On a night the public was invited to speak about Mayor Joe Ganim’s $542 million proposed budget, most delivered passionate appeals for additional education spending including the city’s new school chief Aresta Johnson who told the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee “We want (school children) to have the same things other children have whether […]
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April 19th, 2017 · 19 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events
April 18th, 2017 · 38 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, Education, News and Events
She ends her letter with “warmest regards” but school board member Maria Pereira made clear in a letter to Mayor Joe Ganim and incumbent city councilors in her district that it will be political Armageddon in the Upper East Side where she serves as Democratic district leader if city schools don’t receive $11.4 million more […]
April 17th, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events
Declaring city schools are facing drastic cuts, Board of Education member Maria Pereira is urging parents to attend the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee public hearing on the proposed Board of Education budget April 25, 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers. A public hearing on the general fund budget will be Tuesday, 6 p.m. […]
April 11th, 2017 · 74 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
For Dollie Fonseca and Gage Frank it’s game on. The Democratic political activists have joined forces to run for City Council in the Upper Side 138th District against incumbents Anthony Paoletto and Nessah Smith who say bring it on. They may have primary company. Still to be heard from is District Leader Maria Pereira who […]
April 11th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, City Politics, News and Events
The 138th Democratic Town Committee District hosted the first annual Easter Egg Hunt events on the Upper East Side last weekend with hundreds in attendance, according to one of the organizers Maria Pereira who serves as district leader. She’s also a member of the Board of Education. Check out scenes from the events.
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April 6th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
If your favorite sports are politics and primaries (me too), strap in for a slew of Democratic battles for City Council.
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March 24th, 2017 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
It was like old times again Thursday night for Mayor Joe Ganim and Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. A full house of more than 300 in the ballroom of Testo’s Restaurant hauled in an estimated $150,000 for the mayor’s 2019 reelection campaign. Why wait for the last minute?
March 15th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events
The Board of Education says it’s time for the city’s rent-free Lighthouse Program, popular with some parents, to pay $500,000 in rent.