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U. of Bridgeport grad student making name as an inventor

Stratford resident Reem AlAttas' Rumble Helmet won a pair of awards at a recent CTNext competition, while another invention has drawn interest from IBM.

Bridgeport takes green energy lead with thermal loop

Pending regulatory approval, the project -- designed to provide a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective energy source -- is expected to begin construction in the second quarter of 2018.

Bedford Hall Apartments in Stamford sells for $24.5 million

The six-story building at 545 Bedford St. contains 82 luxury apartments.

Bridgeport City Council overwhelmingly approves Harbor Yard pact

The 18-2 vote paves the way for the city to spend $7.5 million in a public-private partnership that will transform the baseball stadium into a music amphitheater.

Resort casino is latest gamble for Bridgeport’s Steel Point

Efforts to turn this 52-acre Bridgeport peninsula into an economic dynamo has been hobbled for decades by political controversies.

PSEG Power Connecticut launches apprenticeship training program in Bridgeport

The program will focus on preparing participants for registered labor apprenticeship programs, with the goal of construction industry employment.

Eversource’s $1.6B acquisition of Aquarion Water gets OK from state

The deal still faces approval from Massachusetts’ Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

Kismet Interiors makes virtual interior design a reality

With Yasmin Thornton working from her office in Bridgeport and Trisha Kasmin in her own West Coast space, the duo set up their new Kismet Interiors as a virtual company in February.

Bridgeport City Council committee approves Harbor Yard Amphitheater project

The proposed Harbor Yard Amphitheater is scheduled to open 2019 and will be converted into a weather-proof venue hosting between 50 and 75 events annually.

People’s United makes largest donation in its history to Junior Achievement...

The $175,000 grant, whose total reflects the Bridgeport bank's 175th anniversary, will be divided among seven individual offices across six states, including two in Fairfield County.

Trial to begin in Bridgeport against Philip Morris in smoker’s death

The lawsuit alleges 42-year-old Jeanette Bifolck died in 2000 as a result of having smoked the company’s Marlboro and Marlboro Lights since the early 1970s.

People’s United posts record quarterly net income

The Bridgeport bank's board of directors declared a 17.25 cents per common share quarterly dividend.

Trumbull makes strides in building a commercial hub

“We’re in a position now where interest is turning into actual projects," says Trumbull Economic and Community Development Director Rina Bakalar.

Connecticut makes its pitch for Amazon’s HQ2

Other contenders include New York City, Boston, and Austin, Tex., home to Whole Foods -- which Amazon acquired recently.

Horizons at Greens Farms Academy takes office space in Bridgeport

Horizons helps underserved students from Bridgeport develop strong academic, social and emotional skills.