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City, school board sued over Bridgeport teacher’s sex assaults of student  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT - A local teenager, who police said was repeatedly sexually assaulted by his special education teacher, claims local school officials negligently ...



Former Bridgeport teacher sentenced 5 years for sexually assaulting 2 students  WTNH.com

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) - A former Bridgeport special education teacher has been hit with a five year sentence for sexually assaulting two students.



Central High ribbon-cutting shows off makeover  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Until a couple of weeks ago, Central High School could brag that it was the city's newest local high school — cold comfort for a building that ...



Reports: Manhunt near Bridgeport’s Central High School dwindles  CTPost

UPDATE: 9:10 P.M.. BRIDGEPORT — Police are still on the lookout for the suspect of an earlier manhunt, but the active manhunt involving multiple officers has ...



Obituary: James William (Jim) Morris of Southbury  Southbury, CT Patch

Obituary: James William ("Jim") Morris - Southbury, CT - Jim married the love of his life Anne Sciuto in 1954 and they were married for 64 years.



U.S. presidents in Connecticut  CT Post

In honor of Presidents Day, we take a look back at some of the presidents that have visited Connecticut through the years. Click through the slideshow for a peek ...



Central High School graduation 2018  CT Post

Image 1 of 67. Central High School's Class of 2018 Graduation Exercises in Bridgeport, Conn., on Friday, June 22, 2018. Central High School's Class of 2018 ...



SEEN: Central High School senior prom 2018  CT Post

Bridgeport's Central High School held its senior prom at Cascade Fine Catering in Hamden on June 1, 2018. The senior class graduates on June 22. Were you ...



Former teacher gets 5 years for sexually assaulting special ed students  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — There were no tears from Laura Ramos. The eyes of the former Central High School teacher, who pleaded no contest to sexually assaulting ...



Tisdale School wins debate tournament  CTPost

New Haven — Students from Jettie S. Tisdale School in Bridgeport took first place in the inaugural Twin City Classic debate, held Jan. 25. Hosted at Yale ...



Officers Remained at Bridgeport's Central and Bassick High Schools After Investigations  NBC Connecticut

Central High School in Bridgeport was on lockdown as police investigated a social media threat that turned out to be a reference to a school in New Mexico ...



Teen pleads not guilty to killing 12-year-old  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Charged with killing 12-year-old Clinton Howell in a drive-by shooting last month, 18-year-old Tajay Chambers waived a hearing on probable ...



Bridgeport Schools set graduation date and locales  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The city's Board of Education is forgoing a daylong graduation marathon at the Webster Bank Arena this year in favor of a much more ...



Bassick High School gets its turn at a makeover  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Bassick High School is ready for its $115 million makeover. Whether it will take the form of a new building, a renovation or something in ...



No. 3 Bassick cruises past city rival Central  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — Trap game. It is a cliché to some, but a rather scary prospect for basketball coaches. Bassick High School boys coach Bernie Lofton, however, ...



Alleged sex assaulting teacher gets brief detention  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The former Central High School teacher caught driving the special education student she is accused of sexually assaulting to the beach got a ...



SEEN: Bridgeport's Central High School prom 2017  CT Post

Bridgeport's Central High School held its senior prom at Woodwinds Banquet Hall in Branford on May 18, 2017. Were you SEEN? Photo: Sara Collimore.



Bridgeport: Adult ed classes begin Sept. 4  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Registration for the Department of Adult Education fall semester evening classes will take place Monday through Thursday, August 27-30, from ...



Bridgeport police: Teen critical after bullet fragment hits brain  News 12 Connecticut

Bridgeport police added extra security at area high schools Friday after a teen was shot.



Central High School graduation 2017  CT Post

Image 1 of 40. Central High School Graduation at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Central High School Graduation at ...



Obituary: Maria Elena Haight, 56, of Monroe  Monroe, CT Patch

Obituary: Maria Elena Haight, 56, of Monroe - Monroe, CT - Elena worked in the health care industry at St. Vincent s Medical Center and later at Advanced ...



In Bridgeport, new curriculum widens students’ perspectives  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A month into a semester-long course on African American Studies, Damian Charriez was compelled to Google the name Mansa Musa.



Bridgeport students protest length, conditions of walking to school  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — About 30 protesters gathered in front of City Hall Monday to protest how hard it is to get to school on foot. Many of the protesters were of high ...



1 arrested following triple shooting in Bridgeport  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A juvenile arrested in connection with a triple shooting in the city Tuesday is the brother of one of four people arrested Monday following an ...



Bassick High School reinvention under way  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The wheels have been put in motion for a new Bassick High School. Not just a much-needed new building to replace the leaky one built as a ...



