Ed Caldwell was one of the good guys in city politics. Decent and caring, Caldwell goes back to an era when Bridgeport elected officials had real juice in Hartford. He served as a state senator from Bridgeport and also as state comptroller. His influence locally was such some of his political peers referred to him […]
Entries Tagged as 'University of Connecticut'
October 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
September 5th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
On Tuesday, in addition to a citywide primary for Board of Education, Democratic primaries for City Council are on tap in four districts including the West Side where incumbents Evette Brantley and John Olson are opposed by Bob Halstead and Trish Swain. Bridgeport’s 132nd District runs west of Park Avenue to Brooklawn Avenue that meets […]
Tags: Beardsley Park·Bill Finch·Bob "Troll" Walsh·Bob Halstead·Chris Dodd·Citizens Working for a Better Bridgeport·John Olson·John Ricci·John Stafstrom·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·M. Evette Brantley·Manny Moutinho·Seaside Park·Trish Swain·University of Connecticut
September 5th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
On Friday at 10 a.m. Mayor Bill Finch and Congressman Jim Himes will attend the ceremonial groundbreaking for the first phase of Boot Camp Farms Bridgeport, 329 Central Avenue, an agriculture company that constructs greenhouses. News advisory from Finch: Antonio St. Lorenzo, Founder and CEO of BOOT CAMP FARMS has made it his mission in […]
July 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events
News release from the law firm Berchem, Moses & Devlin: The law firm of Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. has announced that Ophelia Barnett, a 2013 graduate of Bridgeport’s Central Magnet High School, has been named the winner of the inaugural Berchem, Moses & Devlin New Opportunities Scholarship. She will be awarded $5,000 for her […]
July 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment · News and Events
From the Hartford Courant: Multiple sources confirmed Tuesday that UConn is in the preliminary stages of negotiations with both Bridgeport’s Harbor Yard Arena and the Mohegan Sun Arena to play men’s and women’s basketball games at both venues, as soon as the upcoming season.
July 7th, 2013 · 21 Comments · Education, News and Events
Board of Education member Tom Mulligan defends the honor of Paul Vallas in an opinion piece that also appears in the Connecticut Post, listing a series of accomplishments by the superintendent of schools. Mulligan’s commentary: I am writing concerning the editorial in the Connecticut Post on June 30, 2013. Judge Barbara Bellis ruled that Superintendent […]
July 5th, 2013 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
Yes indeed, what better way to celebrate July 4th weekend than give-and-take firecracker jabs from Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas and the Connecticut Working Families Party he claims was behind the lawsuit that challenged his certification to serve. Vallas’ court case is receiving coverage in Chicago, where he once ran city schools, including an NBC […]