penfield Beach and beyond, made Fairfield famous in the late 1800s. The local shoreline lured Bridgeport and New York City residents, and visitors from as far away as Boston and Philadelphia, making Fairfield a popular resort town in ...



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Bridgeport Man Accused of Trying to Steal a Leaf Blower in Milford

Milford police say Jason Rubin, 45, of Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport is accused of damaging several inside a Milford Housing Authority property on High Street and he allegedly attempted to steal a leaf blower.



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Splash Car Wash warns of security breach in Fairfield, Cos Cob, Greenwich and Bridgeport

Splash Car Wash officials out of Greenwich are said to be asking customers to check their bank accounts after a security breach. They say they found out in mid-May about a possible breach that resulted in some customers' credit card information being compromised.



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visit|article-5579561|interleaved-5578118-tab2|1Security breach at car wash

... nearly 400,000 patrons thus far, at six Splash Car Wash locations in Fairfield, Cos Cob, Shelton, Greenwich, Bridgeport and West Haven. "We strongly urge all Splash patrons to check your credit card accounts to ensure there has been no additional ...



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Mentally disabled man charged with sexual assault

... is accused of sexually assaulting another disabled student in a bathroom at Harding High School. Patrick Nolan of Bridgeport was charged Wednesday with first-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a child and third-degree abuse. The Connecticut ...



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Arthur Greenstein, 90, Former Fairfield Resident

... his father died in 1947 and he ended up running the family business. After his marriage he lived with his wife in Bridgeport and Fairfield. He moved to Boca Raton in the 1980's. Greenstein is survived by his sister, Sylvia Breiner; sons, Barry ...



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Marie Thompson, 87, Of Westport, Operated Pin Money Shop

Thompson was born Aug. 15, 1926, in Bridgeport, and was the daughter of Lewis and Marie Polseno.



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Obituary: Darlene (Meyers) Donovan

... surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Michael Donovan. Mrs. Donovan was born on March 25, 1951 in Bridgeport, a daughter of the late Henry and Jeanne (Buddenhagen) Meyers. She was employed by the Stork Club Child Care & Development ...



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Connecticut police charge student in sex assault

A 19-year-old student has been charged with sexually assaulting another student at Harding High School in Bridgeport earlier in the school year.



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Three Amity Athletes Up For the New Haven Register Athlete of the Year distinction.

... for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. [Read The Full Story] The Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport will host Orange Day on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Orange residents get in for $5 with ID. (that's half off ...



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6.5 percent tuition hike for UConn

... now. I am working as hard as I can to get a good education," said Yaaser Abdugalil , a junior business major from Bridgeport. "An extra $1,000 is not easy to get and I'm not sure what they need the money for," Abdugalil said. The campus he said, has ...



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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Data Breach Reported at Local Splash Car Washes

... breach of credit cards used by customers of the Splash locations in Fairfield, Cos Cob, Shelton, Greenwich, Bridgeport and West Haven - six of the 16 Splash locations around the state. And yes, it's one of those breaches that involve using your ...



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Smoking ban in Bridgeport parks on hold

A man smokes a cigarette Wednesday, June 25, 2014, while enjoying the view St. Mary's-by-the-Sea in Bridgeport, Conn.Photo: Autumn Driscoll Bridgeport's proposed smoking ban in parks: Proponents now considering a ban around playgrounds.



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Operation nets guns, drugs, and 154 arrestsvisit|article-5579752|interleaved-5579648-breaking-news|3

For four months, local police worked with 40 federal agents in an intensive effort to take guns off the streets in Bridgeport and New Haven.



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Bluefish -- baseball -- to host Brakettes -- softball

The Bridgeport Bluefish drew national attention by hiring Pete Rose to serve as guest-manager June 16. It was the first time something of that nature had been done in the 17-year history of the franchise.



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... and create a ctpost.com Subscriber Portal account for you to manage subscriptions and email preferences. The Bridgeport Bluefish drew national attention by hiring Pete Rose to serve as guest-manager June 16. It was the first time something of that ...



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Mentally Disabled Teen Accused of Sexually Assaulting Classmate

A mentally disabled Bridgeport student is facing charges after police say he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old classmate, who is also mentally disabled, in a bathroom at Harding High School last August.



