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BLUMENTHAL SPONSORS GREEN NEW DEAL FOR PUBLIC HOUSING ACT TO SIGNIFICANTLY UPGRADE PUBLIC HOUSING & CREATE NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING

[HARTFORD, CT] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined Senate colleagues in reintroducing legislation that would take on the affordable housing crisis and the existential threat of climate change. The Green New Deal for Public Housing Act invests up to $234 billion over ten years to transition the entire public housing stock in the United States into zero-carbon, highly energy-efficient homes – dramatically improving living conditions for nearly 2 million people in public housing across the country. The legislation also creates up to 280,000 good-paying, union jobs per year, while reducing annual carbon emissions by roughly 5.7 million metric tons – the equivalent of taking over 1.26 million cars off the road. “We need to address both the climate and housing crisis through dramatic renovation,…

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Town Reinstates Timed Parking Enforcement to Manage Parking Availability

Westport, CT – The First Selectwoman’s Office and the Police Department have announced that effective May 1, 2024, timed parking limits will be reinstated and enforced in Town parking lots and on Town roadways in Downtown Westport. Timed parking limits in Town owned parking lots and roadways are now 3 hours, increased from the previously enforced 1 and 2-hour limits, as approved by the Board of Selectwomen. Posted limits will be enforced from 8 AM to 6 PM, 7 days a week. Parking on Post Road East will remain timed for 1 or 2 hours. New signage has been installed in all Town parking lots and roadways to reflect the updated time limits. Residents, employees, business owners, and visitors are…

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Bridgeport News: Update on Stabbing

On April 20th, 2024, at around 9:15 pm, Bridgeport Police responded to reports of a possible shooting near Middle Street & John Street. Upon arrival, they discovered a stabbing victim being taken to the hospital; no shooting had occurred. During the investigation, officers received suspect descriptions and began searching downtown. They found a crime scene outside the "G'smoke shop" at 7 Middle Street. Meanwhile, a 32-year-old man arrived at the hospital with a stab wound to his chest, and officers helped him inside; he's now in stable condition. Officers spotted a person matching the suspect's description entering the Bridgeport Train Station. They followed him, noticing blood-like stains on his clothes, and detained him in the men's bathroom. The person, identified…

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UPDATE: Homicide Investigation in the 1200 Block of Park Avenue

Tragically, 17-year-old Romain Sterling of Bridgeport, CT, passed away on April 17, 2024, from injuries sustained in a shooting on April 10, 2024, along Park Avenue. The Bridgeport Police Department's Detective Bureau is in communication with Romain Sterling's family during this difficult time. This loss deeply impacts the Bridgeport community, affecting officers dedicated to ensuring citizen safety. Our thoughts and prayers are with Romain's family and friends. While significant progress has been made in the investigation, the Bridgeport Police Department seeks the community's assistance in solving this crime. Anyone with information is urged to contact Homicide Detective Thomas Harper at 203-581-5239 or utilize the Bridgeport Police Tips line at 203-576-TIPS. This remains an active investigation, and no further information is…

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