The Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition on Tuesday issued its 2012 State of the Child in Bridgeport that reveals “children in Bridgeport living below the federal poverty line rose from 31 percent in 2010 to almost 40 percent in 2011–two and a half times the statewide rate of 15 percent and three times the Fairfield County [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Mary Pat Healy'
November 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments · News and Events
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 [...]
Tags: Anthony Bennett·Barbara Pouchet·Bill Finch·Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition·Carolyn Vermont·Evelyn Hayes·Hernan Illingworth·Jacqueline Kelleher·Joe Borges·John Bagley·Ken Moales·Maria Pereira·Mario Testa·Mary Pat Healy·Paul Vallas·Sauda Baraka·Wayne Hayes
June 28th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events
City electors will be loaded with voting opportunities in the coming months: primaries for several state and federal legislative seats on Aug. 14, a special election for four open Board of Education seats September 4, followed by the general election in a presidential cycle Nov. 6. Several charter revision questions are expected to be presented [...]
January 17th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events
As a Charter Revision Commission, whose members were approved by the City Council Tuesday night, moves forward with a focus on education reform Mayor Bill Finch issued a news release pledging support for a children’s bill of rights authored by the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition.
January 4th, 2012 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
The City Council Tuesday night approved a controversial pay scale for about 80 non-classified city employees, but with an amendment eliminating language in the ordinance that authorized the mayor to increase salaries by 15 percent beyond the outer range of the salary grid.
Tags: Andre Baker·Angel DePara·Bill Finch·Bob "Troll" Walsh·Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition·Carlos Silva·CT Post·Ernie Newton·John Gomes·Keila Torres Ocasio·Marilyn Moore·Mary Pat Healy·Mary-Jane Foster·Michelle Lyons·Rich Paoletto·Tom McCarthy
January 3rd, 2012 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
8:45 p.m. update: A testy crowd of more than 100 showed up at City Council Chambers for the public hearing conducted by the Ordinance Committee of the City Council featuring a number of speakers against the proposed pay raises for about 80 non-classified city employees. Speakers included 2011 mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster, city clerk candidate Marilyn [...]
April 17th, 2011 · No Comments · News and Events
From the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition www.bcacct.org. BCAC 26th Annual Breakfast to Feature Wes Moore, Author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Optimus Health Care and Southwest Community Health Center to receive community service awards Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition’s (BCAC) 26th Annual Breakfast & Award Ceremony welcomes Wes [...]