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Entries Tagged as 'Residents for a Better Bridgeport'

The Power Of The Pulpit–Is Pastor Bennett Considering A Mayoral Run?

December 12th, 2012 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

The next mayoral election is 2015, but if you want to build coalitions, speak out on issues and poise yourself as mayoral timber, it’s not too soon to commence groundwork. That, at least, is the thinking of a number of political operatives and neighborhood leaders prevailing upon Anthony Bennett, pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church […]

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Pelto Files Campaign Finance Complaints Involving Education Ballot Initiative

December 7th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Government watchdog Jonathan Pelto www.jonathanpelto.com has filed additional elections complaints in connection with the November ballot question in which voters rejected a mayoral-appointed school board. Pelto column: The country’s leading public education advocate, Diane Ravitch, has a post on her blog today with the news that Kevin Johnson, the Mayor of Sacramento California, and husband […]

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Historic Spending To Influence Charter Question–The Fight To Control School Board

October 29th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

The Town of Bridgeport was incorporated in 1821. The City of Bridgeport incorporated in 1836. At no time in the history of Connecticut’s most populous city has a local general election, be it candidates for office, or a charter question, or any of the above combined in a single cycle, experienced the money financing the Nov. […]

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Bridgeport Parents: Why I’m Voting Yes On Charter Question–Megabucks Spent On Ballot Effort

October 25th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The education reform group Excel Bridgeport www.excelbridgeport.com has released its latest video featuring several city parents in support of a yes vote for the Nov. 6 charter question that if approved by voters will empower Mayor Bill Finch to appoint school board members. Advocates on both sides of the charter question have launched an intense […]

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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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Finch Channels Parents: ‘Maybe My Kid Would Be Better In This School’–The Case For A Charter Yes Vote

October 22nd, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The political action committee Residents For A Better Bridgeport has produced three new videos that makes the case to voters, if you want to continue progress for children “vote yes for charter reform.” If this charter question goes down in flames it won’t be for the lack of trying by Mayor Bill Finch and supporters […]

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Pelto Files Election Complaint Against PAC Supporting Yes Vote On Charter Question

October 19th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Government watchdog Jonathan Pelto www.jonathanpelto.com has filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission against Residents For A Better Bridgeport, the political action committee financing the effort to win a yes vote for the November 6 ballot question that if approved by voters will empower the mayor to appoint members to the Board of […]

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