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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

School Board Wants Surplus

February 14th, 2018 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

On Monday Mayor Joe Ganim announced a surplus of roughly $4.6 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. A few hours later the Board of Education voted 7-0 to urge the mayor to hand it over to the school system.

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Let’s Make Friends, The Top 100 Wage Earners For 2017

January 18th, 2018 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

It’s a rite of passage on OIB serenading the list of top 100 municipal wage earners. In 2017 the narrative is essentially the same as decades prior with city police officers dominating the list via overtime. Leading the pack in 2017 is an outlier, Jimmy Honis who retired as deputy chief after 47 years of […]

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Supremes Side With State In School Funding Case

January 17th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: The state Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a lower court ruling that the state’s distribution of state education aid violates the constitution.

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Finch Discovers New Role As Museum Leader

January 16th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

Former Mayor Bill Finch has started his new position as executive director of the Discovery Museum where he will blend his technical skills and fundraising talents “to help the museum grow and thrive today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.”

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Newton Pushes City Resident Hires

January 1st, 2018 · 34 Comments · City Council, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

About 30 percent of Bridgeport’s 702 public safety officers reside in the city, according to statistics provided by the city last May. It’s a figure that also parallels numerous cities around the country: most police don’t live in cities they serve. The same national survey showed that Black and Hispanic officers are considerably more likely to reside in […]

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In 2017, Jayson Negron Major Story

December 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The police-involved shooting death of 15-year-old Jayson Negron took center stage in 2017. And, more than six months later, interested parties await the outcome of a State Police investigation.

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2017: Trefz Dies, Honis Retires, Lopez Clocks Parking Meters, Judge Radlciffe Shuts Down Stockpiling Plant

December 26th, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB highlights some top stories from February and March. Ernie Trefz, a Bridgeport business community titan for decades whose Downtown-based Trefz Corporation owned dozens of McDonalds franchises, commercial real estate and apartment buildings, passed away Saturday morning. He was a major benefactor of the University of Bridgeport including a business school named for him. He […]

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Reflections: A Look Back At 2017

December 24th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Time for a little OIB 2017 reflection, starting with January. But more importantly, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to our entire OIB family, readers, posters. You’re the berries. Cheers! At McLevy Green protesters rallied against President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban that they argue appeals to ignorance and fear. The plain-speaking State Senator Ed Gomes […]

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