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Aresta Johnson To Lead Schools On Interim Basis

December 6th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Education, News and Events

Aresta Johnson will become interim school chief when Fran Rabinowitz leaves the district at the end of the month while the Board of Education continues its search for a permanent leader.

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Faiths Come Together With Sale Of Treasured Church

December 6th, 2016 · 3 Comments · News and Events

From John Burgeson, CT Post: The Bridgeport Islamic Community Center, in a $1 million sale, will become the new owner of one of the most storied churches in the city on May 1.

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Development Proposals For Downtown’s Twin Jewels

December 3rd, 2016 · 18 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Shuttered for more than 40 years, solicitations for development proposals will go out soon for the twin gems Downtown, the Poli Palace and Majestic theaters, according to Economic Development Director Tom Gill who recalls lack of interest to revive them during his first helm of the job. He says Downtown North redevelopment projects have spurred interest.

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Where’s Wilbur Chapman? ‘C’mon, Wilbur’

November 26th, 2016 · 10 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Earlier this year some City Council members sought to trim the budget by defunding the $120,000 public safety adviser job Mayor Joe Ganim created for a political ally, ex-Police Chief Wilbur Chapman …

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City Police Officers Demoted In Racial Letter Case Oppose Discipline

November 22nd, 2016 · 4 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Lieutenant Lonnie Blackwell and Captain Robert Sapiro will be demoted one rank in connection with the fabrication of a racially charged letter that has generated unrest in the Police Department dating back to the mayoral administration of Bill Finch. Blackwell is president of the Bridgeport Guardians minority police organization. His lawyer, former Mayor Tom Bucci who specializes […]

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Sacred Heart University Grows Bigger And Bigger On Bridgeport Line

November 21st, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Deep-pocketed Sacred Heart University announced on Monday it has purchased the nearby 66-acre Fairfied property of General Electric, now headquartered in Boston, for $31.5 million “But with Sacred Heart’s acquisition, the property will no longer be subject to the same property tax payments, due to the university’s nonprofit status–a fact that concerns Fairfield First Selectman […]

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State Opposes Lawsuit Challenging School Choice Restrictions

November 21st, 2016 · 9 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Dave Collins, AP: Connecticut officials on Monday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s restrictions on magnet schools, charter schools and school choice programs.

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Hughes Sues For Library Job

November 17th, 2016 · 34 Comments · Library, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Was City Librarian Scott Hughes, one of the few black department heads, fired over his political involvement? Or did his political ambitions hurt his job performance? Those questions are heading for state Superior Court.

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