Month: March 2023

Honoring the Memory of a Brave Young Boy by Raising Funds for Pediatric Cancer Research

State Senator Tony Wong and Bill Gerber, founder of Team Teddy, attended the St. Baldrick's Day event to raise funds and shave their heads in honor of pediatric cancer patients. The event was organized by Team Teddy, which has been operating for 13 years and has raised close to $1.5 million for pediatric cancer research to date. The motivation for the event is personal, as Bill Gerber's son Teddy passed away due to pediatric cancer. Team Teddy was started in his honor and has grown into a community effort involving volunteers, including children, families, and the broader community. The funds raised by Team Teddy are donated to St. Baldrick's, an organization that funds grants for pediatric cancer research. The hope…

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CT’s Immigrant Community and HealthCare Advocates Demand Connecticut “Invest in Our Health”

Hartford, CT - Today on Monday March 27th at 5pm, immigrant’s rights advocates, community members, and healthcare providers gathered for Rally and Visibility Action demanding that our CT state legislators invest in the health and future of our state by funding an expansion of HUSKY Healthcare program for income eligible immigrants under 26 years of age, which according to estimates, will cost around $15 million or 1% of the total medicaid budget. During the event, immigrants and advocates called for Legislators to include funding in the state budget for an expansion of the HUSKY Healthcare program for income eligible immigrants under 26 years of age, conveying urgency by sharing their personal struggles of accessing healthcare - from having to rely…

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Westport Police Respond to Disturbing Social Media Post

(Westport, CT) On March 27th , 2023 at approximately 7:15am the Westport Police Department responded to a residence on a report of a disturbing social media post. The complainant is a student at a local school and felt concerned about going to school based on the content of the post. Responding officers immediately identified the source of the post and working with the School Resource Officer and the Detective Bureau, we were able to identify the person responsible. Working in concert with the schools and our investigators, Officers were sent to each school until we were able to locate the responsible party. By 8:00am, our officers located the responsible party and determined that there was no threat. This press release…

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(Hartford, CT) – Attorney General William Tong this week submitted testimony calling for funds received through the $438.5 million multistate vaping settlement with JUUL to be directed to Regional Behavioral Health Action Organizations (RBHAOs) to combat youth vaping and nicotine use. His testimony, in support of House Bill No. 6914, An Act Concerning the Use of Funds in the Opioid and Tobacco Settlement Funds and Funds Received by the State as Part of Any Settlement Agreement with a Manufacturer of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Vapor Products, addresses safeguards and reporting requirements for both opioid and tobacco settlement funds. Connecticut led 34 states and territories last year in brokering the settlement with JUUL, resolving a two-year bipartisan investigation into the company’s…

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Bridgeport News: Snapchat Robbery Arrest

The Bridgeport Police Robbery Squad completed a month-long investigation into a victimized juvenile who attempted to purchase an Apple i-Phone on February 23, 2023, through the multimedia instant messaging app. “Snapchat”.  The juvenile victim contacted juvenile subjects via Snapchat regarding the posted sale of an Apple i-Phone.  An agreement was made to purchase the i-phone in the amount of $200 at the intersection of Washington Avenue & Laurel Avenue near the Walgreens pharmacy store in Bridgeport. The victim peddled his bicycle to the prearranged location to meet with the subjects and complete the transaction. Upon arrival, the victim was presented with a phone that was not the one depicted for sale on snapchat.  After the victim became suspicious, one of…

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