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Bassick family wants their name, and school, preserved  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — While the $115 million Bassick High School replacement project inches forward, members of the family the school is named after have stepped ...



Bridgeport to lose another schools superintendent  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Schools Superintendent Aresta Johnson has told the city's Board of Education she will only be in the position for another year. In a two-line ...



Bomb threat at Bridgeport’s Bassick High School prompts early dismissal  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A bomb threat at a city high school prompted an early dismissal on Thursday morning. According to dispatch reports, police responded to ...



Will the city pay for a bigger new Bassick?  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — City officials are poised to try to bump up the size of another high school on the premise that if they build it, students will come. The School ...



Bassick High School gets its turn at a makeover  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Bassick High School is ready for its $115 million makeover. Whether it will take the form of a new building, a renovation or something in ...



Planting seeds at Bridgeport school gardens  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Nelson Hernandez, 11, doesn't mind getting his hands or his white shirt dirty. Kneeling on the front lawn of Beardsley School, garden tools in ...



City wants a brand new Bassick  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The call to preserve at least some of the Bassick High edifice is growing stronger — but it may be a moot point. The city council's Budget and ...



A new Bassick is the option the state will fund  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A brand new Bassick High School is the preferred option of the state, officials say. The decision pleases many familiar with the protracted ...



Former Driscoll Elementary School Employee, Ruth Wardrop Lyons, 85, has Died  HamletHub

Longtime resident, volunteer and former employee of Fairfield County Bank Insurance Services, Ruth Wardrop Lyons, 85, has died.



City School Board wants a new Bassick that pays homage to 1929 design  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Count a majority of the city school board in. They want a brand new Bassick High School too. After a rare Friday evening public hearing, the ...



No. 3 Bassick cruises past city rival Central  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — Trap game. It is a cliché to some, but a rather scary prospect for basketball coaches. Bassick High School boys coach Bernie Lofton, however, ...



Design for a new Bassick is authorized  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Hearing that the new Bassick High School is one of just eight projects currently on a priority list sent to the governor and legislature for 2019, ...



East Catholic squeaks past Bassick  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — It was what you would expect from the top boys basketball game of the season to date. East Catholic and Bassick, the second- and ...



New Bassick plan advances to the state  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — The wheels have been set in motion for a new Bassick High School. How new is up for debate. Recommended Video. Speed. Normal. Quality.



Bassick High School reinvention under way  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The wheels have been put in motion for a new Bassick High School. Not just a much-needed new building to replace the leaky one built as a ...



Charles Brilvitch: Bassick High School — Built for the ages  CT Post

Bassick High School is a building that deserves to be preserved. It is a masterwork of Neoclassic architecture from an era that many consider the absolute ...



No pressure, but ... another principal takes over at Bassick  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — There is a *fresh* optimism that permeates the principal's office at Bassick High School each August. This one is no different.



State’s share of a new Bassick called into question  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The state office of School Construction Grants authorized the city to proceed with a brand new Bassick High School but not at the 78.9 percent ...



Report: Bridgeport parents pushing back against proposed change for Bassick High School  WTNH.com

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) -- Growing unrest in Bridgeport as city parents push back against a proposed change in leadership at Bassick High School, ...



Potential Bassick principal change challenged  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Inconsistency in Bassick High School leadership has been the only thing parents, students and staff at the city's smallest comprehensive high ...



Bassick rolls over Hillhouse behind Crawford’s 32 points  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — One cannot miss the banner behind one of the baskets inside the Bassick High School gym: “1989 Boys Basketball State Champions.”.



Dan Haar: Stop & Shop strikers tell of fighting for better lives  CT Post

NEW HAVEN — Kevin Hall has had jobs that paid more than Stop & Shop, where he earns between $13 and $14 an hour after five years working in seafood, the ...



SEEN: Bassick High School Prom 2018  CT Post

Bridgeport's Bassick High School held its senior prom on May 24, 2018 at the Waterview in Monroe. The senior class graduates June 22. Were you SEEN at ...



Bassick High School graduation 2018  CT Post

Image 1 of 53. Graduation for the Bassick High School Class of 2018, held at Kennedy Stadium in Bridgeport, Conn. June 22, 2018. Graduation for the Bassick ...



Lamont’s scuttled visit to Bassick debated  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — On a campaign swing through the Park City last week and before attending a Democratic fundraiser at Testo's Restaurant, some wanted ...