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Police: Man May Face Charges After Shooting Woodchuck At Fairfield Home

... said. While taking the man into custody, he was injured, police said. He was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport for a cut on his head, and police wanted him evaluated before pressing charges, police said. The incident lasted about 30 ...



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A four-month initiative to stem violent crime in Bridgeport and New Haven resulted in the seizure of 73 illegal guns and the expected prosecution of 154 people on firearms, drugs and robbery charges, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday.



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And for four months local police working with 40 federal agents in an intensive effort to take guns off the streets in Bridgeport and New Haven.



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June 26, 2014 - Mayors sign new agreement on fighting climate change...

... "This is not a cause for mayors," said USCM Energy independence and Climate Protection Task Force Co-Chair and Bridgeport, Connecticut Mayor Bill Finch. He urged all mayors to sign the new agreement, which "remains bullish on climate change ...



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Squelching dissent in City Hall

... the mourners sob, although it is too late to save the dead school children. At the February 2014 meeting of the Bridgeport Board of Education Facilities Committee , committee chairman John E. Bagley , in the best tradition of democratic populism, ...



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Bomb scare shows challenge

... about enhancing mutual aid. The railroad needs to be included in that conversation. State Sen. Andres Ayala , D-Bridgeport, and vice chairman of the Legislature's Public Safety and Security committee , suggested creating a specialized unit for the ...



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Eyewitness testifies in murder trial

Justin Thompson, 14, was shot and killed on Seaview Avenue in Bridgeport early Sunday morning, January 8, 2012.



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6.5 percent tuition hike for UConn

... now. I am working hard as I can to get a good education," said Yaaser Abdugalil , a junior business major from Bridgeport. "An extra $1,000 is not easy to get and I'm not sure what they need the money for," Abdugalil said. The campus he said, has ...



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Splash Car Wash reports security breach

... nearly 400,000 patrons thus far, at six Splash Car Wash locations in Fairfield, Cos Cob, Shelton, Greenwich, Bridgeport and West Haven. "We strongly urge all Splash patrons to check your credit card accounts to ensure there has been no additional ...



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... to first-time home buyers, according to Virginia Klein, broker-owner of Re/Max Heritage in Westport. In Bridgeport, there were 75 transactions in May, compared with 66 in May of 2013, according to the RE/MAX report, while in Shelton there were 42 ...



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... now. I am working hard as I can to get a good education," said Yaaser Abdugalil, a junior business major from Bridgeport. "An extra $1,000 is not easy to get and I'm not sure what they need the money for," Abdugalil said. The campus he said, has ...



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... nearly 400,000 patrons thus far, at six Splash Car Wash locations in Fairfield, Cos Cob, Shelton, Greenwich, Bridgeport and West Haven. "We strongly urge all Splash patrons to check your credit card accounts to ensure there has been no additional ...



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Stamford Area Ranks Fourth In Kiplinger's List Of Where Millionaires Live

... annual survey conducted by Phoenix Marketing International. "The southwest coast of Connecticut, stretching from Bridgeport to the border with New York, provides a perfect (and preppy) suburban base for high-powered commuters, many of whom work and ...



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Operation nets guns, drugs, and 154 arrests

A four-month initiative to stem violent crime in Bridgeport and New Haven resulted in the seizure of 73 illegal guns and the expected prosecution of 154 people on firearms, drugs and robbery charges, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday.



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Investigation nets guns, drugs, and 154 arrests

A four-month initiative to stem violent crime in Bridgeport and New Haven resulted in the seizure of 73 illegal guns and the expected prosecution of 154 people on firearms, drugs and robbery charges, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday.



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Police Arrest 154 in New Haven, Bridgeport

Law enforcement authorities charged 154 people while seizing illegal drugs and guns in an undercover crackdown on violent crime in Bridgeport and New Haven .



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Obituary: Marcia B. (Marcy) Mills Shaw, 78, Mother of Alicia Prete, Avid Giants Fan

Marcia Barbara Mills Shaw age 78, of Shelton, passed away on Friday June 20, 2014 in Bridgeport Hospital with her beloved family by her side.