Central Named Among Connecticuts Best High Schools for 2017: U.S. News and World Report  Patch.com

Central Named Among Connecticut's Best - Bridgeport, CT - The annual list is out and 40 Connecticut schools rank among the best in the state.



Former Bridgeport teacher accused of assaulting students pleads no contest  FOX61 Hartford

BRIDGEPORT — A Bridgeport special education teacher charged with sexually assaulting two students has pleaded no contest. The Connecticut Post reports ...



Former Bridgeport Teacher Makes Plea In Sex Assault Case  Bridgeport, CT Patch

Former Teacher Makes Sex Assault Plea - Bridgeport, CT - A teacher accused of sexually assaulting two special education students made her plea in court.



Bridgeport teacher receive Yale Educator Award  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Shaun Mitchell never attended Yale University, but one of his former students does. As such, the award winning Central High School English ...



Safety measures taken at Bridgeport school due to concerning Snapchat  WFSB

Bridgeport police responded to Central High School on Friday after a circulating Snapchat photo raised concerns.



Arrest made in 12-year-old’s murder  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A teenager in custody in connection with an earlier assault at Central High School was charged Monday with the fatal shooting of 12-year-old ...



Cops: Ex-teacher caught with alleged student lover despite protective order  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A sojourn to the beach on a summer day may have cost the freedom of a former Central High School teacher accused of sexually assaulting ...



Broke school board finds money for freshman football at Harding  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A city school board still trying to find millions in cuts to make next year's school budget balanced added $3,500 to the bottom line to fund ...



Displaced Bridgeport school leaders reassigned  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Budget cuts have led to more administrative reassignments than usual in a school district that is used to rearranging the deck chairs each ...



Bridgeport teacher among state Teacher of the Year finalists  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — For the second time in four years, a local educator has made the final round in the Connecticut Teacher of the Year competition. Sheena ...



Police: alleged killer of 12-year-old confessed  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT - Warned by his public defender not to talk to anyone - especially police, Tajay Chambers, the alleged killer of 12-year-old Clinton Howell, began ...



Fairchild Wheeler High School graduation 2018  CT Post

Image 1 of 15. The Interdistrict Science Magnet School's 3rd Annual Commencement Ceremony at Central High School's Kennedy Stadium in Bridgeport, Conn., ...



Group wants race gap between students, educators closed  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The only male role models Ryan Brown recalls while attending Danbury High School were his football coaches. “They had my back,” Brown ...



Ex-teacher arrested on more sex charges  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT—A former Central High School teacher allegedly had sex with at least four of her male special education students, police confirmed Wednesday.



‘Gang hunter’ arraigned in murder of 12-year-old  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT - They were out hunting members of the “BGs” -the Blitz Gang. Police said 18-year-old Tajay Chambers, 16-year-old Alexander Bolanos, ...



Central High School Class of 2014 Graduation  CT Post

Image 1 of 137. Scenes from the Central High School commencement ceremony Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Kennedy Stadium in Bridgeport, Conn. Scenes from ...



Bridgeport superintendent to be honored by CT NAACP  CTPost

Bridgeport Schools Superintendent Aresta Johnson has been chosen as one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut for 2018 by the Connecticut ...



Bridgeport protestors want better communication between school staff and Latino parents  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — About 25 parents and children staged a protest in front of City Hall Thursday morning demanding that the city's school district improve services ...



Teacher charged with sexually assaulting special ed student  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — A Central High School teacher has been removed from her job amid charges she sexually assaulted a special education student.



School district welcomes new band director  The Wilton Bulletin

Following the retirement of longtime music educator John Rhodes, the Wilton Public School District has welcomed a new band director: Troy Williams.



SROs to patrol problem areas of Bridgeport this summer  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — City students are seeing some familiar faces patrolling the streets this summer. School resource officers are on patrol in problematic areas of ...



School board member arrested at Success Village meeting  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Often-controversial Board of Education member Maria Pereira has been arrested after a Success Village Apartments Board of Directors ...



School district wants security but not the bill  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Pressed for cash, members of the city school board are looking to stop footing the bill for police who cover district sporting events. Facilities ...



Central High fencing team foiled by zero funding  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — The sport of fencing gets its name from the word “defense,” and that's the stance the Central High School fencing team has had to take lately.



Bridgeport cops looking to ID burglary suspect  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a burglary suspect from an incident last month. The burglary happened at Central High ...



Boy’s alleged killers face judge  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT - Charged with killing 12-year-old Clinton Howell in a drive by shooting last month, 18-year-old Tajay Chambers will have a choice. “I'm going to ...



