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Schools debut ‘Safe Corridors’ for students

The streets around Warren G. Harding High School were mobbed with police officers on the first day of school. The lights of patrol cars flashed at street corners, officers in helmets biked up and […] Continue Reading…


Newton tries for comeback in 23rd Dist. Primary

Ernie Newton is positioning himself to be the comeback kid. Seven years after resigning from the Connecticut state Senate amid a corruption scandal and two years after returning home from a stint in federal […] Continue Reading…


Mixed Vibes

As a resident of the South End, I harbor mixed feelings every year when July comes around, and the Gathering of the Vibes rolls down my street and into Seaside Park. There are plenty […] Continue Reading…


Vibes completes final year of 5-year contract at Seaside Park

It was a weekend full of good Vibes: The surviving members of the Grateful Dead graced Seaside Park’s bandshell; San Francisco rock band Primus headlined on Saturday night; and there was just enough rain […] Continue Reading…


Developer, neighbors working toward Brewster St. compromise

Brewster Street Partners, LLC and the members of the Black Rock community are working together on a plan that may allow development to go forward at 340-344 Brewster St., the site of a blighted […] Continue Reading…


Fate of historic house still unclear

The Black Rock neighborhood scored a victory in December when a Superior Court judge voided permits that would have allowed townhouses to be built at the site of an 80-year-old historic home in the […] Continue Reading…


Holly Street dwelling combines green building, affordable housing

Three engineers from Steven Winter Associates, a Norwalk-based environmental consulting firm, were erecting a peculiar-looking device in one of the front doors of a new duplex at 128-130 Holly St. in Bridgeport, on the […] Continue Reading…


Education reformer Paul Vallas named as Bridgeport interim schools chief

Paul G. Vallas, the educational reformer who’s taken charge of embattled school systems in New Orleans, Haiti, Chile, Philadelphia and Chicago, is coming to Bridgeport. Vallas, 58, was named Acting Interim Superintendent by Bridgeport’s […] Continue Reading…


Much remains uncertain after board fires Ramos

When, on Oct. 12, the Bridgeport Board of Education fired Superintendent John Ramos, the school chief was unsurprised. In an interview a week later, Ramos referred to comments he made at a June 28 […] Continue Reading…


Julio’s Pizza dishes up ‘famous’ pies

It’s been several months since Arthur’s Famous Pizza closed its doors, but Park Avenue still smells like tomato sauce and pizza crust, thanks to Julio’s Pizza, a nine-month-old establishment run by some of Famous […] Continue Reading…


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