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U.S. Mayors Expand Climate Protection Agreement

... Mayors' Climate Protection Awards . USCM Energy independence and Climate Protection Task Force Co-Chair and Bridgeport, CT Mayor Bill Finch noted, "This is not a cause for mayors. This is a pragmatic problem that requires pragmatic solutions. Mayors ...



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Four Arrested in Bridgeport During World Cup Celebration

Antonio Garcia , Shannon Mahoney and Daniel Carrasco were three of four people arrested in a post-game World Cup celebration flooding Madison Avenue in Bridgeport.



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Vincent E. Lewandowski, 69, Of Fairfield

Lewandowski, who was born and raised in Bridgeport, had been a resident of Fairfield since 1964.



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In Context: War Report, Segment 1

The In Context War Report, a monthly one hour analysis of global warfare, is produced by MDR Productions, Inc. and originates at Pacifica affiliate WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT whose signal reaches most of Connecticut and parts of New York.



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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Patriots rally to beat Bluefish

Corey Smith hit a two-run double with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to cap Somerset's comeback as the Patriots defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 6-5 Tuesday at TD Bank Ballpark .



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Pleasure Beach safety a priority

Bridgeport lifeguard Ken Engelhard participates in a lifesaving drill with police on Pleasure Beach in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Patriots rally to beat Bluefishvisit|article-5577187|mobile_home_category_body-1690|2

Corey Smith hit a two-run double with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to cap Somerset's comeback as the Patriots defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 6-5 Tuesday at TD Bank Ballpark.



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... education, housing counseling and closing cost assistance as well. "The city created this program to assist Bridgeport residents realize their dreams of owning a home here in the Park City," Mayor Bill Finch said in a news release. "We know that ...



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Federal aid available for home buyers in Bridgeport with low income

... education, housing counseling and closing cost assistance as well. "The city created this program to assist Bridgeport residents realize their dreams of owning a home here in the Park City," Mayor Bill Finch said in a news release. "We know that ...



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Mom sobs as she hears 911 murder tape

Justin Thompson, 14, was shot and killed on Seaview Avenue in Bridgeport early Sunday morning, January 8, 2012.



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Spartacus the therapy dog visits students, soothes victims of tragedy

The dog lent an ear Tuesday morning to reading third-grade students at New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport.



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The U.S. women's national team will face Canada at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on Sept.



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U.S. Postal Service helps Barnum Museum celebrate P.T.'s birthday

P.T. Barnum's 204th birthday will be celebrated at Bridgeport's Barnum Museum on Wednesday, July 2, with a party that commemorates the United States Postal Service's recent issue of sheets of 16 Forever stamps devoted to colorful "Vintage Circus Posters."



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Milford deli celebrates 50 years

... almost like a big family." "The food's obviously really good and they're fairly priced," said Sergio Dacosta of Bridgeport, who often comes for lunch. Intending to keep the same menu, which includes a range of signature sandwiches, the LeDors have ...



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Milford deli celebrates 50 yearsvisit|article-5576447|mobile_home_category_body-1685|3

... almost like a big family." "The food's obviously really good and they're fairly priced," said Sergio Dacosta of Bridgeport, who often comes for lunch. Intending to keep the same menu, which includes a range of signature sandwiches, the LeDors have ...



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Man in 1980s sex abuse case fights for exoneration

... father pleaded guilty to abusing 13 children who took computer classes at their Great Neck, New York, home. The Bridgeport, Connecticut, resident has fought for over a decade for exoneration. His case was the subject of the 2003 film "Capturing the ...



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Caution at new beach Pleasure Beach Hjsd akjd asjda ska ks

As excited as Bridgeport officials understandably are with the scheduled reopening of Pleasure Beach this weekend, they should approach this with excessive caution.



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Man in sex abuse case fights for exoneration

... basement of their Great Neck, Long Island, home. Friedman, a 45-year-old Internet book dealer who now lives in Bridgeport, Connecticut, for more than a decade has maintained his innocence. His story was portrayed in the 2003 Oscar-nominated ...



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Jesse Friedman files motion to overturn sex abuse conviction

... Friedman claims he is seeking to have his conviction overturned for three reasons. Friedman, now 45 and living in Bridgeport, Conn., claims he is an innocent person; that evidence was coerced, unreliable and untrue; and that there was misconduct by ...



