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BPT P&Z: Photos and video from Monday’s meeting

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The Bridgeport Planning & Zoning on Monday night rejected a proposed 120-bed halfway house near Went Field Park. The commission said that neighborhood has changed in character since 2008 — when the commission had approved this project — and that the applicant, Community Solutions Inc., had missed its application deadline by 10 days. The meeting […] [Read More]
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Halfway house update

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Commission has opted to delay vote at least until members finish going through night’s entire agenda. This is like waiting for The Best Picture award, with just as many commercial breaks leading up (though far more energy at the mic than James Franco). Far fewer residents left, and mostly those in favor of the halfway […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Halfway house hearing

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lots of passion on display for both sides. Those against proposed halfway house outnumber those in favor 125 to 34 after commission-led headcount. About one hour into public comment…still no vote. Six commissioners present. Five need to vote yes for approval. The vote: whether to grant one-year extension of 2008 special permit for Community Solutions,inc. […] [Read More]
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Bpt: halfway house P&Z hearing updates

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80 or so residents protesting proposed 120-bed halfway house outside of city hall. They’re Marching into the assembly room now,chanting “enough is enough” [Read More]
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Stratford man charged with Fairfield kidnapping

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FAIRFIELD — A Stratford man allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home, dragged her by the hair to his car, and threatened to kill her with a kitchen knife early Monday morning, police said. However, the woman managed to escape from his car at the intersection of Greenlawn and Melville drives. John Bajda, 29, of Prospect […] [Read More]
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Stallworth sworn in as 126th state Rep.

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From the General Assembly press office: STALLWORTH TAKES OATH OF OFFICE Becomes newest state representative for Bridgeport Charlie Stallworth (D-Bridgeport) today was officially sworn in as the state representative from the 126th House District. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill presided over the noontime ceremony in the State Capitol. Rep. Stallworth was elected Tuesday in […] [Read More]
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Gas leak at Oxford Airport

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Firefighters called to Oxford Airport Sunday afternoon after control tower employees report smelling gas. Airport employees says smell traced to gas tank under control tower. [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy brainstorms budget solutions with Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida on CNN

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This is an initial transcript of this morning’s confrontation between Gov. Malloy, a Democrat, and the GOP Gov. of Florida. It is courtesy of CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, the station’s veteran political reporter. CROWLEY: In state capitols across the country, 2012 is likely to be the most difficult budget year on record. 45 […] [Read More]

Norwalk woman charged in Westport burglary

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WESTPORT — A Norwalk woman was arrested Friday event after allegedly burglarizing a Sniffen Road home. Police report that the residents of the address came home about 5:45 p.m. to find their home had been burglarized. Witnesses in the area reported seeing a young white female, approximately 5 feet, 2 inches tall, with a slim […] [Read More]
Categories: Cops, Westport

Accident on I-95 Northbound

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State Police reported that an accident that occured about half an hour ago is stalling traffic on I-95 Northbound in Greenwich. Though there are reportedly no serious injuries, two cars are blocking the left and center lane between exits four and five. [Read More]
Categories: Cops