From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: A group of parents, including the president of the Bridgeport District Parent Advisory Council, has filed a lawsuit alleging that Connecticut’s restrictions on magnet schools, charter schools and school choice programs are unconstitutional and have forced thousands of low-income and minority students to attend low-performing schools.
Entries Tagged as 'CT Post'
August 24th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Education, News and Events
August 21st, 2016 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
At least 13 people were shot early Sunday morning at an illegal house party where alcohol was sold at 19 Plymouth Street on the East Side, according to city police. As of Sunday afternoon no fatalities had been reported. Police believe two shooters were involved.
August 21st, 2016 · 40 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
The administration of former Mayor Bill Finch urged O&G to move its Seaview Avenue operation to the West End. Following pushback from neighborhood residents, Mayor Joe Ganim’s not supporting the move by his predecessor. Not yet, anyway. How will it shake out?
August 18th, 2016 · 33 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
The Gathering of the Vibes festival at Seaside Park saluting the music of the Grateful Dead originated under Joe Ganim’s first mayoralty and may very well end up, well, Truckin’. Hey, everyone must experience a Touch Of Gray, right? The city is suing organizers for truckin’ from Bridgeport owing serious Sugar Magnolia in police security […]
August 14th, 2016 · 29 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
Losing steam in the polls and support within the Republican ranks, Donald Trump rolled into Sacred Heart University Saturday night full of blistering attacks. OIB friend Sue Katz was there and shares some images.
August 11th, 2016 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Can Tiin, a French Vietnamese bistro on Fairfield Avenue, has closed, marking another recent casualty of the Bijou Square redevelopment Downtown. The Bijou Theatre and Two Boots Restaurant are also recent closures although a new restaurant is preparing to fill the Two Boots space shortly.
August 10th, 2016 · 128 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
State Senator Marilyn Moore on Tuesday thrashed her Democratic primary opponent Tom McCarthy running up large pluralities in Bridgeport and performing strong in suburban Trumbull and Monroe, according to unofficial returns. State Senator Ed Gomes bested school board chairman Dennis Bradley and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth defeated school board member Maria Pereira in a close contest, […]
August 8th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Education, News and Events
Board of Education member Howard Gardner shares in a commentary that also appeared in the Connecticut Post his perspective on the real cause of school board behavior. Outside political forces tried to take over the Board of Education several years ago. Their strategy included promoting the concept a “dysfunctional board,” thus convincing the State Department of […]