Today Bridgeport has Chief Rooney, in 1910 we had Chief Mooney.
#Bridgeport CT–First responders conducted a training exercise Tuesday on Pleasure Beach rescuing a man who fell and was injured while walking on the breakwaters. “First and foremost, we want people to enjoy our parks and waterfront and to be safe,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “This is essential training that I certainly hope we will never need to utilize. We need to be prepared and we are.” According to Scott Appleby, the city’s Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the Pleasure Beach training occurs annually. The park provides unique challenges to rescuers because it is only accessible from the shore in Bridgeport by boat. With more moving parts, it is important to test the emergency plan, communications and the response of the first responders, he said. Participating in the operation were the police and fire department harbor units, park department officials, lifeguards, American Medical Response, Emergency Management staff and members of the city’s 911 center. “We want to ensure that everybody that comes out to Pleasure Beach has a safe and enjoyable day at the beach here,” said Appleby, “and most importantly that our first responders and the personnel of the city of Bridgeport understand the protocols and processes as they relate to any type of hazard that could impact us.” “We prepare for any time of hazard, and this one especially because of the challenges of access to Pleasure Beach. We want to make sure we’re capable of handling that, and we are,” he added. The city will conduct a similar exercise in Seaside Park later this month. “We have great parks that we encourage people to come out and take advantage of them,” Steven Hladun, the Special Projects Coordinator for the Parks Department. “And, we want people to feel confident that if they need help for any reason, our first responders are prepared and have a plan.”
Pleasure Beach re-opened last year for the first time in nearly two decades in 2014, and thousands of kids and families have flocked to the beautiful, 71-acre barrier island, many for the first time. A short, free ride on a water taxi bring beach goers up at the fishing pier and then it’s a short walk to summer fun on the sandy beaches.
5:17pm–#Bridgeport CT–Police are looking for a slim Hispanic woman about 22-25 years of age who took a woman’s pocketbook at the corner Pembroke and Sherman Street. She is wearing a grayor blakc sweater which sweater which she had over her face. She fled on foot south on Pembroke.
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If ideas are the currency of trade in academia, then conferences are its central banks where researchers, scholars, and other experts can exchange invaluable information on vital topics that shape our world.
Yet all too often, conferences are prohibitively expensive or time-consuming, so the exchange of ideas and research, however great, gets mired in logistics.
UB School of Engineering Associate Dean Dr. Khaled M. Elleithy and Dean/Senior Vice President for Graduate Studies Dr. Tarek Sobh set out to change that. And now, thanks to their success in bringing engineers together, UB has won a Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Competition (CQIA) Gold Innovation Prize.
CQIA awards recognize organizations from manufacturing, service, education, government agencies, and other not-for-profits that develop products, services, or processes that are new to Connecticut and have reached their internal or external markets in the last five years.
Sobh and Elleithy’s contributions were first made ten years ago, when they launched the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, Systems Sciences, & Engineering, known as CISSE.
CISSE was the first online engineering conference in the world, and at the time, said Elleithy, “it was an unheard of solution” because anyone with an Internet connection –authors, presenters, and attendees—could participate.
“It attracted people who typically couldn’t go,” Elleithy said. “We have people from the U.S., from Asia, from Africa—from many, many countries.”
Held annually since 2005, CISSE participants have submitted more than 6,000 research papers. Half of those have been published by Springer, the world’s largest engineering publisher, and they are easily accessible at http://cisseconference.org/springer-proceeding-books/
More importantly, CISEE events continue to bring together engineering experts from over 80 countries who have much to share with the world, but not always the means to do so.
#Fairfield CT–A body was found in the Elks Club parking lot at 452 Brookside Drive. Police tell me it is an apparent suicide of a man in his forties.
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#Bridgeport CT–On Saturday June 27th 2015 at approximately 9:00pm George’s Market located at 175 Pequonnock Street was robbed at gunpoint. Police are looking for two suspects:
Suspect 1: Black Male Medium Build Dark Sweatshirt White Logo On Back Red T-shirt
Suspect 2: Black Male Stocky Build Ball Cap With Sticker On Brim Dark Army Style Jacket armed with a black handgun entered 175 Pequonnock Street (George’s Market) Suspect 1 appeared to be the lookout while Suspect 2 performed the robbery. Both Suspects fled on foot with $250 taken from the register.
If you have any information regarding this robbery or the suspects please contact Bridgeport Police Detective Vincent Lariccia at 203-581-5229 Vincent.Lariccia@BridgeportCT.Gov