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Special Election Result Provides Opening For Mayor To Win November Charter Question

September 6th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

If there’s opposition to how Mayor Bill Finch has engineered a shakeup of city schools it did not resonate organizationally at the polls in Tuesday’s special election. You can have opposition. You can have organized opposition. They are two different things. In November voters will decide if they want to continue with an elected school […]

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Does The City Charter Prohibit Leticia Colon From Serving On City Council And School Board?

August 29th, 2012 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

From the City Charter: No person while holding office as a member of the city council shall be a member of any of the boards of the city … Let’s reminisce about the future. The two candidates running on the Working Families Party line in Tuesday’s special election for Board of Education, John Bagley and […]

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Knock, Knock, Anyone Home? We Need You To Vote–Teachers Endorse Bags, Babs, Kelleher For School Board

August 28th, 2012 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

A coalition of community interests including clergy, education and social justice is urging Bridgeport voters to turn out for the Sept. 4 special election to fill four Board of Education seats the day after Labor Day. Maybe it’s time to scream from the highest point in the city (Whiskey Hill?) for everyone to step up. Isn’t it […]

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One Week Left Until The BOE Special Election–Absentee Ballots Lurking

August 27th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events

One week from Tuesday city voters will fill four Board of Education seats in a special election ordered by the Connecticut Supreme Court after it invalidated state control of city schools. This event is an intriguing appetizer–albeit important to the makeup of the school board–to the general election in November when city voters will decide […]

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School Board Candidates, Minus Two, Share Education Positions

August 23rd, 2012 · 7 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Seven of nine candidates vying for four open seats on a reconstituted city school board fielded questions about testing, security, vouchers and even school lunches at a packed forum Wednesday.

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Mario Fires Up Absentee Ballot Buffet For School Board Special Election

August 22nd, 2012 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Oh baby, this should be something to watch. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa’s taking no chances with the September 4 special election for Board of Education just two weeks away. Mario’s come out of hibernation to ramp up his absentee ballot operation and this time he plans to visit senior citizen housing centers with bowls […]

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School Board Seats Up For Grabs–Can Bagley’s Fast Break Lift Working Families Party? GOP’s Chance To Win

August 20th, 2012 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Don’t assume all three Democrats running for school board seats will be elected in the September 4 special election ordered by the Connecticut Supreme Court after it invalidated state control of city schools. The citywide turnout could be just 10 percent and some political operatives say it will be lower because the special election falls […]

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