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Bridgeport City Council approves theater redevelopment deal

BRIDGEPORT - Mayor Joe Ganim got his redevelopment deal for the downtown theaters Monday, while critics said the developer dodged having to hire unionized construction workers. "This is the way things are in America today, which sucks," said Councilman John Olson, who complained that unions built th


CT Pulse: Sen. Slossberg talks GOP budget vote; MGM VP discusses Bridgeport casino

On Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 12:30 p.m. CT Pulse talks with a Democratic senator who helped pass a GOP budget plan and, later, discuss plans and roadblocks for the MGM Bridgeport resort/casino proposal. State Sen. Gayle Slossberg (D-14) — one of three moderate Senate Democrats who broke ranks and vote

SHELTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-20 08:00:49

Habitat home on Pembroke Street to go to Bridgeport family Saturday

Updated 1:45 pm, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 BRIDGEPORT-Another worthy city family will be getting their own home Saturday courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County. Habitat will turn over the keys to Natalie Cotto and her two daughters, Nina-Marie, 10 and Bailey, 2 during a c

CONNECTICUT POST - 2017-09-20 13:45:46

One-vote loss blocks Keeley's return to Bridgeport politics

Updated 6:18 pm, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 BRIDGEPORT-Tied on primary night former longtime State Rep. Bob Keeley lost his bid for a political comeback by one vote in Tuesday's recount involving the Sept. 12 balloting. And of course, this being Bridgeport, the difference maker was an absentee ba

CONNECTICUT POST - 2017-09-19 18:18:00

Bridgeport Hospital holds Issues in Trauma Care conference

The Trauma of Burns is the topic of Bridgeport Hospital's 2017 Issues in Trauma Care conference Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn, 1070 Main Street. The conference is intended for healthcare providers involved in preventing, treating and helping people r

SHELTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-19 10:03:33

Mayor Harp speaks on proposed Bridgeport casino, New Haven training facility

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - New Haven is hoping that Bridgeport's plan to bring a casino to the city's waterfront will also provide an economic boost to The Elm City. Mayor Toni Harp says MGM, the group behind the casino project, would like New Haven to be home to a casino job training facility. Relat

WTNH.COM - 2017-09-19 21:20:18

Poll: Bridgeport fairly fit; New Haven not so much

Nearly 54 percent of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk residents exercise regularly, making it neither one of the fittest nor least fit communities in the country. The New Haven-Milford area is a different story, as just 48.7 percent of its residents work out regularly, making it one of the 25 least exerc

NEWCANAANNEWSONLINE.COM - 2017-09-19 15:43:32

Bridgeport teen beaten after 'lewd remark' to girl at Westfield Trumbull mall

Updated 1:56 pm, Monday, September 18, 2017 TRUMBULL-A 13-year-old girl responded to the insult of 15-year-old boy at the Westfield mall Saturday afternoon by splashing him with a drink, police said. Then she gathered her friends, who chased him through the mall, police said. "A total of six yout

CONNECTICUT POST - 2017-09-18 13:56:17

Bridgeport homeowner facing eviction over unpaid bill

Another homeowner in Bridgeport is facing eviction Sunday due to an unpaid utility bill. Charlie Coviello says his home will be auctioned off next Saturday as the result of an $1,800 sewer bill he could not pay on time, and all of his tenants will end up homeless. As News 12 has reported, a coalitio

NEWS 12 - 2017-09-17 19:36:00

Groceries trump slots on Bridgeport's East End

Published 10:31 pm, Monday, September 18, 2017 BRIDGEPORT - MGM Vice President Uri Clinton was excited about the prospect of a Bridgeport-based casino luring New Yorkers - and more importantly their disposable income - to the city for $200-a-head A-list music concerts and $20 drinks. "Even though

CONNECTICUT POST - 2017-09-18 22:31:22

Malloy: long odds for Bridgeport/MGM casino

HARTFORD - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy doubts that the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations would agree to open up their exclusive deal for operating casinos in the state to allow an MGM Resorts casino in Bridgeport. "But perhaps they'll come forward and say that's what they want to do," Malloy


MGM To Announce Plans For Casino In Bridgeport

MGM Resorts International said Monday it will announce plans for a casino in Bridgeport's Steelpointe Harbor area, a move the casino giant said would create thousands of jobs. Details of the casino and entertainment complex will be revealed at a press conference at 11 a.m. today at Steelpointe. MGM

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-09-18 10:40:00

Bridgeport schools would be flat-funded under Republican budget

BRIDGEPORT - The budget adopted by the General Assembly, and which Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has pledged to veto, would flat fund the city school district for two years, Republicans said Monday. State Senator Len Fasano, R-North Haven, said the district's Education Cost Sharing grant and special educati

NEWCANAANNEWSONLINE.COM - 2017-09-18 23:35:02

MGM Bridgeport plan stokes casino expansion debate

Updated 5:53 pm, Monday, September 18, 2017 MGM Bridgeport plan stokes casino expansion debate The mayors of Connecticut's two largest cities threw their chips onto the table Monday in support of a $675 million MGM casino on Bridgeport's waterfront and associated employee training center in New Ha

NEWSTIMES - 2017-09-18 22:25:12

New Haven could reap benefit from casino in Bridgeport

Updated 6:43 pm, Monday, September 18, 2017 Plans for a new casino that has been proposed for Bridgeport include a permanent training center in New Haven, a New Haven spokesman said Monday. Laurence Grotheer, a spokesman for Mayor Toni Harp, said the location of the facility has not yet been deter

NEW HAVEN REGISTER - 2017-09-18 18:43:03

Logan sends powerful message at fundraiser for shelter

MONROE - The photos that journalist Lara Logan displayed on a series of video monitors Tuesday afternoon at the Waterview were almost unbearable to look at. They were blurry, and too close-up to reveal much. But what they showed was horrifying. They were taken during the brutal 2011 sexual assault

WESTPORT NEWS - 2017-09-19 22:41:05

GOP governors say Connecticut winning race to bottom with Malloy

Updated 10:13 am, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Back to Gallery STAMFORD - The Republican governors of New Hampshire and Kentucky said Tuesday night that Connecticut is a shell of its former self under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, but warned those in the GOP running for the state's highest office that s

CONNECTICUT POST - 2017-09-20 10:13:49

Monitoring the tides amid Jose

STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - We were monitoring the tides on Tuesday as Jose spins out in the Atlantic. Thankfully, this storm track has moved even further away from Connecticut. Regardless, we still have lots of wind churning up Long Island Sound in the distance. Related Content: Storm Team 8 Hurrican

WTNH.COM - 2017-09-19 23:11:37

Nursery school students blow shofars for Rosh Hashannah

Children at B’nai Torah Nursery School are blowing their shofars for Rosh Hashannah, the Jewish New Year.  The holiday begins at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The shofar calls our attention to becoming a better person in the year ahead. Pictured: Advaita Menon, Bryce Lembree, Ethan Storms and Oliv

TRUMBULLTIMES.COM - 2017-09-20 12:54:44

Lavoie: The more debates, the better

Candidate debates are a staple of local politics, and debating about debates is quickly becoming a local tradition too. Paul Lavoie, the Republican candidate for first selectman, has challenged his fellow candidates, Democrat Vicki Tesoro and petitioning candidate Michael Redgate, to a total of eigh

TRUMBULLTIMES.COM - 2017-09-20 12:18:09