| Jun 3, 2010
| 1:39 PM
Abraham Giles was on his own when he told developers of property at Main and Trumbull streets that he had an agreement with the city to operate a parking lot at the site, the defense asserted today in Mayor Eddie A. Perez's corruption case.
It was this...
| May 17, 2010
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: From the white cedars that reminded the Rev. James Fitch, a founding father, of the cedars of Lebanon mentioned in the Bible.
ORIGINS: Incorporated in 1700 from land grants and private land purchased by settlers directly from the...
| Apr 6, 2010
A drought at downtown Hartford's Hartford 21 is nearly over: The first new commercial tenant in more than two years will open for business next week.
NewAlliance Bank will open its 3,500-square-foot office on the Trumbull Street side of the apartment,...
| Oct 8, 2010
The history of visual art in Connecticut usually is traced to the first professional painter, William Johnston of Boston, who began working in the region around 1762.
But, as Susan P. Schoelwer notes in the introduction to a new scholarly catalog, "at...
| Jul 26, 2010
| 5:20 PM
As family and friends continued to mourn the loss of two Bridgeport firefighters killed Saturday while battling a house fire on Elmwood Avenue, clues as to what happened before the men sent out mayday calls were beginning to come to light.
| Jul 30, 2010
| 6:41 PM
Before the morning rush hour Friday, firefighters from as far away as western Canada began gathering downtown, for back-to-back funerals for two city fire officers killed in a house fire July 24.
"We're volunteers but we just had to come," said Deb...
| Sep 4, 2010
| 2:19 AM
The Department of Public Health confirmed Friday that two Connecticut residents were diagnosed with the West Nile Virus. The two residents, of Bridgeport and Stamford, were hospitalized for encephalitis but were later diagnosed as having the West Nile...
| Nov 18, 2010
| 7:00 AM
A toddler who was miraculously found alive more than an hour after falling into a rushing river, died Wednesday around 6 p.m.
The boy, identified as 1-year-old Thomas Chisholm, was transported to Bridgeport Hospital where he was listed in critical...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 4:59 PM
Chicago police asked for the public's help tonight in finding a 15-year-old boy last seen in the Brighton Park neighborhood a week ago.
Maxwell Gory attends school in the Calumet District and might visit the Bridgeport area, police said in a press...
| Dec 31, 2010
| 7:14 PM
As a rabid Uconn football follower, and after checking Des' Uconn FB blog @ courant.com, I'm also a steady reader of the Uconn sports fan forum @ uconnfan.com. Just after the Fiesta Bowl became official, one of the forum members suggested a fundraiser...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 4:24 AM
A man was fatally wounded Saturday afternoon when authorities said he exchanged gunfire with police in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
About 4:20 p.m. police were flagged down near Madison Street and Parkside Avenue by witnesses who said...