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Entries Tagged as 'Jessica Martinez'

Missing In Action – Deadline To Grade School Chief Extended

August 17th, 2018 · 15 Comments · Education, News and Events, Uncategorized

The job evaluation of Superintendent of Schools Aresta Johnson has caused a dust-up among some Board of Education members following chairman John Weldon’s decision to extend the process by 10 days for others who did not meet the agreed-upon August 8th submission deadline. Weldon extended the deadline for board members Dennis Bradley and Jessica Martinez, […]

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With A Little Help From Rich Friends–Independent Expenditures Boost Candidates In Bridgeport Races

July 31st, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

A $100,000 donation to a Connecticut political action committee from Alice Walton, daughter of WalMart founder Sam Walton and richest woman in the world, is bolstering independent expenditures on behalf of legislative candidates supportive of charter schools including Democratic-endorsed Dennis Bradley seeking the open seat in Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District. He’s challenged in the […]

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School Board Eruption Between Pereira And Taylor–Charges, Counter Charges

June 14th, 2018 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

A battle over school finances and board policies has erupted into a hostile exchange between Board of Education members Maria Pereira and Chris Taylor. School board conflicts are not new among members, some in open session and some private but the private tone between Pereira and Taylor has become intensely personal that they’re willing to […]

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Once Again, School Board Battle Erupts, This Time Over Cancelled Meeting

May 30th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

A Board of Education meeting that was cancelled has three board members w–o showed up Tuesday anyway–crying foul on a night the district was to consider an “update on budget gap” as well as naming of a new high school to replace Harding with community support at the called-off meeting speaking to maintain the name. Agenda […]

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Turner, Vermont Push Primary Against Bradley In Open State Senate Seat

May 29th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Lots of pols scouring various districts to secure sufficient petition signatures to forge an August 14 primary, among them Democrats Aaron Turner and Carolyn Vermont seeking a challenge of party endorsed Dennis Bradley for the 23rd Senate District seat of a retiring Ed Gomes. Turner and Vermont can start that process Tuesday (today), according to […]

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City Council Approves Budget With No Tax Increase–Education Advocates Cry Schools Shortchanged

May 8th, 2018 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: see council budget changes here. The City Council by a 16-3 vote Monday night approved a city budget with no tax increase for the spending year that begins July 1. Councilors Kyle Langan, Pete Spain and Eneida Martinez voted against the budget urging more support for city schools.

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Great Scott! A Switch For Mitch In The 131st District–Party Officer Selection Thursday

March 13th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On Thursday, 5:30 p.m. the 90-member Democratic Town Committee will select party officers at the Madison Avenue restaurant of Mario Testa who will seek another two-year term as party leader. On Monday recounts took place in three districts following last week’s primaries. A change occurred in the 131st District where a slate led by former […]

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‘Building A Bench In Bridgeport’–Constance Vickers Honored As Connecticut Young Dem Of Year

January 15th, 2018 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Building a Bridgeport bench. That’s a battle cry of Constance Vickers, president of the Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats, to galvanize a new generation of city activists and leaders. The work of Vickers and her young allies enjoys some early results on the City Council. On Saturday the Connecticut Young Democrats recognized Vickers the Female Young Democrat […]

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