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Broker/Mortgage Trader Convicted

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NEW HAVEN-A federal jury convicted the former managing director at Jeffries & Co., Inc. a New York City investment bank on charges that he schemed to defraud customers trading in residential mortgage-backed securities. The jury deliberated for about two days before convicting Jesse Litvak. They found him guilty of 10 counts of securities fraud, three […] [Read More]

State’s Ukrainian-Americans schedule 2 rallies

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The state’s Ukrainian-American leaders are scheduling two pro-Ukraine rallies including one during President Obama’s visit Wednesday at Central Connecticut State University. Demonstrators will meet at the nearby St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church, 393 Eddy Glover Boulevard in New Britain beginning at noon. They are making placards that read: NATO/OSCE Peacekeepers Now; Protect Democracy in Ukraine; […] [Read More]

24-hour event to aid 250 nonprofits in region

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My e-mail inbox is full of requests to participate on Friday, March 7, in the Fairfield County Community Foundation’s 24-hour event “to promote awareness about philanthropic organizations in our community.” The FCCF will be awarding a total of $100,000 to the organizations that successfully raise awareness and funds for their causes. A $25,000 grand prize […] [Read More]

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ coming to arena

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Tickets are now on sale for “Varekai,” a Cirque du Soleil production that is coming to Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena for six performances June 4-8. “Varekai” has been one of the company’s most popular tent shows, offered for the past 11 years throughout the world under its “big top,” according to a company statement. In […] [Read More]

Ukrainian Churches to pray for peace Sunday

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Ukrainian Churches throughout Connecticut will be conducting prayer services for peace Sunday as the eastern European country appears on the brink of war. There are nearly 80,000 state residents of Ukrainian descent. Services will be conducted in these area churches this morning at the listed times. At 9:30 a.m. In Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, […] [Read More]

Ukrainian-Americans meet with Murphy as tensions rise

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As Russia prepares to send military troops into Ukraine, U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy will be meeting with area Ukrainian-Americans to discuss our country’s possible response. The meeting will take place at 2 p.m. today in the St. Michael’s UIkrainian Catholic Church, 569 George Street, New Haven. Murphy sits on the European subcommittee, visited Ukraine and […] [Read More]
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Car Fire on I-95

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FAIRFIELD-A 2013 Volkswagon Golf burned out of control Saturday closing 1-95′s northbound ramp on exit 19 for about an hour. Fairfield firefighters extinquished the blaze which caused heavy damage to the car. Westport fire assisted at the scene. “The driver of the car was very lucky to have been able to safely stop the car […] [Read More]
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Pray for Ukraine

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Ukrainian churches across the state will be offering a Panakyda prayer service following Masses this weekend for those who have been killed during the bloody battles in Kiev. U. S. Richard Blumenthal and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp will be among the dignitaries at the service which begins with a 10:30 Mass at St, Michael’s […] [Read More]

Dept. of Interior releases major report on the next Sandy

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We received this note from the Dept. of the Interior: The Department of the Interior (DOI) Strategic Sciences Group (SSG) was established in 2012 to provide the Department with a standing capacity to rapidly assemble teams of scientists to construct interdisciplinary scenarios of environmental crises affecting DOI resources, identify potential interventions to mitigate adverse impacts, […] [Read More]
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CAS: Keep Your Backyard Feeders Filled in Snowy Winter Weather

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We received this note from the Connecticut Audubon Society: As snow and ice continues to accumulate across the state, Connecticut Audubon Society appeals to all bird lovers to keep their backyard feeders filled with seeds and if possible their birdbaths open and filled with water. Connecticut has been hit by eight snowstorms this winter, including […] [Read More]