Bridgeport balks at $37G graduation pricetag  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Graduation Day for the Class of 2018 in Bridgeport comes at a price the school board may be unwilling to pay. The bill to host five consecutive ...



Bridgeport parents upset after school fight video goes viral  News 12 Connecticut

Parents in Bridgeport say they are concerned about the growing trend among students of recording fights and then posting them on social media for all the world ...



Central High enforces school uniform policy, a bit late  Ct Post

Wearing a thin white top with lacy sleeves and matching white plastic sunglasses, Central High School senior Kenji Johnson uttered a few choice words when ...



Judge scolds teacher for not staying away from alleged student lover  New York Post

Laura Calladio Ramos, who has resigned from at her position at Central High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut, spent about an hour in jail Thursday after a ...



Schooled in construction  CT Post

Sometimes there are noises, but it is not that much of a distraction,” Keahna Galarza, a Central High magnet senior said, waiting at the end of the day for a ride ...



Obituary: August R. Tomasetti, 93, of Milford  Milford, CT Patch

Obituary: August R. Tomasetti, 93, of Milford - Milford, CT - August was a longtime and active parishioner at Saint Ann Church in Milford and served on both the ...



Obit: Freddy Tello, 24, Of Bridgeport  Bridgeport, CT Patch

Obit: Freddy Tello, 24, Of Bridgeport - Bridgeport, CT - He enjoyed playing soccer with family and friend.



Teacher’s union endorses Moore over one of their own  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Education Association's executive board has voted to endorse State Sen. Marilyn Moore, D-Bridgeport, for another term ...



Puerto Rican Day parade celebrates 25 years in Bridgeport  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — When the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade steps off from Central High School Sunday, organizers will be breathing a sigh of relief. The event ...



African American, Latin studies required to graduate high school in Bridgeport  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — City high school students will have to take a half-year course in African American Studies, Caribbean/Latin American Studies or Perspectives ...



Some call Bridgeport school budget forums “bashing sessions”  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The idea was to get ahead of what is bound to be another tumultuous spring budget season by holding community conversations in all 10 city ...



Bridgeport brings hope to new school year  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The 2018-19 school year was proclaimed a year of hope, promise and advocacy by Schools Superintendent Aresta Johnson in a welcome ...



State Voters’ Guide  CTPost

PAM STANESKI. Party: Republican Job: State Representative for House District 119; EDUCATION: Old Dominion University: Office/Community Groups: former ...



Bridgeport teacher accused of having sex with student  WFSB

A high school special education teacher has allegedly admitted to having sex with one of her students.



Bridgeport Rallies Around Quadriplegic Teacher About To Lose Vital Benefits  Bridgeport Daily Voice

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Friends are rallying around a beloved Central High School teacher who recently learned that state budget changes might make it ...



Man held on $1 million bond for allegedly stabbing girlfriend’s new boyfriend  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT- A West Haven man, accused of fatally stabbing a local man in a fight over a mutual girlfriend, was ordered held Wednesday on $1 million bond.



Excellence in teaching awards announced  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Education Fund has announced its 2018 Inspiration Awards for city educators. Top prizes go to Natalie Liberty-Murray, ...



Bridgeport police train school resource officers for active shooters  News 12 Connecticut

Bridgeport police say they are teaching their school resource officers the latest methods for dealing with an active shooter in response to recent school shootings ...



Former teacher arraigned on sex charges  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT—A former Central High School teacher was arraigned Tuesday morning on charges that she sexually assaulted a special education student.



Longtime Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti Thinking About Bridgeport Mayoral Run — But First He'd Have To Move  Hartford Courant

Mark Lauretti, the 27-year Republican mayor of Shelton who is currently Fairfield County's longest serving mayor or first selectman, says he's intrigued by a ...



Bridgeport: Puerto Rican Day Parade set for Sunday  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County Inc. will stage its 25th annual parade on Sunday, July 8. Scheduled to start at 11 a.m. the parade ...



Harding, Central, Bassick and Bullard-Havens Graduation Rates Released  Patch.com

High School's Graduation Rates Released - Bridgeport, CT - The state has released town-by-town data concerning how many local students are graduating from ...



Some newness to education in 2018  CTPost

The year 2018 will go down as another year of budget cuts for many public school districts in the state, but that's nothing new. It is something Bridgeport has ...



Bridgeport PD acquires police dog for bomb detection  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The city has an additional line of defense when it comes to bomb detection now that Dennis, the police department's new bomb sniffing dog, ...



Bridgeport politician charged in confrontation with cop  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT - Since losing his most recent bid for mayor — and his City Council seat — in 2015, Republican Enrique “Rick” Torres has avoided politics and ...



