Bridgeport

44 Conn. cities and towns using VEOCI software
12:04 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

New Haven tech company gaining attention for emergency management software

Bridgeport's Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Scott Appleby addressing first responders at the city's Emergency Operations Center.
Credit Brian Scott-Smith

As cities and towns across Connecticut look to improve their coordination during emergencies, many are signing up for a system created by New Haven-based Grey Wall Software called VEOCI, or  the Virtual Emergency Operations Center.

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Business
10:23 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Conn.'s first sneaker trade show held in Bridgeport

Credit Tarice L.S. Gray

Connecticut’s first sneaker trade show  was held on Sunday at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport . The multi-billion dollar sneaker industry has captured the attention of novice traders in the area looking to get hold of the most sought after sneakers.

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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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