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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'

Missing In Action–Deadline To Grade School Chief Extended

August 17th, 2018 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

The job evaluation of Superintendent of Schools Aresta Johnson has caused a dust-up among some Board of Education members following chairman John Weldon’s decision to extend the process by 10 days for others who did not meet the agreed-upon August 8th submission deadline. Weldon extended the deadline for board members Dennis Bradley and Jessica Martinez, […]

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Turner Backed By Current And Former School Board Members

August 10th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Eight current and former members of the Board of Education are supporting Aaron Turner for State Senate over sitting school board member Dennis Bradley in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Endorsement letter follows from Maria Pereira, Ben Walker, Joe Sokolovic, John Bagley, Howard Gardner,  Sauda Efia-Baraka, Bobby Simmons and Max Medina.

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Ganim Aligns With Bradley, Gomes For Turner In State Senate Contest

August 6th, 2018 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A couple of thirty-somethings are going at it to fill the seat of retiring State Senator Ed Gomes in Connecticut’s 23rd District where Gomes hopes he’s replaced by his former administrative aide Aaron Turner and Mayor Joe Ganim, a candidate for governor, urges a vote for candidates on Line B, his line, except for party-endorsed […]

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With A Little Help From Rich Friends–Independent Expenditures Boost Candidates In Bridgeport Races

July 31st, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

A $100,000 donation to a Connecticut political action committee from Alice Walton, daughter of WalMart founder Sam Walton and richest woman in the world, is bolstering independent expenditures on behalf of legislative candidates supportive of charter schools including Democratic-endorsed Dennis Bradley seeking the open seat in Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District. He’s challenged in the […]

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For Primaries, The Focus Is Now

July 30th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Two weeks left to the August 14 Democratic primaries with candidates for governor leading the ticket. Sleepy, low-turnout summer primaries are capricious ducks with electors focusing late on the candidates as campaign spending and outreach intensifies.

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Pereira: News 12 Reporter Employs Favorable Bias Toward Ganim And Bradley

July 17th, 2018 · 6 Comments · City Politics, Media, News and Events, State Politics

Does veteran News 12 reporter Frank Recchia blur the lines of political activity and on-air fairness? School board member Maria Pereira asserts in this commentary Recchia’s outright bias in favor of Mayor Joe Ganim and Board of Education member Dennis Bradley, the Democratic-endorsed candidate for state senator in the 23rd District.

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Political Operative Cited For Absentee Ballot Abuse Won’t Have To Pay $6K Fine

July 13th, 2018 · 11 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A city political operative fined $6,000 by the State Elections Enforcement Commission for her role “taking unauthorized possession of absentee ballots” pertaining to the August 9, 2016 Democratic primary in Bridgeport between State Senator Ed Gomes and Dennis Bradley has gotten a reprieve from paying it. Sonia Belardo who was assisting the Bradley campaign will […]

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Campaign Lesson–Taking “Teacher” To Task

June 18th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Fact-checking is standard operating procedure in campaigns. How much latitude does a candidate take burnishing a resume? Mayor Joe Ganim, running for governor, has received an assist from Superintendent of Schools Aresta Johnson rebutting Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont’s claim he was a “teacher” at Harding High School more than a decade ago.

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