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Census releases data on black population

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The U.S. Census has released the latest data on where blacks live in the United States. Press release: 2010 Census Shows Black Population has Highest Concentration in the South People Who Reported as Both Black and White More than Doubled The U.S. Census Bureau released today a 2010 Census brief, The Black Population: 2010, that […] [Read More]
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Guess they don’t like rain

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This was an event to celebrate a body of water but … ***CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER*** SATURDAY: SAVE THE SOUND, NOAA, SENATOR HARP TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL ESTUARIES DAY IN WEST HAVEN Will highlight local habitat restoration project at West River NEW HAVEN, CT — On Saturday, Save the Sound, a program of Connecticut Fund […] [Read More]
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Columbus Day celebration in Bridgeport

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Here are details on Bridgeport’s plans for Columbus Day events: Press release: Rain or Shine, the 103rd ANNUAL BRIDGEPORT COLUMBUS DAY PARADE sponsored by the Council of Italian-American Societies of Greater Bridgeport, Inc., will take place on Sunday, October 9, 2011. Starting at 1:00 P.M. at the corner of Wayne Street and Jewett Avenue, the […] [Read More]
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Stratford police plan DUI checkpoints

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The Stratford Police Department will be conducting roadside sobriety checkpoints for impaired driving enforcement. The sobriety checkpoints are scheduled to begin on Saturday at 7 p.m. and end at 3 a.m. Sunday. The police department is participating in the 2011 Comprehensive DUI Enforcement program. This program enables police to conduct these roadside sobriety checkpoints in […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport offers help after hurricane

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From Mayor Bill Finch’s office: Following are some assistance tips for City residents to use in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Charging centers: If you are still out of power you can charge your computers, cell phones, or medical devices at any of the Bridgeport libraries. Library hours are as follows: Location Monday Tuesday Wednesday […] [Read More]
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Labor Day outlook for state parks

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State Parks will be open this Labor Day weekend, but swimming may be banned at many locations. Here’s the latest press briefing from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as of late Wednesday afternoon: The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that all state swimming areas remain closed until […] [Read More]
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Meet masked crusader of Long Island Sound

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Did you know that Long Island Sound has its own super hero? I didn’t know either, but you can get to meet him this weekend at The Maritime Center in Norwalk. Here are the details from the Maritime Center folks: Captain Living Sound, the masked crusader for Long Island Sound, will encourage visitors to be […] [Read More]
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45 arrests at Vibes

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Bridgeport police announced today that 45 people were arrested during the four-day Gathering of the Vibes. Thirty five arrests, police said, were for drug possession. Also high on the list were several charges of criminal trespass. Overall, Police Chief Joseph Gaudette said the crowd was well behaved. [Read More]
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Road closures, no parking on Bridgeport streets

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There’s some rough roads ahead for Bridgeport. No I’m not taking budget problems, high taxes or the takeover of the city’s schools by the state. I’m really talking about rough roads where workers remove layers of old asphalt to prepare the streets for the laying of new asphalt. Beginning Sunday, July 10 at 5 p.m., […] [Read More]
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Abused dog found; on the mend

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SEYMOUR – On Wednesday animal control officers in Ansonia found a small white terrier mix tied to a pole on Westfield Avenue that had apparently been abused and dumped there by someone. The dog, about 10 pounds, had matted fur and was covered in dirt, feces and maggots when brought to the Ansonia Animal Hospital in Seymour by […] [Read More]
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