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Brian Lockhart

Mayors plan huddle on immigrant children

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New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and Stamford Mayor David Martin will participate in a conference call Friday with the chief executives of other municipalities to talk about whether their cities and towns can step up and provide shelter for about 1,000 undocumented immigrant children from Central America. Last week news broke […] [Read More]
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Ex-Milford Rotary Treasurer pleads guilty

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Richard Weir, longtime treasurer of the Milford Rotary Club, plead guilty Tuesday to taking nearly $260,000 total from that organization, the Milford Club and the Milford Special Olympics. Weir plead guilty to larceny in the first, second and third degrees. Sentencing has been scheduled for Oct. 7. He faces a 12 year prison sentence, to […] [Read More]
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City moves to cut ties with FUSE

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In a joint statement, Bridgeport Interim Superintendent Frances Rabinowitz and state Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor said Bridgeport school officials are moving forward with severing ties with the troubled Family Urban Schools of Excellence. ———- (Hartford, CT)—Bridgeport Interim Superintendent Frances Rabinowitz stated that she intends to terminate the district’s partnership with FUSE and will present […] [Read More]
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Salon: Bridgeport is ‘New England’s Detroit’

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This past weekend’s reopening of Pleasure Beach drew the attention of Salon.com. At first Salon’s interest must have been a great thing for Mayor Bill Finch’s administration, which often bemoans how City Hall gets treated in the local press. Unfortunately the lengthy, mostly positive piece ran beneath the headline, “Bringing Pleasure Back to New England’s […] [Read More]
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Kitten rescued from rental car in Milford

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From the Milford Fire Department: “Christina Cannistraci of Milford, Connecticut got more options than she wanted on her rental car. Over the past few days since picking up the car from a rental agency in New Haven, every once and awhile she thought she heard a soft meowing, but could not determine where it was […] [Read More]
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Marilyn Moore gets state financing for fight with Musto

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State elections officials today announced that Marilyn Moore has qualified for public financing in her primary campaign against state Sen. Anthony Musto, D-Bridgeport. Musto is the establishment favorite. Moore has tried, and failed, to defeat him in the past. Musto’s critics in particular are unhappy with his continued opposition to efforts to keep city employees […] [Read More]
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Barnum Pub Fest hits downtown Friday

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From organizers of Bridgeport’s Barnum Festival: This Way To The Pub Fest! Event Showcases Downtown Bridgeport Pubs And Restaurants   Join jugglers, sword swallowers and other circus-themed performers at the Barnum Festival Pub Fest Friday, June 20 starting at 5:30 p.m. featuring seven Downtown destinations offering reduced price Ringmaster themed drinks, and light buffet at […] [Read More]
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Fabrizi, wife stop by party in strip club’s “backyard.”

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Hours after forming an exploratory committee to run for his old job of mayor in 2015, Democrat John Fabrizi’s personal judgment is again under fire. Fabrizi, who did not seek re-election in 2007 after admitting he had a drinking problem and used cocaine while in office and also after speaking out for a convicted sex […] [Read More]
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Fabrizi makes it official, forms exploratory committee

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Ex-Mayor John Fabrizi, 57, put an end to the rumors and speculation today and created an exploratory committee to weigh challenging Mayor Bill Finch in a Democratic primary in 2015. Fabrizi endorsed Finch when the latter sought re-election in 2011, but now thinks he can do a better job running and growing Bridgeport. “Listen, right […] [Read More]
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Stratford State Rep. Larry Miller dies of cancer

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State Rep.Larry Miller, R-Stratford, who has served in the House of Representatives since 1991, died Sunday of cancer. Watch for the full story later. ———- UPDATE: Gov. Dannel Malloy has ordered state flags to half-staff in honor of Miller: GOV. MALLOY DIRECTS STATE FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF STATE REPRESENTATIVE LAWRENCE MILLER (HARTFORD, CT) […] [Read More]
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