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Bah Humbug! Pereira Disses Mayor’s People At Tree Lighting

December 6th, 2016 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

It’s supposed to be peace, love and good cheer for everyone, right? Santa Claus arrives with an elf, poinsettias all around, cupcakes, candy canes, hot chocolate, apple cider, toys for kids, everything free for Friday’s Nob Hill Park neighborhood lighting on the Upper East Side with more than 100 attending. The mayor’s people showed up […]

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For Ganim, Education Means Appointing School Board Members

November 30th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Education: Ganim’s first year back. On the 2015 campaign trail Joe Ganim uttered the usual stuff about education: fully fund schools, create a 21st century climate, modernize the infrastructure, yadda, yadda, yadda. What he did not expect, however, was appointing one-third of the nine-member Board of Education the second half of his first year back […]

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Holiday Festivities This Weekend

November 27th, 2016 · 4 Comments · News and Events

Senator Ed Gomes and the 138th Democratic Town Committee District will host two Christmas tree lightings this weekend, the first for residents who vote at Hooker School will take place Friday, 5:30 p.m. at Nob Hill Park on Virgina Avenue and then on Saturday 5 p.m. at Success Park, Granfield Avenue, for residents who vote […]

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Pereira Claims Police Harassment At Peaceful Protests

November 23rd, 2016 · 29 Comments · Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

As the community group Faith Acts for Education conducted a forum with members of the Board of Education Monday night at Cathedral of Praise in the South End (see account from executive director below), board member Maria Pereira was outside joined by protesters opposed to the group’s support of charter schools. Pereira asserts it’s become a habit for police […]

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Ganim Appoints John Weldon To School Board

November 23rd, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

UPDDATE: Black Rocker John Weldon on Tuesday was appointed to the Board of Education by Mayor Joe Ganim to fill the vacancy of Republican Kevin McSpirit that now completes the full nine-member school board. Weldon’s appointment is key in perhaps swaying the balance of power as well as the organizational meeting of officers that will take […]

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How Many School Board Members Will Show At Forum?

November 20th, 2016 · 102 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The community group Faith Acts for Education will conduct a forum with members of the Board of Education Monday 6pm at Cathedral of Praise, 45 Gregory Street in the South End. Asserting “Bridgeport deserves better from its elected Board of Education,” Faith Acts members conducted a demonstration at Geraldine Johnson School in September. How many […]

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Wanted: Interim School Chief

November 14th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The Board of Education is scheduled to conduct a special meeting Tuesday at 5:30 to discuss “filling interim superintendent vacancy” of Fran Rabinowitz who announced she’s leaving at the end of the year following a clash with school board member Maria Pereira. The board has assembled selectively in special meetings called by Chair Dennis Bradley […]

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City Council Resolution Calls On School Board To End Boycott

November 5th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The City Council’s Education and Social Services Committee co-chaired by Alfredo Castillo and John Olson is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, 6:30pm in City Hall to act on a “Proposed resolution requesting the Bridgeport Board of Education members meet together to fulfill their duly sworn mission to serve the students, faculty and employees of the public […]

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