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As Remington fire rages on, demolition continues

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With oversight from the Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency, Building 5 of the large Remington complex between Barnum Avenue and Arctic Street is being demolished to aid the city’s Fire Department in battling the stubborn blaze that began Saturday morning. According to an EPA official, air testing results of the 80,000 […] [Read More]
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How big was the crowd at Glenn Beck event?

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Crowd estimates at rallies and demonstrations on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., are famously subject to debate, and the numbers often range wildly. Did the Glenn Beck rally Saturday attract 500,000? Closer to 1 million? Or not even 100,000? Here’s a story that captures that. [Read More]
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Why did the pedestrian cross the road?

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With the new school year starting on Thursday, Fairfield police will be “vigorously enforcing” state laws that require motorists to grant the right of way to pedestrians at a cross walk. Failure to do carries a state fine of $181, and the police will be at random crosswalks. Violations include failing to follow the direction […] [Read More]
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Possible bomb threat at Hoffman Fuel site

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Police have blocked all traffic on Housatonic Avenue from Congress Street to East Washington Avenue due to a possible bomb threat at the Hoffman Fuel site at 156 E. Washington Ave., bordering the Pequonnock River. Access to the East Washington Avenue bridge, however, has not been blocked off. The State Police Bomb Squad has reportedly […] [Read More]
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Mayor, officials tour Remington Arms fire site

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and other city officials are touring the site of Saturday’s fire at the abandoned Remington Arms factory on Helen Street. The city is trying to figure out how to deal with an increasingly dangerous situation — a powder keg of an industrial facility where fires often are set and which is […] [Read More]
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Another former WWE wrestler dead

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A variety of online news outlets are reporting that former World Wrestling Entertainment star Gertrude “Luna” Vachon died Friday morning in Florida at age 48.  ”World Wrestling Entertainment has been made aware of the passing of Gertrude (Luna) Vachon. WWE extends its deepest condolences to the Vachon family,” WWE said in a statement, according to […] [Read More]
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Arcade and Golden Hill to get $3 million from state

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From Gov. Rell’s office: Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that more than $3 million from the state’s Housing Trust Fund (HTF) program will go toward an affordable housing project in downtown Bridgeport. The funds will be used to help the developer, Bridgeport Phase II Owner, LLC to complete 59 residential units and 50,000 square […] [Read More]
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Ex-DOT boss who quit under fire lands a job

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HARTFORD (AP) — A former Connecticut Department of Transportation commissioner asked to step down amid an allegation of inappropriate behavior has been hired by a Louisiana-based engineering and construction management firm. A spokesman for The Shaw Group, Inc. tells The Day of New London that the company has hired former DOT Commissioner Joseph Marie to work […] [Read More]
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CT United motorcycle ride set for Sunday

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The 10th annual CT United Ride, a 60-mile motorcyle procession through 10 Fairfield County towns, is Sunday, Aug. 29. The 2010 event is dedicated to Lt. Steven Velasquez and Michel Baik, two Bridgeport firefighters killed in the line of duty last month. A 9/11 tribute ceremony will begin at 10:30 am at Norden Industrial Park, […] [Read More]
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Motorcyclist collides with parked car

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Bridgeport Police responded to a serious motor vehicle crash around 8 p.m. Thursday in which a motorcyclist collided with a parked car near the intersection of Wood Avenue and Elmwood Avenue. Both vehicles are significantly damaged, according to police. Police said the motorcyclist suffered injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital; his or her […] [Read More]
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