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Entries Tagged as 'The Gallery at Black Rock'

New Art Gallery

January 14th, 2011 · No Comments · News and Events

Gallery at Black Rock has a new home and new name: The New Gallery 305K, Art and Cultural Center (formerly the Gallery at Black Rock) announces its move and grand opening event schedule. In celebration of the gallery’s move to the City of Bridgeport’s vibrant East Side we are having three grand opening events. The […]

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It’s Gonna Get Nasty, Plus: Mr. Greed Philip Sherringham, And Russo’s Repeal Pledge

March 26th, 2010 · 40 Comments · City Budget, Education, National Politics, News and Events

Did some poking around the past few days about finances of the Board of Education and it’s not pretty. It may be a few weeks but look for a nasty fight between the BOE and unions for the teachers and administrators. AFSCME which represents most of the little people education workers has a history of stepping up […]

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BOE Bucks And Pissy Pols

February 24th, 2010 · 13 Comments · City Budget, Education, National Politics, State Politics

Last year the Board of Education gave back $4 million to help ease the city’s deficit pain. Don’t expect that to happen again. In fact, the BOE finance leader is requesting a 10 percent increase.

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Gomes Canned, Shays’ Former Campaign Manager Charged, Plus: Me And My Shadow, And The Candidates

December 4th, 2009 · 45 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

John Gomes, the city’s deputy chief administrative officer who was suspended without pay for an altercation with city police, has been terminated. Gomes had been in charge of the city’s highly touted government efficiency CitiStat program. Several weeks ago Gomes was involved in a beef with police that responded to a complaint at a Cape Verdean social […]

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Kiss, Don’t Tell, Plus: Zoning Regs, Diocese Docs And Chatting With Fedele

December 1st, 2009 · 20 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Afternoon Update: Sometimes in the dizzy world of Bridgeport politics, it’s the person who delivers the oath of office that matters. A whole bunch of city pols–City Council members, Board of Education as well and city sheriffs–will receive the oath of office tonight in City Hall. I took a peek at the lineup. State Rep. Auden Grogins, […]

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On A Roll In Black Rock, And Épernay Party Time!

November 18th, 2009 · 29 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Minority party representation. That was part of my pitch to a sweet gathering Tuesday night at the Black Rock Library discussing Bridgeport government, how it’s supposed to work and how it really works. Lots of OIB friends attended, and I met a bunch of new folks in town eager for city information. State Senator Ed Gomes, […]

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Troll’s View Of Residency

October 7th, 2009 · 39 Comments · City Council, Civil Service, News and Events, State Politics

2:30 p.m. update: City Civil Service Commission description: · Five members, five year terms · Four members appointed by the Mayor · One member elected by city employees; this elected member shall be an employee of the city of Bridgeport. This member is permitted to hold paid public office and/or position. · In October of […]

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The Mayor’s Gravy Train, Plus: Bucci Says Jacobs’ Terminators Should Resign

August 24th, 2009 · 48 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Ding, ding, ding. Ding, ding, ding. Ding, ding, ding. That sound you just heard was Mayor Bill Finch ringing the dinner bell for Democratic operatives. Yes sir. Line right up, boys and girls, step up to the Democratic Party special delivery buffet line. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. An entire candy store of delights. A gravy […]

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