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2012 Review: Ayala Wins State Senate Primary Over Newton, Gomes–Historic Election For Hispanics

December 27th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

We continue top stories of the year with the election of Andres Ayala to the State Senate that included a tough August primary battle against incumbent Ed Gomes and Ernie Newton who occupied the seat before corruption charges forced him from office seven years ago.

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Your Chance To Speak About Charter Revision

March 18th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

The Charter Revision Commission will conduct a public hearing Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. What’s on your mind? The panel has been focusing on education initiatives and likely will send to the City Council for approval a question that asks voters to choose between elected or appointed school board positions, […]

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Elected School Board Members: Charter Commission A Dog And Pony Show

March 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Maria Pereira, Bobby Simmons and Sauda Baraka, elected members of the Board of Education, have responded to a request to address the mayoral-empaneled Charter Revision Commission that will likely pose a question to voters regarding an elected or appointed school board. Basically, the three elected board members tell the commission to stuff it. Grab a cup […]

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Mayor Addresses Charter Revision Commission, Says Current Education Model Doesn’t Work

February 15th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Education

Mayor Bill Finch Tuesday night urged the Charter Revision Commission that he empaneled to modernize the city charter with an emphasis on transforming the Board of Education from an elected body to either one appointed or a hybrid of the two. Whatever the commission decides must be cleared by the City Council and submitted to […]

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Forget The Legislative Session, It’s About Reelection

February 9th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Beyond the usual give and take over issues and bill proposals advanced by lawmakers, the real drama for the new legislative session is how members of the city’s state delegation, all Democrats, position themselves for reelection. State Senator Ed Gomes has not announced if he will seek reelection.

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Finch Names Members To Charter Revision Panel

January 10th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has appointed seven Bridgeport residents to serve on a new Charter Revision Commission designed to modernize an antiquated City Charter and examine education reform. The members include a former Republican town chairman, an executive at the University of Bridgeport, a city pastor and the mayor’s deputy chief of staff.

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All Aboard! State Moolah Expected For Site Of East Side Train Station

December 7th, 2011 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has been pushing for a train station for the city’s East Side. The State Bond Commission is expected to approve $1 million at its next meeting for site remediation on the Barnum Avenue site. The mayor announced the other day Deputy Chief of Staff Ruben Felipe will serve as the city’s point person on […]

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