New Football Coach Hired In Bridgeport  Bridgeport, CT Patch

New Football Coach Hired In Bridgeport - Bridgeport, CT - Bassick High School announced the hiring of its new coach on Friday.



Op-Ed: Bassick descendant objects to characterization  CT Post

I am E. Webb Bassick IV, the oldest survivor of Edgar Webb Bassick who contributed the property for the construction of Bassick High School in Bridgeport.



Bridgeport turns focus on student attendance  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A fall campaign to curb bullying seemed to work so well the city school district is launching a similar effort to improve student attendance.



Displaced Bridgeport school leaders reassigned  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Budget cuts have led to more administrative reassignments than usual in a school district that is used to rearranging the deck chairs each ...



Bridgeport school budget conversation off to an early start  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Filling City Council Chambers hasn't given the schools superintendent the budget she says is necessary run the district properly. Neither have ...



Bassick hires Mella as football coach  CTPost

Bill Mella was eager for a challenge. Based on his latest move, it appears that the former Southington and Avon Old Farms football coach found what he was ...



Bassick High School on lock down for half hour  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Bassick High School was on lockdown late Thursday morning after reports of a threat in a bathroom. Assistant Superintendent Christina Otuwa ...



Bassick High gets ninth principal since 2010  CT Post

A school administrator with a reputation for improving the climate of Pathways Academy at Briggs, an alternative high school in Norwalk, Allen has been named ...



10 arrested after fights at Bassick High School  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Ten people were arrested at Bassick High School after several fights broke out around lunch time on Thursday, police spokesman Av Harris ...



Bridgeport PD hosts summer camps  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — More than 200 kids have been able to stay active and off the streets while engaging with police officers through three police department-run ...



Bassick gets new principal  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — A good number of Bassick High School's 250 first-time freshman filled the bleachers of the school's gymnasium for orientation Thursday and ...



Officers Remained at Bridgeport's Central and Bassick High Schools After Investigations  NBC Connecticut

Central High School in Bridgeport was on lockdown as police investigated a social media threat that turned out to be a reference to a school in New Mexico ...



Bassick cancels baseball season  CTPost

The season is over before it began for the Bassick High School baseball program. The Lions have canceled the upcoming season due to a lack of players.



Central High ribbon-cutting shows off makeover  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Until a couple of weeks ago, Central High School could brag that it was the city's newest local high school — cold comfort for a building that ...



Bassick High School graduation 2017  CT Post

Image 1 of 69. Mayor Joe Ganim speaks at Graduation Exercise for the Bassick High School Class of 2017, held at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.



Principal supporters seek answers  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Supporters of Bassick Principal Byron Williams say they will hold a press conference on the steps of City Hall, 45 Lyons Terrace, in search of ...



Why Is a High School in One of America's Richest Counties Still Failing?  The Atlantic

For 50 years, Bassick High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut has been neglected and underfunded—despite being just a few miles from extreme wealth.



Bassick upends East Hartford in Division I basketball tourney  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Bassick began Friday night's Division I Tournament game against visiting East Hartford with a flurry, scoring the matchup's first 10 points.



Controversy over Bassick parent election  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Bassick High School has its share of problems. Low graduation rates, a new principal just about every year and frequent fights.



A flash course in engineering sparks excitement  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Most people have heard of flash mobs. In Room C-210 at Central High School on Wednesday, there was a flash course in engineering, ...



Judge resolves high school bullying situation  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Stepping into a role that city school officials either couldn't or wouldn't take on, Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Thursday brokered an ...



School board finally accepts Fairchild Wheeler as complete  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT —The city school board has finally accepted its five year old Fairchild Wheeler campus as complete, clearing the way for the city to collect up to ...



Fairchild Wheeler to remain three schools  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A proposed merger of the Fairchild Wheeler campus into one school is off, but frayed nerves and mistrust linger. Parents who heard Schools ...



A jump start on school budget conversations in Bridgeport  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A school district that has had to cut millions from its budget proposal for three straight years wants to get the community talking about properly ...



School board slams bullying report  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — Either city schools could teach other public schools a thing or two about bullying or someone is lying. That was the blunt assessment from the ...



New Harding springs a leak, lacks outdoor sound system  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Say it ain't so. The city's brand new $107 million Harding High School has sprung a leak. Recommended Video. Speed. Normal. Quality. Auto.



Ben Walker: Bridgeport school board fails test of leadership  CT Post

On Feb. 13, Bridgeport Board of Education Chairman John Weldon presented in a special meeting an all new, massively rewritten set of bylaws to govern the ...



