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Two men charged in assault weapon firing

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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, and Franco Palumbo, 43, of West Haven, were being held on multiple gun charges including being in possession of an assault […] [Read More]
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Former high sheriff pleads not guilty to forgery, impersonation charges

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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 as he pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of forgery and criminal impersonation, accused of illegally operating as a state marshal and […] [Read More]
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Man charged in connection with human trafficking ring

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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 Main Street, was initially charged with one count of promoting prostitution but police sources said more charges will likely be filed as […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal, Finch to hold roundtable Monday on gun violence

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BRIDGEPORT – Mayor Bill Finch and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn, will host a forum Monday on ways to crack down on illegal guns and gun violence. “We must make sure that this country does more than grieve and remember the innocent lives lost from gun violence,” Blumenthal said. The senator, along with Finch, Bridgeport […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport firefighters raise money for hospital

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Bridgeport Firefighters Local 834 last week presented a $44,000 check to the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation to support the new S.OA.R. Program (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery), staff education, and to purchase specialized equipment for the Burn Center. The latest check, representing proceeds from a March 21 fundraising dinner at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford, brings the total […] [Read More]
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Fairfield swim areas closed Sunday

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Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara says the town’s beaches and swimming areas were closed Sunday due to excessive rainfall under  orders by the town health department. The Lake Mohegan swim area will remain closed Monday as well, MacNamara said.   [Read More]
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St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

Ansonia Church to celebrate 100th anniversary this weekend

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ANSONIA-The Most. Rev. Paul P. Chomnycky, bishop of the Ukrainian Diocese of Stamford will help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the building of St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on 105 Clifton Avenue this weekend. The Bishop will offer Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. Saturday followed by a blessing of the cornerstone […] [Read More]
Anita Dugatto, Democratic candidate for mayor of Derby, Conn. meets with the editorial board on Tuseday, oct. 22, 2013.

Derby Day on Saturday

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DERBY-There will be music, food and games but hopefully no rain as the state’s smallest city cgives itself a day. Derby Day will close down a large part of Elizabeth Street along the green from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. “This event gives residents and visitors an opportunity to get acquainted with our city […] [Read More]