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Entries Tagged as 'John Bagley'

Lopez: Answer Questions On Harding Before Construction

June 27th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

In a commentary that first appeared in the June 26 edition of the CT Post, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez takes aim at the process to approve construction of a new Harding High School on Boston Avenue property owned by General Electric. Lopez asserts far too many questions have not been answered about contamination […]

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Baker: I Do What’s Right For The Kids

April 30th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Education, News and Events

A day after his swing vote on the Board of Education approved the site plan for a high school to replace Harding on Boston Avenue property owned by General Electric, former East End City Councilman Andre Baker tells OIB his school board votes will not be swayed by candidate alliances he built for his election […]

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Would You Want Carmen Dickson As Your Campaign Treasurer?

April 30th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Teresa Davidson has filed a candidate committee seeking the Democratic nomination for Connecticut’s 128th State House District occupied by freshman legislator Christina Ayala. The city’s anti-blight chief Chris Rosario is also seeking the nomination. Attorney Dennis Bradley, a city fire commissioner, has formed an exploratory committee in consideration of a run. The intriguing part of Davidson’s […]

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School Board Approves High School Location To Replace Harding, Baker’s Vote Breaks From Working Families Party Opposition

April 29th, 2014 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Talk about a long night’s journey into the next morning. The Board of Education Tuesday morning, by a 5-4 vote, approved the site plan for a new school to replace Harding High on property owned by General Electric that once housed a munitions factory on Boston Avenue.

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The Quest For A New Harding High, Working Families Party More Concerned About Kids Or Politics?

April 10th, 2014 · 69 Comments · Education, News and Events

Bridgeport needs a replacement for the antiquated hulk called Harding High School. The money is in place, but time is running short to approve the site plan. Does the Connecticut Working Families Party that controls the Board of Education understand that? Education Bridgeport scribe Megan DeSombre writes the school board is “completely ignoring the fact […]

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Will Harding Be Bagley’s Airball?

April 8th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education member John Bagley was a star hoopster at Harding where students are forced to learn under challenging conditions. The money is in place for a new high school. Will Bags make it happen? From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Saying that the current Harding High School poses as much or more of […]

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OIB Rewind: Will Malloy Critic Maria Pereira, Bridgeport Working Families Party Chair, Make Nice For His Reelection?

April 1st, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

This OIB story first published Oct. 25, 2013: Outgoing Board of Education member Maria Pereira, elected as a member of the Connecticut Working Families Party, has been a lightning rod since her win in 2009, even accusing local Democrats of a “plantation” mentality. (See video.) In 2012 she confronted Governor Dan Malloy in a testy exchange during the governor’s […]

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