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The Harbor Yard Amphitheater under construction in Bridgeport.

HARBOR YARD AMPHITHEATER MOVING CLOSER TO COMPLETION BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN kzimmerman@westfairinc.com

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oughly two years after its groundbreaking, Bridgeport’s highly anticipated Harbor Yard Amphitheater is expected to finally open this summer. That being more than a year after what was originally envisioned is, said Harbor Yard principal

Howard Saffan, “a combination of Murphy’s Law and the weather.” Saffan spoke during a tour of the still-under-construction site at 500 Main St. He wouldn’t provide a specific opening date for the joint venture between the city of Bridgeport and Harbor Yard Amphitheater in association with concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment. The Weston resident

also declined to say how much the project has cost so far, though he allowed that “we’re so much past” the original $15 million estimate. “We’ve exceeded that budget dramatically.” That is due in large part to the condition of the building — formerly the home of the Bridgeport Bluefish minor league baseball team that exited after the 2017 season — which Saffan described as “horrific.” The developer said he’d spent $25,000 to test the site “and to discover what the issues were.” Those included severely corroded water pipes, elevators that failed safety inspections — one was used to haul garbage » BRIDGEPORT

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$1.5B INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING FIRM LOOKS TO SERVE SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT WITH NEW OFFICE BY PETER KATZ pkatz@westfairinc.com

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n international consulting firm with sales of about $1.5 billion a year, more than 7,500 employees and offices in more than 30 cities around the globe has opened an office in White Plains to expand its operations in Westchester and southern Connecticut. The company says its clients include more than half of the Fortune 100 companies, about one-third of the Fortune 500 companies and numerous startups and nonprofit organizations. It says it can provide expertise in every field from retail to

life sciences. The company is Slalom and is headquartered in Seattle. It provides consulting services focused on business strate�y, technolo�y and business transformation. Marc Raderman, a Dobbs Ferry resident, is the company’s general manager for Westchester and southern Connecticut. Raderman told the Business Journal that while the company opened its office at 44 S. Broadway in White Plains on Jan. 2, that space is temporary and it plans a move this summer. “We’re coming down to the home stretch on negotiating a lease where we’ll » NEW OFFICE

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ONLY IN AMERICA Eliana Grubel brings clients to better health one meal at a time BY PHIL HALL phall@westfairinc.com

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lot of people just don’t know how to eat well,” observed Eliana Grubel. “Even very well-educated people. And they don’t pay attention because there is always something else in front of them.” And that’s where Grubel comes in. The Bridgeport-based personal chef is on a mission to ensure her clients across Fairfield County, Westchester County and New York City have the best meals prepared to meet their specific dietary needs — including clients whose livelihood involves the projection of vibrant health. “I worked with the owner of a �ym in Westchester who needed to lose weight,” she recalled with a laugh. “He was very anxious to lose weight. We did a very good job in one month.” The Brazilian-born Grubel was the daughter of a member of her homeland’s diplomatic corps and spent years in Chile and Uruguay, later marrying and settling in Uruguay to run a deli and a restaurant with her husband. When Uruguay experienced a severe economic crisis at the beginning of the millennium, the couple immigrated to the U.S., arriving in the New York area a few months before the 9/11 attacks. Grubel secured work as a nanny and strove to improve her English, but her life was slowly pointed in a different direction when her employer expanded her duties beyond childcare. “While working for the family, they started to ask me to cook,” she recalled. “They liked Italian, Mexican and Middle Eastern recipes. I always felt an attraction for school — I did culinary arts in high school.” Grubel quickly began to find a talent in the kitchen and soon gained enough confidence in her English and her culinary skills to pursue a new career. “I put an ad in the Stamford Advocate and got jobs cooking for other people,” she added. “People started calling me.” But Grubel quickly realized

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that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for meals — especially when her clients identified problems that they needed to avoid. “To cook for people with very specific health problems or a lot of allergies is very complicated,” she continued. “People that are called ‘chef’ don’t like to change recipes or adapt, to modify things. That is one thing that makes my service unique. I like to play around with recipes and see when clients eat something they usually don’t eat when I switch ingredients.” Grubel studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition at Columbia University and became a board-certified health counselor with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners upon completion of a year-long training program. She also graduated from the Culinary Business Academy’s Professional Personal Chef Training Program in Atlanta and became a premier member of the United States Personal Chef Association.

She also began researching the theories formulated by Dr. Peter D’Adamo, the naturopathic physician who advocates a distinctive diet tied to a person’s blood type. Beyond her studies, Grubel started to analyze and cut through food marketing to determine the best products for her meals. “It is very confusing to buy at a supermarket,” she stated. “The good foods have very little marketing. And even in the health stores, you can get very bad food. When shopping, I look for quality food that has no pesticides and no hormones. I encourage clients to buy as much organic food as possible.” Grubel relies on word-of-mouth recommendations and inquiries via her CleanFood4urType.com website for clients. Due to zoning laws, her food preparation needs to be done at a commercial kitchen or her clients’ homes. She cannot prepare meals at her Bridgeport residence and take them to her clients. Grubel’s services include creat-

ing meals, hosting cooking classes and catering dinner parties. She also formulates short-term detox programs, using plant-based proteins in cold-pressed juices and smoothies and probiotic-rich fermented foods matched to the client’s individual needs. “I believe that if people detoxify once a year, it is a very good way to improve the immune system and get rid of toxins,” she said, noting that detox programs must be time-restrictive and not overdone. “I don’t like to do anything extreme because it could make a person sick.” Grubel’s client base varies during the course of the year, but one thing that she has tracked is the appreciation of her specially prepared foods. “People are happy and, depending on the amount of food I prepare, you see the impact on their faces,” she said. “It is amazing to see the effects of how food can change people in a very short time.”

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omentum appears to be growing for highway tolls in Connecticut as Gov. Ned Lamont and fellow Democrats made their case at Westport’s Bedford Middle School on Jan. 12. A Hartford Courant/Sacred Heart University poll shows growing public support for Lamont’s 10-year, $19 billion CT2030 plan that includes tolls for tractor-trailers on 12 highway bridges around the state. In the poll, conducted between Dec. 16 and Jan. 2, 47.5% of 1,000 respondents said they would support a truck-only tolling system, including 62.1% of Democrats and 38.8% of Republicans. Just 34.7% supported tolls in an SHU poll released last March, although at that time Lamont was seeking tolls for all vehicles at 50 gantries. The latest poll reported that 55.7% of respondents said they disapproved of how the governor has handled the tolls issue. Nevertheless, it also found Lamont’s approval rating growing from 24.6% in May and 24.1% in September to 28.1%. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.02 percentage points. In addition to Lamont, the Westport event featured Department of Transportation Commissioner Joseph Giulietti, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff of Norwalk, Transportation Committee co-chair and state Sen. Carlo Leone of Stamford and Darien, state Rep. Lucy Dathan of New Canaan and

the forum’s co-hosts, state Sen. Will Haskell and state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg of Westport. Lamont said transportation legislation, including tolls is being drafted, with Duff saying that it could be ready in time for a special legislative session to be held between now and the beginning of the regular session on Feb. 5. Democrats have cautiously said they believe they have the necessary votes even in the face of widespread Republican opposition. The legislation would authorize the Department of Transportation to start raising 12 electronic tolling gantries. It would also prohibit the DOT from charging tolls on other vehicles. Estimated annual revenue of $170 million would start being collected in 2023. Republican state Sen. Tony Hwang, whose 28th District includes Westport, released a statement following the event blasting the Democrats’ efforts. “This meeting was never about listening to the people of Westport and the surrounding communities or getting all sides together for an open and honest conversation,” Hwang stated. “It was about selling his idea and pushing his idea only to like-minded individuals. People don’t trust the Democrat administrations that have been in control of our state because far too many promises have been broken before. “We need a bipartisan commitment to fund transportation priorities and practical discipline in prioritizing our governmental budgeting and spending so we can create a sustainable infrastructure improvement program into the future.”

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John Kitzie, CEO of HomeServe USA, talks about growth, tight labor market, Mike Rowe

ast month, HomeServe USA, a home service repair provider, announced its acquisitions of HVAC provider Crawford Services of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Sunbelt Group’s ServLine business division, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The acquisitions culminated a 12-month spree that also included Ohio-based Geisel Heating in December 2018 and two Washington, D.C., metro area companies, CroppMetcalfe and FAB Electric in March and August, respectively. The past year also saw the Norwalk-headquartered company launch a corporate social responsibility-focused endeavor called the HomeServe Cares Foundation and teaming with television personality and author Mike Rowe, best known as the creator and host of the series “Dirty Jobs,” in an endeavor to call attention to the need for vocational training and home trades workers. HomeServe USA is the North American arm of HomeServe PLC and has been operating in this country since 2003. In this edition of Suite Talk, Business Journal Senior Enterprise Editor Phil Hall speaks with the company’s CEO, John Kitzie, on its recent activities and near-future goals. Your company has been on a shopping spree lately. What are the factors that you consider when seeking out an entity for acquisition? “The first thing we do is define our geography with a regional hub or spoke model where we already have a lot of HomeServe customers. But in looking for companies, we want to make sure the culture and the reputation really fits with what we have here at HomeServe. “We also look for companies that have been in the market for many years which is typical in the HVAC business — generational, family-owned businesses. We look for them to have a really good family culture and determine that they have a really good reputation in the marketplace.”

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double-digit rate year over year and I’m optimistic that we’ll continue doing that.”

John Kitzie, CEO of HomeServe USA, at the company’s Norwalk headquarters. Photo by Phil Hall.

What is the HomeServe USA corporate culture? “We have very engaged employees. We are on a real mission. We are solving that inconvenience and worry for the customer when they have these home emergencies. For employees, that feeling of being able to help customers in a real-time need in their lives is a great feeling. We’ve been empowering our employees and making sure we are supporting them with the right technologies to make sure they are really doing their jobs well.” How many employees and offices do you currently have? “Our corporate headquarters is in Norwalk. We moved up from Stamford in 2013. This is our 17th year in the U.S. We have over 200 employees here. We’ve grown significantly in Connecticut over the past decade.

“We also have an office in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh. And we have our customer excellence center down in Chattanooga, where we have 150 employees. We’re also in a number of operational and depots — especially for the HVAC companies — up in Boston, on Long Island, on Staten Island and in New York City. We have two in Dallas, two in Ohio, a number of them in the Washington, D.C., area.”

tion, and I am always interested in how we can improve the customer experience — how we can improve that cycle of communication and notification for them — and bring value to not only our customers, but to our partners. “Also, we’ve grown to having 750 utility and municipality partners, and we have an important exclusive arrangement with the National League of Cities that we’re able to service with our water and service line products.”

I noticed you are not on the West Coast. Is that on your 2020 agenda? “We don’t have any offices on the West Coast at this point. For 2020, I believe we have a good strate�y and I see us continuing to look for those strategic acquisitions, depending upon what comes up. I see us continuing to invest in technolo�y and innova-

At the risk of sounding negative, what are the potential problems and challenges facing your company? “There’s always going to be challenges in any business. A lot of times you don’t know what they are yet and you handle them as they come up. But, I’d say, we’re good at solving things and I believe that we’re growing at a

How do you instill high-quality standards related to customer service? “First, it goes to having engaged and empowered people. As you are calling in, whatever your problem is, someone is taking ownership of it and will solve your problem. “We are continuing to invest in our tech network around the country — whether they are our own employees or contractors. With our contractors, we are doing a lot of research and homework to make sure we are identifying the best ones — background checks, a lot of vetting and we provide them with our technolo�y. “Our philosophy is that we’d rather have fewer contractors that we give more business to, so that we’re very important to them. We treat them with respect and, hopefully, we’re the most important company they do business with. We monitor every one of the jobs to make sure everything has gone right to the customer’s satisfaction. By constantly doing all of these things, we believe we’re able to provide a high and consistent quality of service.” One of your goals involves putting a new emphasis on hiring veterans who are transitioning into civilian life. Why is that important to you? “There is a real shortage in skilled trades and that shortage is growing. We’ve teamed up with Mike Rowe on some initiatives and one is how we bring more people into the trades, which is a terrific career and is very much needed in the country. “For me, we believe there is a very good fit with veterans and trying to place veterans in getting jobs after their service.” Where do you see your industry heading in 2020? “If anything, it seems to get harder each year to get skilled trades. We are solving an important need for the consumer with someone who is reliable and they can trust.”


