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Entries Categorized as 'News and Events'

Who’s ‘Public Enemy’ Number 1 On School Board? Pereira Battles Gardner

June 24th, 2017 · 42 Comments · Education, News and Events

#bridgeport boe member maria pereira didn’t get her way. Her response as meeting continues pic.twitter.com/os54Pms5zx — linda lambeck (@lclambeck) June 22, 2017 Is Maria Pereira the school board’s new DJ? What was once a relatively solid school board coalition could be experiencing a meltdown following Pereira’s unique music-attention strategy–blasting the song “Fight the Power” on […]

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Check Out The Greater Bridgeport Young Dems Endorsement Questionnaire

June 23rd, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Wow, young people involved in city politics? It’s been a long time. Campaign activist Rowan Kane, vice president of the Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats, shares this communication the organization has been sharing with candidates for City Council seeking the group’s endorsement.

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Drawing A Curtain On Transparency

June 23rd, 2017 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: A pair of development decisions being made in Joe Ganim’s City Hall will affect the city’s economy for years to come–and much of the nitty gritty work is being done out of the public eye by government insiders.

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Ganim Rallies Supporters For Statewide Exploratory Campaign

June 23rd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Nearly 300 political supporters, friends, city employees and business leaders Thursday night attended Mayor Joe Ganim’s first fundraiser for his 2018 exploratory campaign for governor at an asking price of $100 per head at Testo’s Restaurant, the epicenter of city politics owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. Under exploratory rules the maximum personal contribution […]

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The Candidate Lineup, More To Come

June 22nd, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Four weeks from party endorsements the Town Clerk’s Office has shared the latest list of candidate registrations for City Council and Board of Education. More candidates are expected to file papers soon in what is shaping up as a busy September 12 Democratic primary. Others such as former State Senator Ernie Newton, who’s seeking his […]

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Get Your Character On, Join Us Tuesday For Book Discussion At Easton Library

June 22nd, 2017 · 1 Comment · Library, News and Events

What ya doing Tuesday June 27 at 7 pm? Start your Fourth of July week with me at the Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Road, discussing a number of personalities in my book Connecticut Characters including paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, the Wilderness Warrior Joe Haines, actress Linda Blair and a guy named Trump, […]

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State Election Watchdog Stiffs Ganim On Public Campaign Funds, Ganim Pledges Court Action

June 21st, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Joe Ganim is to receive public campaign funds in his quest for statewide office, he’ll need a court order. The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday validated a proposed declaratory ruling in May disqualifying Ganim from participating in the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races as he explores a run for […]

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Puerto Rican Parade Festivities

June 21st, 2017 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

News release: The 2017 Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County will celebrate its 24th anniversary with special events on Friday 7 July, Saturday 8 July and with the Parade as the culminating event on Sunday 9 July. The public is invited to all the events, with reservations required for the Annual Banquet Gala on Friday.

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