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Entries Tagged as 'Barbara Bellis'

Larcheveque, Segarra-Negron Not Seeking Election To School Board

July 5th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Republican Town Chair Mike Garrett is searching for candidates to run for Board of Education seats currently held by Joe Larcheveque, the chair, and Annette Segarra-Negron, both of whom are not seeking reelection in November, according to Garrett.

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Gomes, Moore Big Winners In 2016

January 1st, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Nationally, 2016 was the political year of Trump. If you like a good rodeo, prepare for a wild ride. But hey, Bridgeport politics is a breeding ground for ups and downs, right?

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Merry Christmas! City To Pereira: Accept Our Lawyer Or Pay Personally To Defend Human Rights Complaints

December 23rd, 2016 · 47 Comments · Education, News and Events

If Board of Education member Maria Pereira chooses her own legal counsel to defend complaints filed against her with the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities she must pay for those services out of her own pocket, according to City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer who notified her that the city has retained the Hartford-based […]

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Did Rabinowitz Orchestrate State Human Rights Complaints Filed Against Pereira?

December 20th, 2016 · 95 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education member Maria Pereira is fending off four complaints, including one by outgoing acting school chief Fran Rabinowitz, filed with the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities alleging discrimination based on race. All four complainants are white females. Pereira is a white female. Rabinowitz, 67, also claims age discrimination. Pereira asserts the […]

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For Ganim, Education Means Appointing School Board Members

November 30th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Education: Ganim’s first year back. On the 2015 campaign trail Joe Ganim uttered the usual stuff about education: fully fund schools, create a 21st century climate, modernize the infrastructure, yadda, yadda, yadda. What he did not expect, however, was appointing one-third of the nine-member Board of Education the second half of his first year back […]

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Ganim Appoints John Weldon To School Board

November 23rd, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

UPDDATE: Black Rocker John Weldon on Tuesday was appointed to the Board of Education by Mayor Joe Ganim to fill the vacancy of Republican Kevin McSpirit that now completes the full nine-member school board. Weldon’s appointment is key in perhaps swaying the balance of power as well as the organizational meeting of officers that will take […]

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City Council Resolution Calls On School Board To End Boycott

November 5th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The City Council’s Education and Social Services Committee co-chaired by Alfredo Castillo and John Olson is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, 6:30pm in City Hall to act on a “Proposed resolution requesting the Bridgeport Board of Education members meet together to fulfill their duly sworn mission to serve the students, faculty and employees of the public […]

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Will Ganim Name Another School Board Member?

October 27th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Armed with a court ruling that he can appoint school board members to fill vacancies if the Board of Education does not act within 30 days, Mayor Joe Ganim may once again take executive action with the one-month resignation of Republican Kevin McSpirit on the horizon next week. If that happens Ganim will have appointed […]

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