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Finch, mayor of biggest city, doesn’t earn biggest salary

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You may have read today that dozens of non-union city employees, including Bridgeport’s Democratic Mayor Bill Finch, received 2 percent pay hikes in July to coincide with a pay increase for unionized supervisors. Currently Finch is paid $132,459 for running Connecticut’s largest city. Here’s what his counterparts in the state’s 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Eversley’s new job description with BEDCO

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I attended Wednesday evening’s board meeting of the re-organized Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation (BEDCO). Members of the private/public entity talked about revised bylaws, potential projects and officially voted to, as promised, abide by the state Freedom of Information Act. They also discussed Don Eversley’s job description. When Mayor Bill Finch announced in July he was […] [Read More]
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Lifetime announces air date for TV movie about Carlina White

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The Lifetime movie about Carlina White — the baby stolen from Harlem Hospital in 1987 and raised in Bridgeport by Ann Pettway — will make its debut Saturday, Oct. 6.  Lifetime put out a release announcing the air date on Tuesday. The movie “Abducted: The Carlina White Story,”  stars Aunjanue Ellis (The Help) as Pettway, […] [Read More]

Stratford Women’s Club seeks vendors for 25th annual fair

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Press release: The Stratford Women’s Club will be hosting its 25th annual Treasures, Treats and Trinkets Fair on Saturday, November 10 at The Stratford United Methodist Church, 2000 Main Street from 10am-4pm. Treasures, Treats and Trinkets will be held indoors and admission is free to the public. Also, as added entertainment, The Usual Suspects barbershop […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Business, Stratford

At least 5 arrested at Trumbull mall

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TRUMBULL — Several teens were arrested at the Westfield Trumbull Mall on Saturday night, according to DoingItLocal.com. At least five teens were arrested shortly after 8:30 p.m. at the bus stop area by Trumbull police and by Bridgeport police providing mutual aid, the site reported. The incident stemmed from a game of “tag’’ that started […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Car crashes into pole in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — A man was seriously injured when the car he was driving struck a pole on Main Street near Kaechele Street early Monday morning. The entire front half of the man’s 2000 Honda Accord was ripped off in the 1:45 a.m. crash, and he had to be extricated from the vehicle, officials said. The […] [Read More]
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Ukrainian Independence Day marked

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About 15 people, many dressed in brightly-colored traditional costumes, attended Bridgeport’s official observance of the 21st anniversary of Ukrainian independence Friday morning in front of City Hall on Lyon Terrace. Proclamations from the Ukrainian Consulate in New York City and from Mayor Bill Finch were part of the brief ceremony, which included a flag-raising. The […] [Read More]
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David Pogue talks about his tech-savvy marriage proposal

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David Pogue, the New York Times tech columnist who lives in Westport, proposed marriage to his girlfriend last week in true tech guru fashion: He persuaded a theater at a summer resort to play a mini-movie he commissioned that tells the story of how he and his now-fiancee fell in love. He captured the emotional reaction of […] [Read More]
Categories: Features, Westport

Goodwill to dole out school supplies to area students

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When students return to eight Connecticut schools — including two spots in Bridgeport — Goodwill Industries of Northern and Western Connecticut will greet them with brand new backpacks filled with school supplies. Each backpack will contain essential supplies to help students begin the school year with the tools they need to succeed. Schools benefiting from […] [Read More]

Mayor Finch staying out of Christina Ayala arrest controversy

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Back from vacation, Mayor Bill Finch today declined to weigh in on last week’s hit-and-run arrest of Christina Ayala, his party’s candidate for the legislature According to police she was charged with evading responsibility, failure to obey a traffic signal (a red light) and failure to renew registration (it expired July 30) after hitting another […] [Read More]
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