The banner affixed the window of Maria Pereira’s Upper East Side campaign headquarters says it all: “Absolutely not for sale–EVER!” Reaching deep into Bridgeport’s rich political history that includes a showman named Barnum and a mayoral Socialist named McLevy, it’s hard to find a figure who elicits in such a short time as much passion […]
Entries Tagged as 'Sauda Baraka'
May 21st, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics
May 4th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Library, News and Events
The Bridgeport Library Board has gone back and forth about Director Scott Hughes: keep him, fire him, lend him out? Will they ever turn the page?
February 13th, 2016 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Library, News and Events
Some Library Board members want to throw the book at Library Director Scott Hughes for poor performance. Hughes in response is challenging the board’s authority in court, alleging members were never properly appointed by the City Council. It raises questions about the self-appointing authority of the Library Board. If an existing member is reappointed for another […]
December 10th, 2015 · 58 Comments · Education, News and Events
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 […]
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.