As the community group Faith Acts for Education conducted a forum with members of the Board of Education Monday night at Cathedral of Praise in the South End (see account from executive director below), board member Maria Pereira was outside joined by protesters opposed to the group’s support of charter schools. Pereira asserts it’s become a habit for police […]
Entries Tagged as 'Jonathan Pelto'
November 23rd, 2016 · 29 Comments · Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events
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.
February 9th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Education, News and Events
From Jonathan Pelto: It won’t come as any surprise to those who have watched the on-going effort to undermine and denigrate the people of Bridgeport that the very same individuals and groups that worked so hard to take away democracy in Bridgeport and keep Paul Vallas in charge of Bridgeport’s School are now working overtime […]
February 5th, 2015 · 3 Comments · State Politics
Bridgeport politics is not a breeding ground for saints even when it comes to a member of the local clergy. Jonathan Pelto shares the latest on State Senate candidate the Rev. Ken Moales. But Kenneth Moales Jr. actions continue to speak louder than his words.
October 27th, 2014 · 7 Comments · State Politics
Two weeks ago OIB conducted an unscientific poll to gauge reader input for the governor’s race. It was 46 percent for Republican Tom Foley and 46 percent for incumbent Democrat Dan Malloy. With about a week left until Election Day, let us know your preference.
October 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
Gun-rights activist Joseph Visconti has qualified for the ballot as a petitioning candidate for governor, possibly siphoning votes from Republican nominee Tom Foley tucked in a close battle with Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy. Malloy blog critic Jonathan Pelto failed in his quest to secure signatures for ballot qualification. But Pelto, along with a few others, […]
October 14th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
The election for governor is in three weeks, but why wait for the last minute? Let us know your choice in the latest OIB poll, albeit unscientific.
August 29th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Former state legislator turned blogger Jonathan Pelto, a fierce critic of Governor Dan Malloy’s education policies threatening to poach votes from the incumbent, was notified on Friday by state elections officials he did not secure enough signatures from qualified electors to make the November ballot. He needed 7,500. He received 4,318. Several Bridgeport residents had […]