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Man convicted in 1988 'Capturing the Friedmans' abuse case renews attempt to clear his name

... father pleaded guilty to abusing 13 children who took computer classes at their Great Neck, New York, home. The Bridgeport, Connecticut, resident has fought for over a decade for exoneration. His case was the subject of the 2003 film "Capturing the ...



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Man in 1980s sex abuse case fights for exoneration

... basement of their Great Neck, Long Island, home. Friedman, a 45-year-old Internet book dealer who now lives in Bridgeport, Connecticut, for more than a decade has maintained his innocence. His story was portrayed in the 2003 Oscar-nominated ...



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Man in 1980s sex abuse case fights for exoneration

... father pleaded guilty to abusing 13 children who took computer classes at their Great Neck, New York, home. The Bridgeport, Connecticut, resident has fought for over a decade for exoneration. His case was the subject of the 2003 film "Capturing the ...



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Player who attacked Bluefish catcher a no-show in lawsuit

In this Aug. 14, 2007 file photo, Bridgeport Bluefish catcher John Nathans, right, tries to prevent Long Island Duck's Jose Offerman from hitting Bluefish pitcher Matt Beech with a bat, during the first inning of an Atlantic League minor league baseball game in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Former 'GMA' host Joan Lunden has breast cancer

... annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala, to be held on Saturday, November 20 in the Beacon Hall Event Center on the Bridgeport campus. At the Gala, three prominent Connecticut professionals will be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame: Janet L. Janczewski, ...



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Player who attacked Bluefish catcher a no-show in...

... Offerman has repeatedly failed to show up for depositions to provide testimony as the case heads to trial. Ex-Bridgeport Bluefish catcher John Nathans objected in court papers Monday to a move by Offerman to remove a default against him, saying ...



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Woman faces DWI chargevisit|article-5575461|interleaved-5575319-breaking-news|2

Holly E. Robinson, 47, of 450 Davidson St., Bridgeport, was arrested June 22 on charges of driving while intoxicated and failure to obey a traffic signal.



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Man in 1980s sex abuse case fights for exoneration

... father pleaded guilty to abusing 13 children who took computer classes at their Great Neck, New York, home. The Bridgeport, Connecticut, resident has fought for over a decade for exoneration. His case was the subject of the 2003 film "Capturing the ...



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Man convicted in 1988 'Capturing the Friedmans' abuse case renews attempt to clear ...

... father pleaded guilty to abusing 13 children who took computer classes at their Great Neck, New York, home. The Bridgeport, Connecticut, resident has fought for over a decade for exoneration. His case was the subject of the 2003 film "Capturing the ...



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Woman faces DWI charge

Holly E. Robinson , 47, of 450 Davidson St., Bridgeport, was arrested June 22 on charges of driving while intoxicated and failure to obey a traffic signal.



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Man in 1980s sex abuse case fights for exoneration

... father pleaded guilty to abusing 13 children who took computer classes at their Great Neck, New York, home. The Bridgeport, Connecticut, resident has fought for over a decade for exoneration. His case was the subject of the 2003 film "Capturing the ...



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Man convicted in 1988 'Capturing the Friedmans' abuse case renews attempt to clear his name

... father pleaded guilty to abusing 13 children who took computer classes at their Great Neck, New York, home. The Bridgeport, Connecticut, resident has fought for over a decade for exoneration. His case was the subject of the 2003 film "Capturing the ...



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Former 'Good Morning America' host has breast cancer

... annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala, to be held on Saturday, November 20 in the Beacon Hall Event Center on the Bridgeport campus. At the Gala, three prominent Connecticut professionals will be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame: Janet L. Janczewski, ...



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Efficient Trash Removal Solutions Provided by Bridgeport Dumpster Rental

... service provider once they are contented with the features that are offered by the company. People residing in Bridgeport do not need to look further. The Bridgeport dumpster rental company is probably one of the most efficient service providers in ...



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CT Shoreline Retail Center Sells for $3.25 Million

Jun. 24, 2014 - BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Investment sales broker Northeast Private Client Group has announced the sale of Killingworth Village, a bank-anchored retail property located at 184 Route 81 in Killingworth, CT.



