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Entries Tagged as 'Doing It Local'

‘It’s Funded, Shovel-Ready,’ Pitching Bridgeport As An MGM Star, Waterfront Casino Proposed

September 19th, 2017 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Declaring MGM Bridgeport can be “a major economic force, a top-tier entertainment resort, and an essential contributor to this community,” MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Murren, a Bridgeport native, on Monday shared details of a $675 million waterfront resort for the East End creating thousands of construction and permanent jobs, a guarantee $8 […]

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Early Morning Fire Hits North End

September 4th, 2017 · No Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local: Around 7am neighbors began pounding on doors at 2606 Main Street as the fire spread throughout the multi-family home where many were sound asleep. Everyone made it out safely.

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West Side Fire Displaces Eight

August 29th, 2017 · No Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

One person was hospitalized after a Monday night fire on Beechwood Avenue displaced eight people. Police link the blaze to a domestic dispute. Within fifteen minutes firefighters had the bulk of the fire out, according to a report from Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local. Video coverage above.

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Man Shot Dead In East End

August 24th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Update here. From Cedar Attanasio, CT Post: City police said the man who was shot to death as he was working on his car on Sixth Street did not appear to be the intended target of Thursday morning’s shooting.

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City Receives Donated Fire Safety Vehicle

August 20th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Fire Chief Richard Thode, in a video courtesy of Doing It Local, unveils a new fire safety truck donated by actor Denis Leary’s Firefighters Foundation.

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center Opens Police Post, Donates Life-Saving Kits

August 17th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation on Wednesday presented the Bridgeport Police Department with 400 individual bleeding control kits for its police officers, a donation valued at $40,000. If an officer suffers a gunshot wound or is otherwise injured in the line of duty, these kits will enable them to apply either self-aid or “buddy” aid […]

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Fire Closes Subway Sandwich Shop

July 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

A Monday morning fire that started in an outside trash can has closed the Subway sandwich shop Downtown. Video above courtesy of Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local. The franchise owner suspects arson.

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Police Investigate Shootings, Five-Year-Old Wounded In Hand

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local. Just before 11pm Sunday night police began receiving a number of 911 calls for shots fired. Calls from Lorraine Street, Petrie Street, Maplewood Avenue and Colorado Avenue. Police first found a man shot in the head, laying in the street on Maplewood Avenue near Laurel Avenue. The man’s exact […]

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