Bank executive: No recession in 2020 BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN kzimmerman@westfairinc.com

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espite continued warnings about an impending recession, the economy looks likely to avoid such a setback in 2020 — and possibly through 2021, according to Webster Bank Senior Vice President Steve Andrews. Andrews made his predictions during the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Outlook presentation held

The election will be a game-changer if we shift back to higher taxes and more regulation. Assuming there’s no change in November, I think we’ll probably go another couple of years without a slowdown. Jan. 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Norwalk and sponsored by the bank. Andrews’ outlook came with the caveat that a “black swan” event — by definition almost impossible to predict — could knock his expectations awry. He added: “The election will be a game-changer if we shift back to higher taxes and more regulation. Assuming there’s no change in November, I think we’ll probably go another couple of years without a slowdown.” The executive said the national economy “looks pretty good right now,” especially when compared with the state of the world a year ago when the S&P 500 shed 11% in December, the Republicans lost in the midterms and the trade war with China was gathering force. With a mutually acceptable end to that trade war reportedly imminent, continued gains in jobs and employment figures and a low inflation rate, Andrews said the “rose-colored glasses” he’s been accused of wearing in the past continue to fit him just fine. He said the biggest immediate problem facing the U.S. economy “is trying to find quality workers” to fill the jobs available. Consumer confidence and spending are generally up significantly compared to recent history, he added, while disposable income as a percentage of debt is comparable to what the nation saw during the boom

years of the 1980s. Andrews noted that the U.S. seems to be weathering some black swans better than it used to, remarking that the recent turmoil in Iran and Iraq — which once would have sent oil prices skyrocketing past $100 per barrel “overnight” — instead resulted in a bump of a few dollars. That is thanks to the nation being better positioned on the world stage. “If Texas was a stand-alone country, it would be the fourth-largest oil producer in the world today,” he said. Andrews concluded by saying that one

of the keys to the continued strength of the economy was that the Federal Reserve must remain on the sidelines, which it appears willing to do, at least for now. “Recoveries don’t die of old age,” he declared. “The Fed murders it.” Andrews was followed by Brian Bidolli, newly hired executive director of the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency. Urban redevelopment will continue to grow in scope and importance, he said, noting that on a national level there are 76 million baby boomers with Generation Y (millennials) in

second place at 67 million. As a result, Bidolli said, cities like Norwalk must increasingly cater to two distinct types of residents, with the majority of growth in residential housing being driven by empty nesters. Coupled with the fact that more millennials are choosing to marry later and have fewer children, the need to get in front of growing trends becomes even more urgent, he added. “Norwalk has the infrastructure and the political will” to flourish in that environment, he said.

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instead of passengers, he said — timeworn restrooms and a general state of dilapidation. “We spent a quarter of a million dollars just on caulking,” he said. Rising is a 7,500-seat facility designed to host 25 concerts per season — running May 1 through October — as well as up to 50 other events. Those will range from WWE productions and free performances by the Greater Bridgeport Symphony to a beer festival and possibly a college fair and a mass conducted by Bridgeport Bishop Frank Caggiano. “The economic impact on Bridgeport will be over $50 million per year,” Saffan declared, “and will involve approximately 1,000 employees on a part-time and full-time basis.” Under the terms of the joint venture agreement, which runs for 40 years, Bridgeport will receive a minimum rent of $150,000

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start off with 8,000 square feet and then, over time, look to expand from there,” he said. Raderman said the move will be to Class A office space in a downtown White Plains building. He said eventually the company plans to have about 300 employees assigned to the White Plains office, but the company won’t necessarily need space to house all of them at once. “Generally speaking, we do the work on our customers’ premises. We don’t do the work out of our office, so the office doesn’t have to support 300 people because it’s rare, if ever, that 300 people will be at our office together,” Raderman said. Raderman said Slalom is viewing Westchester and southern Connecticut as one market. “We’re currently engaged in the market in industries such as health care, manufacturing, media

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and $3 of each ticket sold per year. “As the business grows, (the city) grows with it,” Saffan said. The existence of the 10,000-seat Webster Bank Arena next door at 600 Main St. has led some to wonder if the two facilities will be competing for attractions, but Saffan — who was president of the arena and its ice hockey squad the Bridgeport Sound Tigers from 2005 to 2015 — said such concerns are overblown. “We are an outdoor venue,” he said. “Not a lot goes on (at Webster Arena) during the course of the summer. Hopefully, we can share the back of the house — the star suites, dressing rooms, and so on — when possible.” The amphitheater’s stage measures 100 feet wide by 60 feet deep by 75 feet high, protected by a 60,000-square-foot tensile membrane fabric roof that will remain in place yearround. A pair of monitors measuring 25 feet wide by 36 feet long will be in place on either side of the stage to accommodate young-

and financial services,” he said. “Our model is a local model so the consultants we hire into White Plains will be working in Westchester County and southern Connecticut.” Raderman pointed out that the area is home to major businesses and financial institutions in addition to hosting biotech startups and incubator programs. “We’re helping companies understand how they can use technolo�y to improve the experience that their customers are having and we do that by helping move them to modern data platforms. We help them move to cloud platforms and we help them adopt frameworks so they can be lean and accelerate how they move internally to deliver better outcomes and experiences to their customers,” Raderman explained. For example, Slalom partnered with DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse and Google Cloud to build a loyalty platform serving

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21 suites — 15 of which have already been sold to the tune of $45,000 a year, he said — that each can accommodate about 25 ticket holders and feature TVs and an exclusive kitchen and chef. The former baseball stadium’s dugouts are also being converted into beer bars, and various exclusive VIP lounges will be located throughout the venue — including one that will be open to the public called Jimmy’s Lounge,

after Jim Koplik, president of Live Nation Connecticut and Upstate New York. Restrooms are also receiving major upgrades with marble walls and porcelain floors. Saffan said women’s facilities will outnumber men’s by a 3-to-1 margin. Twinkling ceiling lights reminiscent of those found at New York City street fairs, and a wraparound video projection system for the lower level, will also be featured. Saffan said that the latter can be used for a near-360degree experience featuring views of aquatic wildlife or products by sponsors. Waving at the debris still piled around the site, Saffan said, “We’ve repurposed just about everything we’ve taken down” with the use of a crusher. “That cuts down on the negative effects on the environment, the pollutants, that you have to deal with otherwise,” he said. Asked if that approach also cut down on expenses, he laughed. “Not really,” he said. “We’re spending $10,000 a week on the crusher.”

26 million of DSW’s customers. Slalom also helped prepare for the brand launch of AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, a specialty and home delivery pharmacy. Slalom worked with Hyatt to create the World of Hyatt app. “Where we excel is with modern cloud platforms, modern solution platforms, in areas like program and project management,” Raderman said. “In a lot of cases we will build early-stage products in the cloud and work hand in hand with clients to deliver and launch their first digital product. We’ve done a lot of work with customers that have an idea for a product, but they’re not exactly sure what it will be and how it will look in the marketplace.” Raderman said Slalom often will engage in what are called design sprints in which ideas can be quickly brought to life as operating websites or smartphone programming. “We’ll help a company formulate what the idea is

and actually build a working prototype that they can take into the field and field test and get customers excited and intrigued about where they may belong as a digital company and then follow up with actual production and implementation of a project,” he said. Slalom’s new office for Westchester and southern Connecticut opened with 15 on staff. “They’re all people with longstanding roots in Westchester County and southern Connecticut,” Raderman said. “We’ve got experience in this market working with biotechs and taking the journey with them from biotech startup to getting drug approvals and becoming pharmaceutical companies. We’ve done a fair amount of work in that space. Helping those companies modernize their systems, put the appropriate systems and controls in place, is something that we’re very much involved with.”

Harbor Yard was the home of the Bridgeport Bluefish minor league baseball team. Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media

er attendees who prefer to wander around a venue rather than remain anchored to their seats, he said. Such nomads will have plenty of areas to choose from. Last Au g u s t , Philadelphia’s Aramark was announced as Harbor Yard’s vendor for general concessions, clubs, suites and on-site catering. Saffan noted that its 150-plus clients include New York’s Citi Field

and Boston’s Fenway Park. There will also be bars and restaurants featuring Corona, Heineken and Blue Point Lager, as well as Stratford’s Two Roads Brewing Co. along with such brands as Stratford’s Donut Crazy, Norwalk’s Knot Norm’s Catering Co., Bridgeport-based Timothy’s Ice Cream, Shelton-based Rita’s Italian Ice and the Fairfield Cheese Co. The amphitheater has

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lothing retailer H&M has closed its store at Stamford Town Center and shoe seller Clarks is in the process of leaving — a pair of departures linked to those companies’ establishments at the new SoNo Collection mall in Norwalk. Also leaving the Stamford location is Apple, which will close its store on Feb. 12 ending a nearly 14-year run that began in April 2006. On the store’s website, Apple posted a message reading, “An inspired move: Come see us at SoNo Collection on Feb. 15.” H&M’s exit after a 12-year stay deals a major blow to the embattled downtown mall, since the Swedish “fast-fashion” specialist has occupied one of the shopping center’s anchor storefronts. Now, white boards cover the fifth-floor store’s front windows, and a white partition, with a panel door, has replaced the entrance. Japan-based casual clothier Uniqlo has posted a sign announcing its departure. In addition, Boost Mobile has closed its store on the fourth floor — at least temporarily, after it opened last June. A spokeswoman for Sprint, which owns the prepaid-service brand, said the company was looking for a new owner for the location. A Sprint store still operates a few doors down from the former Boost spot. Before the latest round of closings, the for-sale Stamford Town Center had already grappled with a number of recent exits.

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eports have surfaced once again that Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have bought a Greenwich mansion, fueling rumors that the free agent quarterback may have decided to play for someone other than the New England Patriots. Greg Hill, host of WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show,” said the married couple and their two children have already moved out of their Brookline, Massachusetts, home and into 19 Lower Cross Road in Greenwich, for which they reportedly paid $9 million last fall. The Greenwich property is no longer for sale or rent, according to real estate website Zillow.com. The Brookline property’s asking price is $34 million, $5.6 million less than its original listing. “The Brady suite at (the

The SoNo Collection in Norwalk.

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Greenwich mansion purchase fuels speculation regarding Tom Brady’s future

19 Lower Cross Road in Greenwich.

Patriots’) Gillette Stadium, where (Bundchen) has been known to watch her husband play football, has been cleaned out,” Hill reported. “It would appear to be, by those who are in the know, that it has been cleaned out in (a) way that perhaps it has never has been cleaned out before.” Brady will become a free agent on March 18 for the first time in his NFL career. Speculation that he could sign on with another team has run rampant since the Patriots were bounced from the playoffs on Jan. 4.

19 Lower Cross Road sits on 10 acres and features approximately 14,862 square feet of living space. It also includes 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 4 half bathrooms, a 2-story foyer with staircase, 2-story great room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, family room, �ym, indoor pool and a 3-car garage. Outdoor features include a motor court, balcony, patios, gardens, swimming pool and a tennis court. An NBC Sports Boston reporter disputes the Hill report.

Among them, a Pandora Jewelry store closed last October as it opened a location at SoNo Collection. Other departures last year at the Stamford mall included J. Crew, Armani Exchange, Ann Taylor, Chico’s, Gymboree, Payless ShoeSource, The Walking Co., Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma. On its restaurant row, Kona Grill closed last April. That space is still vacant. The mall has partially offset the departures with a number of openings in the past year. Newcomers in the past few weeks included Luggage and Bags and Kilim Design, a seller of Turkish rugs and housewares. Last year saw the openings of a showroom for Hyundai’s Genesis luxury-car brand; a Crystal’s Fun Spot children’s play center; menswear retailer Zane; Perfume World; sports merchandiser The Sports Fan; mobile-device repair-and-accessory shop The Fix; custom-apparel store Concept Design; Custom Candle Co.; and Sasha, a hosiery-and-shapewear seller. Upcoming arrivals include a Fun Palace play center, a couple of doors down from the H&M storefront. The mall’s three other anchor storefronts are still filled by Barnes & Noble, Macy’s and Saks Off 5th. Paul Schott is a staff reporter with Hearst Connecticut Media. He can be reached at pschott@stamfordadvocate. com.

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IN BRIEF Avalon Shelton sold to Pennsylvania real estate investment company

Your CBD Store in Bridgeport.

cial approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and in November, the agency sent a warning letter to Sunflora LLC, the parent company of the Your CBD Store chain, warning that it was selling unapproved human and animal drugs under its Sunmed brand.

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Avalon Shelton, a 250-unit luxury apartment complex in Shelton, has been sold by AvalonBay Communities to Merion Realty Partners for an undisclosed sum. Built in 2013, the property at 185 Canal Street East is based along the Housatonic River in downtown Shelton and includes a fitness center, heated pool, resident lounge and covered parking. CBRE represented the owner and procured the buyer, a Wynnewood, Pennsylvania-based real estate investment and management company focused on suburban markets in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. The sale marks the second time in two years that AvalonBay Communities sold a Shelton property. In January 2018, the company sold Avalon Huntington, a 99-unit apartment complex to Inland Real Estate Acquisitions Inc. for $33 million.

HP SWATS AWAY XEROX’S LATEST ACQUISITION OVERTURE

The executive leadership of HP Inc. has sent another rejection regarding Xerox Holdings Corp.’s continued attempts to forge an acquisition. In a letter to Xerox CEO and Vice Chairman John Visentin, HP President and CEO Enrique Lores and board Chairman Chip

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The Bridgeport location of Your CBD Store, a national retail chain focused on cannabidiol (CBD) products, held its grand-opening celebration on Jan 6. The location at 3030 Fairfield Ave. in the Black Rock neighborhood had its soft opening in November. The retailer offers hemp oil, edibles, topical creams, skin care, pet products and water-soluble products under the Sunmed brand. Your CBD Store also operates Fairfield County stores in Danbury, Greenwich and Norwalk. The Florida-headquartered chain has more than 450 stores around the country. However, nearly all CBD products do not have offi-

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Bergh acknowledged Visentin’s correspondence that insisted the Norwalk-headquartered company obtained $24 billion in financial commitments to fund a takeover, but added that HP has no interest in the transaction. “We reiterate that the HP Board of Directors’ focus is on driving sustainable long-term value for HP shareholders,” Lores and Bergh wrote. “Your letter dated Jan. 6, 2020, regarding financing does not address the key issue — that Xerox’s proposal significantly undervalues HP — and is not a basis for discussion. The HP Board of Directors remains committed to advancing the best interests of all HP shareholders and to pursuing the most value-creating opportunities.” Xerox did not immediately respond to HP’s latest rebuff.

