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Entries Tagged as 'Cesar Batalla'

Remembering The Mighty Social Irritant Cesar Batalla, More Than A School

October 13th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment

We’ve heard a lot lately about Cesar Batalla School along State Street in the West End. It became the epicenter of parental concern following public disclosure of a proposed shooting range inside an adjacent police precinct. Days after a noisy meeting with parents and community activists last week, Mayor Bill Finch shot down the firing […]

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The City’s Changing Political Landscape–Hey, There’s Still A General Election!

September 29th, 2011 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

In Bridgeport, Democrats outnumber Republicans 10 to 1. How the city has changed the past 20 years, even the past 10 years. In the old days if an incumbent Democratic mayor emerged from a hard-fought primary the Republican candidate for mayor was there to pounce. The registration numbers and mood of the city allowed it.

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Wes Moore Featured At Child Advocacy Event

April 17th, 2011 · No Comments · News and Events

From the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition www.bcacct.org. BCAC 26th Annual Breakfast to Feature Wes Moore, Author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Optimus Health Care and Southwest Community Health Center to receive community service awards Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition’s (BCAC) 26th Annual Breakfast & Award Ceremony welcomes Wes […]

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The Library Flap

August 17th, 2009 · 51 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events

Get ready for the library showdown. This one’s gonna be a page turner. The official complaint is Liberate Libraries Committee vs Alma Maya, Town Clerk of the City of Bridgeport. Liberate Libraries Committee is a political action committee formed to push the passage of a library budget referendum. Library Board President Jim O’Donnell, an attorney, […]

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The Spice Of Carmen Lopez, Plus: Crossin Seeks BOE, And Hippie Fest News

July 15th, 2009 · 44 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

11 a.m. update: Okay, this is the Bridgeport politics we know and love. I’ve been getting emails and phone calls from political operatives saying, ‘Forget Carmen Lopez for Board of Education … we want her to run for mayor.’ Well, Carmen would certainly add a lot of salsa to the mix. A retired Superior Court […]

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The Passion Of Politics, Plus: Update On BOE Audit

May 1st, 2009 · 21 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Noon Update: Mayday, Mayday, Mayday. Well, it looks like we have a little community chatter going–and learned a few things–as a result of Thursday’s post regarding potential City Council primaries. Danny Martinez, freshman councilman from the 137th District on the East Side, notified OIB in a Thursday comment that he’s not likely to receive the […]

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Is It Time To Bring Back A Financial Review Board?

November 14th, 2008 · 53 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

I’m hearing chatter in the community–and I think it’s going to become louder–from business interests, newspaper friends and OIB readers that maybe it’s time for the city to say we can’t handle this financial mess, give us a fresh start and we’ll swallow a financial review board. So, I’m throwing open a question: what are […]

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