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Larcheveque Bows Out, Republicans Endorse Candidates For School Board

July 20th, 2017 · 1 Comment · City Politics, Uncategorized

Board of Education Chair Joe Larcheveque Thursday night rejected pleas from Republican Party operatives to seek another four-year term at the GOP convention in which candidates for school board, city sheriff and City Council were endorsed. Citing family commitments and frustration with school board dysfunction, Larcheveque opted out.

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Please, Figure This Out — The Puzzle Of Party Endorsements

July 20th, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, Uncategorized

This is a weird — and potentially transforming — election cycle. Several Board of Education members are packing it in, it appears, including Republicans Joe Larcheveque and Annette Segarra-Negron, and now, according to Democratic political operatives Rafael Fonseca. But, GOP sources say, Larcheveque is now on the fence.

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Cops And Cuts, City Council Candidate Weighs In On School Board Decisions

July 19th, 2017 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Uncategorized

Kyle Langan, a candidate for City Council in the West Side 132nd District, teaches 8th grade literature at Achievement First Bridgeport, a charter school. In this commentary he laments recent Board of Education decisions regarding school resource officers and the city’s Lighthouse afterschool program. As a teacher in Bridgeport, if you were to ask me […]

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Crescent Crossings Brightens The East Side, Location Of Notorious Former Federal Housing Project

July 19th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Development and Zoning, Uncategorized

City Councilwoman Mary McBride-Lee remembers when Martin Luther King Drive on the East Side was a war zone of gunfire, drug gangs, crime and grime and despair for public housing residents of the 1,000-unit Father Panik Village, the sanctuary of Waltersville School where she has taught for 35 years beckoning the children of the tenement-style projects. […]

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Pereira Backing Incumbent Challengers For City Council In Upper East Side

July 18th, 2017 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Uncategorized

One week from the Democratic Town Committee endorsement, 138th District Leader Maria Pereira is throwing her support behind Timothy Bassey and Michele Small to oppose Upper East Side incumbents Anthony Paoletto and Nessah Smith in a September primary.

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Kohut Not Sold On Direction Of Steelpointe Harbor

July 17th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Uncategorized

City policy wonk Jeff Kohut shares an alternative view about Steelpointe Harbor in this commentary. “To go in another direction and ponder lost opportunities in the absence of actual planning: We might have had Bridgewater Capital at Steel Point had we not had Gold Coast lackeys making decisions for Bridgeport development in City Hall and […]

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