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The Never Ending Search For A Permanent School Chief Continues

January 12th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Fran Rabinowitz replaced lightning rod Paul Vallas as school chief on an interim basis and stayed on longer than expected, but now the Board of Education has started the process to ink a permanent superintendent. Has Rabinowitz had enough of the rollercoaster world of the school board with three chairs in three years? Plus some […]

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City Council Rejects Another Union Contract

January 5th, 2016 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

From CT Post reporters Brian Lockhart and Linda Conner Lambeck: Mayor Joe Ganim has complained about being saddled with bad decisions by defeated predecessor Bill Finch. Now Ganim is relying on Finch’s inaction as an argument for blocking another union contract from being implemented for 800 city and public school employees.

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Police Make Arrest In Shootings That Killed Teenager

December 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: The latest spate of violence in the city left a 14-year-old dead and a 17-year-old wounded on Christmas Eve. Bridgeport police said Luis Colon, of Wood Avenue, appeared to have been an innocent bystander when he was cut down by gunfire late Thursday afternoon.

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Dennis Bradley New School Board Chairman

December 7th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Education, News and Events

Dennis Bradley, the leading vote producer among Democratic school board candidates, is now president of the Board of Education. CT Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck has more: Sworn into office a week ago, Dennis Bradley, 31, is the new chairman of the city school board.

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Republican Joins Three Dems On School Board

November 4th, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post Changes are coming once again to the city’s sometimes volatile school board with four new members set to join the nine-member panel in December.

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Kate Rivera To Fill Vacant School Board Seat

August 25th, 2015 · 54 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

It’s just for three months but Kate Rivera was chosen Monday night to fill the Board of Education vacancy of Democrat Jacqueline Kelleher who resigned July 31.

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Finch Proposes No Tax Increase In Election Year, Primary On The Horizon

April 7th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has submitted an election-year budget to the City Council that holds the line on taxes in a spending plan of $532 million that promises no layoffs. Finch says a modest increase in the grand list of taxable property will hold the proposed mil rate at the current level of 42.19 despite total […]

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School Board Approves ‘Interim’ Education Chief Rabinowitz Into 2017–Finch: Glad She’s Staying

March 23rd, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

What was advertised as a short-term interim basis replacing school chief Paul Vallas one year ago now appears to be at least a three-year gig for Fran Rabinowitz leading city schools. Monday night the Board of Education voted 7-2 to extend her contract until July 2017. She had been a finalist for appointment as Connecticut’s […]

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