https://vimeo.com/14662015 –Video from 2010 when set fires plagued the buildings. BRIDGEPORT, CT (December 5, 2013) – Mayor Bill Finch today was joined by State Sen. Andres Ayala and city Economic Development Director David Kooris to kick off the demolition of the former Remgrit site at 889 Barnum Avenue. The long-shuttered factory building will be demolished to make way for the potential home of a second Bridgeport train station. “A second train station in Bridgeport will be an engine for economic development for the East Side, East End and the entire City, that is why we have worked so hard to make the P.T. Barnum Train Station a reality. My administration has been working collaboratively with state and federal officials to demonstrate the need for a second train station in Bridgeport, because I firmly believe that a second train station is exactly what our City needs,” said Mayor Finch. “With the commencement of this demolition,
2:37am–#Fairfield CT–Two attempted break ins in the same area. One on Rena Place and another within minutes on Toilsome Hill Road. Police are on scene investigating. UPDATE–Bridgeport has ransacked vehicles on Ruth, Queen, Thorme and Clarke Streets. They must have a “jimmied” because there is no damage to the locks according to police. These break ins occured on the side roads off northern Park Avenue.
1:11am–#Bridgeport CT–The Domino’s deliveryman was robbed at gunpoint in the 200 block of Orchard Street by two men.
#Bridgeport CT – Dec. 3, 2013- – Police arrested two men who were on probation after discovering an assault rifle and a high-capacity magazine in their North Avenue apartment. Bridgeport Police assisted the state Office of Adult Probation Monday in conducting a “compliance check” on the residence of Giovanni Candelario, 20, who is on supervised release. A relative, Ramon Candelario, 23, who also resides at that address, also is on supervised release. According to Detective Sanford Dowling, authorities recovered the SKS 7.62 X 39mm rifle inside a closet behind a furnace duct blower. Also recovered was a 100-round magazine that contained 95 .233-caliber rounds. Authorities recovered other weapon-related items. Both men were charged with criminal possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of an assault weapon. Their bonds were set at $100,000 each.
1:52pm—#Bridgeport CT–The alarm at the U-Haul on Fairfield Avenue is going off. No keyholder is responding so it should be going off all night sorry to say.