Bridgeport

Unemployment insurance to expire for many Jan. 1
3:23 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Murphy hears from unemployed, concerned about loss of benefits

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with unemployed people at The Workplace in Bridgeport on Monday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut met with unemployed people in Bridgeport Monday to talk about unemployment benefits, which are set to expire for many on January 1.

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Solar energy and fuel cells
5:58 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Bridgeport landfill to be used for green energy generation

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Dan Esty at Captain's Cove in Bridgeport on Thursday. The landfill where the energy park will be built is just across Cedar Creek from Captain's Cove.
Credit Craig LeMoult

The mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, announced on Thursday that a new solar panel installation and fuel cell facility will be built on the site of an old city landfill. The plan is being called a model for green energy generation in the state.

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Gun Control Debate
6:39 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Conn. U.S. Senators continuing push for gun legislation

Jackie Pettway (middle) with Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, as well as Congressman Jimes Himes and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch (left to right). Pettway's 26-year-old son was killed while trying to shield a group of school children during a shooting in the North End of Bridgeport earlier this month.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut's U.S. Senators say they are pushing to have Congress consider another gun violence prevention bill before the end of this legislative session.  Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal held a roundtable in Bridgeport on Monday with about a dozen family members of gun violence victims, community activists and law enforcement.

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Urban Farm
12:34 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Former dump site to be converted to urban farm

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, Mayor Bill Finch, Rev. C.L. Stallworth of the East End Baptist Tabernacle Church and US Senator Richard Blumenthal at the ground breaking
Credit Ebong Udoma

A site that was once the largest illegal dump in Connecticut is going to be converted to an urban farm that officials say will produce 800,000 pound of fresh vegetables a year. The ground breaking for the project on the East Side of Bridgeport, Connecticut, took place on Friday.

George Zimmerman Trial
11:41 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Protests in Bridgeport over Zimmerman verdict

Crowd at the Federal Building in Downtown Bridgeport
Credit Tarice Gray

About 100 people gathered in Bridgeport, Connecticut to protest the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial and mourn the death of Trayvon Martin.