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  • Connecticut panel refers lawmaker for criminal probe

    10/16/2013 6:40:01 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 5 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | Oct 16, 2013 | AP wire
    A commission investigation found Christina Ayala falsely registered to vote in July 2009 at a Bridgeport address where she’s not a bona fide resident. She remained registered at that address until January 2013 and voted in nine primaries and elections. She also applied for public campaign financing from that address. A message left with Ayala’s legislative office seeking comment was not immediately returned. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey removed Ayala on Wednesday from her legislative committee assignments.
  • It’s official: Brooklyn’s Caggiano to Bridgeport—UPDATED

    07/31/2013 2:25:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | July 31, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    What had been rumored for months is now fact: [01138-01.01]APPOINTMENT OF THE BISHOP OF BRIDGEPORT (USA)The Holy Father appointed Bishop of Bridgeport (USA) Bishop Frank Joseph Caggiano, until now titular Bishop of Inis Cathaig and Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn (USA). Bishop Frank Joseph CaggianoBishop Frank Joseph Caggiano was born March 29, 1959 in Brooklyn. After attending elementary school “Saints Simon and Jude” and the secondary school “Regis High School” in Manhattan, went to the “Cathedral College” in Douglaston. He studied theology at the Seminary “Immaculate Conception” in Huntington, getting the “Master of Divinity”.He was ordained a priest...
  • Forbes lists Bridgeport as fourth-dirtiest city in U.S. ( Conn )

    12/12/2012 6:45:33 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    ct post ^ | December 11, 2012 | Tom Cleary
    Citing blighted buildings, polluted property and poor air quality, Forbes Magazine named Bridgeport as the fourth "dirtiest city" in America. But look at the bright side Bridgeport residents: Your city is cleaner than Fresno, Calif.; Bakersfield, Calif.; and Philadelphia. "Green" Mayor Bill Finch, who has frequently touted the BGreen2020 sustainability initiative to improve the quality of life in Bridgeport, was among many from the city to take offense to the ranking. ... The image of Bridgeport put forth by Forbes was similar to its portrayal on FOX's animated comedy show "Family Guy" two years ago, casting the Park City as...
  • Utility workers pelted with eggs after Bridgeport, Conn. mayor blasts provider

    11/02/2012 9:42:02 PM PDT · by njslim · 45 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 11/2/02 | Staff
    Angry residents pelted utility crews with eggs as they tried to restore power in Bridgeport, Conn., after the mayor claimed the local power company had "shortchanged" the state's largest city as it tries to recover from superstorm Sandy.
  • Bridgeport (CT) recycling facility hungry for more mattresses

    08/21/2012 2:47:03 PM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
    At a new, 14,500-square-foot facility in Bridgeport's South End, three men spend their weekdays deconstructing old mattresses to be recycled. "I enjoy myself," said 44-year-old Angel Morales, who walks from his house a few blocks away to arrive at the plant at 5:30 each weekday morning. (Since there's no air-conditioning, the employees like to finish their day early to avoid the worst of the heat.) "It kills time, and I'm doing something constructive," Morales said. The facility is called Park City Green, and Morales is surrounded by hundreds of mattresses that are brought in by trucks each year. He can...
  • State house candidate Christina Ayala charged after crash (hit & run Dem)

    08/17/2012 8:06:47 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 20 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | August 17, 2012 | Brian Lockhart and Frank Juliano
    State House candidate Christina Ayala, who won the Democratic primary Tuesday night in the 128th District, is facing several charges after police said she fled the scene of an accident Wednesday night with two minors in her car ... Ayala had pulled over about a block-and-a-half up the street to survey the damage to her car. "She never looked back one time, never walked back one time, never even paid attention to the car she hit," Stokes said. Kenneth Stokes followed Ayala after she got back inside her vehicle and pulled away. He said he pulled next to her at...
  • ACLU to fight Bridgeport (CT) curfew

    07/30/2012 2:25:45 PM PDT · by matt04 · 5 replies
    he American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut is planning on fighting Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch on his proposal to initiate an anti-violence curfew for citizens under 18 years old. Finch signed an ordinance Monday afternoon with the hopes that it will curb a recent rise of gun violence in the city. Three people were shot and killed in the state's largest city in less than a week. One of those deaths was a 15-year-old girl who was sitting on her porch after returning from a Sweet 16 party when she was shot and killed. The Bridgeport City Council voted in...
  • State, Bridgeport wrestle with tough issue: Coal, or no coal?

