The next mayoral election is 2015, but if you want to build coalitions, speak out on issues and poise yourself as mayoral timber, it’s not too soon to commence groundwork. That, at least, is the thinking of a number of political operatives and neighborhood leaders prevailing upon Anthony Bennett, pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Charlie Tisdale'
December 12th, 2012 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
October 17th, 2012 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
Residents for a Better Bridgeport, an advocacy group powering the voter outreach in support of a yes vote to the Nov. 6 ballot question, has produced a video in its quest for a mayoral-appointed Board of Education. The video, a mini documentary, features Mayor Bill Finch and Charles Tisdale, executive director of the anti-poverty agency Action [...]
June 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Ralph Cennamo, multiple mayoral candidate, was one of a kind in city politics. Maverick, opinionated, independent, his span in city politics went back to the era of Socialist Mayor Jasper McLevy who served from 1933 to 1957 right up to the current era. And even in 2008 he was a potential factor holding a spot for [...]
March 11th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Margaret Morton Margaret Morton, the first African American woman elected to the Connecticut State Senate, was a transformational figure in city politics. She passed away on Saturday. She has a political legacy in the city like no other.
January 26th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Not later than January 1, 2000, each municipal police department and the Department of Public Safety shall adopt a written policy that prohibits the stopping, detention or search of any person when such action is solely motivated by considerations of race, color, ethnicity, age, gender or sexual orientation, and the action would constitute a violation [...]
January 25th, 2012 · 74 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
UPDATE: Kristin duBay Horton, the Health and Human Services director for the city, has taken a medical leave from the department. The city has contacted officials with the state health department to identify an acting director.
February 7th, 2011 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Lisa “Honey” Parziale, former City Council president and Democratic registrar of voters, told OIB she will be a candidate for her former West Side City Council seat in this year’s municipal election. Oh baby, the political phone lines were burning up on Sunday during the Super Bowl pre-game festivities. Parziale’s candidacy adds a new dimension to [...]
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