Month: January 2018

Westport News: Job Coach Back In Town

#Westport, CT – Elaine Daignault, Director of the Department of Human Services announces the return of the American Job Center Southwest’s Career Coach at Westport Town Hall.  On Thursday, February 8, 2018, the Coach will offer a beginner’s class in Microsoft Excel 2013 from 10 a.m. – noon, followed by an intermediate class in Excel 2013 from 1 – 3 p.m.  The Career Coach is a “training center” tour bus equipped with ten wireless computer labs offering free computer classes to residents in the greater Norwalk area.  The mobile unit operates on a monthly schedule of visits to various community locations and is accessible to people with disabilities.

Area residents interested in registering should contact the Westport Department of Human Services at 203-341-1050 or via e-mail at humansrv@westportct.gov.   For more information, including the current Career Coach schedule, check the website for American Job Center Southwest at http://www.ajcswct.com.

Ms. Daignault stated, “I hope that by offering the American Job Center Southwest’s Career Coach in the Westport area, many residents who wish to improve their computer skills will find it convenient and useful in pursuing their personal goals.”

Note that the Career Coach classes will be canceled if the host site’s schools are canceled or delayed due to inclement weather.

 

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Bridgeport News: Delivery Person Robbed

9:00pm–#Bridgeport CT– Trumbull Gardens security reports to police that they saw a female pizza delivery person robbed and everyone including the victim ran.   A silver gun was displayed during the robbery according to radio reports.  The victim was hit in the back of the head during the robbery

 

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Bridgeport News: Guns, Drugs & A Sock Recovered After Shooting

12:22am–1/28/2018–#Bridgeport CT–In a story we reported to you minutes after it happened Sunday morning, police made numerous arrests at a shooting on East Main Street.  Police were working a detail in the parking lot of U-Haul at 650 Boston Avenue for an unobstructed view of the Elements Cafe at 1653 East Main Street.  Police had learned that there would be a birthday party there attended by known gang members.

A short time later police heard shots fired in the area.  Police located a vehicle responsible.  In plain view was a firearm protruding from the rear pocket of the front passenger seat.  Once an arrest of two suspects:

Police say they arrested 19-year-old Nazjeir Diaz, along with 19-year-old Khyren Best, both of Bridgeport.

Three additional firearms were also found within the vehicle.  Two of the firearms contained extended magazines. Also located within the vehicle on the middle console was 6 folds of heroin, total weight of 2 grams.  Please don’t ask me why the sock is in the picture, there was no reason given.

 

Stratford News: Condo Fire

Stratford Fire UPDATE: Approximately 10:30pm Sunday night, the Stratford Fire Department responded to a fire on the top floor of the Deerfield Woods Condominiums located at 3699 Broadbridge Ave. The fire was found in a bedroom of the third floor apartment that caused extensive damage throughout the unit. Under the command of Assistant Chief Reitmeyer, the Firefighters were able to contain the fire, limit the smoke damage to one section of the third floor and maintain control at the building of 100 units. The damaged apartment is home to a mother/daughter and was not occupied at the time of the incident but the
tenants did return home during extinguishment to find their belongings ruined. No injuries were reported as of Monday morning and clean up crews had already been requested by the Management Company to restore all the common areas of the building. The Stratford Fire Marshal’s Office is conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire. Both Bridgeport and Milford Fire Departments provided station coverage during this incident and the Red Cross was on scene to provide assistance and or relocation to the occupants of the damaged unit.

9:48pm–#Stratford CT– Firefighters extinguish a bedroom fire on the 3rd floor of a condo at 3699 Broadbridge Avenue.

 

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