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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Coates To Attend First Meeting As School Board Member

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In her first official meeting Monday as the newest member of the Board of Education, Kadisha Coates will hear an update about the rodent problem at Bassick High School, a discussion of the Special Education audit, an update about the parking issue at Roosevelt School and a concept plan for a Cal Ripken Park adjoining […]

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How Coalition Control Of School Board Self Destructed

November 17th, 2014 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

In a September 2013 primary, insurgents wiped out the three Democratic-endorsed candidates for Board of Education providing an embarrassing political moment for Mayor Bill Finch’s education agenda and solidifying coalition control of school policy between the Connecticut Working Families Party and education advocates opposed to the mayor. What a difference a year makes.

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Will Ganim Get Back In The Game?

November 14th, 2014 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

About 10 months from a Democratic primary–if there is a Democratic primary–Mayor Bill Finch has amassed a mighty $300,000 campaign warchest in his quest for a third four-year term next year. Several potential candidates have expressed interest in running for mayor while one high-profile pol, former Mayor John Fabrizi, has pulled out, sobered by the […]

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Air Ball! Moales Wants Secret Ballot To Select Bagley Replacement

November 12th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The profiles in courage award goes to the curious Board of Education member Ken Moales who wants to fill a school board vacancy by private paper ballots. Sanity prevailed in the form of Board of Education chair Sauda Baraka who reminded Moales at a meeting Monday night school board members are part of a public […]

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New Faces Join Legislative Delegation, Moore, Rosario, Baker

November 10th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When the Connecticut General Assembly convenes for a long budget session in January, Bridgeport will feature three new faces in its eight-member legislative delegation, all Democrats. Delegation maneuvering and influence determines how much moolah floods Bridgeport from Hartford.

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Fabs Says No To Mayoral Run

November 5th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Uninspiring poll numbers, the dread of raising campaign cash and the reelection of Dan Malloy as governor have all contributed to former Mayor John Fabrizi declining a bid for the job he occupied from April of 2003 through November of 2007.

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Moore Defeats Costantini For State Senate

November 4th, 2014 · 108 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic State Senate candidate Marilyn Moore, who knocked off incumbent Anthony Musto in an August primary, has defeated Republican challenger Rick Costantini in Connecticut’s split city-suburban 22nd State Senate District, according to unofficial returns.

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