Branch Manager John Wrobel of Nelson Ambulance on Nobel Avenue tells us that the City of Bridgeport abandoned five ambulances during the storm. John tells us that he made about fifteen to twenty phone calls to have Nobel Avenue cleared so they could resume their services. The ambulance service had to resort to hiring
Citizens from all walks of life shared their thoughts on how the city handled the snow removal during the Blizzard of 2013. The meeting ran over the hour allotted time and was extended another half hour. It appears most views were shared as there was no opposition as the city council moved into their meeting without objection
When a young woman accidentally hit a deer with her vehicle on Webb Circle last month, her father asked police if he could take the roadkill home for dinner — a scenario that Monroe Animal Control Officer Edward Risko says is not at all unusual. “It’s pretty common,” he said. “It’s one of the options.
Editorial–As Fairfield’s Random Act of Kindness program declared by First Selectman Tetreau winds down, I hope our act of kindness is to give the Fairfield Police a half way decent contract. The police in Fairfield have served in TWO hurricanes a blizzard, and were one of the first on scene in Newtown to give support
On February 14, 2013 at 1:48 PM the Fairfield Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a fire in a room at Congregation Beth El on Fairfield Woods Road. In addition to the initial 911 caller, a police officer on patrol in the area also reported seeing heavy smoke coming from the roof of
Police were called to 158 Roberts Street around 9:30am Wednesday morning for a report of shots fired. A fire also broke out at the as well and first responders tried to sort out what was taking place. Our residential corespondent Miguel Masso was just trying to get to work for the first time since the
After a historic blizzard that dropped over thirty inches of snow over the state cities and towns strained to clear the roads from such a staggering blanket of snow. Ambulances and firetrucks getting stuck to and from calls were a common site as well as citizens pushing them out. There have been a great number
Around 9pm Thursday night police were called by University of Bridgeport about a man with knife. When police arrived the man engaged police on a foot pursuit down Atlantic Street. The man ran into an apartment complex at 557 Street where a stand off occurred. The man attacked police with the knife and police tased
A man warming up his car in Bridgeport was in for a big surprise when a man jumped into the car, sped off towards Fairfield. The man who stole the car then went to Southport and robbed the Southport News at 3564 Post Road just after 1pm Tuesday. Police got a description from the shop
I had the opportunity be on Jennifer Buchanan’s Bridgeport Now cable access show. We discussed how DoingItLocal.com started what and why we report on and how we help the community with our reporting.