Board of Education Secretary Ben Walker and at least three other board members are moving forward with a special meeting Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Geraldine Johnson School. Will selective boycotter Dennis Bradley, the chair, show up?
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October 21st, 2016 · 10 Comments · Education, News and Events
October 6th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
Rock legend Joe Walsh chronicles his battle with sobriety in the song One Day At A Time. Late Tuesday afternoon was a sobering experience watching Board of Education members, even those often in heated opposition, get a long just fine with two former boycotters asserting they will take meetings “One day at a time.”
September 30th, 2016 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events
Six city residents active in education issues joined for this response to school board member Kevin McSpirit’s commentary entitled “Pereira is impediment to progress.” This commentary also appeared in the Connecticut Post. No members of the public attend more Bridgeport Board of Education (BBOE) meetings than us. Our view of the BBOE is not from 15 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]