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Trumbull bus driver arrested for texting while driving

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TRUMBULL — Police have arrested a Stratford woman who reportedly sent and received a total of 1,068 text messages during her work as a bus driver serving the Trumbull school district. Evelyn Guzman, 47, surrendered to Trumbull police Wednesday on a warrant charging her with risk of injury to a minor and second-degree reckless endangermant. Guzman was […] [Read More]
Categories: Cops, Trumbull

Mayor Finch optimistic in State of City speech

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BRIDGEPORT – In what had the air of a reelection campaign kickoff speech, Mayor Bill Finch called Bridgeport a “city of opportunity for the 21st century” in his fourth State of the City speech Wednesday. Speaking before the Bridgeport Regional Business Council luncheon at the Holiday Inn, Finch touted his administration’s progress in revitalizing the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Man accused of trolling for high school girls in Bridgeport

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Michaelee Sullivan of North Haven arrested after police said he was trying to get teenaged girls into his car outside Harding High School. Failing that police said he pulled up in front of Bridgeport Hospital and tried to get a woman into his car. [Read More]
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Stratford man arrested for public indecency in New Canaan

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Mariusz Borowski, 33, of Stratford was arrested in the parking lot of Walter Stewart’s Market in New Canaan last Friday after police said a woman saw him commit a lewd act in his van. Borowski, a construction worker, later claimed he was removing dust off his pants, police said. He was charged with a second-degree […] [Read More]
Categories: Cops, Stratford

Bullying workshop at Stratford Academy

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Press release from Stratford Parents’ Place: Stratford Academy PTSA and Stratford Parents’ Place are joining forces to present a forum entitled The Ultimate Remedy for Bullying – A Positive School Climate at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in the Library/Media Center of Johnson House/Stratford Academy. Parents and professionals are invited to attend this […] [Read More]
Categories: Education, Stratford

Bridgeport unemployment rate climbs to 15 percent

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In January, the unemployment rate in Bridgeport climbed to 15 percent, higher than any other month since before 1994, according to data from the state Department of Labor.  Only Hartford and Waterbury had higher unemployment rates that month, at 17.1 percent and 15.1 percent, respectively. In 2010, the Park City’s average rate of unemployment was 13.8 percent. The rate peaked in January that […] [Read More]

Men’s Health report: Mayor Finch may tweet, but his city doesn’t

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A Men’s Health report titled Twitter Towns, USA ranks Bridgeport among the least socially networked cities in America. The Park City earned a D- and placed 93 in a ranking of 100 cities. The rankings were calculated based on usage of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Myspace, Friendster, Reddit, Digg, chat rooms and blogs. Read the report here. […] [Read More]

Argument over Heath Ledger leads to assault

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A Stratford woman was arrested Sunday after police said she choked a friend at her birthday party during a disagreement over how actor Heath Ledger died. Police said Amy Galaz, 32, invited four female friends to her home on Second Hill Lane Saturday night to celebrate her birthday. Galaz and a 23-year-old party guest began […] [Read More]
Categories: Cops, Stratford

Bridgeport Question of the Week

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Hi Bridgeporters! Here’s this week’s question of the week: Should people who live part-time in the city or have a business in the city be allowed to have positions of power on city boards, commissions or on the town committees? Or should only full-time residents be given this right? Let me know what you think. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Mayor Bill Finch’s Social Network Event

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Mayor Bill Finch invites all of his Twitter followers and Facebook friends to join him on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at The Arcade (993 Main St, Bridgeport) at 5:30 p.m. for a discussion of his State of the City speech, which will be delivered earlier on the same day to the Bridgeport Regional Business Council. […] [Read More]
Categories: General