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Ed Gomes


Saturday is Bridgeport's Household Hazardous Waste Day

The city's Public Facilities Department will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Day tomorrow, Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Blackham School, 425 Thorme Street.

This once a year event is free and is open to any Bridgeport resident who would like to dispose of electronics and household hazardous waste in a safe and environmentally sound way.

Household Hazardous Waste.

See a list of accepted items here.

For more information on hazardous waste, please contact Dennis Scinto at 203-576-7796.

Bridgeport Opens Puerto Rico Relief Center

Bridgeport has officially opened a relief center for families arriving from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The center will serve as a one-stop resource for families who are looking to transition into the Bridgeport community.

The Puerto Rico Relief Center will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 2 Lafayette Square, Bridgeport. The center will offer job assistance as well as referrals for housing, health care, transportation, food and clothing.

To reach the office, call 203-953-3272.

Bridgeport has one of the largest Puerto Rican populations in the state, and the center has already started working with 30 families who were displaced by the hurricane and have come to live with local relatives.

As of Tuesday, about 70 percent of the island of 3.4 million people was still reported to be without power.