DIAGEO ACQUIRES MINORITY STAKE IN RITUAL ZERO PROOF ALCOHOL-FREE BRAND

Diageo, which has its North American headquarters in Norwalk, has made its first investment in a U.S.-based nonalcoholic beverage by acquiring a minority stake in Ritual Zero Proof, a Chicago-headquartered company. The investment comes through Distill Ventures, a Diageo-funded incubator focused on smaller companies in the beverage industry. Ritual, which launched in

September, sells Ritual Zero Proof Gin Alternative and Ritual Zero Proof Whiskey Alternative, two alcohol-free products that the company claimed “echoes the taste and smell of spirits.” Financial details of the investment were not disclosed.

DIGITAL CONVENIENCE RETAILER GOPUFF LAUNCHES IN STAMFORD

Digital convenience retailer goPuff launched its service in Stamford, its fourth Connecticut location and first in Fairfield County. The delivery service stocks more than 2,500 products in centrally located facilities in each market in which it operates. Its categories range from ice cream, candy and beverages to cleaning products, diapers and pet goods. All orders are accessible through the goPuff mobile app (iOS and Android) or goPuff.com. Any order can be delivered for a flat $1.95 fee. Co-founded in 2013 by Rafael Ilishayev and Yakir Gola, goPuff began by delivering 50 basic products before pivoting the company to a full convenience store and alcohol delivery service in 2014. The brand operates in more than 150 U.S. locations, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., as well as Hartford, Storrs and New Haven.

kzimmerman@westfairinc.com Stamford-based Hexcel is merging with a Colorado company that also serves the aerospace and industrial sectors. Woodward Inc. of Fort Collins, Colorado, is an independent designer, manufacturer and service provider of control system solutions and components. Hexcel develops, manufactures and markets lightweight, high-performance structural materials. The combined company, to be named Woodward Hexcel, will have more than 16,000 employees, manufacturing operations in 14 countries on five continents and a diversified customer base across multiple markets. For each company’s respective fiscal year 2019 on a pro forma basis, the combined company is expected to generate net revenues of approximately $5.3 billion and EBITDA of $1.1 billion, or a 21% EBITDA margin. Under terms of the agreement approved by the boards of directors of both companies, Hexcel shareholders will receive a fixed exchange ratio of 0.625 shares of Woodward common stock for each share of Hexcel common stock, while Woodward shareholders will continue to own the same number of shares of common stock in the combined company as they do immediately prior to the closing. The exchange ratio is consistent with the 30-day average share prices of both companies. Upon completion of the merger, existing Woodward shareholders will own approximately 55% and existing Hexcel shareholders will own approximately 45% of the combined company on a fully diluted basis. In connection with the transaction, Woodward is increasing its quarterly cash dividend to 28 cents a share. Hexcel Chairman, CEO and President Nick Stanage will serve as the combined firm’s CEO. Woodward Chairman, CEO and President Tom Gendron will be executive chairman until the first anniversary of the closing of the merger, at which time he plans to retire from the company and serve as its nonexecutive chairman until the second anniversary of the merger close. At that point, Stanage will assume the role of chairman of the board in addition to his CEO responsibilities. The combined company’s board of directors will have 10 members, consisting of five directors from each company, including Gendron and Stanage. The merger, which is anticipated to take place in the third quarter, is expected to be tax-free for U.S. federal income tax purposes.


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Darren J. Birkelbach, left, and Jay Lang

Birkelbach joined the Norwalk-headquartered company last May as president of its American International Chemical (AIC) subsidiary. In his new role, Birkelbach will have oversight for LBB Specialties and its subsidiaries, which also includes Charkit Chemical Co. The company also announced

MerrittView. Photo Alexander Soule / Hearst Connecticut Media.

OPERATIONSINC MOVES HQ TO MERRITTVIEW IN NORWALK

Human resources outsourcing and consulting firm OperationsInc is relocating its Norwalk headquarters from 535 Connecticut Ave. to 383 Main Ave. Choyce Peterson Inc. negotiated the lease terms for more than 12,300 square feet of built-to-suit space in the MerrittView building. John Hannigan, a principal at Choyce Peterson who has represented OperationsInc for more than a decade, presented several building options to his client throughout lower Fairfield County before it chose to move forward at MerrittView. Jeffrey Newman and Kim Zaccagnino represented the landlord, Empire State Realty Trust Inc., in the transaction.

FAIRFIELD’S ACME UNITED CORP. ACQUIRES ASSETS OF CANADIAN FIRST AID FIRM

The Canadian subsidiary of Fairfield-based Acme United Corp. has acquired the assets of First Aid Central, a Canadian first aid and safety supplier, for an undisclosed amount. Based in Laval, Canada, and operating since 2007, First Aid Central produces and sells a complete line of first aid kits, refills and safety products to a broad range of

industries and users. In 2019, the firm had revenues of approximately C$4.3 million ($3.3 million). Acme United has been in the first aid and safety business in the U.S. for more than 40 years, selling under the First Aid Only, PhysiciansCare and Pac-Kit brands.

STAMFORD’S RENESOLA SELLS 25 SOLAR PLANTS IN HUNGARY TO DANISH FIRM

ReneSola Ltd., a Chinese solar power company that relocated its world headquarters from Shanghai to Stamford last November, has agreed to sell a portfolio of projects in Hungary to Obton, a leading international solar investment company based in Denmark. Financial terms were not disclosed. The portfolio comprises 25 solar plants under development in three locations with a combined capacity of 15MW. ReneSola said the deal builds upon the earlier sale of 13.9 MW of projects in Hungary. ReneSola was founded in 2005 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange as SOL.

LEADERSHIP CHANGES AT NORWALK’S LBB SPECIALTIES

LBB Specialties LLC has named Darren J. Birkelbach as its new CEO, replacing company founder Charles Hinnant.

Jay Lang, president of Charkit, was promoted to executive vice president for strategic business development for LBB Specialties. Lang replaced Hinnant, who remains with the company as a member of its specialties advisory board. — Kevin Zimmerman and Phil Hall

Tesla withdraws lawsuit seeking direct-to-consumer vehicle sales BY PHIL HALL phall@westfairinc.com Tesla has withdrawn its lawsuit before the Connecticut Supreme Court challenging the state law that prohibits the electric vehicle manufacturer from selling directly to consumers. The Connecticut Franchise Act prevents the direct sale of automobiles from manufacturers to consumers. Tesla had operated a “gallery” in Greenwich that enabled prospective buyers to look at, test drive and later order a Tesla over the phone or the internet for delivery out of state. The venue was closed in March 2019 following a December 2018 ruling by Superior Court Judge Joseph Shortall that supported a Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles claim that Tesla had been illegally selling vehicles from its Greenwich gallery. The Elon Musk-founded company has tried unsuccessfully to get the state Legislature to change the law regarding the sale of automobiles to consumers and sought the state Supreme Court’s input on the matter. However, in December Tesla announced it would begin leasing its vehicles from its Milford service center, noting that state law does not prohibit the leasing of its vehicles to interested drivers who would then have the option to buy

the automobile online or out of state. As a result, the company chose to withdraw its court filing. Bruce Becker, president of the Electric Vehicle Club of Connecticut, told CTNewsJunkies.com that Tesla is able to sell its cars directly to consumers in New York and Massachusetts and that Connecticut law undercuts the state’s renewable ener�y goals. “State officials have set an ambitious goal of having 500,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2030,” Becker said. “To meet this goal, electric vehicles must become more accessible to consumers. Tesla’s decision to move forward with leasing is a huge step toward achieving this goal. Year after year, Tesla sells more electric vehicles by far than any other carmaker. It’s time for Connecticut to make it easier for consumers to purchase, not just lease, clean-driving cars, including by opening our doors to electric vehicle manufacturers like Tesla who sell directly to consumers.”

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Combination of three firms into Charter Oak Financial creates Northeast powerhouse BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN kzimmerman@westfairinc.com

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he combination of Charter Oak Financial, MassMutual Greater Long Island and MassMutual Greater Hudson not only creates one of the largest financial services firms in the Northeast, it also rep-

resents a kind of homecoming for one of the resulting entity’s lead executives. “The two of us get along really well and have worked together on and off over the years,” Brad Somma said of Brendan Naughton, his fellow co-managing partner at the Norwalk firm, which retains the Charter Oak name. “My 12-year-old is pretty heavily into hockey,

so I think we’ll be going to his lake house in Norwalk pretty regularly.” The combined company has 375 advisers and a team of more than 100 specialists and staff. Somma estimated that today’s Charter Oak has close to 100,000 clients. Charter Oak is a MassMutual firm, independently owned and operated by Somma and

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Naughton. They first encountered each other at New York Life Insurance Co. in 2001. After Naughton left to join Charter Oak in 2005, the pair stayed in touch, and Somma joined him in 2008 to run its Stamford office. In 2011, MassMutual appointed Somma managing partner of MassMutual Greater Long Island. “Brendan always jokes that I left a big hole here,” Somma laughed, noting that he’d been instrumental in establishing Charter Oak’s presence in Manhattan and Flushing, Queens. Last year MassMutual decided that combining companies offering a similar menu of financial services and insurance in different regions “would ensure a consistent suite of services to customers with really

capable advisers,” Somma explained. “The thinking was, with too many firms, it was hard to do that.” “Brendan and Brad are visionary leaders who each bring unique experiences and leadership to the financial services industry at large,” remarked John Vaccaro, head of MassMutual Financial Advisors. “Building on their excellent reputations and history,” he continued, “I am confident that Charter Oak Financial is well positioned to maximize the tremendous opportunities for residents and businesses across the markets they serve. The resources available in the larger firm will provide a tremendous opportunity to invest in progressive strategies to serve the evolving needs of customers.”

Somma, a Rye resident — Naughton lives in Newtown and is also president of the MassMutual General Agents’ Association — said that Charter Oak does not have what it considers a central office. Instead, the two men “are in the car a lot” visiting its 12 locations, which in addition to the aforementioned include Hamden; Latham and Saratoga Springs in New York; and Holyoke, Massachusetts. The car tour includes setting Charter Oak’s vision and establishing a consistent culture, Somma said. “When MassMutual approached us about combining the companies, we thought that the math made sense. Now there’s a lot of lifting to do to make sure the culture here is excellent,” he said.


New leadership BUSINESS COUNCIL CHIEF ERIN FLYNN WANTS TO MAKE FAIRFIELD COUNTY ATTRACTIVE FOR MILLENNIALS BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN kzimmerman@westfairinc.com

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rin K. Flynn is the new president and CEO of the Business Council of Fairfield County, succeeding Chris Bruhl, who held that position for 30 years. Bruhl, 72, is retiring at the end of January. “A lot of the focus areas of the Business Council are the same ones where I have extensive experience,” Flynn said from her current home in Portland, Oregon. “Workforce development, transportation, urban redevelopment — they’re all in my wheelhouse.” Flynn’s experience in economic and community development includes four years as urban development director at the Portland Development Commission; seven years as associate vice president, strategic partnerships at Portland State University;

four years as board chair of the Oregon Innovation Council; and, most recently, founding board chair and interim executive director of the two-year-old Portland Innovation Quadrant. The latter is a public-private partnership aimed at growing Portland and Oregon’s innovation economy. It is considered a key component of the city of Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan, designed to guide how and where land is developed and infrastructure projects are built to prepare for and respond to population and job growth. Prior to Portland, Flynn spent a decade working as a national consultant and was vice president of FutureWorks, a consulting firm based in Boston. At FutureWorks she served clients throughout the nation with a particular focus on the role of business-civic leadership organizations in regional

Erin Flynn and Chris Bruhl

growth and development. Despite her fondness for Portland, which she called “a wonderful place to live — everybody loves Portland” — Flynn said she was ready for a return to the East Coast where she’d spent 28 years. “I was ready for a new opportunity,” she said. “I’m really proud of the work I’ve done here, but I think the East Coast is more simpatico for me intellectually.” Darrell Harvey, co-chair

of the Business Council’s search committee and co-CEO of The Ashforth Co., said the process of transitioning from Bruhl had begun last summer. Harvey said Flynn’s name had come up during the process by both an independent consultant and management consulting firm Korn Ferry. Her experience, as well as her familiarity with the Northeast, made her a top choice, he said.

Harvey estimated that the Business Council’s initial round of interviews involved about 35 candidates from around the country. Having met with Bruhl several times during the interview process, Flynn said she “know(s) I’m stepping into some big shoes. We will be working together through February as he transitions a lot of his knowledge to me. I’ve gotten a sense from everybody I’ve met that they’re excited to have a new leader come in.” Flynn mentioned addressing the “high inequality that exists in Fairfield County. You have some pretty extreme conditions within the county, from Greenwich to Bridgeport. That’s not good for social dynamics and economic growth.” She added, “I’d like to see the prosperity that characterizes Fairfield County as the driver of the state’s economy to extend to the rest of the state.”

She added that, prior to the interviewing process, she had not been aware of the state’s lackluster economic and jobs growth. Flynn also commented on the upending of longheld patterns of young people wanting to work in New York City. “How we can urbanize Fairfield County and make it an attractive place for millennials is a very real issue,” she said. “I know it’s happening in Stamford, but we need to see if we can capture more of the next generation’s talent base in places like Norwalk and Bridgeport as well.” Flynn said she would probably live in temporary housing here while her husband tends to the needs of their two sons, both in their early 20s. “I still need to get to know the area — there are so many beautiful towns,” she enthused. “But it will probably be a year before we end up buying a house.”

