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Entries from November 20th, 2017

Oh Boy, Here It Comes: School Board Standoff Between Jessica And Maria

November 13th, 2017 · 80 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Strap in. No, hunker down. No, bring along a makeshift bunker. The fireworks on the newly minted Board of Education that convenes in December will be ear-splittingly pyrotechnic. Jessica Martinez’s election to the school board sets up a fiery antithetical policy standoff with Maria Pereira of pro- and anti-charter school competitors. Both don’t give an […]

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Officer ‘Feared For Safety’

November 13th, 2017 · 42 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From CT Post reporters Dan Tepfer and Michael P. Mayko: A female police officer, under fire after a video was made public showing her repeatedly punching a black teenager following a minor traffic accident Friday night, defended her actions in a report obtained Monday by Hearst Connecticut Media.

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The Battle For The North End

November 13th, 2017 · 45 Comments · City Council, City Politics

When did Facebook start reading like an OIB thread? When it comes to city politics, anyway. A number of OIB readers and posters got into a battle with former State Rep. Bob Keeley, a candidate for City Council in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Keeley and Anne Pappas Phillips are challenging party-endorsed Jeanette Herron and Mike DeFilippo […]

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Following Arrest Of Teen, Questions Raised About Police Use Of Force

November 13th, 2017 · 87 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Update here. Viral video here. From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: City police officers are once again under investigation, this time for allegedly beating a city teen after a car accident Friday night.

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Mattei: Rebuilding State Means Rebuilding Trust In Government

November 13th, 2017 · 5 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport attorney Chris Mattei who’s exploring a Democratic run for governor issued several points on Monday to rebuild trust in government.

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Young Dems Fundraiser

November 13th, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

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