Chief Engineer Robert Puciloski, who appeared at the National Transportation Safety Board hearing in Washington, D.C., said the railroad is “behind in several areas,” including a five-year schedule of cyclical maintenance that had not been conducted in the area of the Bridgeport derailment since 2005.
Joseph Callahan, 69, of Fairfield pleaded not guilty in Bridgeport Superior Court to 112 counts of illegal possession of explosives and other charges.
Caggiano, 54, was selected to lead the Bridgeport Diocese by Pope Francis himself.
When the Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Campus opens later this month, 750 ninth and 10th graders chosen by lottery will grace the halls as the first two classes of the state-of-the-art school.
Tickets are typically about $10 for the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League.
On May 17, an eastbound train derailed and was struck by a westbound train just outside of Bridgeport, injuring 73 passengers, two engineers and a conductor. On May 28, a track foreman was struck and killed by a train in West Haven.
Rev. Frank Caggiano, an auxiliary bishop in Brooklyn, will take over a post left vacant since the departure of Bishop William Lori, who was named Archbishop of Baltimore in March 2012.
Some people in the neighborhood believe the smell might be coming from a local waste water treatment plant.
Demonstrators are planning peaceful rallies in Bridgeport to protest a jury’s not-guilty verdict against George Zimmerman in the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida.
Within seconds, the first caller to 911 had first responders heading in the right direction with accurate information about the derailment and collision.
It will be up to Gov. Dannel Malloy and legislative leaders to appoint members to the new Connecticut Commuter Rail Council.
Jim Cameron of the council has submitted a question to Metro-North and to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, seeking to determine why nothing was done to stop trains from traveling over the problem track even after the issue was found and identified.
A man was hit with the maximum sentence of 60 years in prison last week, after being convicted in the beating and burning death of a Bridgeport, Conn., woman.
Though some matches are currently permitted at Connecticut’s Indian-run casinos, national promoters and venues in Hartford and Bridgeport have campaigned for years to host the fights.
Connecticut officials are calling on the federal government to spend more on rail safety and reliability following the Metro-North Railroad derailment and crash near Bridgeport.