Mayor Mary C. Moran of Bridgeport, Conn., informed Moody's Investors Service late yesterday that the city plans to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 9 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code, and the rating agency suspended its ratings on the city as a result.

At stake are about $220 million of outstanding municipal bonds, rated Baa by Moody's before the suspension and rated BBB by Standard & Poor's Corp. Daniel M. Heimowitz, managing director at Moody's, said the agency had spoken directly with Mayor Moran and she informed them that she would file for protection.

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