On this July 4th weekend we salute the fireworks at the July 1989 Democratic Town Committee endorsement session for mayor, just a few weeks away from what could be a contentious battle for party support between Mayor Bill Finch and Joe Ganim at Testo’s Restaurant. Both Finch and Ganim, by the way, were in the […]
Entries Tagged as 'Carmen Lopez'
July 4th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Tags: Bill Finch·Bob Keeley·Carmen Lopez·Cecil Young·Charlie Tisdale·Chris Caruso·Ed Caldwell·Jim Callahan·Joe Ganim·John Gilmore·John Guman·Mario Testa·Mary Moran·Mike Rizzitelli·Testo's Restaurant·Tom Bucci
July 4th, 2015 · 9 Comments · City Politics, Education
Maria Pereira was an elected member of the Board of Education four years ago when a majority of the body voted to throw in the towel and ask the state of Connecticut to run city schools. Pereira, once again seeking a seat on the school board, shares her thoughts on the four-year anniversary. As Bridgeport […]
May 13th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Alma Maya earned her political stripes courting an independent streak going back to her days as a disciple of Bridgeport social irritant Cesar Batalla, an establishment fighter in the cause of school funding, busing, voter rights and political power. Maya was elected Town Clerk in 2007 running with Bill Finch who was elected mayor and […]
May 11th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
In his recent acceptance of the Law Day Award from the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe addresses the “cabal” that tried to seize control of the city school system in 2011. “Using the July 4th holiday as a cover, a conspiracy reaching to the highest level of state and municipal government, […]
November 17th, 2014 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education
In a September 2013 primary, insurgents wiped out the three Democratic-endorsed candidates for Board of Education providing an embarrassing political moment for Mayor Bill Finch’s education agenda and solidifying coalition control of school policy between the Connecticut Working Families Party and education advocates opposed to the mayor. What a difference a year makes.
Tags: Andre Baker·Barack Obama·Bill Finch·Carmen Lopez·CT Post·David Hennessey·Enrique Torres·Ernie Newton·General Electric·Harding High School·Hernan Illingworth·Howard Gardner·Jacqueline Kelleher·Jim Callahan·Joe Larcheveque·John Bagley·Ken Moales·Maria Pereira·Marilyn Moore·Morgan Kaolian·Paul Vallas·Sauda Baraka
October 29th, 2014 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events
The Movement “to raise issues facing the citizens of Bridgeport, educate and engage people in fostering real changes” will conduct its third community forum on Thursday, 6 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown, featuring former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, who has his Black Rock home for sale, as the featured speaker.
October 13th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
Backed by research of retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez, a fierce critic of the Finch administration, some members of the City Council and school board have questions about the 15-year work history between the city and a leading Connecticut construction firm. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Since the late 1990s, under three different mayors, […]
October 3rd, 2014 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Who says no one reads our stuff? Megan DeSombre, host of the website Education Bridgeport, weighs in on an OIB topic from a few days ago about pols and elected officials worthy of praise. Megan and former school board member Maria Pereira aren’t the best of buds. From DeSombre: “Can you name someone Principled, Transparent, […]