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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'

It’s The ‘Bully’ Versus The ‘Buffoon’–Monday Night Fight At School Board Meeting

August 24th, 2016 · 155 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

It was quite a Monday night, the first full meeting of the new school year, for the Board of Education, with chair Dennis Bradley and member Maria Pereira engaged in a shouting match as Associate City Attorney Mark Anastasi yelled from a lectern in Geraldine Johnson School. One issue that had the fur flying was […]

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Court Challenge To Segarra School Board Appointment Looms

August 22nd, 2016 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events

The Board of Education will conduct a regular meeting tonight (Monday) at 6:30 at Geraldine Johnson School, 475 Lexington Avenue, and one item on the agenda is “Discussion and possible action on removal of mayoral BOE appointee,” a reference to Mayor Joe Ganim’s appointment of Annette Segarra to fill the vacancy of Dave Hennessey.

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Moore Crushes McCarthy, Gomes Defeats Bradley, Stallworth Holds Off Pereira

August 10th, 2016 · 128 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senator Marilyn Moore on Tuesday thrashed her Democratic primary opponent Tom McCarthy running up large pluralities in Bridgeport and performing strong in suburban Trumbull and Monroe, according to unofficial returns. State Senator Ed Gomes bested school board chairman Dennis Bradley and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth defeated school board member Maria Pereira in a close contest, […]

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How Many Times Have You Voted?

August 9th, 2016 · 7 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

All the mail pieces, phone calls, door knocks, lit drops, eblasts basically come down to this: which campaign operations most efficiently sway supporters to the polls today? And oh, we cannot forget absentee ballots, the safety net of campaigns falling short on the computer count. More than 1,000 absentee ballots have been cast citywide covering […]

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“Dysfunctional” School Board Caused By Political Demagogues?

August 8th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education member Howard Gardner shares in a commentary that also appeared in the Connecticut Post his perspective on the real cause of school board behavior. Outside political forces tried to take over the Board of Education several years ago. Their strategy included promoting the concept a “dysfunctional board,” thus convincing the State Department of […]

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Party Establishment Flips Finger Back At Pereira In State House War

August 6th, 2016 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Sometimes a primary result can come down to one digit. Supporters of State House incumbent Charlie Stallworth hope that’s the case in his favor, in more ways than one. A political action committee based in the East End has dropped an independent expenditure attack against school board member Maria Pereira who’s battling Stallworth in Connecticut’s […]

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Independent Expenditures Fund City Legislative Races

August 4th, 2016 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Charter school advocates have made independent expenditures in local legislative races. Four Democratic primaries will take place on Tuesday. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: In its filings with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, the group says it is supporting Soto over Hewett, Bradley over Gomes and Stallworth over Pereira. It had reported incurring expenses of […]

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Stallworth-Pereira Primary Showdown, A Study In Personalities

August 4th, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Primaries are all about identifying your friends and dragging them out. By most accounts the Democratic State House primary in the 126th Assembly District between incumbent Charlie Stallworth and school board member Maria Pereira could go either way next Tuesday depending on the efficiency of their respective turnout operations. This is a battle between the party […]

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