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Bridgeport News: Pedestrian struck then robbed

9:13pm--#Bridgeport CT--In a story we reported earlier a pedestrian was struck by a tan Caravan style vehicle in front of Walgreen's at 1000 Park Avenue robbed the victim then fled the scene.  They only got away with the victim's cellphone.  The van sideswiped the victim who is being evaluated at St. Vincent's Emergency Room.  His injuries are not life threatening.  Employees at Walgreen's assisted the victim until first responders arrived.  Police are looking for two black males, both thin built, one dressed in all black, the other in a red hoodie and jeans.

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Mayor Finch at Roosevelt School for ‘Words on Wheels’ poetry contest rally

WHAT:              On Wednesday, February 19, Mayor Bill Finch will join Roosevelt School students and teachers in a poetry rally to promote the fourth annual “Words on Wheels” poetry contest in conjunction with Greater Bridgeport Transit. Roosevelt teacher Ron Rapice started Words on Wheels in 2011 as a way to foster an interest in poetry as an art form and a means of expression. Students in grades K-12 can submit original pieces of poetry, of which about 75 will be displayed in Greater Bridgeport Transit buses – hence the name “Words on Wheels.”   Last year, more than 700 pieces of original poetry were entered in the contest and the selections were posted in GBT buses during April, May and June.…

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February Programs at The Barnum Museum

Offer an educational look at the struggles world explorers had with cold and ice blocking issues in the late 1800s During February, The Barnum Museum is offering a few fascinating events. Please be advised to check the museum’s website barnum-museum.org or Facebook should weather concerns arise. During February, The Barnum Museum is offering a few fascinating events. Please be advised to check the museum’s website barnum-museum.org or Facebook should weather concerns arise. Snow dates for each program have been set and are listed below. Programs will run at the same times as originally scheduled. Wednesday, February 12 at 12:15 p.m. – Sneak Peek Arctic Artifact: Exploring a Re-discovered Treasure in The Barnum Museum Collection presented by Adrienne Saint Pierre, Curator.…

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Bridgeport News: Robbers clothing tips off cops

#Bridgeport, CT – (Feb. 10, 2014 delayed posting) – A city man was arrested Saturday in connection with two commercial robberies. His clothing helped give him away. Detectives Martin Heanue, James Borrico and Jorge Cintron were investigating the robberies when they spotted a vehicle Saturday on East Main Street that was seen on camera a day earlier near the scene of an armed commercial robbery at 978 E. Main St. Detectives followed the vehicle until marked patrol cars arrived and conducted a motor vehicle stop. As detectives approached the car, the passenger, Vergillio Rosario, 42, of Bridgeport, attempted to put what appeared to be a black and silver handgun under the seat. He was removed from the vehicle. During the…

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Mayor Finch Declares Snow Emergency for 8 p.m. Tonight

Vehicles must be moved to ‘even-numbered’ side of the street by 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 12)  BRIDGEPORT, CT (February 12, 2014) – Mayor Bill Finch has declared a Snow Emergency beginning at 8 p.m. tonight (Feb. 12) in anticipation of the snowstorm which is expected to begin in the early morning hours on Thursday and may drop five to eight inches of snow across the area. During a Snow Emergency, residents must move their cars off posted Snow Emergency streets or be subject to fines and towing. Alternate-side-of-the-street parking rules are in effect for all other streets throughout the City in order to allow snow plow drivers’ clear passage. To comply with the Snow Emergency Alternate-Side-of-the-Street Parking Rules, residents…

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Pauline Mize Appointed Airport Manager

BRIDGEPORT, CT (February 11, 2014) – Mayor Bill Finch today announced that Pauline A. Mize is the top-ranked finalist in the City’s national search for a new Airport Manager. Her appointment was approved by the Civil Service Commission on Tuesday, Feb. 11.   “Ms. Mize’s wealth of experience in various facets of airport management, grants and economic development projects will be invaluable as we implement the $40 million, FAA-approved safety zone improvements at Sikorsky Airport,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “She will be the point person to ensure the project is completed on time and on budget.”   The Runway Safety Area (RSA) project, scheduled for completion by December 2015, is the culmination of more than 20 years of effort on…

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