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Entries Tagged as 'Dennis Bradley'

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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Judge Tosses Martinez Complaint In Personal Battle With Pereira

October 12th, 2017 · 172 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

When it comes to issues, Board of Education member Maria Pereira and school board candidate Jessica Martinez are pure passion. They’ve occasionally dueled in the comments section of OIB. It can be personal and even litigious.

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Lopez To School Board: Don’t Micromanage Superintendent’s Work

August 30th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Monday night’s Board of Education agenda, the first of the new school year, included this item: “Possible action on superintendent and all other appropriate Bridgeport Public School District employees to execute all grant application documents and all other paperwork and correspondence necessary for the District to partner with the City of Bridgeport’s Lighthouse Program in its […]

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Passion Politics, School Board Candidates Pitch Dems For Endorsement

July 8th, 2017 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

On July 24th, the 90-member Democratic Town Committee will endorse candidates for Board of Education. Two campaigners hoping to run together under the endorsement flag, Jessica Martinez and Chaila Robinson, have issued letters to party regulars seeking support. Under the rules governing state-mandated, minority party representation, no more than six Dems (for nine seats) can […]

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