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School Board Challenge Slate Issues Endorsements

August 26th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The challenge slate for Board of Education has kicked out a lengthy list of endorsements that includes political operatives, education advocates, civil rights leaders and even a few city employees. The slate of Andre Baker, Dave Hennessey and Howard Gardner is challenging endorsed Democrats Kathryn Bukovsky, Simon Castillo and Brandon Clark in a September 10 […]

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What? No Political Hacks! These School Board Candidates Ruining Our Campaign Fun

August 21st, 2013 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events

Monday night Gabrielle Parisi, an organizer for the community action group Citizens Working For A Better Bridgeport that hosted a candidates forum at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown, observed all the school board candidates addressing the public featured solid credentials. She’s right. The six Democrats running in a September 10 primary for Board of Education […]

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Celebrating Puerto Rican Heritage

July 12th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The annual Puerto Rican parade will take place Sunday at 11 a.m. kicking off from Central High School ending with a festival at Seaside Park. From Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post: Puerto Ricans began arriving in Connecticut in the early 1950s, when the Caribbean island first became a U.S. commonwealth. The status change meant Puerto […]

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Spineless Pols Take Note! New Citizen Action Group Organzing Public Forum In Support of Hennessy Government Reform Bill

March 8th, 2013 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

What pol will grow a spine? What political chickens will run for the hen house? The newly formed neighborhood action group Citizens Working for a Better Bridgeport will host a public forum March 16, 2 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library on the long-shot legislative bill advanced by State Rep. Jack Hennessy that proposes to […]

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What’s Your Story Of The Year? The Education Ballot Question Broke Spending Records

December 26th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Sandy Hook in Newtown. It’s the horrific story of the year–nationally, locally and everything in between. The bloodiest gun massacre of school children in American history may be the story of a lifetime. Back in the Bridgeport-centric world of the state’s largest city one of the top stories of the year was the ballot question […]

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Vote No, Vote Yes, Vote No, Vote Yes–The Schizo Dueling Headquarters For Battle Over School Board Question

October 24th, 2012 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

As if city pols aren’t paranoid enough! The forces powering the messages that will determine if school board members remain elected by voters or selected by Mayor Bill Finch have a regular Smith versus Jones war playing out on Stratford Avenue near Central Avenue in the East End. Vote No is plastered on the headquarters […]

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Troll: Ballot Question Could Sink Key Votes For Murphy, Himes In Bridgeport–McMahon Would Benefit

October 24th, 2012 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, State Politics

Former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh, who’s among a coalition of city pols and organizations leading the charge against the Nov. 6 ballot question that if approved by voters would give the mayor the power to appoint school board members, writes in a commentary that voter backlash to the question could hurt the efforts of […]

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The Fight To Select School Board Members Heats Up

October 12th, 2012 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

An organization calling itself the Coalition to Protect Our Voting Rights consisting of education advocates, clergy and political operatives will kickoff a “Vote No” campaign Saturday, 1 p.m. at 1242 Stratford Avenue to work against the Nov. 6 ballot question that if approved by voters will empower Mayor Bill Finch to appoint members to the Board of […]

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