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Entries Tagged as 'Ben Walker'

Once Again, School Board Battle Erupts, This Time Over Cancelled Meeting

May 30th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

A Board of Education meeting that was cancelled has three board members w–o showed up Tuesday anyway–crying foul on a night the district was to consider an “update on budget gap” as well as naming of a new high school to replace Harding with community support at the called-off meeting speaking to maintain the name. Agenda […]

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Weldon New School Board Chair, Lopez: Don’t Mess With The Super

December 12th, 2017 · 48 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Republican John Weldon Monday night by a 5 to 3 vote was elected chairman of the Board of Education becoming the sixth leader in as many years. The organizational meeting at the Aquaculture School was chaired by Mayor Joe Ganim who appointed Weldon to the school board in November 2016 to fill a vacancy. Ben […]

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Welding A School Board Coalition For John Weldon

December 11th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Black Rocker John Weldon who was elected to a four-year term in November is the favorite to win the chairmanship of the Board of Education at Monday’s organizational meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Aquaculture School. Mayor Joe Ganim will chair the organizational meeting of officers.

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The ‘Cable Guy’ Chris Taylor Plugs In Board Of Education Seat

November 16th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

When Democrats Maria Pereira and Jessica Martinez bring passion to Board of Education meetings, Republican Chris Taylor will complement them with a lot of levity. The 2015 petitioning candidate for mayor was declared the winner Wednesday night following a recount with incumbent Howard Gardner who ran on the Working Families Party line. Taylor received 1,155 […]

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Oh Boy, Here It Comes: School Board Standoff Between Jessica And Maria

November 13th, 2017 · 80 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Strap in. No, hunker down. No, bring along a makeshift bunker. The fireworks on the newly minted Board of Education that convenes in December will be ear-splittingly pyrotechnic. Jessica Martinez’s election to the school board sets up a fiery antithetical policy standoff with Maria Pereira of pro- and anti-charter school competitors. Both don’t give an […]

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School Board Candidate Forum Nov. 5

October 26th, 2017 · 1 Comment · City Politics, Education, News and Events

School board forum Nov. 5, 4 to 6 p.m. at Islamic Community Center, State Street and Park Avenue. From the League of Women Voters: The Bridgeport Board of Education will be dramatically changed by the Nov. 7 municipal election. Voters will blow away most of the current Board, who chose not to seek re-election, and […]

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Your Election Day Ballot, Plus: A Library Question

October 23rd, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Education, Library, News and Events

Two weeks from the Nov. 7 general election. Here’s how the ballot lines up.

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Crickets: Absentee Ballots For General Election

October 20th, 2017 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

Ya gotta love city political operatives’ absentee ballot machinations. Apples to apples at this point during hotly contested September Democratic primaries for City Council more than 1,000 absentee ballot requests citywide were made to the Town Clerk’s Office. What is it now for a general election where an additional 20,000 voters may participate? Just over […]

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