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Bridgeport Man Charged With Trespassing at the Mall

Milford police say Antwaun Roach, 25, of Pequnnock Street in Bridgeport, is accused of trespassing after being previously banned from the Westfield Connecticut Post mall property.



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Mildred O'Connell, 85, Of Easton, Worked As Secretary

O'Connell was born in Bridgeport, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Olsavsky Mital.



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Alice M. Stearns, 77, Special Education Aide In Fairfield Schools

Gorel was born Oct. 22, 1936, in Bridgeport, the daughter of Luther and Josephine Borowsky Stearns.



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Obituary: Christopher Marc Esposito

... of Naugatuck, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 19, 2014 unexpectedly in Uncasville. He was born in Bridgeport on July 2, 1967. Christopher was a graduate of Ansonia High School and then went on to attend Gateway Community College earning ...



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Westport Police Charge Teen With Possession Of Weapon, Pot

Westport police charged a Bridgeport teen with possession of a weapon and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on Saturday, June 21, police said.



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USA Should Make It To The Next Round, Fairfield Soccer Fans Say

... Howard, Baldi said. But the World Cup jerseys from other countries and balls have been popular as well, he said. Bridgeport resident Frankie D'Auria is a sales associate at the Soccer and Rugby Imports store in Fairfield, and said he watched the ...



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Police logs - June 24

... with failure to submit to fingerprinting, breach of peace and third-degree assault. Victor Lopez, 26, of Bridgeport was charged Sunday with driving with a suspended license or registration, misuse of license plates, traveling unreasonably fast and ...



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PPSNE Receives Grant to Aid Bridgeport and Surrounding Communities

... underserved patients affordable, accessible reproductive health care services at the PPSNE health center in Bridgeport, Conn. "We are truly honored to receive support from such a wonderful philanthropic organization," said Judy Tabar President and ...



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Bridgeport schools approve Harding, Bassick move to CSC

Bridgeport citywide athletic director Neil Kavey believes that a new day is in store for Bassick and Harding high school athletics.



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Bluefish fall at Somerset

Bridgeport scored its lone run in the top of the first inning when tSean Burroughs came around to score on right fielder Prentice Redman 's RBI sacrifice fly.



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Thumbs up, thumbs down

... up to the dozens of state and local officials, both elected and appointed, who over the years have made the Bridgeport metro area attractive to foreign-owned businesses. A report released last week has Bridgeport metro as the number one FDI, or ...



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Crosswalk Flag

If crossing a street is like a life-and-death game of chicken, then perhaps you need this: "crosswalk flags" that pedestrians crossing a street in the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, can wave to make themselves more visible to drivers.



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Bluefish fall at Somersetvisit|article-5574204|mobile_home_category_body-1690|2

Bridgeport scored its lone run in the top of the first inning when tSean Burroughs came around to score on right fielder Prentice Redman's RBI sacrifice fly.



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Bridgeport citywide athletic director Neil Kavey believes that a new day is in store for Bassick and Harding high school athletics.



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Monday, June 23, 2014

Police consider cameras, restrictions on Tasers

... down on rogue departments, are being researched as one voluntary option in Connecticut's largest city. The Bridgeport Police Department is operating not under federal oversight. "We would consider any new technologies that would protect the public ...



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... down on rogue departments, are being researched as one voluntary option in Connecticut's largest city. The Bridgeport Police Department is operating not under federal oversight. "We would consider any new technologies that would protect the public ...



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Bridge Academy graduation

Asia Prince, far right, attends Commencement Exercises for The Bridge Academy Class of 2014, held at Thurgood Marshall School, in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Cops testify in slaying of Bridgeport teenvisit|article-5573535|interleaved-88326-breaking-news|3

... Jan. 8, 2012, Thompson and friends Trevon Phidd, 20, and Benny Turner, 21, were walking home from a party at the Bridgeport Innovation Center on Connecticut Avenue when they were confronted by two men wearing hooded sweatshirts, according to police. ...



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Aldrich Museum gets $5,000 grant

... Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield, Side by Side Charter School in Norwalk, and Classical Studies Academy in Bridgeport. David Scanavino will be the first artist-in-residence in the program. He will work with students in the schools and also create a ...



