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Republicans get tighter grip on Ansonia

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ANSONIA — The Republican grip on the city’s Board of Aldermen could get a little tighter next month with the resignation of a Democratic member. Mayor David Cassetti said Jerome Fainer, a four-term, Fourth Ward alderman has resigned. The City’s Charter allows the mayor to appoint a replacement regardless of party affiliation. If Cassetti appoints […] [Read More]
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Reward offered in Bridgeport Postal Carrier robbery

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BRIDGEPORT – The post office is offering a reward of up $25,000 for information on a suspect who robbed a letter carrier at gunpoint this past Saturday. The robbery took place at the PT Barnum Houses, located at 136 Saint Stephens Road, on Saturday Dec. 6, at 11 a.m., according to a press release. The suspect […] [Read More]
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Nursing aide ordered to be tested for HIV

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BRIDGEPORT – A former nursing aide at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, charged with sexually assaulting two male patients at the hospital, has been ordered to undergo testing for the HIV virus. Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin ordered the testing following the arraignment of Gonzalo Flores. The results of the testing are to be provided to […] [Read More]
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Accident on Route 8 in Shelton sends one to hospital

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SHELTON – A accident on Route 8 sent one person to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. Emergency crews from the Echo Hose Fire Company responded to the scene, according to a post on their Facebook page. One person was transported to the hospital as a result of the accident. Check back for updates. [Read More]
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Ayala continued

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BRIDGEPORT – The case against State Rep. Christina Ayala, charged with election fraud, was continued to Jan. 8. While Ayala, who represents the East Side of the city, waited outside the courtroom, her lawyer, Guy Soares, was granted a continuance to further review the evidence against her. Ayala has not yet entered pleas in the […] [Read More]
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Derby auctions properties to collect back taxes

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UPDATE The auction actually happened Friday, Dec. 5, and the city will collect nearly $200,000 from the sales. Click here to read more. Original story DERBY — The city will auction off six properties on Friday afternoon in an attempt to collect about $200,000 in taxes owed on them, the Valley Independent Sentinel reports. This […] [Read More]
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Milford man charged with violating court order

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MILFORD — Police say a city man was found in a relative’s home on the day before Thanksgiving, violating a court order to stay away. Alec McDonald, 19, of Drexel Road, was also charged with six counts of failure to appear in court in connection with earlier charges. He was arrested on a warrant Monday […] [Read More]
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Mom held for killing boyfriend

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BRIDGEPORT –A mother of three children, charged with fatally shooting her boyfriend early Sunday, was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bond. During the arraignment hearing Monday afternoon, Greiselle Pizarro’s lawyer, Christian Young, argued that his client was the victim of a “pattern of abuse,” by the victim, Jacob Lopez, and only took matters in […] [Read More]
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Cassetti to speak at Pearl Harbor ceremony Monday

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ANSONIA-The city will memoralize the attack on Pearl Harbor 69 years ago with a ceremony Monday at 11 a.m. in Veteran’s Park next to city hall. Mayor David Cassetti will begin the ceremony with an address. Members of the Comcowich-Carver VFW Post 597 are expected to attend. The ceremony will move indoors to city hall […] [Read More]
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Woman charged with killing boyfriend

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BRIDGEPORT –A city woman was charged with murder Sunday after police said she fatally shot her boyfriend following a dispute. Greiselle Pizarro, 36, of Evers Court, was charged with murder and unlawful discharge. Jacob Lopez was found outside his pickup truck shortly before 1:30 Sunday morning on Huntington Turnpike, he had been shot once in […] [Read More]
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