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.
Entries Tagged as 'Harding High School'
November 17th, 2014 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education
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
November 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events
From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s determination that the toxin-filled GE property can be made safe enough for a new Harding High School may have been the easy part.
October 18th, 2014 · 45 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
John Bagley, the ex Harding High School hoop star who’s been engaged in disagreement with the city over construction of a new school, has resigned from the Board of Education. Bagley, a registered Democrat, was elected to the school board two years ago running on the Working Families Party line.
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, […]
September 22nd, 2014 · 7 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: TRUMBULL — The head basketball coach for Bridgeport’s Harding High School was arrested on a felony charge after he allegedly left his 4-year-old son home alone while he went to the gym.
September 15th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement
Mayor Bill Finch was there, so was former Mayor John Fabrizi, as well as Finch’s 2011 Democratic primary opponent Mary-Jane Foster. They showed up Saturday at a campaign headquarters on the West Side to support Democratic candidates for various state and federal offices in November. Party regulars waved the flag for this election cycle, but […]
Tags: Auden Grogins·Bill Finch·Bob Keeley·Bridgeport Bluefish·Chris Caruso·Chris Murphy·Dan Malloy·David Daniels·Dick Blumenthal·Enrique Torres·Harding High School·Joe Ganim·John Fabrizi·Linda McMahon·Mary-Jane Foster·Pleasure Beach·Steelpointe Harbor·University of Bridgeport