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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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Pereira: “Absolutely Not For Sale–EVER!” Challenges Stallworth In Legislative Run

May 21st, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

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 […]

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Library Board Can’t Catalog Hughes

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?

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Questions Raised About Appointment Process For Library Board Members

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 […]

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Pereira: Bradley BOE Chairmanship Means Ferocious Opposition–District Leader: Give Bradley A Chance

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 […]

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Mario Testa’s Double Indemnity

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 […]

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Dennis Bradley New School Board Chairman

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.

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Gardner Tends To Minimum Budget Requirement Controversy

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 […]

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