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Entries Tagged as 'Carolyn Vermont'

Will New State Rep. Rosario Enter Special Election For State Senate?

January 9th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

As potential candidates await the scheduling of a special election to fill the State Senate seat of Andres Ayala, the new Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner, newly sworn in State Rep. Chris Rosario is pondering a run for the seat. Rosario says “I am weighing my options. It is an honor to be mentioned as […]

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Special Election Fever In Winter, Line Of Potential State Senate Candidates Growing

December 31st, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

East Side City Councilman Richard DeJesus, former leader of the Greater Bridgeport NAACP Carolyn Vermont, outgoing State Rep. Don Clemons and former mayoral candidate Carl Horton are among the candidates considering a run for the expected special election in Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District when incumbent Andres Ayala becomes commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. […]

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A Dialogue On Race Relations At Fairfield University

September 10th, 2013 · No Comments · News and Events

From Fairfield University: On Thursday, September 12, Fairfield University will host a community forum to mark the first annual National Dialogue on Race Day, joining Tufts, Duke, and other universities in addressing some of the most timely issues of our day.

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School Board Challenge Slate Issues Endorsements

August 26th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The challenge slate for Board of Education has kicked out a lengthy list of endorsements that includes political operatives, education advocates, civil rights leaders and even a few city employees. The slate of Andre Baker, Dave Hennessey and Howard Gardner is challenging endorsed Democrats Kathryn Bukovsky, Simon Castillo and Brandon Clark in a September 10 […]

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“I Have A Dream” 50 Years After At Black Rock Library

August 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library

From John “Salty” Soltis, Bridgeport Public Library: To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 “March on Washington” actor and writer David Mills returns to the Black Rock Branch August 29, 7 p.m. for a presentation of some of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most renowned speeches Including: “I Have a Dream;” “Letter from a […]

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What A Drag! Winston, Deadbeat Dad, Pinched Outside NAACP Meeting–”I Take Full Responsibility” But …

April 24th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

UPDATE: Statement from Winston: Okay, so now we know why Wayne Winston was hauled away Monday night by State Marshal Charles Valentino outside a meeting of the Bridgeport branch of the NAACP. Winston owed more than $15,000 in back child support. Winston has sought to take control of the local chapter embroiled in a heated […]

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Reorganization Of Local NAACP On Monday Night

April 21st, 2013 · 3 Comments · News and Events

A reorganization of the Greater Bridgeport NAACP will take place Monday 7 p.m. at Messiah Baptist Church, 210 Congress Street, according to branch President Carolyn Vermont. Scot Esdaile, Connecticut NAACP State Conference president, will chair the meeting ordered by leaders of the national civil rights organization. The National Board of NAACP ordered “all elected officers […]

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National NAACP Powerwashes Local Branch, Orders Reorganization

April 1st, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Dissension within the ranks of the Greater Bridgeport NAACP branch as well as non-compliance processing financial information have reached such a boiling point the National Board of Directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has ordered “all elected officers and executive committee members be removed” and the local branch reorganized including […]

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