Bridgeport crowns local spelling bee winner  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The city and national spelling bee competitions don't exactly line up. While Janelle Newell, a sixth-grader from Multicultural Magnet School, ...



Twilight program caters to students having trouble at Bridgeport high schools  Ct Post

BRIDGEPORT -- As most students are exiting Central High School around 3:15 p.m., Rayshellie Rodriguez stops at the security desk to deposit her cellphone ...



Bridgeport police officer awarded for athletic accomplishments  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Police Officer Kateema Riettie is not your typical 44-year-old. Riettie, who is a physical fitness instructor for Bridgeport Police Training ...



Chances of violence have schools jittery  CTPost

With students, parents and teachers on edge over school security, administrators are scrambling to ease fears and to respond to reports — some ...



Bridgeport Central High Toasts The Class Of 2016 At Graduation  Daily Voice

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Over 300 Hilltoppers — with the guys in black and the girls in red — marched into the Webster Bank Arena on Tuesday evening as ...



Choir makes a comeback at Bridgeport’s Harding High  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — For the first time in years, the sounds of choir warm-ups are spilling out of from a second floor performing arts wing into the drab hallways of ...



Obituary: Jean Griffin Kelley, 86, of Fairfield  Fairfield, CT Patch

Obituary: Jean Griffin Kelley, 86 - Fairfield, CT - Jean was a substitute teacher in Milford for many years once her children were in school and then worked for ...



City claims it can take on O&G’s construction oversight  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — John Ricci, Mayor Joe Ganim's public facilities chief, says his department will oversee school construction now that O&G Industries has been ...



Bridgeport teachers to be honored with awards  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT -- Shaun Mitchell and Elizabeth Capasso are very different teachers, according to Kimlee Heng, 16, a student who has taken classes with both.



Bridgeport Central High Soars As 426 Students Graduate  The Daily Voice

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Bridgeport Central High School held its 2015 commencement ceremony Monday afternoon at Webster Bank Arena, as 426 seniors ...



Obama rallies crowd for Malloy in Bridgeport  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT -- Allies to the end on issues such as gun control and the minimum wage, President Barack Obama helped Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ...



Teacher charged in sexual assault resigns  CT Post

Ramos, 31, of Pond Point Avenue, Milford, was charged Tuesday with second-degree sexual assault after police said she admitted having sexual intercourse ...



Edgy teen play coming to Central High  CT Post

Brown likens it to “Rent,” a Broadway musical whose treatment of drug use, sexual orientation and HIV nearly got the script yanked from the Trumbull High ...



Reporter goes back to the future at Central  Ct Post

instead of going undercover like in the movies, I went as myself: a 2003 Central grad who went on to work at her hometown newspaper and has covered the city ...



Friends remember mom-to-be killed in Shelton crash  News 12 Connecticut

Friends are remembering a pregnant Bridgeport woman who died in a weekend car crash in Shelton as a happy person.



Bridgport teacher charged with sexual assault in more trouble  FOX61 Hartford

BRIDGEPORT — A Connecticut special education teacher free on bond while she awaits trial on charges that she sexually assaulted two male students is in ...



Obituary: ​Brian Richard Zikaras, 63, of Milford  Milford, CT Patch

Obituary: ​Brian Richard Zikaras, 63, of Milford - Milford, CT - He worked in several tool shops over his lifetime and finished his working career at Home Depot in ...



Lamont, Ganim play political football  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — Politics can be pretty brutal. So can football. Bridgeport's cash-strapped high school football teams seem to be benefiting from this year's ...



Ex-teacher pleads not guilty to sex assault of special Ed student  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT—A former Central High School teacher pleaded not guilty Tuesday to having a sexual relationship with a special education student. Principal Eric ...



City has three new high school principals  Ct Post

Part of the system overhaul brought to the district by Interim Schools Superintendent Paul Vallas, new high school principals, said Vallas, was necessary to jump ...



Bristol Central Holds On To Upset Maloney, 29-22  Hartford Courant

With 1 minute, 55 seconds remaining in Friday's game between Maloney and Bristol Central, the visiting Spartans had the ball on the Rams' 41-yard line after ...



Bridgeport’s new alternative school motivating students  CT Post

Bridgeport's new alternative school motivating students Created this fall to replace the New School, a privately-operated alternative high school run on behalf of ...



Cadelina steps down at Central after 16 years  Ct Post

after 16 years, 93 victories, a pair of state tournament appearances and two FCIAC championship game appearances, Cadelina has decided to hang up his ...



Obituary: Thomas J. Murray, 94  Westport, CT Patch

Information and image via Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home. Thomas J. Murray, 94 of Weston, died peacefully at home on November 17, 2018. He was the ...



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