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.
Entries Tagged as 'Ruben Felipe'
December 27th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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.
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 [...]