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IN COURT Man extradited to Stamford over Purdue wire transfer BY JOHN NICKERSON

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Georgia man caught trying to catch a flight to his native Nigeria was extradited to Stamford where he is facing charges that he illegally intercepted a $30,000 wire transfer from Purdue Pharma. Emmanuel Mong, 24, of Savannah, was charged with first-degree larceny, conspiracy at committing a computer crime and conspiracy at criminal impersonation and was released after posting a $250,000 court appearance bond. His Stamford criminal defense attorney, Alan Friedman, insists the police have the wrong man and the real criminal is already under federal indictment in the Southern District of New York. “This guy is innocent,” Friedman said. Mong was trying to catch an Emirates Airlines flight to Nigeria on Dec. 16 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, according

Emmanuel Mong.

to Port of Seattle police. Seeing there was a felony warrant in his name, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers detained him until police arrived. Stamford police issued a warrant for Mong’s arrest in 2017. Despite his protests that he has never lived in Georgia and

claims that he is not the person wanted in the warrant, Mong was extradited to Stamford. Friedman said at the time Mong lived in South Carolina and was a full-time student at Claflin University where he had a 4.0 grade-point average and graduated with honors. According to Mong’s fourpage arrest affidavit, Sean Coughlin, a Stamford police financial crimes investigator, said Purdue Pharma became the victim of what is known as a “man-in-the-middle scam,” wherein a corporation, usually with business connections to Africa or Asia, has their email systems hacked by a computer virus or some other malware. In Mong’s arrest affidavit, Coughlin explained that once they hack inside an email system, the fraudsters will monitor company email traffic, learning payment behaviors and relevant executives’ names. Eventually they will direct someone within the company to send a normal accounts-payable wire to an

account controlled by the fraudsters. That is exactly what happened in this case, Coughlin said in the affidavit. In April 2017, Purdue Pharma sent a payment of $30,000 for production materials to a Wells Fargo bank account, the affidavit said. But a month later, the company owed the money said it never got the wire. Police investigated and discovered the account that the money was sent to was located in Savannah, Georgia, the affidavit said. An internal Purdue Pharma investigation found that the email requesting the money, ostensibly sent by the outside company, could be traced to a Kuwaiti address at the web housing website godaddy.com, and therefore never came from the company actually doing business with Purdue Pharma, the affidavit said. Results of a search warrant served on Wells Fargo revealed that the account was opened about a month before the wire

transfer was made and was closed in May 2017, the same month Purdue Pharma became aware of the theft, the affidavit said. The search warrant showed the account was registered to Mong. The account also showed a separate incoming wire transfer of $59,000, likely from an additional victim, the arrest warrant said. But Friedman said the man under federal indictment illegally used Mong’s name, which is even mentioned in the indictment. “My client, Mr. Mong, was a victim of this scam. The real perpetrator was picked up during an international crime syndicate sting in May 2019, for exactly the same allegations as in this case,” Friedman said. “This is a case of mistaken identity. Mr. Mong had his name used by the criminal syndicate to set up the bank account and withdraw the funds. He had nothing to do with this.” John Nickerson is a staff reporter with Hearst Connecticut Media. He can be reached at jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com.

Judge dismisses Westport man’s slander and libel lawsuit against News 12 Connecticut BY PHIL HALL phall@westfairinc.com

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federal court dismissed a defamation case against News 12 Connecticut filed by a Westport man who claimed the station slandered and libeled him by referring to him as a stalker following his arrest on a second-degree breach of peace charge. James Lawrence was charged by Westport police with harassing a woman at the Fresh Market grocery store on Nov. 25, 2017, after she filed a complaint that he followed her through the store and into the

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parking lot. Police issued an arrest warrant for Lawrence, who turned himself in on March 5, 2018. He was released after posting a $5,000 court-set bond. In his lawsuit against the station, Lawrence described News 12 journalist Mark Sudol as a “slimy reporter” who arrived at his residence on March 14, 2018. Lawrence claimed that he was “shocked that such a low-level charge would be news for the likes of News 12 Connecticut, given all the far-more-worse alleged crimes that happen every day,” but agreed to a 45-minute conversation with Sudol. Lawrence alleged the subsequent coverage was full of

slanderous errors regarding the nature of his arrest and his previous arrest record in California and he argued that using the words “stalker” and “stalking” in relation to his Westport arrest was libelous because he was not charged with stalking. However, U.S. District Chief Judge Stefan Underhill of the District of Connecticut rejected Lawrence’s lawsuit that claimed he was a victim of slander and libel by the news station. In a 23-page ruling, Underhill stated the News 12 coverage was “substantially true and not defamatory.” The television station argued that it was “substantially true” to characterize Lawrence’s

James Lawrence

behavior as stalking. Lawrence countered that the media outlet’s description of him was defamatory because “they were false and met all other requirements of defamation.” Underhill added that Lawrence could not claim damages for emotional distress, citing the news coverage as constitutionally protected conduct. Westport police said that since 2002, Lawrence had been the subject of 10 complaints by women who felt harassed by him, but none of the women agreed to pursue criminal charges. Lawrence was also arrested in Westport in February 2019 on charges of harassing a woman by email.


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Sales, prices rise in Connecticut’s housing market BY PHIL HALL phall@westfairinc.com

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ales volume and median prices for Connecticut’s single-family homes and condominiums were on the rise during November, according to data from The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. A total of 2,490 single-family homes were sold in November, up from one year earlier when 2,373 transactions were recorded. November’s median single-family home sale price of $258,000 marked a yearover-year increase from the previous year’s $250,000 price and a 12-year high for the month of November. Year-to-date, there have been 30,492 single-family

home sales in Connecticut, a 2.1% decline from the first 11 months of 2018, while the year-to-date median sale price of $258,000 was 0.4% above the same period last year. “The median single-family home price experienced another notable gain in November,” said Tim Warren, CEO of The Warren Group. “This is now the fifth consecutive month that the median single-family home price has increased on a year-over-year basis. However, this should be taken with a grain of salt. During the first half of 2019, the median sale price only increased in May. So, with the recent streak of increases, the median sale price is still relatively on par with where it was in 2018 on a year-to-date basis.”

On the condominium side of the market, November’s sales totaled 706 transactions, up from the 678 sales recorded one year earlier. The median sale price on Connecticut’s condominiums rose to $170,000, up from the previous year’s $150,000 while reaching a seven-year high for November. Year-to-date, there have been 8,324 condominium sales, down 0.8% from the first 11 months of 2018, with a median sale price of $166,000. “November condo sales were up 4.1% and they exceeded 600 units sold for the third year in a row,” Warren said. “The 13.3% jump in the November condo median price is the biggest spike we have seen in any month since 2013.”

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notably diverse mix of industries has been taking commercial space in Stamford and Norwalk of late — something that one of the area’s premier developers, Building and Land Technolo�y (BLT), says is indicative of Fairfield County’s continuing-to-grow strength. “When you look at the major leases that took place in Stamford and Norwalk in 2019, the first thing you notice is the range of industries involved,” said BLT

Co-President Ted Ferrarone. “You’ve got science, finance, tech, entertainment, consumer goods all represented, and that’s not even all of them.” Ferrarone said BLT is “constantly challenged by our corporate tenants to provide the highest level of service and amenities and update our office-building stock to accommodate the needs of today’s workforce.” The most recent examples include: • FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications, which in December moved into its new 173,000-square-foot


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200 Elm St. in Stamford, where Diageo took 57,551 square feet.

A notably diverse mix of industries has been taking commercial space in Stamford and Norwalk of late — something that one of the area’s premier developers, Building and Land Technology (BLT), says is indicative of Fairfield County’s continuing-to-grow strength.

global headquarters at 45 Glover Ave. in Norwalk. The Class A office building is part of the Towers at Merritt River campus, which also includes the 801 Main Ave. and 901 Main Ave. properties. Those locations all afford access to the Merritt Parkway, Route 7 and the Merritt 7 MetroNorth train station. • Colangelo, a brand marketing agency, leased and moved into 11,234 square feet at 20 Glover Ave. in Norwalk in June to serve as its headquarters. The property boasts river views and outdoor seating along the Norwalk River and is also located with immediate access to Route 7, the Merritt Parkway and Interstate 95. • Diageo, the British multinational alcoholic beverages company, leased 57,551 square feet at 200 Elm St. in downtown Stamford in April, relocating its North American headquarters from 810 Main Ave. in Norwalk. The compa» INDUSTRIES

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ny will move into the property, which served as the former headquarters of Gen Re, in early 2020. The building’s features include a 4-story grand entrance atrium, modernized elevators, collaboration areas, a full-service café with a grand rotunda seating area, outdoor central courtyard, full-service fitness center and more. • Sema4, a health intelligence company, signed a lease in July for roughly 70,000 square feet of office and laboratory space — its second lab in Stamford — at 62 Southfield Ave. in the Harbor

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Landing area. It is expected to occupy the space in 2020. Harbor Landing is a mixed-use waterfront development offering 200,000 square feet of newly updated Class A office space with views of Long Island Sound, 218 newly constructed apartments, multiple restaurants, a full-service boatyard operated by The Hinckley Co., 120-slip marina and a boardwalk connected to Stamford’s Boccuzzi Park. • DaVita, the largest provider of kidney care services in the U.S., leased 11,246 square feet of office space at 260 Long Ridge Road in Stamford for a kidney dialysis center, and will move into its new location in 2020. Located within the Long Ridge Health & Science complex, a 17.5acre Class A medical and office campus, the area is a prime location for medicine, biotech, wellness and research within the Stamford market. BLT rebranded the asset in 2016 and implemented an extensive capital improvement program to the buildings and grounds that included new lobbies, new and upgraded elevators, new HVAC and electrical, centralized bathroom facilities, a repaved parking area and new exterior lights. Other major deals announced last year in Stamford included: • Charter Communications’ decision to add a second building to its still-under-construction new headquarters at 406 Washington Blvd. The first building is due to open in 2021. • Indeed leasing 24,000 square feet at 107 Elm St. in addition to its headquarters at 177 Broad St. • In what was the city’s largest leasing agreement, WWE signing a 16½year lease for the 415,000-square-foot, three-building complex, once home to UBS, at 677 Washington Blvd. and selling its longtime Titan Towers global headquarters at 1241 E. Main St. Such deals send the message that “Fairfield County is able to attract all these different industries,” Ferrarone said. “And we (BLT) have been lucky enough to attract our fair share of those.” The millennial generation is driving much of the action, he affirmed. “The younger workforce is generally more tech-oriented and they want to be somewhere that has that ‘live, work, play’ environment,” Ferrarone said. “And transportation plays into that — despite the traffic on 95, we have a pretty good transportation system here.” While Stamford’s position as a major real estate market has been secured for some time, Norwalk is still growing, he said, and has the advantage of being “a little less expensive. But there’s more retail, nightlife and apartment living taking place there than there ever has been and there’s a huge diversity when it comes to demographics.”


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Award-winning choreographer and social justice activist Gregory Maqoma will present “Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero” performed by his dance company Vuyani Dance Theatre  at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University on Friday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. Inspired by the novels of South African author  Zakes Mda and the  music of French composer Maurice Ravel’s  Boléro,  Cion  surveys the harrowing history of Maqoma’s native country through the character of Toloki, a professional mourner at township funerals during South Africa’s transition to democracy in the 1990s. Cion  examines the subjects of our human ability to deal with grief and loss and the impact of  history on heritage.  Cion  also explores human greed and thirst for power as the main causes of brutality against humanity. Maqoma will lead a pre-show discussion with the Quick Center audience at 6:45 p.m. before the 8 p.m. performance. Tickets are $45 and $40; Quick members are $30.   For more or to reserve, visit quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010.

PEER-LED DESIGNATION HONORS FIVE RMA OF CONNECTICUT FERTILITY SPECIALISTS RMA of Connecticut in Norwalk, a fertility practice that helps couples and individuals grow their families, has announced that five of its board-certified reproductive endocrinologists have been honored with the Top Doc award by Castle Connolly. Since 1991, Castle Connolly  has compiled the list of  America’s Top Doctors  each year. Every doctor on the list is nominated by peer doctors in their specific field and assessed by a physician-led research team. The Top Doc designation was awarded to doctors Mark Leondires, Spencer Richlin, Josh Hurwitz, Cynthia Murdock and Shaun Williams. RMA of Connecticut is Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center.

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The Greenwich Historical Society will unveil an exhibition that showcases the role Greenwich women played on the national stage in achieving the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment. Opening Feb. 5 and on view through Sept. 6, “An Unfinished Revolution: The Woman’s Suffrage Centennial” features a variety of historic objects from museums, libraries, private collections and descendants of suffragists to illustrate the long struggle for the right to vote.   “While we take the right to vote for granted today, the debate over granting women suffrage was a minefield that shook our community and the nation to the core,” said Maggie Dimock, Greenwich Historical Society curator of museum collections.   The Greenwich Historical Society Museum galleries, located at 47 Strickland Ave., Cos Cob, are open Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students and free for children under age 18. Free admission to the public is available on the first Wednesday of each month. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. The group reservation rate is $7 per person. Top: Dr. Valeria Parker of Greenwich and Helena Hill Weed of Norwalk stand at far left and right in academic robes. Grace Gallatin Seton of Greenwich stands in the center. Courtesy of Members of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association, 1917RG 101, State Archives, Connecticut State Library. Middle: In 1911, Grace Gallatin Seton participated in a month-long car tour of Litchfield County with the goal of creating local chapters of the state suffrage association. Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association “Grand Automobile Tour” of Litchfield County, CT, 1911 RG 101, State Archives, Connecticut State Library. Bottom: Suffragists protesting in front of the White House. 1917-1919 Library of Congress.

