Starbucks coming to Bridgeport this fall

BRIDGEPORT – The city’s first Starbucks is looking for employees and set to open this fall as part of the first phase of the long awaited Steelpointe waterfront redevelopment project, Mayor Bill Finch
Addi Lawlor, 4, of Milford, and her sister, Cali, 3, paint rocks at "Rock On Creations" table in downtown as part of a pirate event in Milford, Conn. on Sunday, June 9, 2013. The Milford Library will host a rock-painting event for children on July 22nd.

Rock-painting event for children set for July 22nd

From a press release: MILFORD — Fun for the whole family!   Milford Library is holding a rock painting workshop on Tuesday, July 22 at 2 PM.   We’ll supply the paints, brushes, and markers.  

Mental Health Assn. changes name

From a press release: WEST HARTFORD — Effective July 1, the Mental Health Association of Connecticut (MHAC) will change its name to Mental Health Connecticut.   Established in 1908, MHAC has been

Murder charge thrown out against drug kingpin

BRIDGEPORT – A judge Wednesday threw out the murder charge against a local drug kingpin, accused of ordering the execution of a “disloyal,” employee in an East Side cemetery. Superior Court Judge
A small child plays with a sparkler in Greenwich last year. The American Pyrotechnics Association advises parents never to give sparklers to children 5 years old or younger, and to closely supervise older children who use them.

Fireworks, sparklers injure 11,000 annually in U.S.

From a press release: NEW HAVEN—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) this week talked about fireworks safety with campers from the Green Dragons Summer Camp in advance of this weekend’s Fourth of July

Two men charged in assault weapon firing

BRIDGEPORT – Two men were being held in lieu of bond Tuesday after they were arrested in connection with the firing of automatic weapons at a city housing complex. Roshean Hodges, 26, of Bridgeport,

Former high sheriff pleads not guilty to forgery, impersonation charges

BRIDGEPORT – For 20 years as high sheriff Charles Valentino was in charge of security at the Main Street courthouse. But Tuesday morning it was Valentino under the watchful eye of courthouse security

Man charged in connection with human trafficking ring

BRIDGEPORT – A city man was being held in lieu of $100,000 bond Monday after Stratford police arrested him in connection with their investigation of a human trafficking ring. Raymond Jackson, 36, of