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Stratford Drama Society to present Neil Simon’s ‘Fools’

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From a press release: The Stratford Drama Society will present Neil Simon’s comedy Fools in the school’s John F. Kennedy Memorial Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m.. All tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Call (203) 381-6909, extension 1234, or email shstickets@yahoo.com for advance tickets. […] [Read More]

New Jersey men charged after Bridgeport chase

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Two men are facing weapons charges after leading Bridgeport police on a chase earlier this week. Two officers were on patrol Monday night in the eastern part of the city when they said they saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation. The officers turned around the car speed off. Police chased the car onto Connecticut […] [Read More]
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Man slashes woman with box cutter

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A woman gave man a ride to eastern Bridgeport on Monday and police say she got a box cutter slashing in return. An officer responded to a report of a stabbing near Boston Avenue and Dover Street and detained 60-year-old Hershel Hamilton at the scene. The woman said she knew Hamilton and that she had dropped him off […] [Read More]
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Loose bull killed in Trumbull

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TRUMBULL – A 500-pound bull was shot and killed Tuesday night after being on the loose in town for several hours and forcing a local school to hold its students for an extra 50 minutes out of concern for their safety. The eight-month-old bull had escaped from a property in Monroe and Trumbull Deputy Police […] [Read More]
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Yale: Study finds social networks a key predictor of violence

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This release was from the Yale Dept. of Sociology: New Haven, Conn.— A new study of gun violence in Chicago, led by Yale sociologist Andrew Papachristos, reveals that a person’s social network is a key predictor in whether an individual will become a victim of gun homicide, even more so than race, age, gender, poverty, […] [Read More]

Arrest made in weekend homicide

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BRIDGEPORT – First, Luis Rivera allegedly took a self-portrait with a stolen gun. Now less than five weeks later, he’s accused of ending a life with another firearm. Out on bond for a slew of weapons charges stemming from an incident last month, the 27-year-old Rivera was accused Tuesday of gunning another man down after […] [Read More]
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Council to vote on new teacher contract

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TRUMBULL – The Town Council is expected to approve a new teacher contract Tuesday night that would have an overall 8.5 percent wage increase, higher health care contributions and would eliminate sabbaticals and insurance waivers. In a resolution that initially confused and concerned teachers, the council will vote on a resolution to reject, not approve, […] [Read More]
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Mashantucket Pequots former head sent to federal prison

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NEW HAVEN-A federal judge blasted the former president of the Mashantucket Pequots for stealing tribal funds and then sent him to federal prison for 18 months. “Whether you are the president of a tribal council, city council or private organization,” U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton told Michael Thomas, “you can’t take money and use […] [Read More]
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