Bridgeport

I-95 Crash

1:46am--#Bridgeport CT #cttraffic--I-95 north and southbound two separate crashes in both directions near exit 27. Possibly a third crash. Thankfully we have a private traffic cam company to have access these cameras since we CT DOT Cameras have been down for two weeks.

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Bridgeport News: Man arrested for Threatening Bus Driver; Man Robbed While Trying to Buy Marijuana

Man Arrested for Threatening Bus Driver (Bridgeport, CT – Feb. 26, 2014) – A Bridgeport man faces threatening charges after an encounter on a Greater Bridgeport Transit bus with a driver Tuesday. Officer Kenneth Ruge was dispatched to the intersection of Washington Avenue and James Street on a report of a passenger threatening to kill a bus driver. The driver, a 54-year-old man, stated that the suspect, Christian Clark, 25, entered the bus and accused the driver of disrespecting Clark’s wife earlier. Clark then threatened to kill the driver and all other GBT drivers. Clark was arrested for threatening and given a misdemeanor summons. (Clark was issued a misdemeanor summons at the scene so no mug shot is available)   Man Robbed…

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CITIES INVEST STIMULUS FUNDS SUCCESSFULLY IN LOCAL ENERGY INITIATIVES 204-CITY SURVEY RESULTS ANNOUNCED ON CONFERENCE CALL –

Thurs, Feb. 27th at 1:15 p.m. EST   Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release the results from a new mayoral energy survey Thursday, February 27 at 1:15 p.m. (EST) during a CONFERENCE CALL featuring key Conference energy and climate leaders. Specifically, the survey reports on the many benefits to cities made possible by the availability of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funding.   Five years ago, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), EECBG formula grants were distributed directly to cities by the U.S. Department of Energy. Of the $2.7 billion provided to the program in formula funding, about half of these dollars ($1.3 billion) were distributed directly to cities to support their energy and climate…

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City’s Annual Summer Concert Series Seeking Artists

Bridgeport, CT (February, 26, 2014) - Downtown Thursdays Summer Series, a free weekly outdoor summer concert series, is seeking musicians and bands of any genre to perform at the fifth annual series.   Downtown Thursdays Summer Series is an all-ages event on McLevy Green in Downtown Bridgeport during the months of June, July, and August.   “I encourage everyone to come downtown and experience the flourishing artistic community that Bridgeport has to offer,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “These concerts showcase the heart of our historic downtown neighborhood where you can enjoy a summer evening with exciting music, dancing, and great food at a number of local restaurants.”   The concerts take place 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Thursdays: June 19, 26;…

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Man Robbed While Trying to Buy Marijuana

Here is the official police report on the story we brought to you as it happened: #Bridgeport, CT – A 22-year-old city man told police he was assaulted and robbed Tuesday while trying to buy marijuana. Officer Daniel Orlich responded to the Greene Homes apartment complex on a report of a robbery but could find neither the victim nor the suspects. He was sent back a short time later and found the victim, who stated he was hiding and that is why police could not locate him. He went on to state that he went to the complex to buy marijuana because his own “medical marijuana ran out.” While he was trying to buy marijuana, he stated he was jumped by several…

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Narcotics Officers Seize Guns, Drugs

(Bridgeport, CT – Feb. 25, 2014) – Police arrested a city man and seized two weapons, heroin and potentially deadly synthetic narcotic last week after the police narcotics team developed information about a heroin dealer. Officer Miguel Perez and Sgt. John Evans learned that the resident of 60 Lee Ave. was dealing heroin in bags stamped with the word “Flow.” Narcotics investigators last week set up surveillance at 60 Lee Ave., where the suspect lives. They located the suspect, David Fernandez, 37, outside and seized 3 bundles  of heroin packaged for street sale. He was placed under arrest. Police then went to the address and received consent from Fernandez’s wife to search the house. Inside, investigators recovered an addition 277…

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Festival de las Chiringas – Festival of Kites

Festival de las Chiringas - Festival of Kites.. Did you learn to fly a kite as a kid or even as an adult, soaring high in the sky? Many children learn to fly a kite sometime during their lives. In the United States there are Kite Festivals through out the States and in Puerto Rico. El Festival de Chiringas, or Festival of Kites, takes place every year through out the Island of Puerto Rico. Some towns/cities like Old San Juan, Aguadilla, San Lorenzo, Vega Alta, Lajas and others celebrate el Festival de Chiringas, a family oriented festival. This year the Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County will be honoring some individuals who have soared high, like the kites, and have helped…

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