    07/13/2012 12:38:47 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    As the nation sheds the concept of clean coal for plentiful and even cleaner natural gas, environmental activists are hoping they can push Connecticut to abandon coal as a power source. They’ve seized that opportunity this summer as the owner of Connecticut’s one remaining coal-fired power plant, the Bridgeport Harbor coal plant, applies to renew its five-year operating permit with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The plant is owned by the New Jersey-based PSEG Power. But DEEP is expected to issue a permit renewal in the coming weeks, although officials say they may tighten standards for operation of...
  • Residents, environmentalists crowd hearing on Bridgeport (CT) coal plant

    05/15/2012 3:52:47 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    More than 150 people crowded into a room in the City Hall Annex Monday night to weigh in on Bridgeport Harbor Station's request to renew its five-year operating permit, which expired earlier this year. Environmentalists have been trying for years to shut down the coal operations at the station, which is owned by the Newark-based Public Service Electric & Gas. This may be their best chance, said John Calandrelli, program director for the Sierra Club's local chapter. "This is the first, big, major step in what we believe will be, hopefully, a short fight to convince them to not only...
  • Muslim student says she was profiled, harassed

    01/11/2012 2:33:41 PM PST · by matt04 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    A Muslim woman is suing the University of Bridgeport alleging the Connecticut university failed to investigate her claims that a fellow student sexually harassed her and instead retaliated by reporting her to the FBI based on a false claim by her harasser that she was a terrorist. Balayla Ahmad filed the federal lawsuit Tuesday saying she was sexually harassed by a male student for months in 2009 and that university officials showed "deliberate indifference" to her repeated complaints. She says college officials recklessly disseminated false accusations by the harasser which they had good reason to believe were unreliable and threatened...
  • Bridgeport's Missing Republican Votes (over half of CT's traditional GOP voters were no shows)

    11/15/2010 8:31:49 AM PST · by WebFocus · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/15/2010 | Peter Raymond
    Where did all the Republican votes go in Bridgeport, Connecticut? Either over half of the traditional Republican voters in gubernatorial elections were no-shows on November 2 or the Constitution State's most populous city...lost its constitution. Bridgeport is certainly not the sort of idyllic Norman Rockwell town found throughout most of Connecticut. It has long endured political corruption and patronage, high rates of poverty and crime, a shrinking economy, a  declining population, and more recently, an infestation of radical progressive groups such as ACORN, AFL-CIO, WFP, and SEIU. Bridgeport did not earn the nickname "Chicago of the East" for nothing. Despite its...
  • Voter Fraud In Bridgeport? Video Shows Ballot Bungling

    11/05/2010 6:44:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | November 5,2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Kudos to WFSB-TV. The video is pretty powerful and just adds to the “F Troop” quality of this election. Mayor Jason McCoy has obtained a video that was taken inside a polling place in Bridgeport and shows a poll watcher warning a poll worker not to mix unofficial ballots with official ballots. She ignores him and he is escorted away. There are additional charges: Some voters were given more than one ballot Other voters were not checked off on the registration list Some voters were never asked for IDs Watch. And after you do, ask yourself this? How much of...
  • Liberal Hecklers Won't Let Obama Speak

    10/30/2010 1:23:27 PM PDT · by Nasher · 66 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10,30,2010 | patriotsnetwork
    Liberal Hecklers Won't Let Obama Speak. From today's CT rally.
  • Two Connecticut Firefighters Die Battling House Fire (News and Prayer request)

    07/25/2010 5:48:50 PM PDT · by Celerity · 18 replies
    Gant Daily ^ | 7/25/2010 | David Goodhue
    Bridgeport, CT, United States (AHN) – Two Connecticut firefighters were killed Saturday afternoon while making sure there were no people inside a burning house. Bridgeport firefighters Lt. Steven Velazquez and Michel Baik were inside the burning house when they sent out mayday signals to their colleagues. When a rescue team finally reached their location, they found the men unconscious. They were pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital. Three other firefighters suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators are looking into what caused the massive house fire and into what killed Velazquez and Baik. Saturday marked the first time a Bridgeport firefighter...
  • Suspected tornado shatters largest city in Conn.

