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Entries Tagged as 'Andre Baker'

Driveway To Manny’s Mansion Tops Among Stories For May/June 2013

December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

We learned in June in a story published by the Connecticut Post, the city paid controversial developer Manny Moutinho $400,000 to improve his own Stratford waterfront property as part of an airport safety project. There’s still gravel to unravel in this story. Other headliners from May and June:

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‘I Swear, I Swear, I Swear’ (Fingers Crossed), Oath Of Office On Sunday

November 29th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

If you need extra time to digest the bird, or risk a little extra indigestion wondering how many times they will violate the City Charter and Connecticut Constitution, the newly elected City Council, school board and city sheriffs will receive the oath of office on Sunday, 5 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 45 Lyon […]

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Baker Sides With Baraka For School Board Leadership

November 26th, 2013 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Update, Baraka has the votes Citing her experience, incoming Board of Education member Andre Baker who ran on both the Democratic and Connecticut Working Families Party line says he’ll support Sauda Baraka for school board chair. The school board with five new members will select officers at an organizational meeting in December. Democrat Dave Hennessey […]

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Hennessey, Baraka Maneuver For School Board Leadership

November 20th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

When the Board of Education meets for its organizational meeting December 9, it will have five new members to select a new chair. Working Families Party member Sauda Baraka and Democrat Dave Hennessey are trying to line up the votes for leadership among the nine members.

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Finch Hits Midpoint Of Second Term, Builds Warchest, Potential Opponents Weigh Options

November 18th, 2013 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

With nearly $120,000 in campaign cash in the bank, Mayor Bill Finch is off to a mighty fundraising start at the midpoint of his second four-year term. Raising money will not be a problem for the mayor as he prepares for reelection in 2015. The larger questions: how will the next two budget cycles play […]

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Working Families Party Wins Coalition Control Of School Board, Republican Larcheveque Wins Seat

November 6th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

The tiny Connecticut Working Families Party, with just a few hundred registered voters throughout the state, has reached its goal of coalition control of the Board of Education, according to unofficial returns, with the reelection of Sauda Baraka and election of three Democrats its supporters helped in the September 10 primary that were also victorious […]

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Unofficial Results: Dems Win School Board Seats

November 5th, 2013 · 6 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Democrats Andre Baker, Dave Hennessey and Howard Gardner have easily won school board seats, according to unofficial tallies. Unofficial returns also show Working Families Party candidate Sauda Baraka and Republican Joe Larcheveque, leading for two minority-party slots.

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