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Clergy-Backed Organization Announces Education Advocacy Coalition

February 16th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Education, News and Events

With the public backing of Mayor Bill Finch, a faith-based education advocacy group, FaithActs for Education, conducted its first meeting on Monday declaring a dedication “to improving education for all children in Bridgeport, no matter what type of school they attend.”

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Faith-Based Education Group To Launch First Public Meeting

February 16th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Education, News and Events

A new education advocacy group FaithActs for Education, featuring supporters of charter schools and several local clergy members, kicked off its plan Monday to “educate, equip, and organize parents and citizens of this city around the shared belief that all children can succeed” at 11 a.m. at Cathedral of Faith, 2319 Fairfield Avenue. Mayor Bill […]

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Finch Names Advisory Council For Coal Plant Reuse

January 1st, 2015 · 13 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

PSEG, one of the city’s largest taxpayers, that runs the candy-striped coal power plant in the South End has a major say in how/when it converts to a cleaner use, but Mayor Bill Finch, in an election year, has formed a Citizen’s Advisory Committee tasked with issuing recommendations for redevelopment and reuse.

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South End Resident Says Housing Authority Proposal In Flood Zone Is All Wet

October 18th, 2013 · 21 Comments · Development and Zoning

Andrew Martinez is a South End resident who opposes a Bridgeport Housing Authority plan for replacement housing in the neighborhood. He writes that good ideas can go bad. He also takes issue with the role of the South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone. His commentary follows: Over the past eight years or so the City of […]

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Saturday Summit On Coal Plant

October 12th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From the Sierra Club: Churches, Environmental Groups, Elected Officials and Coal Plant Owner to Address Community on Energy Issues Healthy Connecticut Alliance teams up with Shiloh Baptist Church at Bridgeport Sustainability Summit to discuss future of coal plant The Second Annual Bridgeport Sustainability Summit is a community response to growing concerns and debates about the […]

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Mulligan Stew For The South End NRZ

February 23rd, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

The South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone meets tonight (Thursday) 6 p.m. at the University of Bridgeport Student Center. The agenda includes “Democratic Town Committee elections” and “Revision of Bylaws.” Revision of bylaws? What could that mean, considering the previous heated meeting to consider a proposed “Community Benefits Agreement” between the developer of a controversial 120-bed halfway house for […]

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Fox Blows Cork At South End Meeting For Proposed Halfway House–Fore! McCluster Wants A Mulligan

February 8th, 2012 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Leave it to city resident Jim “Sonny” Fox to add a little excitement to a community meeting. A proposed “Community Benefits Agreement” between the developer of a controversial 120-bed halfway house for male offenders and the South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone was debated Tuesday night at the University of Bridgeport. The benefits agreement guarantees […]

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Does Halfway House Proposal Have New Life?

February 6th, 2012 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

A proposed “Community Benefits Agreement” between the developer of a controversial 120-bed halfway house for male offenders and the South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone will be the subject of a community meeting Tuesday 6 p.m. at the University of Bridgeport Student Center faculty dining room. The benefits agreement guarantees a $50,000 charitable contribution if the […]

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