Bridgeport News: Tombstones Found At Splash Pad

VIDEO REPORT-- 2022-08-04 #Bridgeport CT-- A number of viewers have reached out to me to let me know about tombstones discarded just a couple of feet from the splash pad outside Luis Marin School on the Boston Avenue side. Lakeview Cemetery is across the street but it is not known if the two are connected. It is not known how long they have been there but they are behind a fenced-in area of a small building being demolished.One stone is of PFC Morris J. Cohen who served in the US Army during WWII. The other stone is a mother, Gertrude Jones who passed in 1981. Cohen's year of death is hard to make out, looks like 1983.Frank Recchia of News12…

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MISSING PERSONS SILVER ALERT – EMILY BENITEZ + OLIVER ORTIZ

On July 27, 2022 15-year-old Emily Benitez and her 5-month-old infant son Oliver Ortiz were reported missing by the family’s CT Department of Children and Families (DCF) case worker. To fit the criteria for an amber alert there needs to be an imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.  On August 3, 2022, a silver alert was implemented by the CT Department of Public Safety.  Emily is described as approximately 5’ tall/110 lbs. having brown hair/eyes. The child, Oliver, is only five-months-old and has brown hair/eyes. The Bridgeport Police Department is working with our law enforcement partners to bring this incident to a safe and speedy conclusion.  We are asking for the public’s help in locating Emily and Oliver. …

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HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAM TO INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ASPIRING NURSES AND SOCIAL WORKERS

(NEW HAVEN, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont announced the launch of CT Health Horizons, a three-year higher education program designed to address statewide shortages in nursing and behavioral health providers.A collaborative partnership between Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU), the Office of Workforce Strategy (OWS), multiple state agencies, the University of Connecticut (UConn), the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges (CCIC), and the Connecticut Hospital Association, the program seeks to address the state’s workforce shortage in these critical areas through three strategic pillars:Tuition assistance to incentivize low-income and minority students to enter accelerated and cost-effective nursing and social work programs.Recruitment and retention of faculty to rapidly expand seat capacity and train the next generation of nursing and behavioral health workers.Innovative programs…

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