    06/24/2010 4:21:50 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies · 1+ views
    AP/GoogleNews ^ | 6/24/10 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    A suspected tornado tore through Connecticut's largest city Thursday — a rare occurrence in the state — toppling trees and power lines and collapsing a building as a powerful line of storms swept across parts of the Northeast. Remarkably, no serious injuries were reported. Hundreds of bricks shook loose from buildings, trees split in half and crushed cars, and a billboard hung precariously several stories up over Main Street. Rescuers searched what was left of a collapsed building before determining no one was inside. The office of Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch declared a state of emergency after the fast-moving system...
  • State Of Emergency In Bridgeport,CT, After Storm Hit

    06/24/2010 2:41:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.myfoxny.com/ ^ | June 24, 2010 | Luke Funk
    MYFOXNY.COM - There are numerous reports of damage after a fast-moving line of storms crossed the suburbs north and east of New York City. A state of emergency was declared in Bridgeport, Conn. after the storm. A building collapsed at 588 East Main Street. Emergency crews rushed to the scene. People are reportedly trapped in the muilti-story building, according to ctpost.com . State Police are bringing in a canine unit to help locate anyone trapped inside.
  • Severe storms in East; multiple injuries in Conn.

    06/24/2010 1:32:32 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 1+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 24
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Severe storms swept across the Northeast and tore through Connecticut's largest city Thursday, downing trees and power lines, shattering windows and toppling church steeples. The mayor's office reported multiple injuries and rescuers were searching one building that had collapsed. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch declared a state of emergency after the fast-moving system of wind and rain caused widespread damage....
  • Car bomb suspect struggled to find a place (All together now: Awwwwwwwwwww...)

    05/04/2010 7:13:53 PM PDT · by WeatherGuy · 60 replies · 1,331+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 5, 2010 | Geraldine Baum and Bob Drogin
    Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani immigrant who police say has admitted parking an SUV bomb in New York, piled up debts and made few friends in the U.S. For most of the past decade, Pakistani immigrant Faisal Shahzad struggled to find his place in America, piling up debts and bouncing from one run-down neighborhood to another. In 2004, he and his wife, Huma Mian, plunked down savings to take out a $218,400 mortgage for a two-story house in Shelton, a gritty Bridgeport suburb. The following year, Shahzad was awarded a master's of business administration degree from the University of Bridgeport, normally...
  • Mall Melee Involving 100 Rowdy Teens

    12/28/2009 2:33:14 PM PST · by SonnyBubba · 78 replies · 3,195+ views
    .nbcconnecticut.com ^ | Mon, Dec 28, 2009 | .nbcconnecticut.com
    Mall Melee Involving 100 Rowdy Teens What's the matter with kids today? Updated 11:09 AM EST, Mon, Dec 28, 2009 More than 100 rambunctious teens turned the Westfield Trumbull into a giant mosh pit Saturday night, according to police. Two teens were ultimately arrested for returning to the after being thrown out by mall security for allegedly bothering customers. The fight erupted at a bus stop outside the shopping center, said police, and ultimately grew to include more than 100 young people. Trumbull police say they had to call in Bridgeport and state police officers for backup and were forced...
  • TEA PARTY EXPRESS IN HARTFORD AND BRIDGEPORT CONNECTICUT 9/11

    09/10/2009 8:26:36 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 42 replies · 2,971+ views
    The Hartford Tea Party Patriots ^ | 09/10/2009 | RaceBannon
    IT'S OFFICIAL!! SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 HARTFORD STATE CAPITAL AND BALDWIN PLAZA BRIDGEPORT TEA PARTY EXPRESS IS COMING TO HARTFORD AND BRIDGEPORT!! TEA PARTY EXPRESS HARTFORD RALLY It's time to take our country back! Join our efforts to bring REAL CHANGE to our government! Join the Hartford Tea Party Patriots in welcoming the Tea Party Express national bus tour when it arrives in Connecticut to rally Americans to oppose the out-of-control spending, higher taxes, bailouts and growth in the size and power of the government. The Hartford rally and Bridgeport Rally are part of a series of tea party rallies being...
  • Ann Coulter to join Tea Party Express (Bridgeport, CT)

    09/09/2009 2:55:26 PM PDT · by GVnana · 8 replies · 892+ views
    Conservative author and pundit, Ann Coulter, has confirmed her participation at the Tea Party Express rally in Bridgeport, CT this Friday, September 11, 2009 at 1:30pm. The rally will be held at Baldwin Plaza (behind the courthouse) located at 1061 Main Street in Bridgeport, CT.
  • Connecticut priest convicted of embezzling $1 million dies of cancer (Catholic Caucus)