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Improv comedy troupe open to suggestions in Bridgeport

Improv comedy show Itis All Fun and Games returns to Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre on Friday, June 27. Photo: Contributed Photo Improv comedy show Itis All Fun and Games returns to Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre on Friday, June 27. Photo: Contributed Photo Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport.



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Bridgeport emergency officials take part in an emergency preparedness drill, June 23, 2014.

Across Connecticut communities are gearing up for hurricane season. An emergency preparedness drill Monday helped many communities, including the City of Bridgeport, get ready for the next big storm.



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Feds: Felon deserves lengthy sentence for guns

... also known as "King Omega," should be sent to prison for more than seven years when he is sentenced Wednesday in Bridgeport. Negroni's attorney urged a three-year sentence, saying his client suffered extraordinary abuse as a child and believes his ...



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Outdoor pops concert a Barnum Festival highlight

Eric Jacobsen, the new conductor and music director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, will be introduced to the region at the Barnum Festival's free outdoor pops concert, Friday, June 27, at Bridgeport's Seaside Park.



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The boom of cannons, the blare of trumpets and the sweet stirrings of violins are just a few of the sounds that will reign as the 2014 Barnum Festival celebrates its finale weekend with several Bridgeport events, including a free outdoor pops concert at Seaside Park.



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Monroe Man, Company Plead 'Guilty' to Defrauding Property Owners

A Monroe man pleaded "guilty" on behalf of himself and his company on Friday for conspiring to defraud a Bridgeport-based property owner of at least $275,000.



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Pot, BB Gun in Car Lead to Arrest

A Bridgeport man is being held in lieu of a $1,500 bond after a routine motor vehicle stop and subsequent search Saturday discovered a fully loaded BB gun and less than a half-ounce of marijuana in the car, Westport Police said.



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Readiness plan tested for next big storm

... their storm preparedness plan. The drill, held at the city's Emergency Operations Center , brought together Bridgeport's municipal department heads and representatives of utilities, transportation companies, hospitals and social service agencies to ...



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... tested their storm preparedness plan. The drill, held at the city's Emergency Operations Center, brought together Bridgeport's municipal department heads and representatives of utilities, transportation companies, hospitals and social service ...



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NY: Weird Looking Box Suspends Metro-North Service

... own bomb squad; the nearest municipal bomb unit is at the New Haven Police Department. State Sen. Andres Ayala, D-Bridgeport and vice chairman of the Legislature's Public Safety and Security Committee, said the response time, given the importance of ...



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Marquis Jones and Modeste Adodo charged in gang investigation in Bridgeport

Officers arrested Marquis Jones and Modeste Adodo after they say they found drugs and guns in a home on Woodmont Avenue Friday.



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John P. O'Leary, 85, Of Fairfield

O'Leary was born Dec. 5, 1928, in Bridgeport, a son of Patrick and Catherine Murphy O'Leary.



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Milford takes top two spots in Burdick tourney

... coaching in the game as well. In the end, Milford Blue/Gold took home the title. Norwalk was able to edge out Bridgeport in the consolation game and take home third place. Milford Red was able to jump out to a 1-0 lead, before Milford Blue/Gold went ...



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Santina M. Santoro, 90, Of Stamford

Santoro is survived by her children, John Santoro of Stamford and Robert Santoro of Milford; brother, Danny Sansone of Stamford; sisters, Nancy Anka of Bridgeport and Palma Bitetto of Syracuse, N.Y.; and three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.



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Bridgeport teen arrested on weapons, drug charges

A Bridgeport teenager is facing weapons and drug charges after a police raid of his family home led to the seizure of six handguns, two BB guns and 77 packets of heroin.



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The Pete Rose circus stops in Bridgeport

The Bridgeport Bluefish played under a watchful eye Monday night, though the crowd - swollen four times its normal size, and the media had their lenses trained just to the right of first base, where the "Hit King" Pete Rose was managing.



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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Amity Graduation: Amity Grads During the Commencement Ceremony

Amity High School Class of 1984 will hold their 30th reunion Saturday July 12, at the Seasons at Oak Lane in Woodbridge 7 - 11 p.m. Alumni and friends of Class of 1984 are [Read The Full Story] The Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport will host Orange Day on Sunday, Sept.



