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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February 16th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Education, News and Events
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]