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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'

Passion Politics, School Board Candidates Pitch Dems For Endorsement

July 8th, 2017 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

On July 24th, the 90-member Democratic Town Committee will endorse candidates for Board of Education. Two campaigners hoping to run together under the endorsement flag, Jessica Martinez and Chaila Robinson, have issued letters to party regulars seeking support. Under the rules governing state-mandated, minority party representation, no more than six Dems (for nine seats) can […]

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Retired Judge Lopez Shares Legal Insight Into Weldon School Board Seat, City Attorney Agrees, Six Seats Up For Grabs

July 6th, 2017 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Update: City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer on Thursday afternoon told OIB he agrees with the legal interpretation shared by Judge Lopez. “I have the utmost respect for Judge Lopez,” said Meyer. “I generally concur with her interpretation of the statute and will set forth a formal opinion within the next few days.” That opinion, he […]

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Larcheveque, Segarra-Negron Not Seeking Election To School Board

July 5th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Republican Town Chair Mike Garrett is searching for candidates to run for Board of Education seats currently held by Joe Larcheveque, the chair, and Annette Segarra-Negron, both of whom are not seeking reelection in November, according to Garrett.

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Pereira Decries Votes, Don’t Vote For Major Party School Board Candidates in November

June 29th, 2017 · 12 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

School board member Maria Pereira, lamenting the 5-4 Lighthouse Program vote, dresses down the members who voted in favor, in this commentary. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, will be remembered as a day that will live in infamy for the Bridgeport Board of Education (BBOE), the Bridgeport Public Schools (BPS) and our over 21,199 students. On […]

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School Board To Revisit Lighthouse Rent Issue

June 27th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

The Lighthouse program’s five-week summer session scheduled to start June 30, the Board of Education will revisit a $500,000 rental fee levied against the program in a special meeting Wednesday, 5pm in room 305 of City Hall. According to the agenda, the school board will discuss and examine a legal opinion “regarding Lighthouse rental fees” […]

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Fonseca And Frank Drop City Council Seat Challenge

June 27th, 2017 · 54 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Democratic Town Committee member Dolores Fonseca and political activist Gage Frank have pulled out of a City Council challenge of Democratic incumbents Anthony Paoletto and Nessah Smith in the Upper East Side 138th District.

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Who’s ‘Public Enemy’ Number 1 On School Board? Pereira Battles Gardner

June 24th, 2017 · 115 Comments · Education, News and Events

#bridgeport boe member maria pereira didn’t get her way. Her response as meeting continues pic.twitter.com/os54Pms5zx — linda lambeck (@lclambeck) June 22, 2017 Is Maria Pereira the school board’s new DJ? What was once a relatively solid school board coalition could be experiencing a meltdown following Pereira’s unique music-attention strategy–blasting the song “Fight the Power” on […]

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A City Council Election Year And Already Absentee Ballot Applications

June 5th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

It’s not often three school board members sign up to address the City Council during the public speaking portion of the meeting on the same night, but that’s what Maria Pereira, Sauda Baraka and Howard Gardner are scheduled to do for Monday’s session. The school board budget and Classical Studies Program are common themes.

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