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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'

Judge Tosses Martinez Complaint In Personal Battle With Pereira

October 12th, 2017 · 172 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

When it comes to issues, Board of Education member Maria Pereira and school board candidate Jessica Martinez are pure passion. They’ve occasionally dueled in the comments section of OIB. It can be personal and even litigious.

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Pereira Files Election Complaint Against City Council Incumbents, Paoletto: She’s ‘Toxic’

September 21st, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Campaigning illegally inside the 75 foot line from entrance to polling locations and “forged” petition signatures are some of the elections complaints filed by District Leader Maria Pereira and candidates Karen Jackson and Somia Suliman following the September 12 Democratic primary for City Council in the Upper East Side 138th. They filed the assertions with […]

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Baraka Named Chair Of Bridgeport Working Families Party, Endorsements For School Board Announced

August 22nd, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Sauda Baraka has carried the banner of the Connecticut Working Families Party since her election to the Board of Education on that line in 2009. She’s leaving the school board in November but her presence with the WFP will remain as the chair of the newly created Bridgeport WFP Town Committee.

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The Burn Of Absentee Ballots–Pereira’s Endorsed Dems In Upper East Side Drop Out

August 21st, 2017 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Endorsed candidates in 138th District drop out. What’s the big deal about the solar eclipse? Mountain ranges of absentee ballots have blocked the city sun for decades and, guess what? They’re available this week for the September 12 primaries featuring Democratic contests in 9 of 10 City Council districts.

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School Board Challengers Hope The Primary Math Adds Up

August 2nd, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In campaigns numbers speak volumes. Three challengers–JoAnn Kennedy, Eric Stewart-Alicea and Helen Losak–to the Democratic-endorsed Board of Education candidates have math on the mind in more ways than one, securing 2,245 certified signatures from registered Bridgeport Democrats to wage a citywide September 12 primary against Hernan Illingworth, Jessica Martinez and Chaila Robinson. They’re hustling in […]

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Endorsed Dems Could Have Lots Of Primary Company

July 31st, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

If they secure 2,245 certified signatures from registered Democrats in Bridgeport, three petitioners will wage a September 12 primary for Board of Education against endorsed candidates Hernan Illingworth, Jessica Martinez and Chaila Robinson. JoAnn Kennedy and 138th Town Committee members Helen Losak and Eric Stewart-Alicea who are aligned with school board member Maria Pereira will […]

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Dems Endorse Municipal Candidates, City Council Primaries Loom

July 24th, 2017 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Get set for a bunch of primaries for City Council, possibly 9 of 10 districts. The Democratic Town Committee Monday night at Testo’s Restaurant endorsed candidates for Board of Education, city sheriff and the 10 districts encompassing the legislative body on a day its leader Tom McCarthy announced he’s not seeking reelection to his seat in […]

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Cops And Cuts, City Council Candidate Weighs In On School Board Decisions

July 19th, 2017 · 105 Comments · Education, News and Events

Kyle Langan, a candidate for City Council in the West Side 132nd District, teaches 8th grade literature at Achievement First Bridgeport, a charter school. In this commentary he laments recent Board of Education decisions regarding school resource officers and the city’s Lighthouse afterschool program. As a teacher in Bridgeport, if you were to ask me […]

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