Connecticut's Shame: In One of America's Richest Counties, a High School Has Been Failing for 50 Years  The 74

Updated May 17 “What's wrong with Bridgeport is that for quite a few years now not enough people in Washington have cared what's happening here — and in a ...



A charter school puts out the “Students wanted” sign  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Perhaps it is the competition. The city is now home to six charter schools, a half dozen traditional high schools and a smattering of private ...



Bassick losing another principal  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — Bassick High School's string of bad luck when it comes to keeping a principal appears to be continuing. Tomas E. Ramirez, who came to the ...



Bassick principal pick doesn’t please everybody  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — He wasn't the pick of the School Governance Council or teachers. He was rejected for the job once before.



Lamont: Cut back on bonding, to manage debt  CTPost

As part of a new effort to cut the state's long-term debt on Connecticut's “credit card,” Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday warned that he will be pulling back on big ...



Changes ahead for Bassick High School  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT -- It must have seemed like de ja vu for Bassick High School seniors at a Friday assembly, listening as the principal assigned to their class, Linda ...



Bridgeport protestors want better communication between school staff and Latino parents  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — About 25 parents and children staged a protest in front of City Hall Thursday morning demanding that the city's school district improve services ...



Man charged with sexually assaulting children from mother’s daycare  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT - A local man is accused of sexually assaulting three young children from his mother's daycare. Franklin “Boosie” McKinney, 41, of Newfield ...



Candidates say Bassick election called off  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A controversial parent election scheduled for Friday at Bassick High School has been called off, according to two of the candidates running for ...



High school students seek court order against alleged bullies  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT - Two female Bassick High School students have filed for civil protection orders against four students they claim are bullying them. The two girls, a ...



State SAT scores stumble  CTPost

Math and reading scores for Connecticut public high school juniors took a tumble in 2018, according to school-administered SAT results released Wednesday.



Boys Basketball: Bassick 73, Central 70  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — A lot has happened recently to Bassick High School and Bridgeport Central, two boys basketball rivals that once dominated the FCIAC scene, ...



Lamont’s plan for education calls for regionalization, promised state aid  CTPost

HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont told the General Assembly his budget plan — which encourages school district regionalization, asks municipalities to pick up ...



Bridgeport’s Bassick High School gets an interim principal  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — Peggy Moore, 65, who retired two years ago as principal of Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, has been tapped to become the interim ...



Bassick could get $113 million makeover  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT -- When it comes to selling city officials on the need to give Bassick High School a $113 million makeover, Interim Schools Superintendent Fran ...



Bassick loses its choice for principal  CT Post

Marie Allen, a principal at an alternative school in Norwalk, has notified the Bridgeport school district she is no longer interested in the Bassick job offer which ...



HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Trumbull girls improve to 10-0  CT Post

TRUMBULL — The Trumbull girls basketball team improved to 10-0 in the FCIAC with a 61-39 victory over Westhill Friday night. Allie Palmieri scored a ...



Bridgeport man critically hurt after being struck by car  News 12 Connecticut

A Bridgeport man is fighting for his life three days after being struck by a car on East Avenue.



After teen’s homicide, more gunfire in Bridgeport  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — The 17-year-old killed Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting was a junior at Bassick High School, a quiet young man who enjoyed riding and ...



Some call Bridgeport school budget forums “bashing sessions”  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The idea was to get ahead of what is bound to be another tumultuous spring budget season by holding community conversations in all 10 city ...



Obit: Frank Russo Jr. Of Bridgeport  Bridgeport, CT Patch

Obit: Frank Russo Jr. Of Bridgeport - Bridgeport, CT - He was a U.S. Army staff sergeant and worked in property management after his *service*.



Bridgeport BOE fights without meeting  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Sometimes it is the meeting itself that the city school board fights about. What was to be a rare Tuesday school board meeting ended up ...



Bassick High School graduation  CT Post

Image 1 of 74. Grads Yarrell Battle, left, and Raymond Benson celebrate during the Bassick High School graduation at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, ...



Bassick High School headed for new leadership again  CT Post

Bridgeport — It looks like Bassick High School is getting another new principal. The city school board will get a recommendation when it meets Monday evening ...



Obit: Eugene Haba, Longtime Trumbull Resident  Trumbull, CT Patch

Obit: Eugene Haba, Longtime Trumbull Resident - Trumbull, CT - He served in the U.S. Navy as a part of the submarine *service*.



