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Entries Tagged as 'Housatonic Community College'

College Chiefs Assert City School Board Is Dysfunctional

May 9th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Education, News and Events

When a majority on the Bridgeport Board of Education threw in the towel in the summer of 2011 and asked the Connecticut Board of Education to step in to take control of city schools, dysfunction on the local board was one reason cited. The Connecticut Supreme Court eventually reversed the decision for the state to […]

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Bridgeport Youth Summit ‘Port Of Opportunity’ At Webster Bank Arena

March 29th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

About 1,500 city residents from grade 7 to 25 years of age will participate in a Bridgeport Youth Summit this Friday at Webster Bank Arena, organized by the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, city officials, businesses and social service organizations, in which “Youth will be connected to role models and resources and exposed to higher […]

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State Funds For Housatonic And Center For Family Justice

March 24th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

About $3 million for improvements at Housatonic Community College and $479,018 for The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport that serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault were among the recipients of funds from the state Bond Commission on Thursday. The $479,018 will fund renovations and improvements to its building at 753 Fairfield Avenue to […]

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Downtown Has Brighter Face, A Resident’s Viewpoint

March 17th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

Two Boots took a walk on Downtown Bridgeport. Some hand-wringing is going on over this. Communications professional Doug Davidoff who resides Downtown says the neighborhood has a lot more going on than the naysayers assert. He shares in this commentary that follows a response to OIB comments and perspective as a relatively new resident. I’ve […]

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Back Row To Front Row–Ganim Talks Budget, Police, Transparency And Development In Business Community Speech

March 3rd, 2016 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Update: video of speech. Accompanied by a brochure and video presentation, Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday delivered the annual address to the Bridgeport Regional Business Council covering his first 100 days in office. Ganim opened his speech by jabbing BRBC chief Paul Timpanelli, thanking him for moving his table up a little bit from last year. […]

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‘Stop Punishing People Who Have Been Punished’

January 24th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Rosa Correa, long active in city issues, knows the value of second chances in her role as director of Strategic Relations for Career Resources. She prevailed upon second-chance leaders to step up on behalf of state employee Carlos Cosme who they believe was unfairly media maligned in the fallout of former State Senator Andres Ayala’s resignation […]

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Ganim Declares New Beginning For City … ‘We Are That Voice’–Judge Rodriguez Lectures Malloy To Embrace Ganim In A Second-chance Appeal

December 2nd, 2015 · 20 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Asserting Tuesday night before roughly 1000 supporters, elected officials and family in the Klein Memorial Auditorium that he’s “learned much from my life’s many experiences … Lessons about how a person can fall–and get back up–of how one faces adversity after making mistakes,” Joe Ganim officially returned as mayor to Connecticut’s largest city that he […]

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Ganim Stresses Teamwork In Transition Task Force Announcement

November 17th, 2015 · 70 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Mayor-elect Joe Ganim on Monday unveiled his 75-member transition team at the Bridgeport Public Library that includes a cross section from government, political, business community and professional services led by chairs University of Bridgeport President Neil Salonen, outgoing Town Clerk Alma Maya and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth. The transition team includes several committees scheduled to present […]

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