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Garage fire reported on Asylum & Plymouth

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The Bridgeport Fire department is reporting a garage near the corner of Asylum Street and Plymouth Street in the city’s north end is on fire with cars inside. Several units have reported to the scene. [Read More]
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Obama in Bridgeport video

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Obama-lovers aplenty; Himes supporters more scarce

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Obama-lovers aplenty; Himes supporters more scarce

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Mayor’s wife greets Obama-goers

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch’s wife outside the Arena: [Read More]
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Linguistics of a line

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Most of the line to see the president is two to four-people wide. “We have that on our side,” said Ty Smith of Riverside, Long Island. Smith is parked near the back of the line, which extends from the Arena at Harbor Yard to Seaside Park. When Smith saw Obama in Hartford on Feb. 4, […] [Read More]
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Too young to vote, but not to rally

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Lizzie Collins, 10, of Glastonbury is toting an orange sign toward the back of the line that extends from the Arena at Harbor Yard to Seaside Park. It reads: “I love my president.” “I’ve seen him on t.v. before, but this is different,” she said. [Read More]
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Presidential visit draws Bridgeport into Obama legacy

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Ralph Maldonado, 53, of Williams Street, traveled to Washington, D.C. for Obama’s inauguration because he wanted to witness history. “Oh, my word,” he said, reflecting on that day while waiting to enter the Arena at Harbor Yard for his second glimpse of the president. “I actually was in tears, and I turned to my son, […] [Read More]
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Ganim with other pols at Obama rally

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Ex-Mayor Joe Ganim hardly is ostracized after prison spell. He’s in the VIP standing ticket area, along with state pols including Rep. Andres Ayala Jr., D-Bridgeport, Speaker of the House Christopher G. Donovan, D-Meriden and Fairfield First Selectman Kenneth Flatto. The heavy-hitter candidates are in arena seats just off the speaker’s platform.. [Read More]
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Moales at Obama rally

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Rev. Kenneth Moales asks the crowd to stand hold hands and consider “the clarion call from our president.” “Yes we can,” the not quite full arena roared. Russell Simmons, rap superstar introduced Mayor Bill Finch. “Yes we can,” Finch shouted, thanking city council memebers, the legislative delegation and U.S. Rep Jim Himes. The applause was […] [Read More]
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