STRATEGIC EXPANSION GROWS FIRM’S EXPERTISE PKF O’Connor Davies LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms, announced that Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala LLP (DHL&S), has joined its firm. The full-service accounting and business-consulting firm based in Shelton specializes in accounting and advisory services for privately and closely held businesses and high-net-worth tax planning and solutions. The expansion is part of an ongoing strategic growth initiative at PKF O’Connor Davies. DHL&S is the fourth group to join the firm in the last year. Managing Principal Eric N. Hendlin, along with 10 partners and 27 staff members, will join PKF O’Connor Davies while continuing to operate at its current Shelton location. Its focus will remain on providing accounting, consulting, industry specialization and tax services to businesses of all sizes as well as individuals and families. The Shelton site is the 12th PKF O’Connor Davies office. The firm has locations in five states as part of a continuing strategic growth and acquisition plan on the East Coast supported by a combination of promoting leading talent from within and recruiting tactical external hires. To oversee ongoing expansion in the region, Thomas Blaney has been named the firm’s regional head of New England. Joe Tarasco, CEO of Accountants Advisory Group, facilitated and advised both firms on the transaction.

AIA CONNECTICUT 2020 DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS AIA Connecticut, a statewide chapter of the American Institute of Architects that serves the architectural profession and has a membership of more than 1,500 architects, associates working toward licensure, students and professionals in affiliated fields, appointed the following architects to its board: • Angela Cahill as vice president. • Randall Anway as treasurer. The 2020 officers elected for a oneyear term are: • George McGoldrick, president. • Paolo Campos, secretary. Joining the board of directors for threeyear terms are: Jennifer Huestis, Andrew Gorzkowski and Thomas Haskell. Dominque Moore will serve a oneyear term as associate director. Michael Ayles, Joseph Bergin, Catherine Ellithorpe, Linda C. Reeder and Susan Wyeth will continue to fulfill their terms as directors of the board. Glenn Gollenberg remains on the board as past president.


OFI PROMOTES THREE A provider of interior environments in the region, OFI in Newington knows most projects are about more than furniture. There’s design support, project coordination, installation, refurbishing and repair — so the company continues to gear up its capacity to serve clients especially with its signature line — furniture manufacturer Herman Miller. OFI’s Lisa Blackwood will fill the newly created position of vice president of strategic accounts. Eileen Horan has transitioned into an account executive position and Iris Rosado, who had been an account coordinator for 12 years, is now OFI’s accounts receivable specialist.

HABITAT’S WORKFORCE HOUSING WINS SUPPORT

Swiss Re Foundation donated $5,000 to Housatonic Habitat for Humanity to support the nonprofit’s mission of providing affordable housing to first-time homebuyers in the Greater Danbury area. Housatonic Habitat for Humanity focuses on making a meaningful difference in the lives of qualified working families by promoting financial stability and self-sufficiency through ownership of affordable homes. Households often consist of those who have limited assets and who have jobs that also have income caps.

BRAIN INJURY GROUP CREATES WORKS OF ART

Participants in Ability Beyond’s ABI Day Program, from left: Sam Plourde, Zach Dallas, Mike Massa, Tony Hosseini and Ron Finley.

A group of men that formed a musical group at the Ability Beyond Day Program in Bethel are sharing their latest artistic creations. Members of The Get Around Crew, including: Ken Barrachina, Seyid “Tony” Hosseini, Zach Dallas and Sam Plourde, along with new members Mike Massa and Ron Finley, have their artwork on display at A Common Ground Community Arts Center in Danbury. “Together, they not only make beautiful music but beautiful

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artwork as well,” said Pete Sullivan, program manager at Ability Beyond. “This showcase features 10 pieces from their most recent eight-week course at Georgetown School of the Arts in West Redding. “Our ABI (acquired brain injury) program is directed by the interests of the individuals who participate and these guys are all creative. Music and visual arts have been a huge part of their recovery.”

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES APPOINTMENT AT HENKEL

HYATT REGENCY GREENWICH NAMES GENERAL MANAGER Hyatt Regency Greenwich has announced the appointment of Sherry Hicks-Buckles as general manager. She will oversee all operations of the 373-room hotel in Old Greenwich. Hicks-Buckles, who has a 22-year career with Hyatt Hotels, joins Hyatt Regency Greenwich most recently from Hyatt Regency Atlanta, where she served as director of operations. She began her career as a catering administrative assistant in Charlotte, North Carolina, which led to food and beverage leadership roles in convention, large business and resort hotels throughout the East Coast.

BRBC WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS The Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC) and its Chamber of Commerce affiliates in Bridgeport, Stratford and Trumbull, welcomed two new members during December — ClearCaptions in Milford and Enhance a Colour located in Danbury.

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Brian Tomlinson has joined Connex Credit Union as branch manager for its Monroe office. Reporting to Assistant Vice President of Customer Advocacy Jason Rochefort, Tomlinson will be responsible for promoting growth and profitability through the organic expansion of retail and commercial member relationships as well as business development within the branch community. Tomlinson joins Connex from KeyBank where he spent two years as a manager. Previously, he has held management positions at major financial institutions across the state including NYCB, Webster Bank, Patriot National Bank and TD Bank. Connex Credit Union is one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions serving more than 60,000 members at eight branches.

Henkel, the company behind well-known household brands such as Persil, Purex, all and Snuggle, has appointed Amanda Jones senior vice president of sales, Laundry & Home Care USA and based at Henkel’s Consumer Products North American Headquarters in Stamford. In this role, she serves as a member of Henkel North America’s Laundry & Home Care executive team and reports to Stephan Fuesti-Molnar, president of Henkel consumer goods and senior vice president of Laundry & Home Care in North America. Jones is an experienced sales executive who has worked at top-tier consumer products companies. Most recently, she served as general manager at Walmart and Club at Hershey. Founded in 1876, Henkel employs approximately 53,000 people globally.

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Facts & Figures BUILDING PERMITS Commercial Amici Power Solution LLC, Stamford, contractor for Irving S. Goldblum. Install a generator and propane tank at 445 Fairfield Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed Aug. 8. Boccuzzi, Salvatore R., Stamford, contractor for the city of Stamford. Install lintel, frame and door at 11 W. North St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed Aug. 12. CRE Holding LLC, Stamford, contractor for CRE Holding LLC. Add new reception area and install glass partitions at 1 Cummings Point Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $294,000. Filed Aug. 13. Crompond Contracting Corp, Stamford, contractor for Stamford Baptist Church. Renovate ground-floor restrooms at 582 High Ridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed Aug. 12. D&A Construction Management/General Control Inc., Stamford, contractor for WCL Limited Partnership. Replace existing telecommunications facility at 500 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed Aug. 13. Heritage Systems Inc., Stamford, contractor for Benjamin Properties LLC. Remove and re-roof 397 West Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $14,050. Filed Aug. 5. Ironbo Inc., Stamford, contractor for LQ Portfolio East LLC. Modify existing antennas at 137 Harvard Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed Aug. 8. Items appearing in the Fairfield County Business Journal’s On The Record section are compiled from various sources, including public records made available to the media by federal, state and municipal agencies and the court system. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, no liability is assumed for errors or omissions. In the case of legal action, the records cited are open to public scrutiny and should be inspected before any action is taken. Questions and comments regarding this section should be directed to:

JMLS Consulting Services LLC, Stamford, contractor for 201 Broad Street Owner LLC. Construct new pantry with new finishes at 201 Broad St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $63,000. Filed Aug. 13.

Sullivan, Daniel E., Stamford, contractor for Four Hundred Atlantic Title LLC. Modernize two elevators at 400 Atlantic St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $436,899. Filed Aug. 9.

Landserv Inc., Stamford, contractor for Spindle Point Realty LLC. Perform replacement alterations at 45 Ryan St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $249,000. Filed Aug. 14.

UB Stamford LP, Stamford, contractor for UB Stamford LP. Perform replacement alterations at 2215 Summer St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $310,000. Filed Aug. 5.

Magna Construction Limited LLC, Stamford, contractor for Just clear Dock Realty Owner LLC. Update new offices and conference room at 396 Pacific St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $194,425. Filed Aug. 5.

US Home Services LLC, Stamford, contractor for 453 Shippan Avenue LLC. Remove bathroom at 507 Shippan Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed Aug. 12.

MR Construction Associates LLC, Stamford, contractor for 463 Elm Street LLC. Replace existing deck at 463 Elm St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed Aug. 12. Olympic Construction LLC, Stamford, contractor for 1937 Nain Office LLC. Perform replacement alterations at 1937 W. Main St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $255,000. Filed Aug. 12. RW Dake & Company Inc., Stamford, contractor for DK Realty Group LLC. Install new concrete driveway at 1625 Summer St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $8,500. Filed Aug. 9. Signature Construction Group of Connecticut Inc., Stamford, contractor for One Stamford Plaza Owner LLC. Perform replacement alterations at 263 Tresser Blvd., Stamford. Estimated cost: $655,000. Filed Aug. 9. St. Leo Roman Catholic Church Corp., Stamford, contractor for St. Leo Roman Catholic Church Corp. Set up for a private party at 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $12,000. Filed Aug. 13. Stamford Church of Christ Inc., Stamford, contractor for Stamford Church of Christ Inc. Construct a commercial kitchen at 1264 High Ridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed Aug. 7.

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Viking Construction Inc., Stamford, contractor for the city of Stamford. Renovate storage room at 82 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $100,000. Filed Aug. 9.

Residential 130 Westover Road Development LLC, Stamford, contractor for 43 Field Street LLC. Construct residential home at 43 Field St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $225,000. Filed Aug. 6. 40 Maltbie Avenue LLC, Stamford, contractor for 40 Maltbie Avenue LLC. Relocate kitchen and partition walls at 40 Maltbie Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $294,610. Filed Aug. 13. Baybrook Remodelers Inc., Stamford, contractor for Eileen Springer. Renovate kitchen, master bath and home office at 8 Alfred Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: $84,000. Filed Aug. 8. Buxton, Donald K., Stamford, contractor for Edward L. Gentile. Remove and reroof 95 Intervale Road, Unit 43, Stamford. Estimated cost: $7,470. Filed Aug. 6. Buxton, Donald K., Stamford, contractor for Ann R. Puglia. Remove and re-roof 95 Intervale Road, Unit 2, Stamford. Estimated cost: $8,100. Filed Aug. 14. Candito, Alfred A., Stamford, contractor for Alfred A. Candito Jr. Install a swimming pool at 83 Deleo Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed Aug. 13.

Chanda, Nagendra, Stamford, contractor for Nagendra Chanda. Build a kitchen extension at 83 Buckingham Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $90,015. Filed Aug. 13.

Martel, Nicole, Stamford, contractor for Nicole Martel. Install a new propane tank at 35 Tally Ho Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: $6,100. Filed Aug. 13.

Roger Bott Home Improvement Corp. Stamford, contractor for Dan Avnir. Finish Basement at 57 Old Well Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $52,940. Filed Aug. 14.

Cum Laude Group Inc., Stamford, contractor for Joshua H. Bilenker. Renovate existing house at 57 Urban St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $1,200,000. Filed Aug. 13.

Mike’s Custom Builders LLC, Stamford, contractor for Luciana Vitti. Move stairs and an internal wall at 78 Klondike Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $7,050. Filed Aug. 5.

Sidorkina, Anna, Stamford, contractor for Anna Sidorkina. Construct garage and family room at 2440 High Ridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $50,000. Filed Aug. 14.

H&M Enterprise LLC, Stamford, contractor for Homero Sandoval. Remove standing garage at 63 Soundview Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed Aug. 13.

Murphy III, Joseph F., Stamford, contractor for Safet Salaj. Construct a swimming pool at 44 E. Middle Patent Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed Aug. 14.

The Home Depot USA Inc., Stamford, contractor for James W. Catanese. Remove doors and install replacement windows at 2553 Long Ridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $22,780. Filed Aug. 5.

Odette Paliwoda Revocable Trust, Stamford, contractor for Odette Paliwoda Revocable Trust. Finish basement at 215 S. Lake Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed Aug. 7.

The Home Depot USA Inc., Stamford, contractor for Kaitlin E. Bookser. Install new windows at 63 Elaine Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $12,500. Filed Aug. 8. The Home Depot USA Inc, Stamford, contractor for Scott A. Drynan. Install new windows at 11 Lantern Circle, Stamford. Estimated cost: $10,938. Filed Aug. 13. Knight & Grabowski Construction LLC, Stamford, contractor for Eighties Hopkins & Joseph. Perform a demolition at 424 Taconic Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed Aug. 15. Lang Pool Service Inc., Stamford, contractor for Jonathan Potokin. Construct swimming pool at 26 Easthill Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $85,000. Filed Aug. 15. Lazarte, Carmela, Stamford, contractor for Carmela Lazarte. Replace windows at 1353 High Ridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed Aug. 15. Lyden, Angela, Stamford, contractor for Angela Lyden. Add garage extension at 11 Gatmoor Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $200,000. Filed Aug. 9.

Patricio Enterprises LLC, Stamford, contractor for Cyrus Rostami. Install new siding at 25 Old Barn Road South, Stamford. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed Aug. 9. Pawel, Samelko, Stamford, contractor for Samelko Pawel. Reactivate building permit at 570 Webbs Hill Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed Aug. 13. Power Home Remodeling Group LLC, Stamford, contractor for Wilgem Villavicencio. Remove and replace windows at 9 Dann Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $17,067. Filed Aug. 15. Pro Custom Solar LLC, Stamford, contractor for George E. Uzar. Remove and re-roof 106 Frederick St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $17,688. Filed Aug. 8. Ramasubban, Sridhar, Stamford, contractor for Sridhar Ramasubban. Remove and re-roof 95 Willow brook Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $8,450. Filed Aug. 5. Riga LLC, Stamford, contractor for Vasim Limbadiya. Remove and re-roof 42 Highland Road, Unit 5, Stamford. Estimated cost: $8,400. Filed Aug. 9.

