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Entries from November 20th, 2017

State Agency Tosses Rabinowitz’s Human Rights Complaint Against Pereira

May 31st, 2017 · 19 Comments · Education, News and Events

Asserting the complaint lacked “any factual basis” the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities has dismissed allegations by former school chief Fran Rabinowitz that Board of Education member Maria Pereira “threatened me regarding loss of job, harassed me continuously by sending threatening emails, phone calls, derogatory statements made in public regarding my race and abilities.” Charles Krich, […]

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Does Ganim’s “Welcoming City” Provide The Right Balance?

May 30th, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

What was proposed as a “sanctuary city” to Mayor Joe Ganim was spun into a “Welcoming City” that now includes a municipal Park City identification card that can access city services, register a child for school, obtain a library card, cash a check, file a complaint with the police department “regardless of the individual’s immigration […]

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Examining The Challenges Of English Learners, Bridgeport Mom: I Wish Schools Had Both Languages

May 30th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Education, News and Events

“For those who do, neuroscience says bilingualism provides benefits both in the classroom and throughout life … What that means is those who are bilingual are apt to be better at problem solving, multi-tasking, and focusing and filtering relevant information.” CT Mirror reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas digs deep into the struggling world of English learners […]

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Union Leader: Gaming Tribes Have Done A Lot For State

May 30th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Andrea Goodrich, president of the union that represents gaming industry jobs, writes the best financial bet for the state is a third casino operated by Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribal nations. As President of UAW Local 2121, the Union that represents 1400 Casino Dealers, Assistant Floor Supervisors, and Poker Associates in Connecticut, I would like […]

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OIB Marks 10 Years, Reserve Your Calendars June 7, Party Time

May 29th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Happy anniversary. Happy birthday. Happy whatever you wanna call it day. On this day 10 years ago May 29, 2007, OIB made its debut. There’s only one thing to do under the circumstances: throw a party! June 7, 5:30pm at the delizioso Trattoria ‘A Vucchella, 272 Fairfield Avenue in beautiful Downtown Bridgeport. Scrumptious finger foods, […]

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Ganim Defends Education Record, Critics Pounce

May 29th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events

In this election cycle for Board of Education and City Council, a number of work-in-progress coalitions are sizing up incumbent and party-endorsed challenges with July conventions on the horizon. In 2015 Joe Ganim ran on an education platform of more money and less intrusion from the chief executive. Ganim stands by his less intrusive stance […]

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Channeling Ganim’s Chutzpah

May 27th, 2017 · 10 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Neil Vigdor, CT Post: Heads turned as Joe Ganim, charismatic mayor of Connecticut’s largest city, patrolled the marble hallways of the state Capitol last week, schmoozing with an assortment of lawmakers and lobbyists.

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Ganim Goes Global, In Denmark For Green Energy Conference

May 27th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from Mayor’s Office: “Among the other continents represented at the CLEAN conference, I am proud to be asked as a panelist to represent North America, and specifically the City of Bridgeport in this green energy conference,” said Mayor Joe Ganim. CLEAN, a consortium of green sustainable energy organizations is hosting the conference in the […]

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