The city has hired a high-powered Hartford law firm to help convince the state's highest court to overturn a judge's order for a new primary for the North End City Council seat. The state Supreme Court will hear arguments on Dec. 21 in an expedited appeal of Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis' ruling that fraud and abuse by city election officials and the head of the city's Democratic Party tainted the results of the Nov. 14 primary for the 133rd council seat.
Fairfield County McDonald's restaurants are celebrating their partnership with Uber Eats by offering a free 10-piece Chicken McNuggets to anyone who orders through the Uber Eats app on Wednesday. Order from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. from any of two dozen participating McDonald's in Fairfield County and the McNuggets will be winging your way.
John Gasiorowski, a senior at Fairchild Wheeler's Aerospace School tells Bridgeport school board about his clothing drive, Dec. 11, 2017. Beside him is the school's principal, Jay Lipp.
Corrinna Martin, mother of Alyssiah Marie Wiley, speaks outside of Bridgeport Superior Court after the third trial for Jermaine Richards, who was found guilty Friday Sept. 15, 2017 for the murder of Wiley.
Police found more than a pound of heroin and nearly a quarter pound of cocaine during a raid of a Bridgeport man's home, according to the Connecticut Post. Police in Stratford had received information that 36-year-old Christopher Andujar of Bridgeport was supplying drugs to dealers in town, the Connecticut Post reported.
WPKN General Manager Steve diCostanzo, right, checks out the installation of the Bridgeport radio station's new ten thousand watt analog transmitter in Shelton, Conn. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
Several dozen small businesses and vendors will be selling their wares in the city's first Holiday Pop-Up Market downtown at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center, 999 Broad St. in Bridgeport. Several dozen small businesses and vendors will be selling their wares in the city's first Holiday Pop-Up Market downtown at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center, 999 Broad St. in Bridgeport.
Jack Socci, 26, of Bridgeport, was charged with being in possession of 30 unstamped bags of heroin on Thursday night. Jack Socci, 26, of Bridgeport, was charged with being in possession of 30 unstamped bags of heroin on Thursday night.
Three people were taken into custody Tuesday morning following a police chase on I-95 that ended in New Haven, officials said. Bridgeport police and Connecticut State Police informed New Haven officers they were chasing a vehicle that had entered New Haven, which they believed to have been used in robberies in Bridgeport, officials said.
Two people from Bridgeport were busted on narcotics charges after they tried to sell drugs to detectives in a hotel parking lot in Milford, police said. The incident occurred at about 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, as the Milford Police Department's TAC Unit was conducting an anti-crime patrol in the parking lot of the Motel 6 at 111 Schoolhouse Road, police said.
It's clear that someone stabbed Erick Lopez to death - but a jury was very definite Monday that it wasn't Wilfredo "Indio" Ortiz. "There was no way to tell from any independent evidence who stabbed the guy," said Ortiz's lawyer, Assistant Public Defender Jonathan Demirjian.
For the first time in eight years, John Harkins will greet the sunrise on Tuesday knowing he won't have the weight of Stratford and its 52,000 people on his shoulders. Harkins, a Republican, announced in March - with some relief - that he would not seek re-election.
What was once a vacant space behind Walgreens is now a five-story apartment complex for more than four dozen families in what's being called the Downtown West area. City and state officials joined members of Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust on Monday morning to celebrate the opening of the Westgate Apartments at 515 West Ave. "We're one step closer to making that neighborhood really emerge and come to life, and this building is not only providing housing, affordable housing, housing for veterans, and a mix of uses with retail on the ground floor, it complements BNT's overall strategy to create a new neighborhood for the people who live here in Bridgeport," said Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust CEO Elizabeth Torres.
This Dec. 11, 2017, photo released by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo shows one of two new tiger cubs at the zoo in Bridgeport, Conn. The zoo's 10-year-old Amur tiger, Changbai, gave birth Nov. 25 to four cubs but only two survived.
Tambria Raiford, 32, of Dekalb Avenue, Bridgeport, was charged with fifth-degree larceny and second-degree forgery in the incident first reported to police on Jan. 5, police said. On that date, a manager from Crave told officers that someone had produced and cashed 10 fake payroll checks totaling about $8,500 and made out to nine people who are not employees of the restaurant, police said.
Ascension Health is in talks with Providence St. Joseph Health of a potential merger that would form the largest hospital group in the country if a deal is completed, according to the Wall Street Journal, with Ascension hospitals including St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport. The nonprofits did not confirm talks, with the Wall Street Journal citing multiple sources it did not identify by name who said the organizations have been in talks for months, and a merger "far from assured" according to the report.
Click through for an overview of the best places to get a bagel in and near Bridgeport, according to Yelp users. Click through for an overview of the best places to get a bagel in and near Bridgeport, according to Yelp users.