    08/25/2009 12:56:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 706+ views
    cna ^ | August 25, 2009
    Fr, Michael Jude Fay Bridgeport, Conn., Aug 25, 2009 / 03:16 am (CNA).- Fr. Michael Jude Fay, a Connecticut priest who was found guilty of embezzling $1 million from his parish, died of prostate cancer on Saturday at the age of 58.His death was reported in a statement sent to CNA by the Diocese of Bridgeport.The diocese also encouraged the faithful to “pray for the repose of Father Fay's soul” and offered its “prayers and condolences to his mother and family.”Fr. Fay had been senior pastor at St. John’s Catholic Church in Stamford, Connecticut from 1991 to 2006. After...
  • State moves to restrict Catholics in politics

    06/02/2009 4:04:21 AM PDT · by Man50D · 27 replies · 1,148+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 01, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport in Connecticut has filed a federal lawsuit following assertions by a state official that rallying church members at the Capitol in Hartford constitutes a violation of lobbying law. Six weeks after 4,000 Catholics in Connecticut rallied in opposition to a proposed state law known as Bill 1098, which dictated local parishes reorganize their governing structures to substitute lay leaders for priests in oversight of finances , the Diocese of Bridgeport received a letter from Connecticut's Office of State Ethics informing it that an investigation was underway to ascertain if the diocese had violated state...
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport files civil lawsuit against State of Connecticut

    05/30/2009 9:45:17 PM PDT · by jobim · 38 replies · 2,171+ views
    Diocese of Bridgeport Newspaper ^ | May 30-31, 2009 | Bishop William E. Lori
    May 30, 2009 Dear Friends in Christ: It is with a great degree of shock and dismay that I must share with you a recent action that the State of Connecticut has initiated with respect to our Diocese. As you will recall, following the surprise introduction of Bill 1098, which singled out Catholic parishes and would have forced them to reorganize contrary to Church law and the First Amendment, our Diocese responded in the most natural, spontaneous, and, frankly, American, of ways:  We alerted our membership – in person and through our website;  We encouraged them to exercise...
  • Thank You! $150,000 Goal for Christian Freedom Fund Surpassed!

    08/15/2006 9:00:20 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 185+ views
    WBOY Channel 12 ^ | Posted 8/14/2006 05:50 PM | WBOY Channel 12
    The latest now on the picture of Jesus hanging on the wall at Bridgeport High School. Right now, the group has just under $139,000 in cash and checks, but they've contacted the school superintendent, and say they'll have enough to present to the board at Tuesday's meeting. The board says it will hire outside council if the money is raised. That money will go into a trust fund to pay for any penalties should the board lose the case.
  • AP: Priest May Have Misspent $1.4 Million (So He Could Live Lavish Lifestyle With His "Partner")

    07/28/2006 5:30:29 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 87 replies · 1,052+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 7/29/2006 | John Cristofferson
    AP: Priest may have misspent $1.4 millionBy JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press WriterBRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A priest who resigned from a church in an affluent Connecticut community misspent up to $1.4 million in parishioner donations to lead a life of luxury with another man, according to a church-directed investigation. The Rev. Michael Jude Fay spent church money on limousines, stays at top hotels, jewelry, Italian clothing and a Florida condominium shared with the other man, auditors hired by the diocese found. About half the money he spent was kept in a secret bank account, according to their report, which was mailed...
  • BRIDGEPORT'S COKEHEAD MAYOR (pardon me for mentioning it, but he broke the law)

    06/26/2006 6:19:45 AM PDT · by Liz · 11 replies · 577+ views
    NY POST ^ | 6/26/06 | EDITORIAL
    John Fabrizi thinks he deserves a big pat on the back for having belatedly confessed that he's been a substance abuser......Fabrizi confessed to having used cocaine and abused alcohol since taking office April 2003..... he insists, his substance-abuse problem "never, ever affected my job performance." Of course, Fabrizi isn't exactly the best judge of how true that last statement really is. Fabrizi's decision to come clean wasn't prompted by any remorse or pangs of conscience: He had little choice but to admit the truth after a prosecutor inadvertently released the transcript of a wiretap in which an alleged cocaine dealer...
  • Conn. Mayor Won't Quit Over Drug Use [Bridgeport Democrat]

