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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'

Walsh: Listen To The People If You Want To Build Lasting Coalitions

September 20th, 2016 · 47 Comments · City Politics

Former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh shares observation about building a lasting organization to defeat the establishment. Before we read too much into the recent primary results, let’s consider a few factors:

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Pereira Files Lawsuit Challenging Ganim’s School Board Appointment

September 19th, 2016 · 19 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Hearing continued until Segarra-Negron can be made a party to the action. UPDATE: Court complaint here. Board of Education member Maria Pereira on Monday (September 12) filed a lawsuit against Mayor Joe Ganim asserting his recent school board appointment of Republican Annette Segarra-Negron to fill out the term of Dave Hennessey violates Connecticut law and the Bridgeport […]

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Pereira: Let’s Get Back To Work For Students

September 17th, 2016 · 128 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education member Maria Pereira, the subject of a historic boycott by four school board members, writes in a commentary the strikers must “stop behaving like petulant children on a playground and get back to the critical work they were elected to do, or they should be the ones to resign.” One must ask […]

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Andato A Pescare (Gone Fishing)

September 17th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Politics

Well, not fishing exactly, but some time away (no. not fitted for a straight jacket, they haven’t found one the right size) but visiting the Grimaldi principality (not storming the palace but maybe knock on the door) in Monte Carlo and then off to bella Italia.

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Battle Of Protests, Education Advocates Square Off

September 15th, 2016 · 35 Comments · Education, News and Events

With passions running high following a boycott of meetings by four school board members and calls for resignations, competing factions protested outside Geraldine Johnson School on Wednesday to voice their opinions. Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local, enterprising police reporter, showed up at the scene with his camera. Krauchick’s video opens with an interview with school […]

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Wanted: Boycotting School Officials

September 14th, 2016 · 43 Comments · Education, News and Events

Who will win the public relations war in the historic school board boycott? Board of Education member Maria Pereira affixed fliers to the empty seats before the start of Tuesday’s Finance Committee meeting.

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OIB Poll: BOE Drama

September 14th, 2016 · 38 Comments · Education, News and Events

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Bradley: I’m Holding Firm On School Board Boycott, Pereira: Prepare For Grassroots Showdown

September 13th, 2016 · 88 Comments · Education

Board of Education Chairman Dennis Bradley says he will hold firm in his boycott of meetings until Maria Pereira resigns. Pereira says Bradley should be the one resigning. And so now begins the battle of will and battle of attrition. A larger question also looms, how long will the three other board members Annette Segarra-Negron, […]

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