Bridgeport mayor appoints new Board of Ed member in spite of lawsuit

News 12 Connecticut has learned that Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim has appointed a Norwalk police officer to the city's troubled Board of Education, in spite

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim has appointed Rafael Fonseca

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim has appointed Rafael Fonseca Jr. to the Board of Education, according to city spokesman Av Harris. Fonseca replaces Andre Baker, who resigned from the board in August. (September 28, 2016 7:32 PM)

News 12 Connecticut has learned that Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim has appointed a Norwalk police officer to the city's troubled Board of Education, in spite of a lawsuit challenging the mayor's authority to do so.  The move comes as the school board has already canceled two meetings over internal strife.

Ganim has appointed Rafael Fonseca Jr. to the Board of Education, according to city spokesman...

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