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Guest Editorial — Charter change debacle awakens sleeping giant

The people of Bridgeport owe much to the allied proponents of education-reform and charter-revision that are responsible for the July 5, 2011 Board of Education “coup” and the follow-up, charter-revision initiative. Those persons/entities particularly […] Continue Reading…


We endorse Ed Gomes for state Senate

Tuesday, Aug. 14, is the Democrat primary in Bridgeport. We encourage all registered voters to go out and vote for the best candidate. We, at the Fairfield County Independent, endorse Ed Gomes for the […] Continue Reading…


Mixed Vibes

As a resident of the South End, I harbor mixed feelings every year when July comes around, and the Gathering of the Vibes rolls down my street and into Seaside Park. There are plenty […] Continue Reading…


Not just another election year

Among the agenda items for Bridgeport in 2012 are critical, generational choices that will determine future municipal governance, the direction of our public school system and our representation as a municipality in Hartford for […] Continue Reading…


Charter reform must stop conflicts of interest

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has taken a good first step toward creating a commission to review the City Charter. It’s a paramount step that, if executed with genuine intent, can yield benefits and prosperity […] Continue Reading…


Newton should have 2nd chance at public office

Ernie Newton officially returns to the Park City political stage on Saturday, Jan. 28, when he will declare his candidacy for the 23rd District state Senate seat, a position currently held by Sen. Ed […] Continue Reading…


Firing vindicates board ‘dissidents’

The firing of Bridgeport public schools Superintendent John Ramos should serve as vindication for former Board of Education members Sauda Baraka, Maria Pereira and Bobby Simmons. On Aug. 5, members Barbara Bellinger, Leticia Colon, […] Continue Reading…


Candidates, issues and process matter

We were witness to a Democratic primary full of candidates, issues and surprises. John Gomes was the first to enter the race. Early in 2010, he was very enthusiastic about the election and walking […] Continue Reading…


City’s destiny in voters’ hands

The events of recent weeks have dramatically impacted the upcoming Democratic primary for mayor in Bridgeport. To briefly recap, challenger Mary-Jane Foster was denied a spot on the ballot for mayor by Democratic Registrar […] Continue Reading…


Be careful what you wish for

Now that the nuking of the Bridgeport Board of Education is a matter of historical record, it’s a little surprising to us that no one in City Hall has sounded the alarm — at […] Continue Reading…


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