Monthly Archive for July, 2011
Two months from a Democratic mayoral primary and the campaign season’s in full swing. Mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster issued this news release today: Two Bridgeport Titans Endorse Foster for Mayor Two high profile and well-respected Bridgeport leaders have announced their support for Mary-Jane Foster in the upcoming Democratic primary for mayor today. State Senator Edwin Gomes Read More
This billboard on the Route 25-8 Connector has prompted Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, a supporter of Mayor Bill Finch, to file this complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission.
Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster has gained ground on Mayor Bill Finch in a new poll conducted by the Merriman River Group. She trails Finch by seven points. Finch has large leads over two other challengers in head-to-head matchups, John Gomes and Charlie Coviello. A Democratic primary will take place Septmber 13. Who’s your horse? Read More
The Bridgeport Board of Education threw in the towel Tuesday night. We’re incompetent, they voted by a 6-3 margin, let the state take over the schools. Board President Barbara Bellinger says she had contemplated this decision since December. Why didn’t she signal then this could happen? Why didn’t she and Superintendent of Schools John Ramos pack Read More
John Ramos makes a quarter of a million a year as head of the school system of Connecticut’s largest city, but now says the system is dysfunctional under his leadership (or lack of) and requires state intervention. Should he stay or should he go? From Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster: Foster: Expel Ramos; Expel Finch Bridgeport businesswoman and social Read More
It seemed inevitable given Superintendent of Schools John Ramos’ plea for financial help for struggling city schools. CT Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck chronicles the request by Ramos and Mayor Bill Finch for state intervention here> This is tricky stuff for the mayor two months before a Democratic primary and after that, assuming he moves Read More