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CTPost | October 19, 2018
Ned Lamont on Friday will allow Connecticut’s news media to review his state and local tax returns for the last five years. There will be a two-hour window for reporters to view them in a New Haven law office, but neither photographs nor photo copies the documents, presumed to be the top sheets ...
CTPost | October 19, 2018
A former Bridgeport resident who defrauded Medicare of $2.5 million is facing 10 years behind bars. On Thursday, Juliet Jacob, 49, waived her right to be indicted and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of health care fraud stemming from a Medicaid ...
Doing it Local | October 19, 2018
10:00am–#Bridgeport CT– An anti-gun rally, protected by men with guns was held in secret today at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit at 729 Union Avenue.  The “Gun Violence Meeting” hosted by U.S. Senator Murphy along with candidate for governor Ned Lamont, City Council member...
CTPost | October 19, 2018
ANSONIA-There’ll be a parade of monsters, ghouls and even superheroes during the 17th annual Halloween Hoopla in Warsaw Park on Pulaski Highway. Besides the candy and treats, the free event which will take place Oct. 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. is all about health, wellness and safety. Free fitted b...
CTPost | October 19, 2018
DARIEN-Christopher Teixeira was supposed to be helping a friend receive a medical severance payment from the Navy. Instead federal prosecutors say Teixeira, a 34-year-old Darien resident helped himself to the victim’s $57,255 payment. On Wednesday, Teixeira waived his right to a grand jury indic...
CTPost | October 19, 2018
Metro-North has a new track record: In a single day, 1,161 railroad ties were installed on the Waterbury branch line. It broke the previous record by two ties that was set in 1984 between Brewster and Dover Plains on the Harlem Line. The tie work on Oct. 9 was performed on a continuous outage of s...
CTPost | October 19, 2018
DERBY - Michael Ippolito, who survived the River Restaurant explosion in 1985, died Tuesday at age 63. Ippolito, was the chef/co-owner of the former landmark restaurant. The Ippolito family first opened the restaurant in the 1930s. Tragedy struck the family Dec. 6, 1985, when a damaged gas main le...
CTPost | October 19, 2018
The 95th edition of the annual crosstown Ansonia High versus Derby rivalry won’t take place in either city tonight. Instead kickoff will be at 7 p.m. on Oxford High’s football field. The change was necessitated since this is Derby’s home game and their Ryan Sports Complex is undergoing a mul...
CTPost | October 19, 2018
SHELTON- Everything from hot dogs to pizza to tacos and even ice cream will be available today during the annual Food Trucks on the River festival. At least 25 food trucks will be spaced out on Canal Street. There will also be a beer garden, music and children games at Veterans Memorial Park.. Th...
CTPost | October 19, 2018
MILFORD-A Waterbury man is back in Superior Court today after being arrested for violating a no-contact protective order. Police were called to the Super 8 Motel on the Boston Post Road shortly before 9:30 p.m. Thursday. There they found Rutilio Perez-Martinez, 41, of Waterbury sitting in a car wit...
Doing it Local | October 18, 2018
5:12pm–#Bridgeport CT– Today’s vehicle fire is in the back of 373 Noble Avenue.  Firefighters are taking care of it!   The post Today’s Vehicle Fire appeared first on DoingItLocal.
Doing it Local | October 18, 2018
4:27pm–#Bridgeport CT– Report of a 7 car crash with injuries on Route 8/25 southbound near exit 2.  Traffic cams not showing it at this time.   This news report is made possible by: The post 7 Car Accident Route 8/25 appeared first on DoingItLocal.
CTPost | October 18, 2018
A Darien man has waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud relating to his theft of more than $57,000 from a former U.S. Navy service member Christopher Teixeira, 34, used the stolen funds to pay his own personal expenses, and transferred $25,000 to another indiv...
CTPost | October 18, 2018
ANSONIA — The ongoing budgetary battle between the city and the school district pending in court has created unmanageable classrooms, required teachers to learn new grade curriculums and stressed several people out. And the stress has already claimed two victims. Matt Hough, president of the Ans...
CTPost | October 18, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Residents who showed up to a forum to discuss the flooding that hit the city late last month all seemed to have the same attitude: they were fed up and wanted answers. More than 50 people gathered at 250 Brooklawn Ave. on Thursday to talk about a storm that hit on Sept. 25 and droppe...
CTPost | October 18, 2018
The National Weather Service has issued its first Frost Advisory and a Freeze Warning for the season for most of Connecticut. Thursday night and early Friday morning could be the first time since early April that we will see temperatures in the 20s. The coldest temperatures will be between 3 and 9...
