Nationally, 2016 was the political year of Trump. If you like a good rodeo, prepare for a wild ride. But hey, Bridgeport politics is a breeding ground for ups and downs, right?
Entries Tagged as 'Sauda Baraka'
January 1st, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
December 28th, 2016 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education
Who says the off-cycle 2017 election season will be a yawner? We posed this question four years ago–the last municipal off-season campaign year–and it was a screamer. All endorsed Democrats for City Council and Board of Education were flamed in primaries, part of it electors’ disgust for the political establishment. What’s on tap come new […]
December 19th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education
Outgoing acting school chief Fran Rabinowitz will be honored Monday night at the City Council meeting in recognition of her “meritorious services and accomplishments during her tenure in the City.” Rabinowitz, a career educator, announced her resignation effective at the end of the year because, she says, Board of Education member Maria Pereira had a “negative […]
December 14th, 2016 · 3 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
From the CT Working Families Party: A petition campaign calling on Republican legislators to ask for J.R. Romano’s resignation as Connecticut GOP chair was launched today by Bridgeport Board of Education member Sauda Baraka and the Working Families Party. In response to one of several community activist meetings held by the Working Families Party, Romano […]
December 13th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
UPDATE: videos from Megan DeSombre, Education Connecticut. In a surprise move transformed as the organizational meeting took its course, the Board of Education Monday night unanimously elected Republican Joe Larcheveque as chair, replacing Democrat Dennis Bradley who had sought another year as leader but pulled out when the votes evaporated. Bradley had dubiously boycotted regularly scheduled […]
December 6th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Education, News and Events
Aresta Johnson will become interim school chief when Fran Rabinowitz leaves the district at the end of the month while the Board of Education continues its search for a permanent leader.
November 23rd, 2016 · 29 Comments · Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events
As the community group Faith Acts for Education conducted a forum with members of the Board of Education Monday night at Cathedral of Praise in the South End (see account from executive director below), board member Maria Pereira was outside joined by protesters opposed to the group’s support of charter schools. Pereira asserts it’s become a habit for police […]
November 20th, 2016 · 102 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
The community group Faith Acts for Education will conduct a forum with members of the Board of Education Monday 6pm at Cathedral of Praise, 45 Gregory Street in the South End. Asserting “Bridgeport deserves better from its elected Board of Education,” Faith Acts members conducted a demonstration at Geraldine Johnson School in September. How many […]