The newly elected City Council will conduct its first meeting Monday at 7 p.m at City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace and among new business is the election of a council president. It’s expected Tom McCarthy will once again be voted legislative leader. The council president will then announce committee assignments. Also on the agenda, “Communication […]
Entries Tagged as 'Harding High School'
November 29th, 2013 · No Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
November 11th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Education, News and Events
From Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post: Plans for a new four-story Harding High School and state-of-the-art athletic fields on 17 acres at the General Electric Co.’s Boston Avenue property will go before the local zoning and wetlands boards this month.
November 5th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, National Politics
At 1 p.m., the halfway point of voting, turnout at Black Rock School was tracking well ahead of the rest of the city where Democratic City Councilors Sue Brannelly and Steven Stafstrom face a major test from Republicans Rick Torres and Phil Blagys in the 130th District that also includes a portion of the West […]
October 16th, 2013 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
She has only two months remaining on the Board of Education, but Connecticut Working Families Party spitfire Maria Pereira is not walking away quietly. Pereira and Paul Vallas engaged in another exchange Tuesday night over the appointment of assistant principals. Pereira, the new Bridgeport WFP chair, dropped a salvo promising things are going to change in December, […]
October 10th, 2013 · 10 Comments · Education, News and Events
As the Connecticut Supreme Court weighs his future in Bridgeport, Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas hasn’t exactly taken a low profile. In recent weeks he’s been seen at groundbreakings for new school construction, announcing an $11 million federal magnet school grant, a $1 million school security grant from the state and hosting school-based community meetings. […]
September 19th, 2013 · 81 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Following last Tuesday’s drubbing of Democratic Party endorsed candidates for school board and City Council, opposition forces as well as establishment Dems are looking to the 2015 mayoral cycle and speculating about possible challengers to Mayor Bill Finch. What names are floating as possible contenders? Mary-Jane Foster, who challenged Finch in a 2011 mayoral primary, […]
June 3rd, 2013 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics
State Senator Anthony Musto hasn’t exactly endeared himself lately with a number of constituents nor his district peers in the state legislature. His opposition to a government reform bill prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council, support for watering down campaign finance reform and a general disconnect with his constituents has a number […]