Doing it Local | October 18, 2018
Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim and the City of Bridgeport in conjunction with CTrides is hosting a guided Bike to Work day on Friday, October 19, 2018.  City employees who participate will commute via the Pequonnock River Bike Trail departing from Bridgeport Parks and Recreation off Quarry Road i...
Doing it Local | October 18, 2018
UPDATE: 1pm–K-9 tracked the suspect and literally took a bite out of crime when they located the suspect on Carrol Avenue. 12:50pm–#Bridgeport CT– Heavy police presence at Hollister and Stratford Avenue for a skinny black male, purple do-rag,  black jacket, and one red sneaker. ...
CTPost | October 18, 2018
BRIDGEPORT - It’s now up to a jury to decide whether Oscar “Ziggy” Hernandez fatally stabbed his girlfriend and severely wounded her friend or in his version, that the two women stabbed each other. “The simplest explanation is the best,” Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Corradin...
CTPost | October 18, 2018
NORTH HAVEN — Before a friendly crowd in his old hometown, Bob Stefanowski, the Republican candidate for governor, diverged slightly Thursday morning from his strict campaign message of cutting taxes and state spending, to reveal a softer side, while probing class-consciousness in his campaign wit...
CTPost | October 18, 2018
SHELTON-Rick Schultz, who for 22 years helped guide development projects that increased the city’s grand list, has resigned to become Monroe’s town planner. “I just found out about this,” said Mayor Mark Lauretti. “I’m probably going to have to look for someone we can put in his place i...
Doing it Local | October 18, 2018
BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut – October 15, 2018 – St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound will host its 23rd Annual Breast Cancer Benefit Dinner on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport. New York Yankee Bucky Dent will speak at the dinner, which will begin at 5 p.m. with cockta...
CTPost | October 18, 2018
Christmas is coming early for five teachers in the state, who are each being awarded $10,000 grants to support their classrooms. Barbara Dalio of Greenwich, the co-Founder and director of the Dalio Foundation, along with Charles Best, founder and chief executive officer of DonorsChoose.org, will tr...
CTPost | October 18, 2018
Request to Congress As an American I implore all members of Congress to stop partisan politics and focus your resources on finding compromised solutions to issues facing our great country. You were given the gift and responsibility to help us, but instead I see children bickering, and not gettin...
CTPost | October 18, 2018
DERBY-After more than three decades of meetings, suggestions and proposals it appears that development is finally coming to the downtown. The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission cleared the way for a proposed four-phase development by Derby Downtown, LLC which would bring four-story buildings w...
CTPost | October 18, 2018
BRIDGEPORT - The former director of the mayor’s second chance initiative is facing 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to larceny charges. Lewis Reed initially claimed he was being framed by a family member. But on Thursday he decided to take a walk on the wild side and throw himself on th...
CTPost | October 18, 2018
MILFORD - A teacher’s aide at Boys & Girls Village allegedy exposed himself and inappropriately touched female students, according to reports. Both WTNH and NBC Connecticut reported that the staff member at the school for special needs has suspended the aide and an investigation is underway. The...
CTPost | October 18, 2018
MILFORD — A New Haven resident was charged after he allegedly tried to cash a fraudulent check at a city bank, police said. Jamar Brooks, 19, of Lombard Street in New Haven, was charged with third-degree forgery and criminal attempt at fifth-degree larceny. On Wednesday, officers were sent to P...
CTPost | October 18, 2018
WESTPORT - A driver was seriously injured after his van rear-ended a tractor-trailer truck on southbound I-95 early Thursday morning. The impact of the crash crushed the front of the van beneath the tractor-trailer. It took firefighters more than an hour to free the driver from the wreck. Assista...
CTPost | October 18, 2018
MONROE - Two vehicles were involved in a crash on Shelton Road and Richmond Avenue Thursday morning. One person in the the accident, reported around 9 a.m., had to be extricated from the vehicle. The condition of that person is not known at this time. A crew from the state Department of Energy an...
CTPost | October 18, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — According to Bridgeport police scanner reports, cops are investigating a multi-vehicle crash on Route 8 southbound, by Exit 2.
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The Hartford Courant | October 17, 2018
Waterbury has the highest eviction rate in Connecticut, and the 22nd highest among large U.S. cities, according to a Princeton University lab that developed the first nationwide database of evictions earlier this year. Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven also rank among the top 100 evicting cities...
Doing it Local | October 17, 2018
ridgeport, CT— Mayor Ganim was joined by City Council member Ernest Newton, Mayor’s Initiative for Reentry Affairs (MIRA) Director Eric Christmas, second chance advocates and community members today to sign an ordinance that will encourage developers, who receive incentives from the city, to hir...
CTPost | October 17, 2018
If you’ve got some sensitive vegetation outside, you might want to protect them because the plants could be dead by dawn. The National Weather Service has posted its first Freeze Watch for most of Connecticut until from late tonight through Thursday morning. A Freeze Watch means below freezing t...
