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Jury selection begins for triple murder

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Jury selection begins this morning for the trial of Efrain Johnson, charged in the bloody battering to death of three city residents in 2005. Johnson was previously convicted by a federal jury of the Aug. 24, 2005 murders of Tina Johnson, James Reid and Basil Williams in a Charles Street apartment but a judge threw the case […] [Read More]
Categories: General

First-known meteorite from Mercury to go on display at Yale’s Peabody Museum

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We received this note from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: Beginning Friday, Nov. 22, visitors to the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History and the exhibit “From Mercury to Earth: A Meteorite Like No Other,” will have a chance to see something they have never seen before: a piece of the planet Mercury. […] [Read More]

Milford cops investigate ‘upside down cross’

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MILFORD — The Police Department is investigating several vandalism complaints that have occurred at public places on the West side of the city. These incidents began in September 2013 and have continued into November 2013. A majority of these acts of vandalism have consisted of an upside down cross spray-painted or drawn in marker. Also […] [Read More]
Categories: Education, Milford, Youth

Stratford completes its Plan of Development

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We recently received this announcement from Town Hall: STRATFORD — The Stratford Planning Commission is pleased to announce that it has completed a public draft of the (Master) Plan of Conservation and Development, which it has been preparing over this past year. Copies of the draft are available in the Town Clerks’s and Planning and […] [Read More]

Easton election hearing

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BRIDGEPORT – A Superior Court judge began hearing evidence Monday to decide whether to overturn Easton’s election for first selectman. Valerie Buckley, who lost a write-in campaign for the top elected officer in the town, is suing to have the official results overturned contending that ballots were not counted that would have given her the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Forum planned on new park at old detention site

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The city at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 19 will host a forum at Thomas Hooker School on plans for a new neighborhood park at 115 Virginia Ave. That’s the site of the controversial girls’ treatment and detention center that was shot down in 2010 in the face of intense local opposition. The facility, designed for […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Pot dispensary before Bridgeport Zoning Commission

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From the just released agenda for the November 25 meeting of Bridgeport’s Planning & Zoning Commission: 4750 Main St. – Petition of Robert Schulten d/b/a Nutmeg Dispensary, LLC – Seeking a special permit and a site plan review to permit the establishment of a medical marijuana dispensary in an OR-R zone. Skittish city zoners a […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bridgeport Parents host holiday drive: Be a Santa!

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  BRIDGEPORT – The district’s Parent Center is hosting a Holiday Toy Drive from Monday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Dec. 13. Donations of new, unwrapped gifts for newborns through 14-year-olds will be accepted. Donations can be made to the following locations: Parent Center, 900 Boston Avenue, Bridgeport or Office of Student Support, City Hall, Room […] [Read More]
Categories: General