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Bridgeport to get funds for new community garden

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BRIDGEPORT — A 1.5-acre parcel in the city’s South End will soon be transformed into a community garden. The vacant lot at 77-127 Garden St., behind the parking lots for the Homes for the Brave and Mercy Learning Center on Park Avenue, will be turned into a park and community garden using a $171,500 Open […] [Read More]
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Seeking Butler Business School students

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Are you enrolled in Butler Business School in Bridgeport? If so, contact Linda Lambeck at 203-330-6255 or lclambeck@ctpost.com for a story she is working on. thanks [Read More]
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Quiz: Test Your 2012 News IQ

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So you think you are a news junkie? We put together a little quiz so you can see how well you followed the news stories that everyone was talking about during 2012. The answers are at the bottom of the quiz, but no cheating. The answers: 1. She was scared of a man who was […] [Read More]
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NAACP event will focus on gun violence

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The Greater Bridgeport Branch of the NAACP will hold its holiday reception on Friday, Dec. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. The event will focus on gun violence in greater Bridgeport as well as the recent school massacre in Newtown. Bridgeport Native Attorney Luke Cooper will serve as the keynote […] [Read More]
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Oxford Girl Scouts offer Sandy Hook memorial ribbons

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OXFORD – White and green ribbons, that can be worn to honor the memory of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, are now available at the Oxford Town Clerk’s office. The ribbons were made by members of the local Girl Scout troops in Oxford for a vigil held on Dec. 23. Extra ribbons […] [Read More]
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Salt, no sand on state roads

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Officials in the “land of steady habits” watched other states switch from sand to salt to treat its roads in winter — for years — before making the switch itself seven years ago. “We were virtually the last in the universe to make the switch,” Kevin Nursick, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, […] [Read More]
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Man dies in one car crash

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TRUMBULL — A Fairfield man was killed in a car accident on Route 25 in Trumbull at around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, state police said. Henry Mora, 43, was northbound, south of the intersection with Route 111, when he drove off the road, hit a rock embankment and rolled over, according to police.  Mora was ejected from the car […] [Read More]
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Blaze destroys building on East Side

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Six engine and three ladder companies responded to the 3 a.m. blaze at 33 Knowlton St., which housed a woodworking company. Although some of the units were recalled at 7 a.m., it’s expected that firefighters will be on the scene for most of the day. [Read More]
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Storm Sandy relief deadline extended

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HARTFORD — Connecticut residents now have until Jan. 28, 2013 to register for Storm Sandy disaster assistances with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The deadline, which had been Dec. 31, 2012.  Gov. Dannel Malloy announced the extention on Sunday. “With more than $20 million in federal aid approved already, there is clearly a need for […] [Read More]
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Porta-potty torched in Fairfield

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A portable toilet in Tunxis Hill Park caught on fire Monday night under suspicious circumstances. The leased unit was destroyed in the blaze, and the incident remains under investigation. But, Assistant Chief Christopher Tracy said, the cause could have been an errant cigarette. “We’re looking into it,” he said. Sounds like firefighters have something to […] [Read More]
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