    06/20/2006 2:35:29 PM PDT · by Koblenz · 49 replies · 997+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 20, 2006, 4:16 PM | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Mayor John M. Fabrizi admitted Tuesday he had abused cocaine while in office and said he wanted to apologize "to all the people of the city" but had no plans to resign. The admission followed the inadvertent release of an FBI document in which an alleged drug dealer claimed an associate had a videotape of the mayor using cocaine. In a tearful speech to about 200 city employees and residents in City Council chambers Tuesday, Fabrizi said he had not used drugs in 18 months and had sought help for a drug addiction that he had hoped...
  • CT: Mayor urged to address cocaine allegation - Bridgeport Mayor John Fabrizi, Democrat

    06/19/2006 10:42:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 435+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/06 | John Christoffersen - ap
    STAMFORD, Conn. - Adversaries called on the mayor of Connecticut's largest city to resign Monday, while supporters urged him to specifically address allegations he used cocaine. Bridgeport Mayor John Fabrizi, a Democrat, was named in an FBI report that surfaced last week in which an alleged drug dealer claimed an associate had a videotape of the mayor using cocaine. Fabrizi said he had made "poor choices in the past" but declined to be more specific. U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor has said Fabrizi was not a target of the drug investigation. FBI reports, which summarize statements made by witnesses but are...
  • Bridgeport Mayor Named In Cocaine Case

    06/19/2006 7:20:22 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 13 replies · 426+ views
    NEW BRITAIN -- Bridgeport Mayor John Fabrizi today refused to directly address allegations that he used cocaine, instead saying he made poor choices in his personal life that he has since put behind him. Those allegations are included in a summary of an interview that FBI agents had last summer with accused drug dealer Juan Marrero. Marrero told agents that another Bridgeport politician had told him about a video that shows Fabrizi using cocaine, according to the Connecticut Post, which reviewed the documents. Fabrizi, who was in New Britain to finalize an agreement on a redevelopment project for Bridgeport, said...
  • WWII Navy vet, 86, provides glimpse of history

    11/11/2004 5:16:49 AM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 1,217+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 11/11/04 | Shelley Shelton
    Quilt commemorates sailor/poet from the U.S.S. Northampton An Oro Valley veteran was honored last week for connecting an uncle and his nephew more than a half-century after World War II prevented them from meeting. Sherman Walgren, 86, served as a third-class radioman on the USS Northampton from 1940 to June 1942. It was his first ship but not his last. Over the years, he has maintained a growing collection of Navy memorabilia from his time at sea to pass along to his grandchildren. That history of life during the war was what Walgren shared with Texas resident Phillip Dean Bucklew,...
  • Kiplinger's Magazine: Casper and Cheyenne, WY, Are Least Taxed Cities in USA

    06/10/2004 6:48:56 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 6 replies · 347+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-10-04 | Lowell, Jessica
    Cheyenne is least taxing city - magazine Actually, Cheyenne is second to Casper for least-taxed city in the nation, but the Capital City topped Kiplinger's list because it's Wyoming's most populous. By Jessica Lowell rep5@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - The magazine won't even hit the stands until next week, but when it does, Kiplinger's will bear the news that Cheyenne is the least-taxed city in the nation. Taxes paid by a family of four here - $2,200 - are less than one-fifth the taxes paid in Bridgeport, Conn., the city that ranks at the bottom of the...
  • Accidents close part of I-84 in Cheshire, bridge in Portland

    04/20/2004 7:37:52 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 5 replies · 256+ views
    I-84 accident (From Chopper 8) Head-on collision on the Arragoni Bridge on Route 66 (from Chopper 8) (Cheshire-WTNH, Apr. 20, 2004 Updated 10:00 AM) _ It's a messy morning for commuters in part of the state. Serious accidents are tying up major thoroughfares. I-84 eastbound at Exit 26 in Cheshire is closed due to a fiery tractor trailer accident at a bridge crossing over a construction area. The road will be closed until around 1:00 PM due to the roadway melting from the fire."It's just like Bridgeport," State Police spokesman Sgt. J. Paul Vance said, referring to a crash and...
  • “Fahrenheit 1472”

    03/31/2004 2:17:41 PM PST · by Dr.Syn · 7 replies · 154+ views
    dansargis.org ^ | 04/01/04 | Dan Sargis
     “Fahrenheit 1472”April 1, 2004  Terrorists strike Connecticut...or maybe not!  During the day of March 25th, the Department of Homeland Security alerted Connecticut officials about a terror threat targeting the Interstate-95 corridor in Bridgeport.  That same night, a tanker truck carrying 12,000 gallons of home heating oil exploded on...you guessed it... the Interstate-95 corridor in Bridgeport!  Maybe we should ask Richard Clarke what the President knew about Bridgeport. It’s only a matter of time until the Family Steering Committee (FSC) demands an independent investigation into the truth about I-95.  Perhaps FSC Co-Chair, Kristen Breitweiser, can put together 23 penetrating questions concerning the...
  • Security increased as terror threat targets I-95: What DID happen on I-95 Yesterday??

