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Top Stories July/August 2013, Grounded Airport Manager: I Recused Myself At All Levels, Acted Only As Directed

December 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, Cops, Education, News and Events

A new bishop for Diocese of Bridgeport, Downtown housing, a fired airport manager, a $400,000 land improvement a judge rules taxpayers were not obligated to pay, were among lead stories for July/August 2013. Other headlines:

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Going To School On School Security

December 2nd, 2013 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

Government watchdog John Marshall Lee attended the send-off session of the Board of Education last Monday as five newly elected members await their first full meeting December 9. He shares this report: As November comes to a close so does meeting activities of City elected officials. The most significant final meeting of a Board was last Monday […]

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Vallas Shocked Abusive Principal Not Terminated, GOP Condemns Baraka’s Vote, Baraka’s Conflict Of Interest, ‘Parents Disgusted … Open Season On Children’

November 1st, 2013 · 99 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Sauda Baraka, one of four Board of Education members Wednesday night who voted to rescue Tisdale School principal Carmen Perez Dickson from termination for dragging children through hallways, was represented by Dickson’s attorney when Baraka became a plaintiff challenging the state’s takeover of city schools in 2011. School board members Ken Moales and Maria […]

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Republican Campaign Strategy For School Board, Individual Candidacy Versus Team Approach

October 15th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

What must Republicans do to win seats on the Board of Education? Judging by the GOP strategy so far running as a team is not on the list. The three candidates for Board of Education Joe Larcheveque, Steve Best and John Weldon are presenting themselves as individual alternative choices to the status quo rather than […]

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School Board Challenge Slate Issues Endorsements

August 26th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The challenge slate for Board of Education has kicked out a lengthy list of endorsements that includes political operatives, education advocates, civil rights leaders and even a few city employees. The slate of Andre Baker, Dave Hennessey and Howard Gardner is challenging endorsed Democrats Kathryn Bukovsky, Simon Castillo and Brandon Clark in a September 10 […]

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What? No Political Hacks! These School Board Candidates Ruining Our Campaign Fun

August 21st, 2013 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events

Monday night Gabrielle Parisi, an organizer for the community action group Citizens Working For A Better Bridgeport that hosted a candidates forum at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown, observed all the school board candidates addressing the public featured solid credentials. She’s right. The six Democrats running in a September 10 primary for Board of Education […]

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Campaign Operatives Gear Up For School Board Election Battle

August 5th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

If 2009 is a barometer for this year’s general election for Board of Education and City Council seats, the turnout will be death valley.

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