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A photo of Johnathan Nathans, center, with his wife, Kate Lawrence, and attorney Craig Smith, entering the Federal Court in Bridgeport last week.

Jury awards Bluefish catcher $940k in bat-attack trial

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BRIDGEPORT – The jury in the two-week-long bat-attack trial of Jose Offerman awarded the victim, former Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans $940,000 in damages. The verdict in the federal case was returned at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday; the seven-member jury deliberated for about 5 hours. Nathans was seeking $4.8 million for his injuries. He testified […] [Read More]

Law firm awards Harding grad with $5,000 scholarship

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From a press release: MILFORD – Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. has announced that Diana Olivo, a 2014 graduate of Bridgeport’s Warren Harding High School, has been named the winner of its second annual New Opportunities Scholarship. She will be awarded $5,000 for her college expenses. Also, the law firm has awarded Diandre Clarke, a […] [Read More]
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Ansonia gets $500k in state aid for redevelopment

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ANSONIA – A $500,000 state grant will be used to help redevelop downtown industrial properties and even secure a much larger $1 million federal grant. “My priority has always been attracting, retaining and expanding business in Ansonia,” Cassetti said Monday during the announcement in front if the vacant Palmer Building on Main Street. “This money […] [Read More]
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Man shot at Marina Village Housing Complex

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Bridgeport Police are investigating a shooting that occurred late Friday in the Marina Village Housing Complex. Officers received reports of an assault just before 11:30 p.m Friday. When officers arrived at the scene of the crime they discovered a large crowd of between 14 and 22 people, according to a press release. There they also […] [Read More]
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Ansonia City Wide Tag Sale Today

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ANSONIA-The citywide tag sale begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. Houses are marked on a map available at the Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Lane. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Melissa Torres at meltorres@gmail.com. [Read More]

Two non-fatal shootings on Bpt. West End Sat. night

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BRIDGEPORT — Detectives are investigating a pair of non-fatal shootings in Bridgeport on Saturday night that occurred within about 15 minutes of one another. Both were on the West End, about nine blocks distant from each another. Police say that the first one was called in at 10:34 p.m. In that one, a male victim […] [Read More]
Francisco Carbone right and his lawyer John Maxwell

Former Bridgeport doctor sentenced to 2 years in fed prison

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BRIDGEPORT-A former Bridgeport doctor is returning to federal prison for his third time. Francisco Carbone, who practiced on East Main Street, was sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in a $2 million auto insurance personal injury scam. Carbone, 56, now working a limousine driver in New York, previously served a four […] [Read More]
Bluefish catcher, John Nathans, right, prevents Long Island Duck's #18 Jose Offerman, from hitting Bluefish pitcher Matt Beech with a bat, during the first inning in Bridgeport on Tuesday August 14, 2007. Beech struck Offerman with a pitch, causing Offerman to rush the mound.

Fed jury selected in $4.8 million Bluefish bat attack suit

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  BRIDGEPORT — Tommy John, the former major league pitcher and Bridgeport Bluefish manager, is expected to be among the first witnesses called Thursday when a $4.8 million civil suit over a ballgame brawl begins this morning in federal court here. Johnathan Nathans, a former Bridgeport Bluefish catcher, is suing Jose Offerman, a two-time major […] [Read More]

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary sets Aug. 9 for safety course in Milford

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MILFORD-The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-3 will conduct an About Boating Safety Course on Aug. 9 at 8 a.m. at their training center, 1 Helwig Street. Instructions will cover safe operation of boating and seamanship as well as personal watercraft operation. Successful completion of the eight hour course satisfies requirements for state licensing of […] [Read More]

Two injured in knife attack in Bridgeport

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A man and a woman, both 37, are being treated for injuries in what is being investigated as a domestic attack in Bridgeport on Sunday night. According a police spokesman, the two argued and the man allegedly attacked the woman with a knife inside a house in the 200 block of Marion Street. He also […] [Read More]
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