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Walker Whacks State GOP Over Positive Poll Results For Herbst

December 12th, 2017 · 6 Comments · State Politics, Uncategorized

Bridgeport resident David Walker, Republican candidate for governor, has declared a “non-scientific” post-debate text survey showing former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst winning, with Walker placing fifth, “inappropriate and grossly misleading.” Walker and Herbst, neither bashful in their observations, are not exactly cuddly Republicans in their quest for the GOP nomination, trading sharp elbows on a number of subjects in the course of the underway 2018 campaign for governor. [Read more →]

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Weldon New School Board Chair, Lopez: Don’t Mess With The Super

December 12th, 2017 · 39 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events, Uncategorized

John Weldon, center, confers with board member Jessica Martinez. At left, Chris Taylor who nominated Weldon.

John Weldon, center, confers with board member Jessica Martinez. At left, Chris Taylor who nominated Weldon.

Republican John Weldon Monday night by a 5 to 3 vote was elected chairman of the Board of Education becoming the sixth leader in as many years. The organizational meeting at the Aquaculture School was chaired by Mayor Joe Ganim who appointed Weldon to the school board in November 2016 to fill a vacancy. Ben Walker received 3 votes. [Read more →]

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Lopez Warns School Board “Everyone Watching”

December 12th, 2017 · 4 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez addressed the newly minted Board of Education prior to the organizational meeting Monday at the Aquaculture School. In her prepared remarks Lopez highlights Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’ decision to order a third Democratic primary in a North End City Council district. What does this have to do with the newly elected BOE? asks Lopez. “Everything.” Lopez comments follow: [Read more →]

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Massachusetts Does A Better Job Educating Poor Than CT

December 11th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Education, Uncategorized

In the first of a series, Lessons From Next Door, Connecticut Mirror Reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas explains “The differing approaches to removing principals is just one of many areas where Massachusetts’ lawmakers have regularly taken bold action – or enabled local districts to – while Connecticut has been timid. It has shown in the outcomes for students from low-income families for years. Massachusetts over the last 20 years has moved to the top of the national rankings for achievement by students from low-income families while Connecticut has lagged.” [Read more →]

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City Zoo Tiger Births Cubs – Weeks From Public Viewing

December 11th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events, Uncategorized

Tiger enclosure at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

Tiger enclosure at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

News release from Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo:

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo’s ten-year-old Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), Changbai, gave birth on November 25 to four tiger cubs, although only two survived.  The two surviving cubs, both females, were removed from Changbai when she showed no interest in taking care of them. Both two-week-old cubs are in seclusion in the Zoo hospital, housed in a 90-degree ambient temperature enclosure, with a base warmed to 85 degrees to sustain the cubs’ warmth.

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Welding A School Board Coalition For John Weldon

December 11th, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Politics, Education, Uncategorized

John Weldon, center, receives oath of office Dec. 3 from John Slater, vice chair of the State Republican Party. At right is Slater's wife Geneva.

John Weldon, center, receives oath of office Dec. 3 from John Slater, vice chair of the State Republican Party. At right is Weldon’s wife Geneva.

Black Rocker John Weldon who was elected to a four-year term in November is the favorite to win the chairmanship of the Board of Education at Monday’s organizational meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Aquaculture School. Mayor Joe Ganim will chair the organizational meeting of officers. [Read more →]

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Councilwoman Vizzo-Paniccia Receives Advocacy Group Leadership Post

December 11th, 2017 · 1 Comment · News and Events, Uncategorized

At the annual City Summit conference in Charlotte, N.C. earlier this month, the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG), a constituency group of the National League of Cities, elected Bridgeport City Councilor AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia first vice president. The NLC is a resource and advocacy group for municipalities throughout the country. [Read more →]

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What Does Mohegan Sun Partnership Mean For Arena?

December 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment · News and Events, Uncategorized

Mohegan Sun, Webster Bank

A Mohegan Sun partnership in Bridgeport.

CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart examines:

“Exclusive!” “Exciting!”

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