    03/26/2004 4:01:48 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 94 replies · 810+ views
    WFSB TV ^ | March 26, 2004 | WFSB TV
    Security increased as terror threat targets I-95 Email to a Friend Printer Friendly Version BRIDGEPORT -- A terror threat targets Connecticut's busiest stretch of highway, the Interstate-95 corridor in Bridgeport. State police began stepping up security in the area Thursday. The response is a coordinated effort between local and state police, the Coast Guard, and Homeland Security. People taking the port Jefferson ferry to long island underwent police checks of vehicles at the docks today. One of the more visible signs of the increased security measures put into place after authorities received information that Bridgeport could be targeted. "It's nerve-wracking...
  • Fiery Truck Crash Shuts Down Interstate Linking New York and Boston; Long Closure Feared

    03/25/2004 8:17:55 PM PST · by nuconvert · 28 replies · 369+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 25, 2004
    Fiery Truck Crash Shuts Down Interstate Linking New York and Boston; Long Closure Feared Mar 25, 2004 The Associated Press BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - An oil tanker truck crashed on Interstate 95 Thursday night and started a fire that burned out of control, possibly destroying bridges in both directions on the heavily used highway between New York and Boston, state police said. Only minor injuries were reported, but there was a gaping hole in one of the bridges, said Sgt. J. Paul Vance, a state police spokesman. The highway may be closed for days or weeks because of the damage,...
  • Cardinal Egan Defends Record in Abuse Cases

    08/16/2002 11:21:46 AM PDT · by ELS · 4 replies · 235+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 16, 2002 | Daniel J. Wakin
    ardinal Edward M. Egan yesterday defended his handling of priest sexual abuse cases while he was bishop of Bridgeport and said his leadership of the New York archdiocese during the past seven months of crisis was not getting the credit it deserved. "I think we handled the matters properly," Cardinal Egan said. "I think we're handling them properly now." In his first extensive interview since the sexual abuse scandal began enveloping the Roman Catholic Church nationwide, the cardinal described the past year as the most difficult of his life. He said Sept. 11, the scandal and other crises, including a...
  • BOMBSHELL IN BRIDGEPORT

    05/09/2002 9:24:27 AM PDT · by Psalm 73 · 11 replies · 238+ views
    NRO | 05/09/02 | Rod Dreher
    BOMBSHELL IN BRIDGEPORT: [Rod Dreher] Acting on a request by The New York Times, a judge in Bridgeport, Conn., has agreed to unseal documents in the priest sex-abuse cases handled by then-bishop Edward Egan, who was bitterly criticized by victims of Bridgeport priests for the way he handled these cases, and treated them in litigation. The documents will be made public a week from today. A priest who has personal knowledge of what's in those files told me recently, "If the judge unseals them, Cardinal Egan will find himself in as much trouble with the people of New York as...
  • Will Bridgeport Bite the Hand that Feeds its Poor?

    05/02/2002 8:44:59 AM PDT · by George from New England · 11 replies · 275+ views
    Family Institute of Connecticut ^ | 2001 | Ken Von Kohorn, Chairman Family Institute of Connecticut
    Will Bridgeport Bite the Hand that Feeds its Poor? By Ken Von Kohorn, Chairman Family Institute of Connecticut The Bridgeport Rescue Mission is a faith-based charity that helps the poor in both body and spirit. Working out of the Fanny Crosby Memorial Home on Fairfield Avenue, the mission offers food, shelter, long-term drug rehabilitation, and recreational programs for youths that might otherwise have nowhere to go but the street. Importantly, the Rescue Mission also offers spiritual sustenance -- Bible Clubs, Sunday School, and chapel services. On Monday evenings the Rescue Mission’s Mobile Soup Kitchen travels to South Street to distribute...