Unified Home Repair LLC, Stamford, contractor for Jean-Michell Guillaume. Reconstruct original interior stairs and join basement to first floor at 27 Givens Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $86,270. Filed Aug. 13. Vincenzo Mercuri, Stamford, contractor for Daniel Piro. Install Generator and propane tank at 92 Rolling Ridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $18,000. Filed Aug. 6. Vinylume Inc., Stamford, contractor for Chistopher R. Linton. Remove and install new asphalt shingles at 16 Perna Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: N/A. Filed Aug. 12. Vinylume Inc., Stamford, contractor for Gabriel M. Galanski. Remove and install new asphalt shingles at 60 Clover Hill Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $25,295. Filed Aug. 8. Vivint Solar Developer LLC, Stamford, contractor for Evin Diaz-Hennessey. Install roof-mounted panels at 611 Hope St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $5,544. Filed Aug. 6. Vivint Solar Developer LLC, Stamford, contractor for Ronald J. Lucia Jr. Install roof-mounted panels at 58 Treat Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $6,375. Filed Aug. 8. Vivint Solar Developer LLC, Stamford, contractor for Ronald J. Lucia Jr. Install roof-mounted panels at 59 Treat Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $9,424. Filed Aug. 8. Vivint Solar Developer LLC, Stamford, contractor for Amended Luehrs. Install roof-mounted panels at 237 Weed Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $4,712. Filed Aug. 8.


Facts & Figures Vivint Solar Developer LLC, Stamford, contractor for Dawn Nemeth. Install roof-mounted panels at 96 Dann Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $9,979. Filed Aug. 13. Vivona Construction LLC, Stamford, contractor for Field Madeline. Widen doorway between kitchen to dining room at 90 Barnes Road, Unit 15, Stamford. Estimated cost: $1,200. Filed Aug. 8.

COURT CASES Bridgeport Superior Court Bob’s Discount Furniture LLC, et al, Manchester. Filed by Ronjel Willis, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: David Laudano, Stratford. Action: The plaintiff purchased bed products from the defendant. Thereafter the plaintiff’s daughter slept on one of the beds manufactured by the defendant, which was defective and its components contained bed bugs, causing the minor plaintiff to sustain bed bug bites on her skin. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBT-CV-196092256-S. Filed Dec. 9. Ean Holdings LLC, et al, East Hartford. Filed by Joan Morris, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Cavanaugh Robert L Jr. Law Office, Fairfield. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe and painful personal injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBT-CV19-6091074-S. Filed Oct. 29.

Hyatt, Joseph J., aka John Doe, et al, Trumbull. Filed by Zbigniew Noga, Trumbull. Plaintiff’s attorney: Andre Cayo, Fairfield. Action: The plaintiff owns a property that is adjacent to the defendants’ property. The plaintiff has maintained a section of the property for years until the defendants have physically invaded and placed a fence in this disputed section of the property. The plaintiff has suffered damages and constituting a trespass on the property. The plaintiff seeks removal of the fence and monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBT-CV-19-6091911-S. Filed Nov. 25. Paternostro, Nicole, Weston. Filed by Taisha Lima, Trumbull. Plaintiff’s attorney: Jonathan Eamon Spodnick, Trumbull. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe and painful personal injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBT-CV-196091121-S. Filed Oct. 30. Pereiraleite-San, Juliana, Stamford. Filed by Laquasha Vines, Norwalk. Plaintiff’s attorney: Bershtein Bershtein & Bershtein PC, Hamden. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe and painful personal injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBT-CV-19-6092268-S. Filed Dec. 9.

Database Administrator/Architect (General Reinsurance Corporation, Trumbull, CT) Install, configure, support, and maintain SQL Server and other database systems to ensure availability and performance of enterprise applications. Must have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Systems, or a related technical field, plus 7 years of experience (5 of which must be post-baccalaureate progressively responsible experience) designing and implementing enterprise database systems within the financial services industry.

Danbury Superior Court Lewis, Anna E., Sandy Hook. Filed by BCI Financial Corp., Cheshire. Plaintiff’s attorney: Gambardella Cipriano Gottlieb & Hathaway, Hamden. Action: The plaintiff provided financial services to the defendant and agreed to make payments for goods and services. However, the defendant failed to make payments. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages less than $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs . Case no. DBD-CV19-6034310-S. Filed Nov. 12. Simply Baths Inc., Monroe. Filed by Jill Leblanc, Newtown. Plaintiff’s attorney: Christopher Gerard Winans, Danbury. Action: The plaintiff entered into a contract with the defendant for construction services. The plaintiff made payment to the defendant, however the defendant didn’t finish the project. As a result, the defendant breached the contract and plaintiff suffered economic damages. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-19-6034258-S. Filed Nov. 5. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., Hartford. Filed by Maria Viva-Taveras, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Ventura Law, Danbury. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by another driver and sustained severe and painful personal injuries. This driver didn’t have sufficient automobile insurance to fairly compensate the plaintiff who then filed a claim for underinsured motorist coverage benefits against the defendant. The defendant was notified and has failed to compensate the plaintiff fairly. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-196034603-S. Filed Dec. 3.

Supreme Green Landscaping LLC, et al, Danbury. Filed by Nelson Pais, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Ventura Law, Danbury. Action: The plaintiff was lawfully on the defendants’ premises when he fall due to the presence of ice in the parking lot, thereby causing him to suffer injuries. The defendants failed to maintain the walking surface in safe conditions. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-196034278-S. Filed Nov. 7. Watson, Albert William, et al, New Fairfield. Filed by Cynthia Miller, Newtown. Plaintiff’s attorney: Rodie & Connolly PC, Stratford. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe and painful personal injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-19-6034629-S. Filed Dec. 6.

Stamford Superior Court Clark Construction of Ridgefield Inc., Ridgefield. Filed by Roth Miriam, Westport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Kratter Mark Law Offices LLC, Norwalk. Action: The plaintiff entered into a contract with the defendant for construction services. The plaintiff made payments to the defendant, however the defendant abandoned the project. As a result, the defendant breached the contract and plaintiff suffered economic damages. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FST-CV-19-6044430-S. Filed Nov. 12.

Cycling Sports Group Inc., Wilton. Filed by Tristin B. Baylis, Victoria, Canada. Plaintiff’s attorney: Wocl Leydon LLC, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff purchased a bicycle from the defendant. The plaintiff was riding the bike when suddenly it broke apart catapulting the plaintiff face first onto the pavement suffering injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FST-CV-19-6044429-S. Filed Nov. 12. Mancini, Amanda, et al, Stamford. Filed by Maribel Preteso Peterson, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: The Reinken Law Firm, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision caused by the defendants and sustained severe and painful personal injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FST-CV-196044041-S. Filed Oct. 15. Torres Lechuga, Marcos, et al, White Plains, New York. Filed by Mosadique Ahmed, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Nicholas R Nesi, East Haven. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe and painful personal injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FST-CV-19-6044441-S. Filed Nov. 12.

Devon, David T., Fairfield. Seller: Grove Point, LLCM Fairfield. Property: 345 Rock Ridge Road, Fairfield. Amount: $515,000. Filed Sept. 24. Elguera, Ylluvisa and Wilber Elguera, Fairfield. Seller: Lucy’s Residence LLC, Fairfield. Property: 42 Ridgeley Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $378,000. Filed Sept. 27. Fleurise Jean-Jacques Pierre, Bridgeport. Seller: Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB, Irvine, California. Property: 489 Colorado Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $170,000. Filed Aug. 1. Grant, Carlton and Keron Grant, Bridgeport. Seller: MTGLQ Investors LP, Bridgeport. Property: 609 Evers St., Bridgeport. Amount: $284,001. Filed Aug. 1. Jacobs, Michelle L., Brooklyn, New York. Seller: Bridgeport Property Enterprises LLC, Redding. Property: 592 Laurel Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $267,800. Filed Aug. 1. Laura Bieling Living Trust, Fairfield. Seller: Laura Bieling, Fairfield. Property: 87 Barberry Road, Fairfield. Amount: $1. Filed Sept. 20. Lexicon Government Services LLC, Fairfield. Seller: Edward V. Gottschalk, Fairfield. Property: 310 Duck Farm Road, Fairfield. Amount: $610,000. Filed Sept. 24. Mancini, Lisa, Fairfield. Seller: Ribik Glantz Builders LLC, Fairfield. Property: 680 Duck Farm Road, Fairfield. Amount: $600,000. Filed Oct. 1.

DEEDS Commercial 556 Wilson Street LLC, Fairfield. Seller: Robert E. Goodnow Jr. and Jean M. Goodnow, Stratford. Property: 556 Wilson St., Fairfield. Amount: $220,000. Filed Sept. 30. Bridgeport Rental Properties LLC, Westport. Seller: Tri State Property LLC, Westport. Property: 57 Pierce St., Fairfield. Amount: $0. Filed Sept. 24.

MTGLQ Investors LP, Greenville, South Carolina. Seller: Jeffrey N. Pressler, Fairfield. Property: 583 Jennings Road, Fairfield. Amount: $247,996. Filed Sept. 12. Phoenix at 2155 Fairfield Beach Corp., Ridgefield. Seller: Anthony P. Guillaro, Fairfield. Property: 2155 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield. Amount: $0. Filed Oct. 1.

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Facts & Figures Swanson, Reid and Christina Swanson, Fairfield. Seller: Secure Residential LLC, Stratford. Property: 260 Godfrey Road, Fairfield. Amount: $930,000. Filed Sept. 27.

Ducey, Brian and Susan Ducey, Fairfield. Seller: Elizabeth K. Minor, Fairfield. Property: Unit 6, Somerset Condominium, Fairfield. Amount: $520,000. Filed Sept. 13.

Kennard, Jerrod and Taisa R. Skubiak, Fairfield. Seller: Jerrod D. Kennard and Anna M. Skubiak, Fairfield. Property: 6 Sandy Way, Fairfield. Amount: $10. Filed Sept. 16.

Testani, Alexander M., Trumbull. Seller: M&T Bank, Williamsville, New York. Property: 77 Winoca Road, Fairfield. Amount: $600,000. Filed Sept. 24.

Everson, John O. and Leita H. Everson, Port Charlotte, Florida. Seller: Frank A. Michno and Marie A. Michno, Fairfield. Property: 758 Old Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Amount: $272,000. Filed Sept. 17.

Klein, Evan S. and Faye V. Klein, Fairfield. Seller: Eric C. Wurzel and Allison D. Wurzel, Daniel Island, South Carolina. Property: 695 Morehouse Lane, Southport. Amount: $1,550,000. Filed Sept. 25.

Garcia, Keila, Waterbury. Seller: Vidal J. Avila and Mabel Avila, Bridgeport. Property: 856 Pearl Harbor St., Bridgeport. Amount: $164,194. Filed Aug. 1.

LaRosa, Alex and Stacey LaRosa, Cheshire. Seller: Amanda W. Graham and Peter L. Davaney-Graham, Fairfield. Property: 145 Szost Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $435,000. Filed Sept. 17.

Vita Nova LLC, Monroe. Seller: Colleen M. Barker and Michael S. Barker, Fairfield. Property: 234 Lalley Blvd, Fairfield. Amount: $760,000. Filed Sept. 25.

Residential Baksay, Marcia, Easton. Seller: Bennett Trembicki and Janine Trembicki, Fairfield. Property: 26 Lola St., Fairfield. Amount: $442,000. Filed Sept. 20. Borjas, Elena, Astoria, New York. Seller: Lawrence Eleoff and Katherine S. Eleoff, Fairfield. Property: 125 Katona Drive, Unit 4A, Fairfield. Amount: $262,500. Filed Sept. 25. Breiner, Steven A., Fairfield. Seller: Frederick Reinhardt and Lucy F. Reinhardt, Southport. Property: Unit 67 Southport Green, Fairfield. Amount: $1,200,000. Filed Sept. 13. Davis, Jacqueline D. and Kerri Cagnassola, Fairfield. Seller: George W. Coleman and Kathryn Coleman, Fairfield. Property: 1091 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield. Amount: $1,520,000. Filed Sept. 17. Dimler Jr., Michael G. and Julie A. Dimler, Fairfield. Seller: Jessica Yael Goodman and Joshua Alan Goodman, Fairfield. Property: 252 James St., Fairfield. Amount: $1,050,000. Filed Sept. 12. Dipietro, Tyler and Jacklyn Kerigan, Fairfield. Seller: Kourosh Parsa and Shideh I. Parsa, Fairfield. Property: 37 Villa Place, Fairfield. Amount: $490,000. Filed Sept. 19.

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Gillen, Andrew J., Hartsdale, New York. Seller: Donna Walker, Bridgeport. Property: 274 Indian Field Road, Bridgeport. Amount: $256,250. Filed Aug. 1. Graf, Karen, Fairfield. Seller: Valerie E. Graf, Fairfield. Property: 90 Fairland Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $375,000. Filed Sept. 17. Grande, Matthew S., New York, New York. Seller: David M. Pitts and Danielle M. Pitts, Fairfield. Property: 157 Fern St., Fairfield. Amount: $1,410,000. Filed Sept. 17. Hare-Keehan, Siobhan, Fairfield. Seller: Juli McGraw and James McGraw, Fairfield. Property: 180 Candlewood Road, Fairfield. Amount: $390,000. Filed Sept. 16. Hawley, Stephanie and Stephen Fedorko, Monroe. Seller: Zoltan Pongracz Jr. and Jessica Pongracz, Southport. Property: Lot 69, Lakeview Acres, Fairfield. Amount: $595,000. Filed Sept. 12. Hearon, Harry F. and Caryn Hearn, Fairfield. Seller: Kevin J. Thornton and JoAnn M. Thornton, Fairfield. Property: 312 Shrub Oak Lane, Fairfield. Amount: $1,023,000. Filed Sept. 17. Huber, Logan and Rebekah Stratton Huber, Easton. Seller: Siobhan Hare-Keehan, Fairfield. Property: 1894 North Benson Road, Fairfield. Amount: $430,000. Filed Sept. 16.

