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A snow plow works to keep a city street clean in Bridgeport, Conn., Feb. 8th, 2013.

Bridgeport declares snow emergency

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From the City of Bridgeport: Due to the projected winter storm, Mayor Bill Finch has declared a snow emergency in the City beginning at 5 p.m. today. ALTERNATE STREET PARKING During a snow emergency, residents must move their cars off posted Snow Emergency streets or be subject to fines and towing. Alternate side of the […] [Read More]
Categories: General
Don't forget to water your Christmas tree every day.

Don’t let a Christmas tree fire ruin your holiday

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A timely note from Ted Pisciotta, Shelton Assistant Fire Chief: SHELTON – The City of Shelton Fire Prevention Bureau would like to remind everyone that it is important to make fire prevention a top priority when decorating and celebrating this holiday season. Fires involving holiday trees, lights and candles pose a serious threat during this […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Holidays, Religion
The family of Tiana Black, who died in a fire in their West Side apartment in November 2009, claim their deaths was the result of the negligence of city officials, in a lawsuit filed Wednesday December 8, 2010. Black and her three children, Ny-shon Williams, 5, and 4-year-old twins, Nyaisja and Tyaisja Williams, died in a fire in their P.T. Barnum Apartments unit shortly after midnight on Nov. 13, 2009.

$2.75 million settlement in fire that killed family

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BRIDGEPORT – The family of   a woman and her three young children, who died  in a fire in their city housing project apartment four years ago, were awarded more than $2 million Friday in a settlement reached prior to trial in Superior Court here. A judge will now decide later this afternoon whether the Bridgeport […] [Read More]
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Mayor asks Bridgeport churches to ring bells for Newtown

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Mayor Bill Finch has asked houses of worship in the city to ring their bells at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings. “Calling upon our houses of worship to ring their bells is simple gesture, but one that brings us all together to celebrate the lives of those […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Police say man made up robbery story

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The alleged victim of an armed holdup in a McDonald’s parking lot is now a suspect accused of making the whole thing up. Christopher Dynia, 22, of Forest Street in Hamden told police on November 21 that the driver of another car pulled up next to his, pointed a gun at Dynia and took his […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Public Square Rosary planned in Bridgeport

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A Public Square Rosary, at which a large group of people gathers to pray together, will be held Saturday at noon on the Old Mill Green at the corner of East Main Street and Boston Avenue. Prayers will be offered for our country, our families and our faith at the event, which will be held […] [Read More]
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The Colony Grill's newest location is open for business on the site of the old Harrison's Hardware at 36 Broad Street on the Green in downtown Milford, Conn.

Tip-a-Cop event in Milford Dec.19 to benefit Special Olympics

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From a press release: MILFORD — The Milford Police Department, Special Olympics of Connecticut and Colony Grill will be teaming up for a “Tip a Cop” event at Colony Grill located at 36 South Broad Street, Milford, Connecticut. The event will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 5-8pm. This event raises awareness and […] [Read More]
Wreaths placed by Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony is to "Honor those who serve, the men and women of the armed forces who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our freedom."

Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday

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We received this note from the Mayor’s Office in Milford: MILFORD — Mayor Benjamin B. Blake and the Freelove Baldwin Stow Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution have invited all interested persons to attend the Wreaths Across America Ceremony. This will take place at noon on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Veterans Circle […] [Read More]