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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'

So Many Variables for Malloy–Pelto, Politics, Teachers, Cities, Hot Tub–To Win Reelection

May 6th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Next weekend starting May 16, Democrats and Republicans will endorse candidates for governor at their respective party conventions. Governor Dan Malloy will be nominated by acclamation while Republicans slug it out for an endorsement and likely August primary. No matter the Republican standard bearer, Malloy has a battle on his hands in November barring all […]

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Manny’s Mountain Of Money Grows, Judge Radcliffe: It Coulda Been Avoided

May 1st, 2014 · 9 Comments · News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: Who is better than millionaire developer Manuel “Manny” Moutinho? On Thursday a Superior Court judge approved a settlement that will add $122,302 of city tax payer money to the nearly $400,000 the city has already paid Moutinho to build the 1,200-foot gravel driveway across city airport property in Stratford to […]

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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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What’s Wrong With More Educational Options For Students?

April 4th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Former school board member Maria Pereira has silenced her voice as Bridgeport chair of the Connecticut Working Families Party, but certainly not her lungs against

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Will City Librarian Scott Hughes Shelve Ayala? Pondering State Senate Primary

April 2nd, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

City Librarian Scott Hughes, who recently won a seat on the Democratic Town Committee from the Upper East Side, is considering a run for State Senate against Democratic incumbent Andres Ayala. If Hughes challenges Ayala in an August primary, it certainly would make for an intriguing race.

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No April Fools! Pereira Resigns From Working Families Party, Cites WFP Support For Malloy

April 1st, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Former Board of Education member Maria Pereira, a controversial presence in her battle against the political establishment, has resigned from the Connecticut Working Families Party announcing “because the Working Families Party has indicated its intention to support the re-election of Governor Dannel Malloy, I cannot be a part of or associated with any such […]

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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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