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Rat poisoning raises concerns about pet safety

While the elimination of rodent infestation may be “a necessary evil,” it has long been the cause of many unintended deaths among domestic pets, according to Dr. Ira Stone, DVM, who runs Stone Veterinarian […] Continue Reading…


Old city church reborn — Former St. Paul’s Lutheran has new name, new pastor

From 1884 until recently, the Bridgeport church that currently houses Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors Lutheran Church was known as St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. But over the last 127 years, the congregation has become increasingly […] Continue Reading…


Bad students, mad residents

They’re at it again: Students behaving badly at Sacred Heart University. About 20 members of the North End Association in Bridgeport called a meeting with several Bridgeport City Council members to voice their complaints […] Continue Reading…


SustiNet awaits Malloy’s signature

The long awaited SustiNet health care legislation (HB 6305) recently passed the Senate, 22-14, after legislators reached a compromise that left the state insurance plan without a state option. In addition, the watered-down plan […] Continue Reading…


New snafus stymie train station plan

Fairfield’s long anticipated third train station in the Black Rock section of neighboring Bridgeport has hit some new snags, according to sources close to the project. Located on 33 acres, with initial funding of […] Continue Reading…


State votes to decriminalize pot

The move to decriminalize marijuana in the state of Connecticut came as a one-two punch. First the Senate voted to reduce the charges of possessing small amounts of marijuana, narrowly passing it after Lt. […] Continue Reading…


Budget battle insights

The 2011 budget battle continues to be waged on Capitol Hill with the Senate vote on Paul Ryan’s, R-Wis., controversial budget plan put off yet again. The plan that, among other things, proposes to […] Continue Reading…


Birther movement quiets down

Following the election of the nation’s first African American president, backlash by a virulent new breed of fanatics who seemingly use patriotism as a thin veil for racism, began metastasizing. Although it’s a relatively […] Continue Reading…


Bin Laden: The death of a terrorist icon

As cheering crowds gathered outside the White House and at Ground Zero awaiting President Obama’s announcement that Navy SEALs had succeeded in killing Osama bin Laden, details began emerging about the hushed mission. Last […] Continue Reading…


Meet John Gomes: Democratic candidate for mayor

Three candidates will challenge Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch in the upcoming Democratic primary for the city’s top seat. Mary Jane Foster, vice president of university relations at the University of Bridgeport, local real estate […] Continue Reading…


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