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Shays Back Home In Walker’s House For Fundraiser

March 25th, 2014 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Update: comment from Shays. They have lived in the same house, they sometimes are physically confused for the other, and both are Republicans. So why shouldn’t former Congressman Chris Shays lend his name to a fundraiser for former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, a candidate for lieutenant governor trying to qualify for Connecticut’s Citizens Election […]

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Carson Zings Finch About Choosing School Board Members

September 18th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Michael Daly, CT Post: David E.A. Carson, former head of People’s Savings Bank, now Peoples United, was one of four long-time supporters of public education honored Tuesday morning by The Bridgeport Public Education Fund, an organization he helped get off the ground in 1983. Carson, in brief remarks, spoke forcefully about the nature of […]

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Charles Grodin Featured At Bridgeport Public Education Fund

September 7th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

You saw him as the accountant who was chased by the FBI, mobsters and a bounty hunter played by Robert DeNiro in Midnight Run, now Charles Grodin will make an early morning run September 18 at a breakfast forum hosted by the Bridgeport Public Education Fund, a support group of city schools founded in 1983 […]

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Private Donors For City Education

December 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

Baby, keep that moolah coming! Dramatic change in the structure of the city’s school system suggests private donors are more willing to get involved, according to this story by Shelly Banjo and Lisa Fleisher in the Wall Street Journal. Wealthy donors have created a fund to pay the salary of a new Bridgeport school superintendent, ushering in […]

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Reality: You Know A Project’s Successful When Everyone Takes Credit

September 13th, 2011 · 12 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A lot of stuff is swirling out there about who deserves credit for making construction of the ballpark and arena at Harbor Yard a reality. Fact: There’s no ballpark, no Bluefish and no arena without Mary-Jane Foster and husband Jack McGregor. They were the driving private-sector forces behind the sports entertainment complex.

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Weicker, Carson Lead Foster’s Legal Defense Fund

September 13th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

You want to go to court? It takes moolah. Just ask Mayor Bill Finch who set up a legal defense fund to cover his costs associated with Chris Caruso’s court challenge of the 2007 Democratic mayoral primary. Finch’s 2011 challenger Mary-Jane Foster charged that Democratic Registrar Santa Ayala unlawfully denied her a ballot spot. Superior Court Judge […]

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Carson: State Ed Department Clawless Tiger

December 16th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Education

David Ellis Adams Carson has spent a near-lifetime advocating for Connecticut’s public school children, testifying at legislative hearings in Washington and Hartford, and 10 years after he retired as chief executive of People’s Bank his efforts continue. (Full disclosure: I am his biographer.) He served as a member of The Connecticut Commission on Educational Achievement and […]

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