Month: April 2024

 “MANAGING MONEY MATTERS” AT STRATFORD LIBRARY APRIL 30

 The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, Connecticut will offer "Managing Money Matters" with guest speaker Patrina Dixon on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 pm.  Dixon, an author, blogger, YouTuber and podcaster will give the tools and information to help individuals make their financial goals a reality.  Learn tips and strategies to master managing cash flow and increase your savings. The workshop is free and open to the public.      Patrina Dixon is a Certified Financial Education Instructor, Registered Financial Consultant and two-time #1 Best Selling Author and International Speaker.  As Founder and CEO of "It’$ My Money", her own local Connecticut TV show, Dixon and her team are on a mission to help people transform their lives by mastering money management skills. She has…

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Norwalk News: Arrest made in Sexual Assault Case

On June 6, 2023, the Special Victims Unit initiated an investigation into a sexual assault complaint. After a thorough investigation led by Detective Patrick English, Fran Garcia-Pineda was identified as the suspect. It was discovered that Garcia-Pineda resided in Miami, Florida, leading to the issuance of an extraditable arrest warrant by Stamford Superior Court. Detective English collaborated with a Norwalk Police Officer assigned to the United States Marshals Service Violent Fugitive Task Force, resulting in Garcia-Pineda's arrest on April 4, 2024. He was subsequently extradited to Norwalk on April 16, 2024, and charged with Sexual Assault in the Third Degree.

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Bridgeport News: Early Morning Structure Fire

At 04:15AM today Fire Units responded to a working fire located at 2340 North Ave. The first unit fire on the first floor was quickly knocked down. The Fire Marshal’s office is conducting an investigation as to the cause at this time.The Red Cross will be providing shelter for the 5 persons displaced, and there was 1 person who was evaluated by AMR.

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Spotlight on Main Street: Downtown Bridgeport

Downtown Bridgeport, once characterized by vacant office buildings and lackluster public spaces, is experiencing a remarkable transformation. Through adaptive reuse and mixed-use projects, the historic amenities of the area are being rejuvenated, breathing new life into the city center. Formerly dormant daytime office spaces are undergoing conversion into vibrant residential units, catalyzing a surge in dining and nightlife establishments. This revitalization effort not only repurposes existing infrastructure but also fosters a dynamic urban environment where residents and visitors alike can thrive. Central to this revitalization is the infusion of public art, which adds vibrancy and fosters creativity in shared spaces. These artistic installations not only beautify the cityscape but also serve as focal points for community engagement and cultural expression.…

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BLUMENTHAL SPONSORS LEGISLATION TO PREVENT YOUTH SUICIDE AMID YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

[HARTFORD, CT] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined Senate colleagues in introducing legislation to prevent youth suicide, which is the second leading cause of death for people aged 10 to 24. The Child Suicide Prevention and Lethal Means Safety Act would fund suicide prevention initiatives, ensure health care providers receive training to prevent intentional harm, and create a centralized hub to provide safety information to at-risk youth and their support networks. “Across the country we are seeing a trend of increasing suicide rates that are beyond disturbing and gut-wrenching. We know we can do something. That’s why I’ve introduced the Child Suicide Prevention and Lethal Means Safety Act to support care and counseling wherever children can be reached – in the schools, in…

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Bridgeport News: Arrests made on gun charges

On April 15, 2024, Bridgeport Police Officers from the Patrol Division received information about a wanted individual near the vicinity of Park Avenue and Wood Avenue. Due to recent incidents of gun violence in the area, Officers Salce and Rrapi promptly responded to investigate. They learned that the suspect, Karon McCollum, aged 26 and from Bridgeport, had moved westward on Wood Avenue towards a nearby liquor store, accompanied by another male. Upon reaching the liquor store, the officers engaged in a thorough investigation and discovered a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol loaded with 15 live rounds, including one in the chamber, in the possession of Nasir Baskin, aged 29 and from Norwalk, who did not possess a Connecticut pistol permit.…

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