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Puerto Ricans to hold annual contest

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BRIDGEPORT — The Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County is hosting its annual coquito tasting contest on Sat., Dec. 20 at the  German Club from 7 p.m. to midnight. The holiday season isn’t complete for Puerto Ricans without the eggnog-like drink. Each individual’s recipe for the drink, which usually contains coconut and rum, is a […] [Read More]
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Missing Trumbull man found safe

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According to Trumbull police, a 60-year-old town resident who had been missing since Nov. 29 has been found. “He was located in (Mount Sinai) Beth Israel Hospital in New York City,” said Deputy Police Chief Michael Harry. A Silver Alert had been issued for Gary Hubina after he went missing from his Edison Road neighborhood. […] [Read More]
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Trumbull Police Detective Robert Coppola, president of the union, gives Police Chief Thomas Kiely a plaque in appreciation for 40 years of service.

Trumbull chief bids farewell

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  At his last Police Commission meeting before his retirement, Police Chief Thomas Kiely, who is leaving the Trumbull Police Department this month, called his time serving the town “a great ride.” “It’s been one hell of a career,” Kiely told the members of the commission and several department officials in attendance. “I’ve been blessed […] [Read More]
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Trumbull to vote on whether to allow seminaries

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UPDATE 8:28 p.m. The Trumbull Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday night approved a text change to allow seminaries in residential zones, pending a special permit. Original Post Bishop Frank Caggiano may be getting roommates. The Trumbull Planning and Zoning Commission is set to vote on whether to allow seminaries in residential zones. That would […] [Read More]
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Woman mauled by dog dies

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STRATFORD — Stella Antanantis, the woman attacked by a dog on Friday, has died. The dog, a keeshond mix, reportedly belonged to the 91-year-old woman. “She died sometime late this morning,” John Cappiello, a spokesman for Bridgeport Hospital, said Tuesday afternoon. [Read More]
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Starbucks, Chipotle coming to Steelpointe Harbor

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Starbucks and Chipotle will be among the first tenants of Bridgeport’s massive Steelpointe Harbor development. The principals of Bridgeport Landing Development, the chosen Steelpointe developer, were expected to make the announcement this afternoon. The $50 million first phase of the project should be completed by next fall, according to city officials.The establishments are the first […] [Read More]
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Black Rock Halloween parade scheduled for Tuesday

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From the public library: 6th Annual Black Rock Halloween Parade & Party Bring the family and join us for what has become a Black Rock tradition. Fun, Food, Scary Stories, Tricks, Treats and Music by Troubadour Phil Rosenthal and much more – Costumes encouraged but not required. Gather at Ellsworth Field on the corner at […] [Read More]
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New Monroe council member sworn in

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MONROE — The Town Council this week saw changes to its representation as long-time Councilman Tony Unger resigned from his post. He was replaced by Kevin Rei. Unger, a longtime resident of Monroe a member of the council since 2005, resigned early last week. “Council member Unger has served this community with distinction for more […] [Read More]
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Mayor Finch ends strike against University of Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — After years of avoiding the University of Bridgeport at all costs, Mayor Bill Finch ended his strike on Tuesday by attending the opening of the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business. “I’m here to support Ernie Trefz,” Finch said, as he was leaving the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “He’s a wonderful person. He’s always stood […] [Read More]
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Constantini qualifies for public financing

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From the Constantini campaign: The State Elections Enforcement Commission recently approved Republican candidate for state Senate Rick Costantini’s application for a public grant from the Citizen’s Election Program for the November 4th election in the 22nd Senatorial District.  The district includes the city of Bridgeport and the towns of Monroe and Trumbull.  The requirements of […] [Read More]
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