Melissa in the Morning: Taylor Swift 101

Melissa in the Morning: Taylor Swift 101

Quinnipiac University is launching a new course led by Professor Ari Perez, focusing on the cultural and societal impact of international pop sensation Taylor Swift. The three-credit course will cover Swift’s rise to fame, her artistic evolution and her impact on contemporary culture and industry standards. We got more specifics from Professor Perez. Image Credit: Reuters

Melissa in the Morning: Are Bus Fares, Fair?

Melissa in the Morning: Are Bus Fares, Fair?

A recent CT Mirror article highlighted ridership on city buses across the state and the impact of reinstating bus fares last year. We spoke with Josh Morgan with the Department of Transportation to better understand some of the data showing a drop in ridership and whether eating the cost of bus fares makes sense for…

Melissa in the Morning: Phishing Scams

Melissa in the Morning: Phishing Scams

Despite being one of the oldest and most well-known scam techniques, phishing scams continue to be successful. The BBB Scam Tracker reports totaled over 9,000 in 2023, more than double the previous year and a record high. With the current year’s reports trending toward another record, phishing is clearly on the rise as scammers adopt…

Attorney Tom Ganim Melissa in the Morning Diner Tour: Curley’s Diner!

Attorney Tom Ganim Melissa in the Morning Diner Tour: Curley’s Diner!

Welcome to the Attorney Tom Ganim Melissa in the Morning Diner Tour! Our first stop was the legendary Curley’s Diner in Stamford! Melissa hosted several city administrators including Mayor Caroline Simmons, Fire Chief Rex Morris and Annette Einhorn, the Downtown Director of Marketing, as well as people of interest including Mike Moran from the Stamford…

Melissa in the Morning: Lollipops in Fairfield

Melissa in the Morning: Lollipops in Fairfield

Governor Ned Lamont recently went to Dwight Elementary School and met with students who had a hand in approved legislation making lollipops the state candy. We spoke with Superintendent Michael Testani about it. Image Credit: Getty Images

Melissa in the Morning: The Future is Bright

Melissa in the Morning: The Future is Bright

Bridgeport education officials say there are a lot of great education stories in the pipeline for students and teachers. We looked at data surrounding student performance and a lack of teacher support right now. But we also looked at the pockets of success Bridgeport is seeing now and some new investments coming soon. We spoke…

Melissa in the Morning: Swimming Safety

Melissa in the Morning: Swimming Safety

Drowning deaths are on the rise in the United States, following decades of decline. That’s according to the CDC and its new Vital Signs Study released last month. The data shows – more than 4,500 people died due to drowning between 2020 and 2022; up 500 victims per year compared to 2019. Each year, the American Red…

Melissa in the Morning: New Hospital Unit

Melissa in the Morning: New Hospital Unit

Bridgeport Hospital’s Milford Campus unveiled its new state-of-the-art post-surgical orthopedic care unit. The rooms are reportedly equipped with the latest technology and designed with patient and family comfort in mind. We learned about this latest addition and what it means for patients and staff from orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Amit Lahav. Image Credit: Getty Images

Melissa in the Morning: Lonely Workers

Melissa in the Morning: Lonely Workers

A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted the connection between modern workdays and an epidemic of loneliness in the average worker. Gary Phelan gave us perspective and got advice for employers and employees regarding isolation. Phelan is an employment attorney in Stratford and a professor of law at Quinnipiac University. Image Credit: Getty Images

Melissa in the Morning: Deeper Dive into Steelpointe

Melissa in the Morning: Deeper Dive into Steelpointe

In the last decade, Bridgeport has gained new life at the waterfront. Steelpointe Harbor has been attracting more businesses and people to the Park City and the work is far from over. We spoke with Bobby Christoph Jr, President of the RCI Group, responsible for Steelpointe Harbor and more projects in the pipeline. IMAGE CREDIT: Robert…