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7th Annual Survivor Safari

Emily Wildman, 8, skips with a hoola hoop, during the 7th Annual Survivor Safari was held for cancer survivors and their families at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Pete Rose manages team, 1st time in 25 years

Pete Rose, right, fist bumps with Lancaster Barnstormers' Wilson Batista, Monday, June 16, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Check Out The Graduation Procession Photo Album

Amity High School Class of 1984 will hold their 30th reunion Saturday July 12, at the Seasons at Oak Lane in Woodbridge 7 - 11 p.m. Alumni and friends of Class of 1984 are [Read The Full Story] The Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport will host Orange Day on Sunday, Sept.



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Bass Pro site work begins

Excavation work has begun to prepare the property where Bass Pro Shops will be built, at Steel Point, in Bridgeport, Conn.



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The Somerset Patriots swept the Bridgeport Bluefish in a doubleheader Sunday at TD Bank Ballpark, winning the opener 6-5 and the nightcap 4-2.



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... h the Mercy Learning Center, Project Learn, Merton House, Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together in Greater Bridgeport.



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Finch seeks more union concessions

The 2014-15 fiscal year ends June 30. But the mayor and his staff still haven't obtained about two-thirds of the $2 million worth of concessions that were supposed to balance the current year's budget.



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The 2014-15 fiscal year ends June 30. But the mayor and his staff still haven't obtained about two-thirds of the $2 million worth of concessions that were supposed to balance the current year's budget.



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Coachies training treats - a lip smacking success

... training treats are manufactured in Canada and distributed in the United States through company offices in Bridgeport, Connecticut. These treats can be purchased online - click here for sites - or at Petco and Petsence stores. A 6 oz package sells ...



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How sneakerheads are changing Nike and Addias

... at $7,000 are displayed above a packed exhibit floor during the Connecticut Sneaker Show at the Webster Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. What was once a fringe group of fanatics is now changing the way sportswear giants Nike (ticker: NKE ) and Adidas ...



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Fairfield Police Rescue Of Seven People From Sound Tops Week's News

... George Betser, 71, have been charged with grand larceny in a case of Medicaid fraud . Fairfield police arrested a Bridgeport man, Jesus Ortiz, 22, in connection with three shoplifting incidents at the Home Depot in November.



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Why Nothing New Online on Saturday?

... 7 - 11 p.m. Alumni and friends of Class of 1984 are [Read The Full Story] The Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport will host Orange Day on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Orange residents get in for $5 with ID. (that's half off ...



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... So, Ferreira waved goodbye to the University of Rhode Island and went to play football for the University of Bridgeport. "I did not know much at all about the program at the time, so I just kind of took a chance," Ferreira said. "And it turned out ...



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Chris Elsberry: Ferreira found football fortunes at UB

... . So, Ferreira waved goodbye to the University of Rhode Island and went to play football for the University of Bridgeport . "I did not know much at all about the program at the time, so I just kind of took a chance," Ferreira said. "And it turned ...



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Hustle for Heroes

Ray Genco makes his way through the stands at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard, the home of an independent baseball team in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Resignaation caps year of turmoil at Dunbarvisit|article-5570354|interleaved-88312-breaking-news|3

... background. Late Saturday, the group's leader, Michael Sharpe, resigned. The development threw into question the Bridgeport district's continued relationship with the private Family Urban Schools of Excellence, or FUSE. Sharpe, who served as chief ...



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Civil rights violations brings scrutinyvisit|article-5570352|interleaved-88312-breaking-news|2

... the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division is aware of incidents involving the use of excessive force in Bridgeport, and U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. has made police accountability one of his initiatives, sources said his ...



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5 ideas on the table for ASFTvisit|article-5570355|mobile_simple_list_body-11991|2

... official consideration; the other five are still active proposals. On April 23, Jack Piccolo of P&C Fence Co. in Bridgeport along with Richard Fredette, a former Stratford town councilman and current alternate member of the Board of Zoning Appeals, ...



