Monthly Archive for May, 2012

: May, 2012

Robo calls used to get people to Derby tax board meeting

DERBY — At one point during the public portion of Wednesday night’s tax board meeting, former mayor, Marc Garofalo, asked how many of the 100 people in the aldermanic chambers received a phone call

Ex-Rep. Caruso backing Sen. Gomes’ re-election bid

Ex-State Rep. Chris Caruso, D-Bridgeport, is backing state Sen. Ed Gomes, D-Bridgeport, in the latter’s fight for his seat. Gomes lost the local party’s endorsement to his predecessor, Ernest Newton

Trumbull mall hosts art show

The Westfield Trumbull mall will display artwork from more than 600 Trumbull students, grades K-12,  from now until June 13. The artwork can be viewed during regular mall hours in the Lord &

Stratford celebrates 70 years of industry

Press release: The Connecticut Air & Space Center is proud to present an educational display of historical artifacts and photos to tell the history of 550 Main Street.  The buildings at 550 Main

2 year-old boy found wandering

Two women traveling down Madison Avenue at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday reported finding a 2 year-old boy walking in the middle of the street. The women turned the boy over to the security guard at a

Stratford art students build Shakespearean horse

Press release: Flood Middle School art students created this fiberglass horse for the Horsin’ Around Sculpture Exhibit in Stamford. The sculpture will be on display from June 12 through the end of

Bride calls off wedding, says playground construction is still on

On their wedding day, Haley Rosengarten and Dave Penchansky had planned to build a playground at the YMCA Families in Transitions homeless shelter in Bridgeport. This week, the bride called off the

Monroe Girl Scout receives national honor

Press release Girl Scouts of Connecticut is proud to announce that Jennifer Bridge of Monroe was awarded the prestigious Girl Scout Appreciation Pin at the organization’s Annual Meeting on May 23. A

Residents eager to film cops not so eager to help solve crimes?

Received an interesting email over the weekend from a Bridgeport police officer in response to our story about some cops’ alleged use of excessive force during an arrest being captured on a camera by

Report of Bridgeport’s 10th homicide

A stabbing in Bridgeport’s East Side early Sunday morning has resulted in the city’s 10th homicide of the year, according to DoingItLocal.com. The site reports that at 2:06am police responded to a