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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'

Precinct Results State Senate

February 25th, 2015 · 11 Comments · News and Events

The following is a breakdown of unofficial results by precinct for Tuesday’s State Senate special election. Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District covers two-thirds of Bridgeport and a piece of western Stratford.

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School Board Member Kadisha Coates Pushes Charter Schools–At Expense Of District Students?

February 17th, 2015 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

UPDATE includes statement from charter school group: Maintaining kids need more choices, Board of Education member Kadisha Coates recently appeared on the Connecticut Fox News program The Real Story pushing for more charter schools that opponents argue steal funds from needy district schools. Charters receive state funds but operate independently from traditional public schools. It […]

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CT Post: Sex Offender Living With Police Captain

January 1st, 2015 · 24 Comments · Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: A senior police official, who has been pushing for a system to be installed in city schools that would electronically route out convicted sex offenders from visiting schools, has a convicted sex offender living in his home.

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Few Written Comments On New Harding Location

December 27th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: An open call for comments on plans to build a new Harding High School on a contaminated Bond Street parcel owned by GE drew written responses from a handful of people by the Dec. 18 deadline.

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Maria Piranha’s Voracious Fans

December 10th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Who says former school board member Maria “Piranha” Pereira doesn’t have a sense of humor? The day after Sauda Baraka was replaced as Board of Education chair by Dave Hennessey, a few gag photos with faux captions have made the rounds on Facebook poking fun at Pereira’s support for Baraka. Pereira provided OIB with the […]

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Hennessey Elected New School Board Chair, Pereira: We’re Coming For Ya

December 9th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Update: includes video. Retired school teacher Dave Hennessey Monday night became the fourth Board of Education leader in less than four years, defeating incumbent Sauda Baraka in a 6-3 vote at the Aquaculture School and further splitting a coalition that helped elect the two last year. The meeting was chaired by Mayor Bill Finch.

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DeSombre: Criticism Of Coates ‘Ridiculous’

November 24th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Education, News and Events

Megan DeSombre, host of the Education Bridgeport website, defends the honor of new school board member Kadisha Coates who she says is the target of unfair attacks from former school board member Maria Pereira. What Maria Pereira and her buddies have been saying about Kadisha Coates is not only ridiculous, but also completely false.

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