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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'

Freedom Of Information Raid–City Lawyers Lopezed For Illegal City Council Committee Meeting

October 4th, 2018 · 9 Comments · City Council, News and Events

A state hearing officer has ruled city lawyers directed an illegal executive session of the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee whose members have been ordered to a training session on the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act following a May meeting that was challenged by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez after the […]

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Tuesday Night Fights–Pereira Arrested At Success Village Flareup

September 13th, 2018 · 37 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Board of Education member Maria Pereira was arrested Tuesday night following a heated altercation at a residents meeting of Success Village to remove a co-op board member politically aligned with Pereira. She was charged with criminal trespass in the first degree, breach of peace, interfering with an officer and escorted out in cuffs by police. […]

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Missing In Action–Deadline To Grade School Chief Extended

August 17th, 2018 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

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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Turner Backed By Current And Former School Board Members

August 10th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Eight current and former members of the Board of Education are supporting Aaron Turner for State Senate over sitting school board member Dennis Bradley in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Endorsement letter follows from Maria Pereira, Ben Walker, Joe Sokolovic, John Bagley, Howard Gardner,  Sauda Efia-Baraka, Bobby Simmons and Max Medina.

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Ganim Aligns With Bradley, Gomes For Turner In State Senate Contest

August 6th, 2018 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A couple of thirty-somethings are going at it to fill the seat of retiring State Senator Ed Gomes in Connecticut’s 23rd District where Gomes hopes he’s replaced by his former administrative aide Aaron Turner and Mayor Joe Ganim, a candidate for governor, urges a vote for candidates on Line B, his line, except for party-endorsed […]

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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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For Primaries, The Focus Is Now

July 30th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Two weeks left to the August 14 Democratic primaries with candidates for governor leading the ticket. Sleepy, low-turnout summer primaries are capricious ducks with electors focusing late on the candidates as campaign spending and outreach intensifies.

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Pereira: News 12 Reporter Employs Favorable Bias Toward Ganim And Bradley

July 17th, 2018 · 6 Comments · City Politics, Media, News and Events, State Politics

Does veteran News 12 reporter Frank Recchia blur the lines of political activity and on-air fairness? School board member Maria Pereira asserts in this commentary Recchia’s outright bias in favor of Mayor Joe Ganim and Board of Education member Dennis Bradley, the Democratic-endorsed candidate for state senator in the 23rd District.

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