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Unofficial Winners: One School Board Seat Headed For Recount

November 7th, 2017 · 10 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events

Unofficial winners Tuesday:

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Newton Returns To City Council, Library Question Passes

November 7th, 2017 · 106 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library

Third time’s the charm for Ernie Newton, according to unofficial returns. The self-proclaimed Moses of his people lost a close Democratic primary for State Senate to Andres Ayala in 2012, lost a State House primary to Andre Baker in 2014. Tuesday night he reclaimed handily his old East End City Council seat that launched his […]

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Library Battle Takes Center Stage In Tuesday’s Vote

November 6th, 2017 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events

Here we go, the 2017 municipal election is one day away with a library funding question that some are embracing and others are throwing a book at; as well as candidates for Board of Education, city sheriff and City Council.

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State Budget Leaves $13 Million Gap In City Budget–Ganim: Voting Yes To Library Question Will Jack Taxes

November 3rd, 2017 · 73 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Addressing the media Friday afternoon, Mayor Joe Ganim announced the recently passed state budget, four months late, leaves a gaping $13 million hole in the municipal budget year that began July 1. Ganim also stressed that if city voters approve Tuesday’s ballot question to fund city libraries it will further exacerbate municipal finances and lead […]

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OIB Poll: Tuesday’s Election Question Re Library Funding

November 3rd, 2017 · 6 Comments · City Politics, Library

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Moore, Gomes Back Referendum Question To Fund Libraries

October 31st, 2017 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

In 2009 city voters, against the wishes of the political establishment, voted to levy one mil to fund city libraries, an initiative pushed by the city’s Library Board. The referendum question passed 2683 to 1455. Library supporters declare that the 2015 revaluation dropped the value of 1 mil that now requires 1.3 mils to finance […]

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Conversation On Casinos

October 31st, 2017 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, Library, News and Events

News release: Bridgeport Generation Now and Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats invite the Bridgeport community to a Community Conversation On Casinos on Saturday, November 4th from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Bridgeport Library at 925 Broad Street. This event marks the first impartial public gathering to hear citizens’ voices, ideas, and concerns.

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Library Supporters Seek Ballot Question Approval

October 27th, 2017 · 26 Comments · City Budget, Library, News and Events

The Facebook page Keep Our Libraries Open urges voters to support the Nov. 7 ballot question to allocate 1.3 mils to fund the library system after the 2015 revaluation dropped the value of 1 mil. In 2009 city voters approved a ballot question asking for a 1 mil levy to finance libraries.

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