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Entries Tagged as 'Bill Finch'

Parent Leader Asserts School Board Supporters Of Kadisha Are Turn Coates–Coates: Let’s Fix ‘Broken System’

November 24th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Education, News and Events

As she prepares for her first official meeting as the newly selected member of the Board of Education, Kadisha Coates should have plenty of observant company, including Tammy Boyle, the District Parent Advisory Council president, and former school board member Maria Pereira, opposed to her replacing John Bagley who resigned more than a month ago […]

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Coates To Attend First Meeting As School Board Member

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In her first official meeting Monday as the newest member of the Board of Education, Kadisha Coates will hear an update about the rodent problem at Bassick High School, a discussion of the Special Education audit, an update about the parking issue at Roosevelt School and a concept plan for a Cal Ripken Park adjoining […]

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Anastasi To Provide Legal Tips To City Council, Torres: An Atrophied Branch Of Government

November 21st, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

City Attorney Mark Anastasi’s filtering legal interpretations always intrigue. Monday at 6 p.m. the City Council’s Miscellaneous Matters Committee will meet in the Democratic Caucus Room of City Hall, inside the council chambers, for “An Informational session with City Attorney Mark Anastasi giving us a brief update on rules regarding the discussion and procedures of […]

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City Banking On Steelpointe Harbor Revenue

November 20th, 2014 · 19 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

How much moolah has the city received so far from the developer of Steelpointe Harbor to revitalize the East Side? About $1.2 million, according to City Communications Director Brett Broesder.

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Sports Authority Changes New Store Name To Bridgeport/Trumbull

November 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Feeling the outcry, Sports Authority Trumbull is now Sports Authority Bridgeport/Trumbull, according to its website.

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Hot For City Slots Or Not?

November 18th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

So are you grooving on the latest chatter about potential expanded gaming in the state’s most populous city? Or do you think that ship has sailed? With Connecticut’s two tribal nation casinos being squeezed by competition from border states, does it make sense to open up a Fairfield County market? State Senator Andres Ayala argues […]

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How Coalition Control Of School Board Self Destructed

November 17th, 2014 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

In a September 2013 primary, insurgents wiped out the three Democratic-endorsed candidates for Board of Education providing an embarrassing political moment for Mayor Bill Finch’s education agenda and solidifying coalition control of school policy between the Connecticut Working Families Party and education advocates opposed to the mayor. What a difference a year makes.

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