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Could It Be Geraldine Johnson To Aresta Johnson?

March 24th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Education

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Aresta Johnson, CT Post photo.

Give acting school chief Aresta Johnson credit for displaying a sense of city history in the school named for the city’s first African American public education leader. The Board of Education is scheduled to vote on a permanent chief Monday night, see here

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Ganim Fundraiser Rakes In Roughly $150K

March 24th, 2017 · 30 Comments · City Politics

Full house in ballroom of Testo’s restaurant.

It was like old times again Thursday night for Mayor Joe Ganim and Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. A full house of more than 300 in the ballroom of Testo’s Restaurant hauled in an estimated $150,000 for the mayor’s 2019 reelection campaign. Why wait for the last minute? [Read more →]

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Stafstrom: Moving Cities Forward Requires ‘We Before Me’

March 24th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment

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Steve Stafstrom

Bridgeport State Rep. Steve Stafstrom writes in a commentary that “we must partner together, standing united as cities and suburban towns to help our cities thrive as the sustainable regional job creators and economic drivers we need them to be.” [Read more →]

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Hoop Fever In City, Your Chance To Attend Sold Out Games

March 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

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The women’s regional basketball games at Webster Bank Arena featuring UConn are sold out, but here’s your chance to see a game in support of the Bijou Theater Downtown. To enter click here

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Success Park Easter Egg Hunt

March 24th, 2017 · 1 Comment · News and Events

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Coming Soon: Connecticut Characters, Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State

March 23rd, 2017 · 6 Comments · News and Events

Connecticut Characters cover images by Sue Katz.

Connecticut Characters cover  designs by Sue Katz.

It took 40 years to write my latest book, Connecticut Characters, Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State. Yes, I write slowly. But, soon, it will be available for your reading pleasure or in lieu of that a nice flat surface for target practice. After all the front cover features images of political luminaries such as Donald Trump, John Rowland and Joe Ganim. Basically the content between covers is a collection of work covering 40 years opening in (gulp) 1978 with an exclusive interview with actress Linda Blair after the Exorcist star was arrested on drug charges. [Read more →]

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‘Lifestyles Of The Rich And Shameless’ Bus Tour Protest, The ‘Port To Greenwich

March 23rd, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From the Working Families Party

BRIDGEPORT & GREENWICH – On Saturday, March 25th from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Working Families Organization and tax justice advocates will call on Governor Malloy and state legislators to stop protecting the state’s billionaire financiers, who drain Connecticut’s economy by paying almost 20% lower tax rates than ordinary taxpayers with little return on investment for Connecticut.* Workers from throughout Connecticut will come together for a bus tour of Greenwich, where invoices will be delivered to the tony estates of billionaire hedge fund and private equity managers, some of whom have received millions of dollars in tax incentives from Governor Malloy.  

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Less-experienced Teachers For Black Students In Public Schools

March 23rd, 2017 · 8 Comments · Education

From Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror

Black students in Connecticut’s public schools are being taught by far more new, less-experienced teachers than their white peers.

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