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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

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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Does Judge Bellis Have A Conflict Of Interest In Vallas Case?

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 […]

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Foster Asks Judge Bellis To Intervene In Choosing Election Moderators–City Disputes Assertions

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’ […]

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Judge Bellis’ Candlelight Questions: What Is Santa’s Duty To Inform?

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 […]

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Ballot Combatants Testify

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 […]

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Foster’s Quest For Ballot Access

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.

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Support St. Patrick’s Dinner

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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