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For Ganim, Education Means Appointing School Board Members

November 30th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Education: Ganim’s first year back. On the 2015 campaign trail Joe Ganim uttered the usual stuff about education: fully fund schools, create a 21st century climate, modernize the infrastructure, yadda, yadda, yadda. What he did not expect, however, was appointing one-third of the nine-member Board of Education the second half of his first year back […]

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Ganim Chews On Bird And Budget

November 25th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget

What does a mayor do as he’s digesting Thanksgiving overload? Chew on his next budget. Mayor Joe Ganim’s upcoming budget cycle could bloat more indigestion, depending on his success with the next session of the state legislature beginning in January.

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$2.6 Million For Klein Improvements

November 15th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from state legislative delegation: Representatives Ezequiel Santiago (D-130th), Andre Baker (D-124th), Charlie Stallworth (D-126th), Jack Hennessy (D-127th), Christopher Rosario (D-128th) and Steve Stafstrom (D-129th) are pleased to announce approval by the State Bond Commission of funding for improvements to the Klein Memorial Auditorium facility in Bridgeport.

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Wanted: Interim School Chief

November 14th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The Board of Education is scheduled to conduct a special meeting Tuesday at 5:30 to discuss “filling interim superintendent vacancy” of Fran Rabinowitz who announced she’s leaving at the end of the year following a clash with school board member Maria Pereira. The board has assembled selectively in special meetings called by Chair Dennis Bradley […]

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Examine Tuesday’s Election Results

November 11th, 2016 · 3 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Connecticut Secretary of the State’s website is now loaded with statistics from Tuesday’s presidential election, see here. For readers who enjoy keeping score–always nice to examine who ran ahead of others for bragging rights–we’ve shared some numbers below, but some comparisons are difficult due to neighborhood demographic differences. The best comparisons are citywide or […]

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Two Moore Years For Marilyn

November 8th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic State Senator Marilyn Moore riding huge pluralities in Bridgeport has won another two-year term defeating Republican Elaine Hammers in the split city-suburban 22nd Senatorial District, according to unofficial returns.

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How Many Times Have You Voted? Larger Turnout In City

November 8th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

On a beautiful day, Bridgeport turnout at the midway point of voting was running ahead of the last presidential cycle four years ago when 52 percent of registered electors voted. Many voters waited in line for an hour to cast a ballot. Others report the line was so long they left to return during off-peak […]

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Online Voter Registration Swamps Election Workers

October 31st, 2016 · 3 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

City election officials have registered thousands of voters in this presidential cycle led by the new online registration available at the Connecticut Secretary of the State website. See here. “To use the online voter registration system you must have a current and valid driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver photo identification card issued by the […]

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