CTPost | October 17, 2018
BRIDGEPORT - It was a defense that left some jurors shaking their heads. Oscar “Ziggy” Hernandez claimed Wednesday that his girlfriend and her best friend stabbed each other following a drunken argument over a cell phone as he tried to intercede. Jurors who had fastidiously been taking notes t...
CTPost | October 17, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Dennis A. Bradley Jr., the Democratic candidate for the 23rd state Senate District, is still waiting for a $95,000 grant from the State Elections Enforcement Commission to fund his campaign. The grant amount is the same as others the SEEC awards to state Senate hopefuls throughout Co...
CTPost | October 17, 2018
MILFORD — Hindu temples were few and far between in Connecticut just two decades ago. Now there are at least 15 in the state with the latest one just opened in Milford. At the moment, the temple at 25 Research Drive isn’t much to look at as Hindu temples go. It’s a former industrial, warehous...
Doing it Local | October 17, 2018
5:22pm–#Bridgeport CT– The Black Rock Tire Store at 2075 Fairfield Avenue was robbed at gunpoint by 3 males.  One of the employees was pistol-whipped. The suspects fled in a car down Andover Street.   The post Bridgeport News: Tire Store Robbed At Gunpoint appeared first on DoingIt...
CTPost | October 17, 2018
DERBY-It’ll be at least another month before the city’s Planning and Zoning commission decides on what to do with The Hops Co. During that time Vince McDermott, the city’s planner, Ryan McEvoy, the city engineer and Barbara Schellenberg, the commission’s land use lawyer will be working on a...
Doing it Local | October 17, 2018
4:19pm–#Bridgeport CT– EMS on the way to the Correctional Facility at 1106 North Avenue for someone who attempted to hang themselves.   This news report is made possible by: The post Bridgeport News: Attempted Hanging appeared first on DoingItLocal.
Doing it Local | October 17, 2018
2:44pm–#Bridgeport CT–Report of a crash between a car and bicycle at East Washington and Noble Avenue.  No word on injuries.   This news report is made possible by: The post Bridgeport New: Car and Bicycle Collide appeared first on DoingItLocal.
Doing it Local | October 17, 2018
10:45am–#Bridgeport CT– First responders on the way to Harbor Yard Parking Garage for a suspicious package left on the 6th floor, a black and brown suitcase.   Our sponsor says: “Winter is a knockin’!!!!! Don’t wait any longer to fill up those tanks!! Our current price is...
CTPost | October 17, 2018
SHELTON - A 37-year-old Seymour man has been arrested in the robbery of the Key Bank on Bridgeport Avenue on Monday. Michael Mangiafico was charged with first-degree robbery and third-degree larceny. Shelton Police and Detectives, with the assistance of the Seymour Police Department, arrested Mang...
CTPost | October 17, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — The squeaky wheel cannot get her wheels back, but resident Linda Lee — with support from community leaders — has persuaded the city to reimburse her after cops seized and crushed her van. Police Chief Armando Perez said Tuesday night that he asked the City Attorney’s office to ...
CTPost | October 17, 2018
GREENWICH — There were twice as many children under the age of 5 in Greenwich as there were day care slots available in the town in 2017, according to an analysis of licensed child-care providers and U.S. Census data. There were 34 licensed child care providers in 2017 in Greenwich, according to ...
CTPost | October 17, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Gospel singer Doraine Reed was convicted Wednesday of conspiring with a former Stratford minister to fleece a Trumbull man’s estate of more than $200,000. “This is not over,” Reed vowed as judicial marshals handcuffed her and took her away. The Superior Court jury of four wome...
CTPost | October 17, 2018
WASHINGTON — It may not quite be “man bites dog” or even “when pigs fly,” but Sen. Chris Murphy says he actually agrees with President Trump about something: The sanctity of products “Made in the U.S.A.” “Trump is stronger on ‘Buy America’ than Obama,” Murphy said in an interv...
CTPost | October 17, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Police are looking for three males who robbed a city store at gunpoint and pistol-whipped at least one person, dispatch reports indicated. The initial report came in shortly after 5 p.m., when police got a call about a burglary in progress. The reporting caller said there were three ...
CTPost | October 17, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Hiring teachers, let alone teachers of color, is a constant struggle for the city school district. Math and science positions often go unfilled. Male minority role models are hard to come by. Turnover is high. A partnership between the district and a local university, however, holds...
CTPost | October 17, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Loni Anderson and the late Burt Reynolds ended their relationship decades before Reynolds’ death earlier this year, but a pair of birds named for the ill-fated couple has landed at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. This Burt and Loni are boat-billed herons, who came to Beardsley from ...