Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis Wednesday afternoon ordered Paul Vallas off the job as superintendent of schools while her decision removing him for lack of legal certification is under appeal. Judge Bellis’ original decision, however, and her decision to terminate Vallas will now be reviewed by an appellate court, according to Deputy City Attorney Art […]
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Judge Expels School Chief From Job, But Vallas Still In Charge, For Now–Finch: I Want To Keep Vallas Here Fighting For Our Kids
July 11th, 2013 · 126 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
July 2nd, 2013 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
Should Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis–who ruled Paul Vallas lacks the proper legal qualifications to serve as chief of city schools–have shifted the case to another court district? That’s an argument lawyers representing Vallas have made for the record and may very well also bring up on appeal. The lawsuit against Vallas was brought by […]
September 12th, 2011 · 56 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE, includes city’s response: Attorneys for Democratic candidate for mayor Mary-Jane Foster have asked Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis to order Democratic Registrar of Voters Santa Ayala to “hold a lottery for appointing Moderators at the 23 polling places during the September 27, 2011 Democratic Primary in Bridgeport. The lottery for moderators shall be between Plantiffs’ […]
August 30th, 2011 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
The fate of mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster and her slate of candidates may well rest on a series of questions Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis presented to lawyers involved in the case. As the evidentiary portion of the Foster case came to a close Tuesday afternoon Judge Bellis informed Alan Neigher and Michele Mount, attorneys […]
August 30th, 2011 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
I wanted to be in the courtroom Monday, but like half the state, I’m still in the dark with limited internet. If anyone out there has any influence with Northeast Utilities, please help! Or at least light a candle for me. Day one of the Superior Court hearing to determine mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster’s ballot […]
August 29th, 2011 · 52 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE: The hearing to decide Mary-Jane Foster’s ballot appearance for mayor began Monday morning in Bridgeport Superior Court. In this corner for the plaintiffs, attorneys Alan Neigher and Michele Mount. In the corner for the defendant (Democratic Registrar of Voters Santa Ayala), Deputy City Attorney Art Laske.
March 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment · City Council, Education, News and Events
When was the last time you attended the St. Patrick’s Day Scholarship Dinner? Time to dust off that tuxedo and support scholarships for bright Bridgeport area students who’d not have the opportunity to attend college. The dinner will take place March 14, 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn downtown.
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December 20th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
U.S. District Court Judge Janet Bond Arterton today announced from the bench that she will terminate the federal court’s 27-year oversight of the Bridgeport Police Department. In 1983 Judge T.F. Gilroy Daly issued a remedy order to resolve racial discrimination in the Bridgeport Police Department following a federal complaint filed by the local chapter of […]