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Entries Tagged as 'George Estrada'

UBelong Together, Post Chronicles Finch’s Frost Toward University

November 25th, 2012 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The University of Bridgeport banners lining Park Avenue at the seaside campus read: “A World of Opportunities.” For Democratic Mayor Bill Finch, UB’s 56 acres, 4,877 students and 900 employees might as well be a world away, not in the city’s South End.

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Following Storm, UB Back In Action

November 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments · Cops, News and Events

News release from the University of Bridgeport: UB students start returning to residence halls as campus prepares for Red Cross storm-relief fundraiser Power is on, Marina Dining Hall is open, and students who were sheltered during the storm may return to their residence halls, said campus officials, who credited massive coordinated efforts for the speedy […]

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Website Promotes Yes Vote For Charter Question To Decide School Board Battle

October 14th, 2012 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

An advocacy group website www.residentsforabetterbridgeport.com is complementing Mayor Bill Finch’s public outreach urging electors to vote yes on the Nov. 6 charter question that if approved would empower him to appoint members to the Board of Education. The website features the direct mail pieces hitting boxes the past few days, including residents highlighting education improvements made the […]

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Charter Revision Leaders Take Issue With CT Post’s ‘Accusations’

August 23rd, 2012 · 18 Comments · Education, News and Events

Cathleen Simpson and George Estrada, chair and co-chair respectively of the Charter Revision Commission created by Mayor Bill Finch and the City Council, assert in an op-ed piece published by the Connecticut Post that the paper misses the mark on the commission’s work. The commission has fashioned a question that seeks a thumbs up or […]

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Your Chance To Speak About Charter Revision

March 18th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

The Charter Revision Commission will conduct a public hearing Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. What’s on your mind? The panel has been focusing on education initiatives and likely will send to the City Council for approval a question that asks voters to choose between elected or appointed school board positions, […]

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Mayor Finch’s Olive Branch To The University Of Bridgeport

February 17th, 2012 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

The University of Bridgeport is an unsung jewel in the city: it employs hundreds, educates thousands with an economic impact in the countless millions. It’s the reason the South End of the city hasn’t imploded. The reason the annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival has an infrastructure for existence. The reason countless needy local kids have […]

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Mayor Addresses Charter Revision Commission, Says Current Education Model Doesn’t Work

February 15th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Education

Mayor Bill Finch Tuesday night urged the Charter Revision Commission that he empaneled to modernize the city charter with an emphasis on transforming the Board of Education from an elected body to either one appointed or a hybrid of the two. Whatever the commission decides must be cleared by the City Council and submitted to […]

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