Family grieving, no funeral arrangements yet in death of Marine  CTPost

Funeral arrangements have not been finalized for a hero U.S. Marine who died in a motorcycle crash outside San Diego. Although early reports said 33-year-old ...



Harding, Bassick warned, avoid probation  Ct Post

In an inflatable planetarium set up in the school gym, astronomy students at Bassick High School are learning look to the heavens and know what they are ...



Harding, Central, Bassick and Bullard-Havens Graduation Rates Released  Patch.com

High School's Graduation Rates Released - Bridgeport, CT - The state has released town-by-town data concerning how many local students are graduating from ...



New Bassick Principal Makes House Calls In Bridgeport  Bridgeport Daily Voice

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Call it the school of hard knocks.Tomas Ramirez, Ph.D., is so intent on being the best principal he can be for Bassick High School that ...



Peggy Moore Enlisted To Helm Barnard  New Haven Independent

A schools superintendent has once again asked Peggy Moore to take the helm of a school in transition. Last time, that didn't work out so well.



District wants to renovate three schools  Ct Post

The school district's ambitious school replacement and renovation plan, which has targeted 15 schools since 2006, is looking to add three more schools to its list ...



Bassick boys overwhelm Central  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — Bassick's Rajohn James tossed up a high-arching 3-pointer that hit nothing but net and drew a roar from the home crowd late Monday against ...



Bassick's Top Choice For Principal Backs Out | Bridgeport  Bridgeport Daily Voice

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A Norwalk principal who was tapped to be the new head of Bassick High in Bridgeport as withdrawn her name from consideration, ...



Connecticut’s shame: Failing schools amidst wealth  CT Post

When veteran Bridgeport journalist Nancy Hendrick greeted the start of 1961 with a blistering column called “What's Wrong With Bridgeport,” the inequalities that ...



Teacher’s union endorses Moore over one of their own  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Education Association's executive board has voted to endorse State Sen. Marilyn Moore, D-Bridgeport, for another term ...



New principal headed to Bassick High  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — Bassick High School will get another new principal next year. The city Board of Education on Monday unanimously named Tomas E. Ramirez, ...



Inspired Class Of 2016 Celebrates Graduation From Bassick High  Daily Voice

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – On Tuesday morning, with the sun was shining outside and whistles blowing inside the Webster Bank Arena, 200 students from Bassick ...



Deecken to challenge Moore in 22nd  Trumbull Times

Running for election as a Republican against a popular incumbent in a left-leaning district would be daunting for some. But for Trumbull resident Richard D.



Bridgeport school district mourns beloved security guard  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The city school district and particularly Curiale School are mourning the sudden loss of a beloved security guard, Terra Holloway who passed ...



Bassick gets new observatory dome  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — When the city finally got around last summer to putting a new roof on Bassick High School's old wing, it also replaced the school observatory's ...



Ex-Bridgeport schools chief among crowd running for mayor of Chicago  CTPost

There are about a dozen candidates running for mayor of Chicago, including Paul Vallas, Bridgeport's former interim superintendent of schools. And the race ...



New text picked for Bridgeport’s African American Studies requirement  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The city school district is switching to a more Afrocentric textbook for its mandated African-American course, but not enough to satisfy some.



Ansonia High School principal has ties to Bridgeport, Norwalk  CTPost

ANSONIA —It's not yet July but Paul Giansanti is ready to go to work. “"I'd like to start coming in on Saturdays and opening up the school for meetings with the ...



City claims it can take on O&G’s construction oversight  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — John Ricci, Mayor Joe Ganim's public facilities chief, says his department will oversee school construction now that O&G Industries has been ...



Bruno steps down as Bassick athletic director  CT Post

Bruno steps down as Bassick athletic director After five years as Bassick's athletic director, Bruno has chosen to step down. Bruno's exit continues a shift in ...



City abandons pass-to-play rule for student athletes  Ct Post

Jannette Latorre, 15, a Bassick High School sophomore, admits that a districtwide policy that required her to pass core courses in order to play softball motivated ...



7 years after double slaying in Norwalk, killer still on loose  Thehour.com

Norwalk police used the seventh anniversary of a double slaying to remind the public the state is offering a $50,000 reward in case. Rickita Smalls, 22, and ...



New Harding football field may get new name  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Despite chatter to the contrary the name of Warren G Harding is likely to move along with its high school when it relocates this fall a half a mile ...



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