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Entries Tagged as 'Carmen Lopez'

What’s Wrong With More Educational Options For Students?

April 4th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Former school board member Maria Pereira has silenced her voice as Bridgeport chair of the Connecticut Working Families Party, but certainly not her lungs against

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Borres: Don’t Let Political Vendettas Derail High School Proposal

February 13th, 2014 · 21 Comments · Education, News and Events

Cisco Borres, the Republican deputy Registrar of Voters, addressed the school board committee Tuesday night about the proposal to replace Harding High School. He is also a parent who lives in the Harding school district. My name is Cisco Borres. I’m a state Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commissioner, the Vice-Chair of the Bridgeport Republican […]

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Lopez, Pereira Shoot Jump Shots For Bagley, Jeopardize New High School To Replace Harding

February 13th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education

The Working Families Party alliance that controls the Board of Education is doing all it can to torpedo a new city high school slated for construction on GE property on Boston Avenue. They say the site of a former munitions factory is too dirty, irrespective of the fact site must be cleaned to residential standards […]

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Is John Bagley A School Board Puppet For The Working Families Party?

February 12th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Megan DeSombre, who publishes the Education Bridgeport website, shares her take and video from Tuesday night’s meeting about a much-needed new high school that the Working Families Party-controlled school board turned into a political snowball fight. Will the power-hungry WFP demagogues prevail? Last night’s Board of Education Facilities Committee Meeting was “open to the public.” […]

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Driveway To Manny’s Mansion Tops Among Stories For May/June 2013

December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

We learned in June in a story published by the Connecticut Post, the city paid controversial developer Manny Moutinho $400,000 to improve his own Stratford waterfront property as part of an airport safety project. There’s still gravel to unravel in this story. Other headliners from May and June:

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School Board Controversy Among Top Stories In March And April 2013

December 28th, 2013 · No Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas receives three-year contract, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez tries to block it in court. These were among the top stories from March and April in 2013. Additional headlines follow:

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The Blizzard, Top Stories February 2013

December 26th, 2013 · No Comments · City Council, News and Events

Punxsutawney Phil calls for early spring. Winter Storm Nemo doesn’t oblige. The menacing Blizzard of 2013 left devastation throughout the city, overwhelmed Public Works crews, imprisoned residents in their own homes with drifts of snow four and five feet and higher. Mayor Bill Finch called in the National Guard for help, hired private contractors from […]

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