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City Is Testing Ground For Voter Engagement

August 28th, 2017 · 1 Comment · City Politics, News and Events

Primary voter turnout, especially in this current season sleepy election cycle, has been minuscule in recent years. A coalition of nonprofits including the League of Women voters have launched an online Voters Guide “in an effort to engage more voters in primary elections where turnout is often under 20 percent.” The site, available now but […]

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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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Bridgeport Child Advocacy Report Highlights Spike In Number Of City Children Living In Poverty

November 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments · News and Events

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 […]

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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 […]

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Battle Lines Over The Board Of Education: Elected Or Appointed?

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 […]

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Charter Revision Panel Approved, Finch Supports Children’s Bill Of Rights

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.

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City Council Scales Back Pay Increase Ordinance

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.

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Public Hearing Tonight–Big Mac’s Red Meat Gauge

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 […]

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