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Kate Rivera To Fill Vacant School Board Seat

August 25th, 2015 · 57 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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Ganim Supporters: If You Can’t Vote For Joe, Vote For Foster

August 4th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

In campaigns there’s the game within the game of voter persuasion. As elections officials review signature drives of challenge candidates trying to qualify for a September 16 Democratic primary for mayor, a number of campaign operatives for Joe Ganim have both signed the petition sheets of Mary-Jane Foster and are encouraging electors to vote for […]

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Mayoral Candidates And Supporters Splash Here, There, Everywhere

July 26th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Democratic mayoral challengers to party-endorsed Bill Finch hit the streets, neighborhoods and homes over the weekend, and even in one case supporters of Joe Ganim, a swimming pool to secure signatures to qualify for the September 16 primary.

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Wes Matthews Hopes To Be New Sheriff In Town On Ganim Ticket

July 22nd, 2015 · 39 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Harding High School hoop legend Wes Matthews knows what it’s like to win championships, swishing two rings as a member of the NBA Los Angeles Lakers. He’s dishing an assist to former Mayor Joe Ganim’s citywide slate joining 135th District Leader Steve Nelson and Democratic Town Committee member Manny Cotto for the three city sheriff […]

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Finch Wins Endorsement For Mayor–Ganim, Other Challengers Press On, Torres Endorsed By GOP

July 22nd, 2015 · 138 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim hoped for a winning strategy that landed him 45 votes at the Democratic Town Committee endorsement with a tie broken by Town Chairman Mario Testa. Ganim came up four votes short to Mayor Bill Finch who was endorsed for a third four-year term at Testo’s Restaurant by a tally of 49-41. […]

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Debating Education Choice, Parent Expresses Hope In Funding Of Charter Schools

July 6th, 2015 · 70 Comments · Education, News and Events

City school parent Wanda Simmons’ daughter will attend the new Capital Prep Harbor School, founded by educator Steve Perry, recently funded with the backing of Governor Dan Malloy and the state legislature. Charter schools have their share of detractors including school board candidate Maria Pereira who argue they siphon funds from traditional school districts. It […]

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Pereira Recalls State Takeover Of Schools Overturned By Supreme Court

July 4th, 2015 · 9 Comments · City Politics, Education

Maria Pereira was an elected member of the Board of Education four years ago when a majority of the body voted to throw in the towel and ask the state of Connecticut to run city schools. Pereira, once again seeking a seat on the school board, shares her thoughts on the four-year anniversary. As Bridgeport […]

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Pereira, Bradley, Walker Announce School Board Run At Ganim Event

June 29th, 2015 · 76 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Former school board member Maria Pereira, attorney Dennis Bradley and Greenwich music teacher Ben Walker announced Friday night at a fundraiser for Joe Ganim they will be Democratic candidates for the Board of Education.

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