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Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'

Pereira: Let’s Get Back To Work For Students

September 17th, 2016 · 128 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education member Maria Pereira, the subject of a historic boycott by four school board members, writes in a commentary the strikers must “stop behaving like petulant children on a playground and get back to the critical work they were elected to do, or they should be the ones to resign.” One must ask […]

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Bradley: I’m Holding Firm On School Board Boycott, Pereira: Prepare For Grassroots Showdown

September 13th, 2016 · 88 Comments · Education

Board of Education Chairman Dennis Bradley says he will hold firm in his boycott of meetings until Maria Pereira resigns. Pereira says Bradley should be the one resigning. And so now begins the battle of will and battle of attrition. A larger question also looms, how long will the three other board members Annette Segarra-Negron, […]

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Shaban Opens HQ In The Port: I’m A Team Guy … Not About Democrats Or Republicans

September 9th, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Republican candidate for Congress John Shaban on Thursday did something very few GOP regional candidates for office have even thought about: he opened his campaign headquarters in Bridgeport in an effort to broaden his reach against four-term Democratic incumbent Jim Himes in Connecticut’s 4th District.

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What’s In McCarthy’s Future?

August 27th, 2016 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

It’s been a relatively quiet summer for the City Council beyond ear-splitting cries from angry residents following July 1 tax bills. The next full meeting will not take place until September 6. The larger question is what is the future of City Council President Tom McCarthy who was lanced in an August 9 Democratic primary […]

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Cecil Young Is Noisy, And That’s No Bull, Airs Out Lungs In Front Of FBI Office

August 23rd, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Community gadfly Cecil Young‘s bullhorn is much a part of the fabric of Bridgeport as the coal burning South End smokestack. They both huff and puff and spew. Cecil’s blown out the ear drums of residents at all points in the city. Several years ago his bullhorn created such a racket in front of then Mayor […]

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Democratic Town Committee Rulebook On Mario’s Menu? Let’s Eat

August 19th, 2016 · 55 Comments · City Politics

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee wants to digest the rules of the Democratic Town Committee, led by restaurateur Mario Testa whose Madison Avenue restaurant is the mother ship of city politics. When it comes to politics Lee is no friend of martial law. He’s a proponent of putting everything on the table including the rules […]

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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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“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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