In January school board member Andre Baker is expected to receive the oath of office to replace the retiring Don Clemons in Connecticut’s 124th State House seat. Baker has not announced definitively when he will resign from the Board of Education. Initially, he said he would resign right after the November election, but might he […]
Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'
September 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
Tags: Andre Baker·Bill Finch·David Hennessey·Don Clemons·Ernie Newton·General Electric·Harding High School·Hernan Illingworth·Howard Gardner·Jacqueline Kelleher·Joe Larcheveque·John Bagley·Ken Moales·Sauda Baraka
September 1st, 2014 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events
Labor Day weekend is a time for chillin’ and grillin’, biking and hiking, tanning and fanning. And oh yes, tag saleing. Mayor Bill Finch hosted a lawn sale at his Crown Street home on Saturday. Was hizzoner a tough negotiator on the goods?
August 29th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Former state legislator turned blogger Jonathan Pelto, a fierce critic of Governor Dan Malloy’s education policies threatening to poach votes from the incumbent, was notified on Friday by state elections officials he did not secure enough signatures from qualified electors to make the November ballot. He needed 7,500. He received 4,318. Several Bridgeport residents had […]
August 28th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Did anyone watch the battle between Malloy Math and Tom Foolery last night? Candidates for governor Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy and Republican Tom Foley brought along a few zingers in the test for veracity. New Haven Register coverage below followed by links to various news outlets: In their first debate of the campaign, Democratic Gov. […]
August 27th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
As Republican nominee for governor Tom Foley enters his first debate tonight against Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy, will he actually take a position on something? Or maybe he thinks no one will notice? Foley speaks often about sharing a Bridgeport agenda as he tries to poach urban votes from Malloy. Where’s the plan? Mark Pazniokas […]
August 26th, 2014 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
Former Board of Education member Maria Pereira no longer attends school board meetings in an official capacity, but she is present at just about every meeting as a citizen. A commentary she wrote for a prior post is republished below describing in part the first regular meeting on Monday as kids head back to school, […]
August 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
The campaign season begins in earnest next week right after Labor Day weekend, but that’s not stopping Democratic incumbent Congressman Jim Himes from stepping up his Bridgeport appearances, nor his Republican opponent Dan Debicella who was born in Bridgeport. In recent days Himes visited Pleasure Beach, now open for public access thanks to federal dough […]