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Llivicota Paguay, Maria Juana, Bridgeport. Seller: Betty Pharr and Sandra Peck, Bridgeport. Property: Maple St., Bridgeport. Amount: $175,000. Filed Aug. 1. Margaret A. O’Neal, Fairfield. Seller: Michelle Genovesi, Fairfield. Property: 58 Pine Creek Ave., Unit 2, Fairfield. Amount: $0. Filed Sept. 16. Martins, Cleber S., Fairfield. Seller: Elizabeth A. Selimovic, Fairfield. Property: Unit 101 of Sunny ridge Condominium, Fairfield. Amount: $225,000. Filed Sept. 17. Merly, Gary J., Fairfield. Seller: Susan Jayne Ardell and Craig A. Ardell, Hillsboro, New Hampshire. Property: 2181 Congress St., Fairfield. Amount: $285,000. Filed Sept. 12. Montellese, Justin and Lisa Montellese, Stamford. Seller: Jennifer S. Towle and William D. Towle, Fairfield. Property: 705 Towne House Road, Fairfield. Amount: $850,000. Filed Sept. 12. Murray, John Brian and Berkeley Murray, Fairfield. Seller: John T. Shea, Fairfield. Property: 211 Old Spring Road, Fairfield. Amount: $615,000. Filed Sept. 26. Patel, Ronek, Fairfield. Seller: William Paret and Manuel Socorro, North Westport. Property: Bronson Road, Fairfield. Amount: $195,000. Filed Sept. 17.

Peloso, Raymond J. and Katherine O. Peloso, Fairfield. Seller: Hollis Ann Sutherland, Fairfield. Property: 738 Rowland Road, Fairfield. Amount: $785,000. Filed Sept. 16.

Skillen, James Elliot and Sandra Marie Skillen, Fairfield. Seller: Michael W. Kobeck and Christine M. Kobeck, Fairfield. Property: Misty Wood Lane, Fairfield. Amount: $675,000. Filed Sept. 20.

Persaud, Kevin Yogesh and Narinee Persaud, Jamaica, New York. Seller: 170 Davenport St. LLC, Bridgeport. Property: 170 Davenport St., Bridgeport. Amount: $202,000. Filed Aug. 1.

Tortorello, David R., Bridgeport. Seller: Sanford Smith, New York, New York. Property: 160 Pine Creek Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $1,750,000. Filed Sept. 20.

Ponte, Elizabeth A. and Thomas A. Ponte, Fairfield. Seller: John Brian Murray and Berkeley K. Murray, Fairfield. Property: 47 Renchy St., Fairfield. Amount: $394,000. Filed Sept. 19.

Towle, William D. and Jennifer S. Towle, Fairfield. Seller: Peter Foote and Catherine T. Hazlett, Fairfield. Property: 220 Greenfield Hill Road, Fairfield. Amount: $1,055,000. Filed Sept. 13.

Rabasco, Christina T., Stamford. Seller: George Dombakly, Norwalk. Property: 71 Strawberry Hill Ave., Unit 810, Stamford. Amount: $195,000. Filed Aug. 26.

Waechter, Ashley and Tara Waechter, Fairfield. Seller: Mary E. Torrance, Fairfield. Property: 185 Brookview Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $574,000. Filed Sept. 23.

Rabelo, Guilherme, Bridgeport. Seller: Marie N. Metty, Milford. Property: 60 Golden Rod Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $200,000. Filed Aug. 1. Ruszczyk, Dariusz and Agata Ruszczyk, Fairfield. Seller: Dariusz Ruszczyk and Miroslaw Kaczmarczyk, Fairfield. Property: 346 Rock Ridge Road, Fairfield. Amount: $1. Filed Sept. 13. Salerno, John, Fairfield. Seller: Linda A. Menillo and Michael A. Menillo, Fairfield. Property: 1271 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield. Amount: $865,000. Filed Sept. 12. Salvador, Claudinei N., Bridgeport. Seller: JoAnn Moranski, Fairfield. Property: 377 Ronald Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $450,000. Filed Sept. 13. Seidman, Jennifer, Fairfield. Seller: Daniel M. Holland and Lindsay L. Holland, Fairfield. Property: 255 Hillside Road, Fairfield. Amount: $930,000. Filed Sept. 12. Shepherd, Milas, Fairfield. Seller: Debra Etrio, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Property: 82 Rosemere Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $382,000. Filed Sept. 26.

FORECLOSURES Adedeji, Ola A., et al. Creditor: Benchmark Municipal Tax Services LTD, Bridgeport. Property: 43 Crescent St., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Dec. 10. Aitken, Beverly, et al. Creditor: US Bank National Association, Laurel, New Jersey. Property: 1166 Reservoir Ave., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Dec. 10. Casciato, Thomas R., et al. Creditor: Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, Plano, Texas, Property: 153 Virginia Ave., Unit 291, Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Dec. 12. DeLuca, Michael, et al. Creditor: The Success Village Apartments Inc, Bridgeport. Property: 44 Court A, Building 29, Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Dec. 17. Fagan, Thomas, et al. Creditor: US Bank NA, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 410 Dexter Drive, Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Dec. 17. Gladue, Donal G., et al. Creditor: The Success Village Apartments Inc, Bridgeport. Property: 263 Court D, Building 43, Apartment 263, Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Dec. 11.

Gonzalez, Carlos M., et al. Creditor: CSMC 2017-RPL2 Trust, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 37 Chamberlain Ave., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Dec. 11. Montalvo, Jose A., et al. Creditor: Specialized Loan Servicing LLC, Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Property: 185 Seeley St., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Dec. 16. Thompson, Alfred, et al. Creditor: Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB, Greenville, South Carolina. Property: 410 Huntington Road, Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Dec. 17. Williams, Terence, et al. Creditor: HSBC Bank USA NA, Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Property: 122 Polk St., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Dec. 18. Winer, Jason, et al. Creditor: TLOA of Connecticut LLC, New York, New York. Property: 2370 North Ave., Unit 4D, Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Dec. 17. Zamri, Abdul Waheed, et al. Creditor: US Bank National Association, North Branford. Property: 807 Maplewood Ave., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Dec. 18.

JUDGMENTS Anty, Exance, Bridgeport. $4,962, in favor of Capital One Bank (USA) NA, Richmond, Virginia, by London & London, Newington. Property: 105 White St., Bridgeport. Filed Dec. 18. Bennis, Hanane A., Stamford. $2,985, in favor of American Express National Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah, by Zwicker & Associates PC, Enfield. Property: 25 Van Buskirk Ave., Stamford. Filed Dec. 10. Del Vecchio, Richard, Stamford. $951, in favor of Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, California, by Schereiber Law LLC, Salem, New Hampshire. Property: 169 Thornridge Drive, Stamford. Filed Dec. 2.


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Facts & Figures Gilbert, Mary S., Stamford. $5,772, in favor of Cavalry SPV I LLC, Valhalla, New York, by Schereiber Law LLC, Salem, New Hampshire. Property: Pepper Ridge Road, Stamford. Filed Dec. 2.

Nirschel, Martin, Stamford. $1,271, in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada, by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff PC, East Hartford. Property: 215 Fishing Trail, Stamford. Filed Dec. 19.

Gonzalez, Guillermo, Stamford. $6,904, in favor of Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, California, by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff PC, East Hartford. Property: 60 Lawn Ave., Unit 16, Stamford. Filed Dec. 19.

Pachwicewicz, Lukasz, Stamford. $1,739, in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada, by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff PC, East Hartford. Property: 23 Marian St., Stamford. Filed Dec. 12.

Gurusaransingh, Fred, Stamford. $3,958, in favor of Midland Funding LLC, Warren, Michigan, by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff PC, East Hartford. Property: 54 Myrtle Ave., Unit 1, Stamford. Filed Dec. 27.

Perless, Robert, Greenwich. $11,727, in favor of The Connecticut Light and Power Company, Windsor, by Nair & Levin PC, Bloomfield. Property: 37 Langhorne Lane, Greenwich. Filed Dec. 2.

Leath, Kristina, Bridgeport. $1,339, in favor of Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, California, by Schreiber Law LLC, Salem, New Hampshire. Property: 16 Fourth St., Stamford. Filed Dec. 2. Leath, Kristina, Bridgeport. $867, in favor of Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, California, by Schreiber Law LLC, Salem, New Hampshire. Property: 16 Fourth St., Stamford. Filed Dec. 2. Lee, Donna, Bridgeport. $4,204, in favor of Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, California, by London & London, Newington. Property: 46 Sanford Place, Bridgeport. Filed Dec. 18. Lopez, Pedro, Greenwich. $11,313, in favor of Midland Funding LLC, Warren, Michigan, by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff PC, East Hartford. Property: 353 Delavan Ave., Greenwich. Filed Nov. 25. Mayes, Marilyn, Stamford. $3,151, in favor of Barclays Bank Delaware, Wilmington, Delaware, by the Law Offices pf Howard Lee Schiff PC, East Hartford. Property: 34 Ann St., Stamford. Filed Dec. 19.

Reilly, James, Greenwich. $1,656, in favor of Petro Inc, Woodbury, New York, by Gerald S. Knopf, Stamford. Property: 105 Glenville St., Greenwich. Filed Jan. 6. Salehzadeh, Ahmad, Greenwich. $1,691, in favor of Unifund Corp., Cincinnati, Ohio, by Tobin & Marohn, Meriden. Property: 31 Hettiefred Road, Greenwich. Filed Dec. 17. Slavinsky, Paul, Stamford. $1,418, in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada, by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff PC, East Hartford. Property: 88 Pine Hill Ave., Stamford. Filed Dec. 19. Vasquez, Yvonne, Stamford. $3,422, in favor of Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, California, by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff PC, East Hartford. Property: 55 Big Oak Lane, Stamford. Filed Dec. 27. Wahba, Susanne, Greenwich. $7,352, in favor of Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, California, by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff PC, East Hartford. Property: 111 Byram Shore Road, Greenwich. Filed Nov. 25.

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Federal Tax Liens Filed Bednar, Michael J. and Valerie E. Bednar, 72 Gaymoor Drive, Stamford. $15,500, civil proceeding tax. Filed Sept. 9. Charles, Remy and Rosemela Charles, 46 Anderson St., Stamford. $1,105, civil proceeding tax. Filed Oct. 15. Charles, Remy and Rosemela Charles, 83 Orchard St., Stamford. $1,528, civil proceeding tax. Filed Oct. 15. Charlestin, Fresnel and Virgiline Charlestin, 191 Frederick St., Stamford. $3,000, civil proceeding tax. Filed Oct. 24. Eaton Investments LLC, 1736 Boston Ave., Bridgeport. $959, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 12. Gainer, Enoch and Mabel Gainer, 23 Rose Park Ave., Stamford. $2,310, civil proceeding tax. Filed Sept. 25. Gill, Alphonso, 111 Towne St., Stamford. $1,855,854, civil proceeding tax. Filed Oct. 8. Kastrati, Xhavit, 1392 High Ridge Road, Stamford. $3,800, civil proceeding tax. Filed Oct. 17. Lazarte, Bridgette D., 111 Lafayette St., Stamford. $2,057, civil proceeding tax. Filed Sept. 3. Lazarte, Carmella, 1353 High Ridge Road, Stamford. $4,500, civil proceeding tax. Filed Oct. 10. Lyons, Maureen McHugh, 29 Ashton Road, Stamford. $7,100, civil proceeding tax. Filed Oct. 17. Marroquin, Abel, 21 Church St., Stamford. $2,700, civil proceeding tax. Filed Oct. 17.

Morelli, Luigi, Riverside. $1,135, in favor of Barclays Bank Delaware, Wilmington, Delaware, by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff PC, East Hartford. Property: 16 N Sound Beach Ave., Riverside. Filed Nov. 25.

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Marsan, Roberta C., 240 Hansen Ave., Bridgeport. $202, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 12.

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Mehan, Barbara, et al, 49 Midland Ave., Stamford. $3,500, civil proceeding tax. Filed Sept. 5. Nieves, Luis, 335 Arctic St., Bridgeport. $1,782, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 12. O’Shea, Kevin, 12 Ardsley Road, Stamford. $12,500, civil proceeding tax. Filed Sept, 4 Pacific Union Financial LLC, 155 Little Hill Drive, Stamford. $2,900, civil proceeding tax. Filed Oct. 24. Peter Clarke Properties LLC, 1181 Startford Ave., Bridgeport. $523, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 12. Tutak, Agata, 104 Burwood Ave., Stamford. $1,800, civil proceeding tax. Filed Oct. 24. US Bank National Association, 83 Beachview Drive, Stamford. $2,900, civil proceeding tax. Filed Oct. 17. Vulaj, Mara, 118 Frederick St., Stamford. $2,541, civil proceeding tax. Filed Sept. 3. Yejun Wei Trust, 49 Baldwin St., Bridgeport. $632, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 12. Zap, Helen M., 38 Carlisie Place, Stamford. $1,600, civil proceeding tax. Filed Oct. 17. Zapata, Pedro, 72 Myrtle Ave., Stamford. $1,972, civil proceeding tax. Filed Sept. 25. Zapata, Pedro, 72 Myrtle Ave., Stamford. $4,892, civil proceeding tax. Filed Sept. 25.

