Monthly Archive for August, 2010

: August, 2010

As Remington fire rages on, demolition continues

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

How big was the crowd at Glenn Beck event?

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

Why did the pedestrian cross the road?

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

Possible bomb threat at Hoffman Fuel site

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

Mayor, officials tour Remington Arms fire site

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

Another former WWE wrestler dead

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

Arcade and Golden Hill to get $3 million from state

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

Ex-DOT boss who quit under fire lands a job

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

CT United motorcycle ride set for Sunday

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

Motorcyclist collides with parked car

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