Democratic mayoral challengers to party-endorsed Bill Finch hit the streets, neighborhoods and homes over the weekend, and even in one case supporters of Joe Ganim, a swimming pool to secure signatures to qualify for the September 16 primary.
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July 26th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
July 22nd, 2015 · 39 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Harding High School hoop legend Wes Matthews knows what it’s like to win championships, swishing two rings as a member of the NBA Los Angeles Lakers. He’s dishing an assist to former Mayor Joe Ganim’s citywide slate joining 135th District Leader Steve Nelson and Democratic Town Committee member Manny Cotto for the three city sheriff […]
July 22nd, 2015 · 138 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Former Mayor Joe Ganim hoped for a winning strategy that landed him 45 votes at the Democratic Town Committee endorsement with a tie broken by Town Chairman Mario Testa. Ganim came up four votes short to Mayor Bill Finch who was endorsed for a third four-year term at Testo’s Restaurant by a tally of 49-41. […]
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July 6th, 2015 · 70 Comments · Education, News and Events
City school parent Wanda Simmons’ daughter will attend the new Capital Prep Harbor School, founded by educator Steve Perry, recently funded with the backing of Governor Dan Malloy and the state legislature. Charter schools have their share of detractors including school board candidate Maria Pereira who argue they siphon funds from traditional school districts. It […]
July 4th, 2015 · 9 Comments · City Politics, Education
Maria Pereira was an elected member of the Board of Education four years ago when a majority of the body voted to throw in the towel and ask the state of Connecticut to run city schools. Pereira, once again seeking a seat on the school board, shares her thoughts on the four-year anniversary. As Bridgeport […]
June 29th, 2015 · 76 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events
Former school board member Maria Pereira, attorney Dennis Bradley and Greenwich music teacher Ben Walker announced Friday night at a fundraiser for Joe Ganim they will be Democratic candidates for the Board of Education.
March 26th, 2015 · 27 Comments · Education, News and Events
Charter school advocates rallying on Thursday to oppose a legislative proposal inside a city school had competition outside from education activists who support a two-year moratorium on the independently run schools that they say suck resources from traditional education districts such as special needs costs.
March 20th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events
Several Bridgeport residents including former school board member Maria Pereira testified in support of a Connecticut General Assembly bill to place a two-year moratorium on charter schools that education advocates say siphon funds from traditional school districts. See video from public hearing.
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