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Are you celebrating Thanksgivukkah?

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As you might be aware, this year Hanukkah starts the day before Thanksgiving, creating a phenomenon known as “Thanksgivukkah.” Are you celebrating both holidays this year? How are you melding them together? Let us know by emailing Amanda Cuda at acuda@ctpost.com. [Read More]
Categories: Holidays, Religion

Temple begins 2nd term as Oxford’s 1st Selectman

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Andy Temple left helps his dad Oxford First Selectman George R. Temple take the oath of office Monday night during a swearing-in-ceremony at Oxford Town Hall. Andy is holding the family Bible and Judge Joan Alexander, who sits in Hartford administered the oath. This is Temple’s second term in office [Read More]
Categories: General

Bridgeport police giving ‘friendly reminders’

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Residents of the Success Village housing complex will get a visit this afternoon from city police officers, who will distribute “friendly reminder cards” with tips on how to avoid break-ins and burglaries. “We’ve experienced an increase in car break-ins in the area,” police spokesman William Kaempffer said. “We recently launched “Operation Friendly Reminder” in an […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Cops say Milford man brandished knives at them

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A Woodmont man will be arraigned later this afternoon on breach of peace charges and attempted assault on a police officer. Richard Olszewski, 41, of 40 Chapel Street, was arrested Wednesday night after police were called to his apartment on a report of a domestic disturbance. He was also charged with threatening and interfering with […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Videos: Elton John plays Bridgeport

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Here are a few videos taken by concert-goers at the Nov. 8 Elton John concert at the Webster Arena at Harbor Yard. They were published on YouTube. Check out this slideshow of people who went to the concert: http://www.ctpost.com/seen/slideshow/SEEN-Elton-John-concert-in-Bridgeport-73734.php     [Read More]
Categories: General

3 years of BGreen in Bridgeport

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The public-private BGreen 20/20 Initiative has released a report card on its first three years of trying to implement an environmental master plan for Bridgeport. Officials, including Mayor Bill Finch and state Energy/Environmental Protection Commissioner Dan Esty, are getting together at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture School to trumpet BGreen’s […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Remembering JFK in Bridgeport

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch will join leaders from around the country and the world in remembering the life of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy by asking local churches to ring their bells at 1:15 p.m. (EST) Friday and observe a moment of silence at 1:30 p.m. (President Kennedy was shot at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.) […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Jury selection begins for Stratford cat case

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BRIDGEPORT – Jury selection begins this morning in Superior Court for a 92-year-old Stratford woman who had more than 50 cats. Marion Perreira , of Frash Street, is charged with five counts of animal cruelty and four counts of failure to vaccinate her cats.. The Animal Control Office received a complaint in July 2010 of […] [Read More]