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Entries Tagged as 'Sauda Baraka'

Aaron Turner Pursues State Senate Seat Of Former Boss

January 31st, 2018 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Backed by incumbent Ed Gomes, Aaron Turner has filed paperwork to follow his former boss’ footsteps to represent Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District which covers about two thirds of Bridgeport and a portion of western Stratford. Others are interested in the seat such as school board member Dennis Bradley and former local NAACP leader Carolyn […]

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Working Families Leader: Bad Dems A Cancer That Must Be Cut Out

December 29th, 2017 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

The Connecticut Working Families Party has enjoyed some successes on the school board and most prominently with State Senator Ed Gomes carrying its left-leaning election flag. Recently departed school board member Sauda Baraka is chair of the local Bridgeport WFP. Up next is a big election cycle for governor and state legislative races. Lindsay Farrell, […]

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Library Opens Books For Director

December 28th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Library, News and Events

The Bridgeport Public Library Board of Directors, a self-appointing body, is accepting applications for board membership.

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Welding A School Board Coalition For John Weldon

December 11th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Black Rocker John Weldon who was elected to a four-year term in November is the favorite to win the chairmanship of the Board of Education at Monday’s organizational meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Aquaculture School. Mayor Joe Ganim will chair the organizational meeting of officers.

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Ganim, Candidates Address Issues At People’s Symposium

December 5th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Saturday joined Vice Chair of the State Democratic Party Dita Bhargava, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew and former state commissioner Jonathan Harris at a forum at Fair Haven School in New Haven organized by the Connecticut Working Families Party and a coalition of labor and progressive groups that heavily influence Democratic primaries. […]

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The Day Finch’s Dubious 2012 Ballot Question Was Defeated

November 5th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

In the 2012 general election for president a municipal ballot question appeared that broke records for money spent to influence a city vote: “Shall the City of Bridgeport approve and adopt the Charter changes as recommended by the Charter Revision Commission and approved by the City Council, including education governance reforms.” Translation: Mayor Bill Finch […]

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African American, Latino Studies Mandated To Graduate

November 1st, 2017 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events

In city schools about half of the 21,000 students are Latino and 35 percent African American. As a result the Board of Education will require a half-year course in African American Studies, Caribbean/Latin American Studies or Perspective on Race to graduate high school starting with the Class of 2022.

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The Political Buzz Of Party Insiders

October 11th, 2017 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

This forum should be a beauty. Former State Rep. Chris Caruso and ex-City Council members Lisa “Honey” Parziale and Rick Torres on the same panel discussing the ultimate insiders of politics, town committees. All three have served on town committees, with Caruso and Torres once chairs of their respective Democratic and Republican parties in the […]

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