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Entries Tagged as 'Steve Best'

The Search For Bagley’s Replacement, GOP Urges Selection Of Steve Best For School Board

October 23rd, 2014 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Megan DeSombre from Education Bridgeport has update on Bagley replacement protocol here John Bagley’s resignation from the Board of Education last week has members of the school board in search of a replacement. Bridgeport’s Republican Party is recommending Steve Best who came up short in an effort to win one of the three minority party […]

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The Political Landscape Following General Election Poses Intrigue

November 8th, 2013 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

For eternal optimists in politics there was something positive to take away on a number of levels from Tuesday’s general election. The Connecticut Working Families Party won coalition control of the school board, beleaguered Republicans grabbed a school board seat and a City Council seat after shut out from meaningful elections for years and a […]

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Working Families Party Wins Coalition Control Of School Board, Republican Larcheveque Wins Seat

November 6th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

The tiny Connecticut Working Families Party, with just a few hundred registered voters throughout the state, has reached its goal of coalition control of the Board of Education, according to unofficial returns, with the reelection of Sauda Baraka and election of three Democrats its supporters helped in the September 10 primary that were also victorious […]

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Whom Are You Voting For Or Against?

November 5th, 2013 · 77 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Election day for City Council, school board and city sheriff seats. It’s not a mayoral year, but still a lot on the line for control of Board of Education policy and the direction of the city’s budget and legislative body. Let us know your candidate preferences for or against. And let us know what you’re […]

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Push For Votes In Final Week

October 29th, 2013 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

One week from Tuesday is Election Day. Campaign organizations are putting the final touches on identifying voters and persuading them to the polls November 5th. It’s a general election, but the turnout is expected to be so small it has the strategic feel of a primary. Find your friends and drag them out. Will the […]

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Howard Gardner Shares Perspective On “Monolithic” Comment At School Board Forum, Weldon Demands Apology

October 27th, 2013 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Education

UPDATE: Comments From Howard Gardner and John Weldon: Joe Larcheveque, Steve Best and John Weldon, Republican candidates for Board of Education, question Democratic candidate Howard Gardner’s usage of “monolithic” to describe the three Republican candidates for school board during a forum Thursday night. OIB received several emails and phone calls Friday questioning Gardner’s characterization. Gardner […]

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Two Weeks Left To Election, You Hearing From Candidates?

October 22nd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events

On Nov. 5th, city voters will decide the future makeup of the City Council and Board of Education. Will the citywide turnout hit 10 percent? You receiving mail pieces and phone calls? If you want to see candidates in action, City Council candidates in the 130th District, Democrats Sue Brannelly and Steven Stafstrom and Republicans […]

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Torres And Blagys, Brannelly And Stafstrom To Face Off In Forum Wednesday, BOE Candidates Thursday

October 21st, 2013 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events

City Council candidates in the 130th District that covers Black Rock and a portion of the West End will square off in a forum on Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue. The race in the 130th is the highest-profile council battle for the November 5th election featuring incumbent Democrats […]

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