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August 2015 Highlights: Mayoral Primary Turns Ugly, Finch KKK Mailer Backfires, Ganim Fixes Hole In Fence, More Gun Violence

December 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The most-watched mayoral race in Connecticut heated up in August with Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign kicking out an inflammatory mailer accusing Joe Ganim of representing a white supremacist. In fact, Ganim served as a paralegal for a law firm that represented an African American acquitted in federal court of providing arms to a white supremacist. […]

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Kate Rivera To Fill Vacant School Board Seat

August 25th, 2015 · 54 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

It’s just for three months but Kate Rivera was chosen Monday night to fill the Board of Education vacancy of Democrat Jacqueline Kelleher who resigned July 31.

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School Board Alters Parent Advisory Council Executive Board

February 23rd, 2015 · 7 Comments · Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Former Board of Education member Maria Pereira shares her take on Monday night’s school board meeting. Tonight Attorney Mooney from Shipman & Goodman was present for the 5:00 PM Special Meeting. The usual Ex$ell Bridgeport parents and paid charter school parents were also present.

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Would An Employee Of Macy’s Be Allowed To Serve On The Board Of Lord & Taylor?

January 30th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Education, News and Events

In a commentary that first appeared in the Connecticut Post, the leader of the District Parent Advisory Council Tammy Boyle shares a pointed perspective about conflicts impacting the parent group. As president of the District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) of the Bridgeport Public Schools, I felt compelled to respond to the letter entitled “Bridgeport Parents […]

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Hennessey Fills School Board Committee Assignments

December 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

As the Board of Education searches for a school chief to replace interim Fran Rabinowitz and examines the proposed construction for a new Harding High School, newly elected chairman Dave Hennessey has made his assignments to key committees.

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Hennessey Elected New School Board Chair, Pereira: We’re Coming For Ya

December 9th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Update: includes video. Retired school teacher Dave Hennessey Monday night became the fourth Board of Education leader in less than four years, defeating incumbent Sauda Baraka in a 6-3 vote at the Aquaculture School and further splitting a coalition that helped elect the two last year. The meeting was chaired by Mayor Bill Finch.

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How Coalition Control Of School Board Self Destructed

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.

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Kadisha Coates, Charter School Mom, New School Board Member

November 13th, 2014 · 24 Comments · Education, News and Events

With all eight remaining Board of Education members in attendance, five of them Thursday night selected a charter school parent Kadisha Coates to fill the vacancy of the resigned John Bagley in a vote at the Aquaculture School.

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