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Entries Tagged as 'Better Bridgeport'

Community Forum Upper East Side

September 9th, 2016 · 37 Comments · News and Events

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Watchdog Group Ramps Up Citizen Participation For City Council Meeting

July 29th, 2016 · 127 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

UPDATE: council agenda. The last time the full City Council met the day after July 4, it was fireworks. Angry residents jammed the council chambers (see video) to vent about their July 1 tax bills. It had been a long time since residents came out in force to air out their lungs. Was it a […]

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New Community Group To Host First Forum For 2015 Mayoral Election

September 22nd, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

A new “grass roots coalition” calling itself Join The Movement will host a “change for Bridgeport” forum on Tuesday, 6 p.m. at the North Branch Library, 3455 Madison Avenue. The group is “urging their fellow citizens to get involved in their city.” Bridgeport Banner editor Rob Sullivan and community fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee described […]

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Republicans Endorse Foley For Governor, McKinney-Walker Form Campaign Alliance For Primary

May 17th, 2014 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Republican gubernatorial candidate State Senator John McKinney has chosen Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General, to serve as his running mate as Republican delegates on Saturday endorsed 2010 nominee Tom Foley for governor at Mohegan Sun. McKinney entered the convention in a fragile position with delegates to secure the 15 percent support […]

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Walker Steps Up Fundraising For Statewide Run

February 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker, who has formed an exploratory committee for lieutenant governor, is pushing to qualify for a grant under the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly financed races. The former U.S. Comptroller General is trying to qualify before the GOP party convention in May to place him in a stronger position as a […]

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Walker: Tired Of Career Politicians Distorting Facts

January 13th, 2014 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, announced on Monday an exploratory committee for lieutenant governor saying he’s a Republican “committed to being an independent minded, inclusive and results oriented person along the lines of Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush.” During his announcement in Hartford Walker stressed how he can apply his financial experience […]

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Walker Registers As Republican, Step Closer To Statewide Run?

January 3rd, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker on Thursday changed his voter registration from unaffiliated to Republican, a signal he could be announcing a statewide run for public office. He says he’ll make a final decision this weekend.

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School Board Controversy Among Top Stories In March And April 2013

December 28th, 2013 · No Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas receives three-year contract, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez tries to block it in court. These were among the top stories from March and April in 2013. Additional headlines follow:

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