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Gardner: I’m Your Man, No Strings Attached

July 20th, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Brain-rich, cash-poor Howard Gardner, a member of the Board of Education, will make a formal announcement for mayor Monday evening, promising “A man you can trust.” A successful entrepreneur, Gardner has raised little money, according to his recent campaign finance report filing. What’s the point of his run? More from Gardner in a news release:

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Nappier Leads Backpack Donation For City Kids

July 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

From State Treasurer Denise Nappier: Bridgeport youth from the Summer Lighthouse Program enjoyed a day at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo today and received a special visit from Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier as she joined several state officials for the Sixth Annual Backpack Donation Program sponsored by the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET).

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Foster Outlines 50-Day Plan As Mayor

July 11th, 2015 · 30 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

What will a Mary-Jane Foster administration look like if she’s elected mayor? The Democratic candidate on Friday issued a plan for her first 50 days in office: ● The first thing I will do is have an independent audit conducted of the City’s budget ● I will meet with each department in City Hall to […]

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Finch: City In Midst Of Major Comeback, Draws Line In Sand

July 9th, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

In a jammed, steamy Captain’s Cove Seaport Wednesday night, Mayor Bill Finch kicked off his reelection campaign telling more than 500 supporters “I’m proud to stand here before you and say that our city is in the midst of a major comeback!”

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Debating Education Choice, Parent Expresses Hope In Funding Of Charter Schools

July 6th, 2015 · 70 Comments · Education, News and Events

City school parent Wanda Simmons’ daughter will attend the new Capital Prep Harbor School, founded by educator Steve Perry, recently funded with the backing of Governor Dan Malloy and the state legislature. Charter schools have their share of detractors including school board candidate Maria Pereira who argue they siphon funds from traditional school districts. It […]

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Pereira Recalls State Takeover Of Schools Overturned By Supreme Court

July 4th, 2015 · 9 Comments · City Politics, Education

Maria Pereira was an elected member of the Board of Education four years ago when a majority of the body voted to throw in the towel and ask the state of Connecticut to run city schools. Pereira, once again seeking a seat on the school board, shares her thoughts on the four-year anniversary. As Bridgeport […]

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Pereira, Bradley, Walker Announce School Board Run At Ganim Event

June 29th, 2015 · 76 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Former school board member Maria Pereira, attorney Dennis Bradley and Greenwich music teacher Ben Walker announced Friday night at a fundraiser for Joe Ganim they will be Democratic candidates for the Board of Education.

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CNN Report: Nutrition In Classroom Benefits Bridgeport Kids

June 24th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Education, News and Events

A CNN report highlights the value of Bridgeport’s breakfast program in classrooms and why that’s important for low-income children’s development. The report follows students at Wilbur Cross School so close to the recent shootings at Trumbull Gardens housing project that wounded eight and took a man’s life. Check out the video that includes interviews with […]

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