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Vallas, New School Chief, Gutsy Reformer

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Chicago, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Paul Vallas has seen it all when it comes to struggling school districts. He’s been hired, on an interim basis, to tackle Bridgeport’s struggling “system of schools.” Brash, decisive, results are all associated with his work in those school districts. Vallas has big ones and understands the political nature of school […] [Read More]
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This Police Brawl Could Cost You Money

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The Stratford woman pulled to the floor, as shown in this video, in the Bridgeport Police Department booking area last year has filed a federal lawsuit against city police. For more on this and what it could mean www.onlyinbridgeport.com [Read More]
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Would You Vote For Ernie Newton?

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The municipal election cycle is over. The page has turned to the 2012 presidential election season and a boatload of races for state and federal office. One high-profile pol who has made his intentions known is former State Senator Ernie Newton who wants his old job back after resigning it in 2005 as a result of federal corruption charges. The […] [Read More]
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Paul Leka, Songwriter, RIP

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Paul Leka, as a young man from Bridgeport, wrote one of the greatest anthems in Rock & Roll history. He passed away a few days ago. (Check out my daily webzine at www.onlyinbridgeport.com) [Read More]
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City Voting Locations

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Tuesday is primary day in the state’s largest city featuring Mayor Bill Finch and challenger Mary-Jane Foster. Most polling precincts are traditional locations except for voters who generally cast a ballot at Wilbur Cross in the 135th District. They will vote at Park City Magnet School on Chopsey Hill. Voters for the traditional precinct Columbus School in the 136th […] [Read More]
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Where Do You Vote On Tuesday?

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Tuesday September 27 is Democratic primary day in Bridgeport featuring the match up between Mayor Bill Finch and Mary-Jane Foster. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. If you don’t know where you vote this link below will provide the answer. Still not sure? Call the Registrar of Voters office 203-576-7281. http://www.bridgeportct.gov/RegistrarofVoters/Pages/districtlookup.aspx […] [Read More]
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Max Medina, Citizen Action Group, Endorse Foster

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Max Medina, former president of the Bridgeport Board of Education, and the Connecticut Citizen Action Group are supporting mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster who’s challenging Mayor Bill Finch in the September 27 Democratic primary. This is a nice endorsement for Foster. In Medina, a 2003 mayoral candidate, she receives the help of someone with extensive contacts among city parents and in […] [Read More]
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Is Your Vote For Finch, Foster Or McLevy?

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Twenty one cities and towns in Connecticut will participate in party primaries today. The Democratic primary showdown between Mayor Bill Finch and challenger Mary-Jane Foster will take place September 27, per order of Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis. If Bridgeport had conducted its primary today how would you have voted? For Finch? For Foster? For […] [Read More]
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Judge’s Questions To Determine A Mayoral Primary

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Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis will issue a decision Friday at 3 p.m. whether Mary-Jane Foster and her slate of candidates will face Mayor Bill Finch in a primary. The judge presented a series of questions to lawyers involved in the court complaint against Democratic Registrar Santa Ayala who rejected the Foster slate citing one […] [Read More]
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More OIB Moments

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The state is investigating Democratic Registrar Sandy Ayala (was the fix in?) for blowtorching Mary-Jane Foster’s ballot spot for mayor. The state is investigating a political action committee with ties to Mayor Bill Finch. The Foster campaign is filing a law suit today in state court in an attempt to overturn Ayala’s decision. Voters have […] [Read More]
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