Month: February 2021

“Meet-the-Author” on Zoom Platform March 14

The Stratford Library will host author Peter D. Cimini for a special “Meet-the-Author” program on Sunday, March 14 from 2-3 pm.   Cimini, who will discuss his historical fiction set on the Dark Continent, The Man Who Transformed Africa: The Rebirth of a Continent, is free and open to the public. The Man Who Transformed Africa opens with Vatican intrigue between liberal and conservative cardinals, which leads to the unlikely selection of an Indonesian pope. Seizing the opportunity, the new pope uses his ex-cathedra (papal infallibility) to declare poverty to be an immoral human condition. The pope decides to lead by example, taking the provocative step of selling Vatican treasures to fund a long-term plan to build a strong middle-class society in Africa.

The novel follows the pope, an ex-president of the United States, and an African nationalist during the first two years of an estimated twelve-year project to build a strong African middle-class society. Peter D. Cimini received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from New York University in 1954. He taught school in the New York City public schools for six years. In l960 he was offered a teaching position in the Clarkstown, New York public schools. In his third year at Clarkstown he was named teacher of the year by the local Kiwanis organization.

In l970 he was recruited by the Newington, Connecticut Board of Education to become a curriculum coordinator. During his twenty-five years in Newington, Connecticut, he found that writing curriculum was his most gratifying task. During his tenure in the Newington Public schools, Peter was published twelve times in professional journals and twice in newspaper articles for the Hartford Courant. He retired in l996 from the Newington Public schools and began to write his first novel, The Secret Sin of Opi. It was published in 2010. His second novel, The Man Who Transformed Africa: The Rebirth of a Continent, was published in 2020.

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Milford News: Tonight’s Car Fire On I-95

2021-02-27@10:36pm–#Milford CT– Tonight’s vehicle fire was on I-95 southbound near exit 40 but it sounds like the car went off the embankment and is now behind the mall. No one was in the vehicle, first responders expanding their search to make sure they weren’t ejected from the car or if they just fled the scene. Kevin from OnSceneMedia is there and will let me/us know.

Bridgeport News: Now For Something Totally Different

2021-02-27@2:22pm–#Bridgeport CT– Police received a call reporting a person in the convenience store Reservoir and Trumbull Avenue was bleeding from the hand and then went unconscious.  Fire and AMR were sent to the scene.  Shortly after fire arrived on scene, they reported a possible gunshot wound.  Patrol units and a Sector Sergeant were sent to the scene to investigate. The victim had since gotten up and attempted to walk away from the scene but was located in the 1800 block of Reservoir Avenue. The victim did not suffer from a gun shot wound after further assessment. 

Fairfield News: Attack On The Bus

Fairfield Police UPDATE: On 2/26/21 at 8:35 pm, a Greater Bridgeport Transit bus driver called police to report a woman passenger had boarded the bus and struck another passenger while the bus was in the area of Post Road and Beach Rd. Officers responded and identified the alleged assailant as 38 yo Lisette Hernandez of Bridgeport.  According to the victim, she was seated on the bus when she was struck in the face by a woman she did not know. The victim did not sustain any injuries. Lisette Hernandez was issued a Misdemeanor Summons for Breach of Peace in the Second Degree and is scheduled to appear in court on 3/10/2021.

2021-26@8:36pm–#Fairfield CT– A person got on the CostalLink bus and began assaulting passengers. The bus stopped at Post and Round Hill Road. The suspect was caught near Beach Road.