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Entries Tagged as 'Alma Maya'

Former Town Clerk Hector Diaz

February 25th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Hector Diaz Sr. had an easy authority about him. When you talk about decency, a quiet leader, he’s at the top of the list of distinguished city officials. Hector served as town clerk from 1983 to 2007 (when he retired) with a break from 1989-91. He passed away over the weekend in Florida.

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Emergency Response, The Call For Governments To Communicate In Spanish

December 20th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Media, News and Events

Must state government and communities with large Hispanic populations do more to communicate with Spanish-speaking residents, especially during emergency responses? CT Latino News raises the question in an article about emergency practices. The article suggests not enough is being done.

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Remembering The Mighty Social Irritant Cesar Batalla, More Than A School

October 13th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment

We’ve heard a lot lately about Cesar Batalla School along State Street in the West End. It became the epicenter of parental concern following public disclosure of a proposed shooting range inside an adjacent police precinct. Days after a noisy meeting with parents and community activists last week, Mayor Bill Finch shot down the firing […]

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What’s Your Assessment?

October 12th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Jim “Sonny” Fox, one of Bridgeport’s preeminent conspiracy theorists and radio moonlighter from his Black Rock home, shares this commentary on what he claims is tax favoritism for the politically connected. The retired electrician and occasional candidate for public office cites tax disparity for the 2009 revaluation among members of the Democratic Town Committee. Every […]

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Parents Vent About Police Firing Range Near School

October 4th, 2013 · 14 Comments · Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post here. The city’s West End police precinct undergoing a transformation into a training facility and firing range has stirred the emotions of school parents and some community leaders fearing a shooting facility so close to Cesar Batalla School on Howard Avenue. “Put it somewhere else,” Town Clerk Alma Maya, […]

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Hispanic Voters Power Influence By Numbers, Largest Registered Democratic Bloc

August 26th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Hispanics, by sheer numbers registered to vote in Bridgeport, are becoming a growing force in city elections. Both Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the state’s chief elections official, and Sandi Ayala, Bridgeport’s Democratic Registrar of Voters, confirm Bridgeport has roughly 25,500 registered voters of Hispanic origin out of 69,963 total registered, approximately 36 […]

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Does Candidate Diversity Matter In Elections?

August 6th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Do ethnic politics matter anymore? How about politically correct ticket balancing between gender and race? Could this impact the school board election?

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