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OIB Snow Poll, How’s The City Doing?

March 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

How is the city handling snow removal?

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So Good, Even The Stain Maven Endorsed Amodex On Oprah

March 4th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

If you got your butt kicked in a food fight you’ll want Amodex to remove the ketchup and mustard splatter from your shirt. An errant Sharpie bleed through your pants pocket? Yup, you need Amodex. Red wine stains? Ah, Amodex. (Not recommended for teeth.) The third-generation, woman-owned Bridgeport small business will expand its operation into a new facility in the West End after the Planning & Zoning Commission approved its application last week.
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PAC Attack: Pattis Files Lawsuit To Overturn School Board Vote

March 4th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

Seeking to reverse a school board decision ousting elected leaders of the Bridgeport Parent District Advisory Council, attorney Norm Pattis has filed a federal lawsuit against the Board of Education urging injunctive relief and punitive damages under the First Amendment against acting school chief Fran Rabinowitz.
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Finch Announces Snow Emergency

March 4th, 2015 · 3 Comments · News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder:

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch declared a Snow Emergency starting at midnight.

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Stafstrom Appointed To Key Legislative Committees

March 4th, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events

News release from State Rep. Steve Stafstrom:

State Representative Steven Stafstrom (D-Bridgeport), who recently took the oath of office in the 129th Assembly District, has been appointed to serve on three key General Assembly committees by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden).

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Analyzing School-Funding Fairness, Bridgeport Scalped By State?

March 4th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Education, News and Events

The Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission is bringing attention to the state’s school funding formula that it says shortchanges needy districts while rewarding wealthy communities. See here. An article by The Connecticut Mirror’s Jacqueline Rabe Thomas also includes a map highlighting community education funding comparisons.

It seems like a reasonable standard: No town shall receive less money from the state to help run its schools than it did in the previous year.

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City Needs Resident Assistance Clearing Storm Drains

March 4th, 2015 · 5 Comments · News and Events

From public safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer:

Workers with the Water Pollution Control Authority and Public Facilities are out again today clearing snow-covered catch basins.
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