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5 ideas on the table for ASFT

... official consideration; the other five are still active proposals. On April 23, Jack Piccolo of P&C Fence Co. in Bridgeport along with Richard Fredette , a former Stratford town councilman and current alternate member of the Board of Zoning Appeals ...



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Dunbar's first report card

Student Jaida Broadnax wears brightly colored accessories to style up her school uniform as she raises her hand in Virginia Hudson-Johnson's second grade class at Dunbar School in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Civil rights violations brings scrutiny

A screen grab from a video, posted on YouTube on Jan. 6, 2013, showing three Bridgeport, Conn.



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Saturday, June 21, 2014

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... had three hits, including two doubles. Hnatuk struck out seven and allowed one hit. Waldek had two RBIs. Records: Bridgeport 0-10, Trumbull 7-2. Batteries: B--Christopher Torres (L) and Rolando Marcano; T--Mat DiRenzo, Carl Johnson (3, W), Stanley ...



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Value of night youth curfew questionedvisit|article-5570205|interleaved-5569557-breaking-news|2

... city wide." In the past year the most the curfew has been talked about regarding a YouTube video that showed a Bridgeport police officer wrestling with a teen who he was attempting to cite for violating the curfew. "Since it was instituted, we've ...



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After 2 years, value of Bridgeport's night youth curfew questioned

Hundreds of Bridgeport residents participate in an anti-violence rally Wednesday, Jan. 11. 2012 in response to the shooting of 14-year-old Justin Thompson.



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... City Open shot at the Wethersfield Country Club. Last year, the First Tee of Connecticut, including its branch in Bridgeport at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, worked with over 67,000 kids to teach life skills and core values through golf. HELPING ...



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Travelers Championship notebook: Former champion Toski offers advice at First Tee charity breakfast

... Open shot at the Wethersfield Country Club . Last year, the First Tee of Connecticut, including its branch in Bridgeport at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, worked with over 67,000 kids to teach life skills and core values through golf. HELPING HAND: ...



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Six rescued after boat takes on water in Long Island Sound

... on Saturday morning. The boat with six passengers aboard was taking on heavy water in the Sound, about a mile off Bridgeport Harbor. Marine units followed the two boats to the Birdseye boat ramp near the mouth of the Housatonic River in Stratford. ...



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Man facing multiple charges in accidentvisit|article-5569462|interleaved-88037-breaking-news|3

David Howard, 35, 55 Powell Place, Bridgeport, was arrested June 11 on a warrant on charges of driving under the influence, possession of narcotics, failure to obey traffic signals and failure to signal in connection with a three-car accident April 18. The accident occurred around 2:15 p.m. when Howard drove off the Interstate 95 exit 11 ramp, did ... (more)



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Monsignor Frank Wissel, 76; Pastor of St. Mary Parish

From the Diocese of Bridgeport. Msgr. Frank C. Wissel, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Greenwich, died peacefully June 19 in Greenwich Hospital.



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Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

)--Fitch Ratings affirms its 'A' rating on the following outstanding city of Bridgeport, CT's (the city) general obligation (GO) bonds: --$0.8 million GO bonds, series 2003B... )--Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) anuncio hoy que organizara la ...



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Friday, June 20, 2014

Bluefish make 4 errors in loss to Revolutionvisit|article-5568853|mobile_home_category_body-1690|2

The Bridgeport Bluefish were defeated by the York Revolution 7-2 on Friday night at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard as the Revs won the four-game series 3-1.



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Charles Walsh: Summertime brings change to fishing season

... further in the river. Watch Hill, a pretty place (Is it a town? Who knows?) just an hour-and-a-half drive from Bridgeport with easy surf wading opportunities, has been experiencing a good run of squid with bass chasing them on the reefs and into ...



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Bluefish make 4 errors in loss to Revolution

The Bridgeport Bluefish were defeated by the York Revolution 7-2 on Friday night at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard as the Revs won the four-game series 3-1.



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Fairfield's Baro New World Cantina Praised for Cocktails, Good Small Plates

... I've seen, BarA3 does what they do and then takes it to a whole new level," wrote Yelp Elite reviewer Ken S of Bridgeport. " I left there thinking that I wanted to go back right away and bring my friends." The one- and two-star reviews focused on ...



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