It didn’t take long for the love, or should we say lashings, to be lavished on the newly configured Board of Education. Declaring “ferocious opposition” will now commence, school board member Maria Pereira who ran with and at times campaigned with Dennis Bradley is not pleased the buff young attorney with political ambition is now chairman of […]
Entries Tagged as 'Sauda Baraka'
December 10th, 2015 · 58 Comments · Education, News and Events
December 9th, 2015 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education
When was the last time Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa showed up to a Board of Education meeting and a City Council meeting on the same night? You might have to dig deep for that one. Monday night the little giant stepped away from his popular Madison Avenue restaurant to show his face–and sometimes that’s […]
December 7th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Education, News and Events
Dennis Bradley, the leading vote producer among Democratic school board candidates, is now president of the Board of Education. CT Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck has more: Sworn into office a week ago, Dennis Bradley, 31, is the new chairman of the city school board.
April 29th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, Education
Democratic mayoral candidate Howard Gardner, a member of the Board of Education, asserts the city’s pulling a dipsy doodle when it comes to financially meeting the state-mandated Minimum Budget Requirement. This commentary also appears in the CT Post. From Gardner: Someone recently shared this saying with me, “In God we trust, everybody else must have […]
February 23rd, 2015 · 7 Comments · Education, News and Events
UPDATE: Former Board of Education member Maria Pereira shares her take on Monday night’s school board meeting. Tonight Attorney Mooney from Shipman & Goodman was present for the 5:00 PM Special Meeting. The usual Ex$ell Bridgeport parents and paid charter school parents were also present.
December 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events
As the Board of Education searches for a school chief to replace interim Fran Rabinowitz and examines the proposed construction for a new Harding High School, newly elected chairman Dave Hennessey has made his assignments to key committees.
December 10th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Who says former school board member Maria “Piranha” Pereira doesn’t have a sense of humor? The day after Sauda Baraka was replaced as Board of Education chair by Dave Hennessey, a few gag photos with faux captions have made the rounds on Facebook poking fun at Pereira’s support for Baraka. Pereira provided OIB with the […]
December 9th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Update: includes video. Retired school teacher Dave Hennessey Monday night became the fourth Board of Education leader in less than four years, defeating incumbent Sauda Baraka in a 6-3 vote at the Aquaculture School and further splitting a coalition that helped elect the two last year. The meeting was chaired by Mayor Bill Finch.