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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'

School Chief Aresta Johnson, Others, Implore Council’s Budget Committee For More Education Dough

April 19th, 2017 · 19 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

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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Pereira Promises Political War If Schools Not Funded

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 […]

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Pereira Rallies Parents To Attend Education Public Hearing

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. […]

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Gauging The Upper East Side, Fonseca And Frank Seek City Council Seats

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 […]

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Hundreds Attend Easter Egg Hunts

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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Wild Ride Shaping Up For City Council Election Season

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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Ganim Fundraiser Rakes In Roughly $150K

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?

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School Board Issues City Ultimatum, Pay Up Or Get Lost

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.

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