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Library Board Throws Book At Hughes

October 20th, 2016 · 38 Comments · Library, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post Months short of his 10-year anniversary with the city, Library Director Scott Hughes is out of a job.

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Library Board Battle With Hughes Lingers

October 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Library, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Members of the city’s Library Board did not violate state Freedom of Information laws when they privately discussed embattled Library Director Scott Hughes’ performance without him in the room, a state official said.

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School Board Discusses Search For School Chief

October 13th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

A divided Board of Education met Wednesday night in a special meeting to discuss the search for a permanent school chief. Cerebral board member Howard Gardner expressed his concern with the leadership of chair Dennis Bradley. “Mr. Chair, just before we begin the business of the meeting, I just want to air my great disappointment […]

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Half The School Board Meets Amidst A Contentious Body

October 12th, 2016 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Four Board of Education members conducted a meeting Tuesday night at Geraldine Johnson School claiming they had a representative quorum because they don’t acknowledge two members appointed by Mayor Joe Ganim to fill vacancies. Board Chair Dennis Bradley, in conflict with the four members, had cancelled the meeting asserting police could be called to remove […]

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City Financial Position Improves, But Questions Linger

October 11th, 2016 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The city has eliminated most of the $20 million budget deficit, if not the entire thing.

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The Cop Shop Race Case, When Will Blackwell Issue Be Resolved?

October 9th, 2016 · 20 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post For nearly 40 years the Guardians, an organization of minority city police officers, have fought for racial equality in the Police Department.

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Ganim Appoints Health Director, Goes To City Council For Approval

September 30th, 2016 · 35 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim has appointed Maritza Bond, who supervises a health education center in New London, to serve as city health director. Her nomination will be referred to the City Council’s Contracts Committee Monday night. See Council agenda here. Council addendum here.

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Education Advocates Support School Board Coalition

September 30th, 2016 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events

Six city residents active in education issues joined for this response to school board member Kevin McSpirit’s commentary entitled “Pereira is impediment to progress.” This commentary also appeared in the Connecticut Post. No members of the public attend more Bridgeport Board of Education (BBOE) meetings than us. Our view of the BBOE is not from 15 […]

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