Mechanic’s Liens Fairfield University, Fairfield. Filed by MoD Sets Limited LLC, by Michael Attard. Property: 1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield. Amount: $693,643. Filed Aug. 5. Taylor, Catherin Ann, Fairfield. Filed by Chris Taylor and Vaughn U. Sims Jr. Property: 2940 Redding Road, Fairfield. Amount: $46,500. Filed July 30.

Unforgettable Nick 1930 LLC, Remsemburg. Filed by Oak Ridge Plumbing & Heating LLC, by Daniel Green. Property: 804 Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Amount: $7,250. Filed Aug. 1.

Clinton Sherard, William, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by the Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services LTD. Property: 163 Fifth St., Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed July 26.

LIS PENDENS

Davila, Paula B., et al, Bridgeport. Filed by Marinosci Law Group PC, Warwick, Rhode Island, for Loancare LLC. Property: 140 Mill Hill Ave., Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed July 31.

1797 Main Street LLC, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by the Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services LTD. Property: 1815 Main St., Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed July 26. 74 Freeman Street LLC, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by the Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services LTD. Property: 74 Freeman St., Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed Aug. 2. Almonte, Luis, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by The Marcus Law Firm, North Branford, for Tower Fund Services. Property: 552 Harral Ave., Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed July 30. Alterio, Louis R., et al, Bridgeport. Filed by the Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services LTD. Property: 11 Beverly Drive, Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed Aug. 2. Atherton, Pameta, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by Bendett & McHugh PC, Farmington, for The Bank of New York Mellon. Property: 1851 Central Ave., Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed July 29. Bartlett, Christopher, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by the Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services LTD. Property: 609 Courtland Ave., Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed Aug. 2. Carrington Mortgage Services LLC, Bridgeport. Filed by The Marcus Law Firm, North Branford, for the Water Pollution Control Authority for the city of Bridgeport. Property: 67 Palm St., Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendant’s mortgage. Filed Aug. 5.

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by The Marcus Law Firm, North Branford, for the Water Pollution Control Authority for the city of Bridgeport. Property: 410 Garfield Ave., Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed Aug. 5. Donnelly, David S., et al, Bridgeport. Filed by Marinosci Law Group PC, Warwick, Rhode Island, for US Bank National Association. Property: Lot 11, Tarinelli Circle, Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed July 31. Gaskin, Jean, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by Bendett & McHugh PC, Farmington, for Deutsche bank National Trust Company. Property: 148 Sequoia Road, Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed July 31. Gianetti, Charles, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by the Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services LTD. Property: 3715 Main St., Suite 305, Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed July 26. Lelik, Mariya, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by the Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services LTD. Property: Unit 6-K Cartwright Towers Condominium, Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed July 26. Merrit Medical Center Owners Corporation Inc., et al, Bridgeport. Filed by the Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services LTD. Property: 3715 Main St., Suite 409, Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed Aug. 2.


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Facts & Figures Morales, Christopher, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by the Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services LTD. Property: 108 Suggetts Lane, Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed July 26.

Torres-Valario, Lorenzo, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by the Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services LTD. Property: 2110 E. Main St., Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed July 26.

Pollock, Terrance, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by the Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services LTD. Property: 60 Chestnut St., Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed July 26.

LEASES

Rodriguez, Fausto, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by Milford Law LLC, Milford, for Wilmington Trust National Association. Property: 103 Wordin Ave., Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed Aug. 1. Ryan, John Patrick, Bridgeport. Filed by Cohen & Wolf PC, Orange, for The Bridgeport Wilmot Apartments Inc. Property: 580 Wilmot Ave., Unit 2, Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendant’s mortgage. Filed July 30. Santiago, Ernesto, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by The Marcus Law Firm, North Branford, for Tower Fund Services. Property: 1584 Stratford Ave., Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed July 31. Shapiro, Allen, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by the Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services LTD. Property: 334 Hanover St., Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed Aug. 2. Smith, Hubert C., et al, Bridgeport. Filed by Carl A. Massaro Jr., Fairfield, for John Sousa Jr. Property: 1481 W. Broad St., Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed Aug. 5. Tish Properties LLC, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by The Marcus Law Firm, North Branford, for Tower Fund Services. Property: 8 Wayne St., Bridgeport. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed July 31.

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Melendez, Maria Esther and Xiomara Melendez, by Marylou Weeks, Landlord: Success Village Apartments Inc, Bridgeport. Property: 100 Court D, Building 85, Apt. 14, Bridgeport. Term: 35 years, commenced Dec. 6, 2019. Filed Dec. 9. Quashie, Selby and Eslyn Titus, by Marylou Weeks, Landlord: Success Village Apartments Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 100 Court D, Building 77, Apartment 23, Bridgeport. Term: 35 years, commenced Nov. 27, 2019. Filed Dec. 19.

MORTGAGES Altamura, Michael, Stamford, by unreadable. Lender: HomeBridge Financial Services Inc., 194 Wood Ave., Iselin, New Jersey. Property: 23 Knickerbocker Ave., Stamford. Amount: $318,750. Filed Aug. 9. Andrade Jr., Edison F., Stamford, by N/A. Lender: Loandepot.com LLC, 26642Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, California. Property: 44 Cold Spring Road, Stamford. Amount: $422,211. Filed Aug. 12. Augustin, Helen, Stamford, by Alex J. Sajous. Lender: Bank of America NA, 100 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, North Carolina. Property: 4 Hearthstone Cottage, Stamford. Amount: $183,000. Filed Aug. 12. Berkley, Harry J. and Joan W. Berkley, Stamford, by Anita Bartolini. Lender: Bank of America NA, 100 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, North Carolina. Property: 786 Rock Rimmon Road, Stamford. Amount: $300,000. Filed Aug. 12. Cabrera Guizar, Jose, Stamford, by Edwin P. Farron. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 59 Courtland Ave., Unit 10, Stamford. Amount: $131,850. Filed Aug. 12.

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Drzyzga, Margaret, Stamford, by Anita Bartolini. Lender: Bank of America NA, 100 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, North Carolina. Property: 22 Pamlynn Road, Stamford. Amount: $50,000. Filed Aug. 12. Edelberg, Laura F., Stamford, by Mario P. Musilli. Lender: First County Bank, 117 Prospect St., Stamford. Property: 426 Pepper Ridge Road, Stamford. Amount: $520,000. Filed Aug. 9. Fox, Bryan M. and Kathleen M. Fox, Stamford, by Scott Polaski. Lender: Bank of America NA, 101 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, North Carolina. Property: 10 Wedgemere Road, Stamford. Amount: $692,000. Filed Aug. 12. Franco, Rogerio H., Stamford, by Michael C. Jachimczyk. Lender: M&T Bank, 1 M&T Plaza, Buffalo, New York. Property: 552 Den Road, Stamford. Amount: $420,000. Filed Aug. 9. Kolenovic, Allen, Stamford, by Nikki Ladanza. Lender: Citibank NA, 1000 Technology Drive, O’Fallon, Montana. Property: 70 Strawberry Hill Ave., Stamford. Amount: $171,000. Filed Aug. 9. Olson, Richard, Stamford, by Jonathan Pantoja. Lender: Bank of America NA, 100 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, North Carolina. Property: 28 Lenox Ave., Stamford. Amount: $50,000. Filed Aug. 12. Quitalig, Gina and Robert Dannenbring, Stamford, by Anne M. Ragusa. Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA, 101 N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Property: 45 Mountain Wood Road, Stamford. Amount: $400,000. Filed Aug. 9. Violi, Antoinette, Stamford, by unreadable. Lender: The First Bank of Greenwich, Mortgage Branch, Cos Cob. Property: 260 Westover Road, Stamford. Amount: $1,120,000. Filed Aug. 9. Wang, Haiyuan, Stamford, by N/A. Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA, 101 N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Property: 248 Glenbrook Road, Stamford. Amount: $157,500. Filed Aug. 12.

White, Stephen and Gabrielle White, Stamford, by Seth J. Arnowitz. Lender: CrossCountry Mortgage Inc., 6850 Miller Road, Brecksville, Ohio. Property: 668 Glenbrook Road, Unit 25. Stamford. Amount: $286,000. Filed Aug. 9.

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Go Girls Strong, 346 Main Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Jaclyn G. Bartolo. Filed Oct. 1.

Christopher Worthland Interiors, 56 Wilson Ave., Norwalk 06853, c/o Christopher Gary Nerland. Filed Oct. 16. Dany Moreno Salon, 515 West Ave., Norwalk 06850, c/o Daniela Moreno. Filed Dec. 2. Details A Barbershop, 515 West Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Kevin Costanzo. Filed Nov. 20. Elizabeth Ruiz, 28 Lowe St., Norwalk 06854, c/o Elizabeth Ruiz. Filed Oct. 3. Emergency Roadside Service LLC, 31 Aiken St., Norwalk 06851, c/o William Esquilin Jr. Filed Nov. 6. Eyebrow Threading Norwalk Connecticut, 34 Main St., Norwalk 06851, c/o Ashok Bakshi. Filed Oct. 28. Fairfield Avenue Condo Association, 41 Fairfield Ave., Norwalk 06854, c/o Joshua Lucas. Filed Oct. 29. Faith Lighthouse Church, 50 Lexington Ave., Norwalk 06854, c/o Harold S. Francis. Filed Nov. 5. Fingernail Inc, 1787 Post Road East, Westport 06880, c/o Sandy Eunha Choe. Filed Dec. 4. Fisher International, 15720 Brixham Hill Ave., Charlotte, North Carolina 28277, c/o Fishersolve Inc. Filed Dec. 20. Full Blast Booking, 8 Union Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Kenny Mercer. Filed Nov. 26. Funketional Fitness, 123 Old Belden Hill Road, Norwalk 06850, c/o Erica Funke. Filed Oct. 8.

Gina’s Preschool/Daycare, 17 Jomar Road, Norwalk 06854, c/o Gina M. Grisanti. Filed Oct. 1.

Gold Body Aesthetic Center, 5 Wall St., Norwalk 06850, c/o Yanet Tamayo Perez. Filed Oct. 25. Gopuff, 19 Willard Road, Norwalk 06851, c/o Rafael Illishayev. Filed Oct. 22. Graffont, 38 Winding Lane, Norwalk 06851, c/o Jason Larche. Filed Nov. 19. Himalaya, 46 N. Main St., Norwalk 06854, c/o Jewel of Himalaya. Filed Oct. 30. Hissho Sushi, 380 Main Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Lwin Family Company LLC. Filed Oct. 3. J.K. Evans Painting, 27 Ferris Ave., Norwalk 06854, c/o John J. Evans. Filed Oct. 15.

PATENTS Communication method and system. Patent no. 10,536,908 issued to Zeng yang, Shanghai, China; Qingshan Zhang, Shanghai, China; Jianjun Ma, Shanghai, China; Guoxia Zhang, Shanghai, China. Assigned to Harman, Stamford. Constrained nonlinear parameter estimation for robust nonlinear loudspeaker modeling for the purpose of smart limiting. Patent no. 10,536,774 issued to Russell H. Lambert, Highland, Utah; Douglas J. Button, Simi Valley, California. Assigned to Harman, Stamford. Control system and method for a transportation network. Patent no. 10,532,755 issued to Jared Klineman Cooper, Melbourne, Florida; Samuel William Golden, Melbourne, Florida; Robert James Foy, Melbourne, Florida; David Michael Peltz, Melbourne, Florida; Nathan Thoams North, Seattle, Washington; Milan Karunaratne, Orange, California. Assigned to GE Global Sourcing LLC, Norwalk.

Earphones with bimodally fitting earbuds and bass preservation capabilities. Patent no. 10,536,776 issued to James M. Kirsch, Salt Lake City, Utah. Assigned to Harman, Stamford. Method for compressing an incoming feed air stream in a cryogenic air separation plant. Patent no. 10,533,565 issued to Henry E. Howard, Grand Island; Carl L. Schwarz, East Aurora; Ahmed F. Abdelwahab, Clarence Center; Lee J. Rosen, Buffalo; Nick J. Degenstein, The Woodlands, Texas; Reh-Lin Chen, Williamsville. Assigned to Praxair Technology Inc., Danbury. Microfluidic chip-based, universal coagulation assay. Patent no. 10,534,006 issued to Sasha Bakhru, Providence, Rhode Island; Bryan Laulicht, Danbury; Stefan Zappe, Danbury; Solomon Steiner, Mount Kisco. Assigned to Perosphere Technologies Inc., Danbury. Pivoting envelope insertion guide. Patent no. 10,532,604 issued to Arhtur H. Depoi, Brookfield; John R. Masotta, Newtown; Anthony E. Yap, Danbury. Assigned to DMT Solutions Global Corp., Danbury. Slurry formulations for formation of reactive element-doped aluminide coatings and methods of forming the same. Patent no. 10,533,255 issued to Zhihong Tang, Carmel, Indiana; Kevin E. Garing, Indianapolis, Indiana; James K. Knapp, Pittsboro, Indiana; Albert Feuerstein, Carmel, Indiana; Thomas F. Lewis III, Zionsville, Pennsylvania. Assigned to Praxair S.T. Technology, Danbury. System for controlling or monitoring a vehicle system along a route. Patent no. 10,532,754 issued to Gabriel de Albuquerque Gleizer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Carlos Gonzaga, Rio de Carlos, Brazil; Lucas Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Harry Kirk Matthew Jr, Niskayuna. Assigned to GE Global Sourcing LLC, Norwalk. Thermochemical regeneration with soot formation. Patent no. 10,533,743 issued to Kuang-Tsai Wu, East Amherst; Hisashi Kobayashi, Bedford. Assigned to Praxair Technology Inc., Danbury.


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