UPDATE: Sauda Baraka, one of four Board of Education members Wednesday night who voted to rescue Tisdale School principal Carmen Perez Dickson from termination for dragging children through hallways, was represented by Dickson’s attorney when Baraka became a plaintiff challenging the state’s takeover of city schools in 2011. School board members Ken Moales and Maria […]
Entries Tagged as 'Tom Mulligan'
Vallas Shocked Abusive Principal Not Terminated, GOP Condemns Baraka’s Vote, Baraka’s Conflict Of Interest, ‘Parents Disgusted … Open Season On Children’
November 1st, 2013 · 99 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events
Tags: Andre Baker·Bobby Simmons·Carmen Dickson·CT Post·David Hennessey·Eric Stewart-Alicea·Hernan Illingworth·Howard Gardner·Jacqueline Kelleher·Joe Larcheveque·John Bagley·John Slater·Ken Moales·Leticia Colon·Linda Conner Lambeck·Maria Pereira·Paul Vallas·Sandra Kase·Sauda Baraka·Tom Mulligan
August 12th, 2013 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
Maria Pereira, who’s not seeking another four-year term to the Board of Education, certainly added zest to school board meetings following her election in 2009 running on the Connecticut Working Families Party line.
July 31st, 2013 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Bobby Simmons, a member of the Board of Education who’s not seeking reelection this year, claims in a commentary published in the Connecticut Post that Bridgeport’s city government “exhibits a plantation mentality.” He submitted the editorial, he writes, to place in context his recent “provocative” remarks quoted in a Post story “so their true meaning can […]
July 25th, 2013 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
A coalition of political activists including the Connecticut Working Families Party and Bridgeport Education Association that represents city school teachers have fanned out across the city to try to secure signatures to qualify a Democratic challenge slate against endorsed candidates for Board of Education. A lot is riding on this for both Mayor Bill Finch […]
Tags: Andre Baker·Bill Finch·Bobby Simmons·Brandon Clark·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·Howard Gardner·Katie Bukovsky·Leticia Colon·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Maria Pereira·Paul Vallas·Sauda Baraka·Simon Castillo·Tom Mulligan
July 23rd, 2013 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
City Democrats Monday night endorsed three newcomers for Board of Education at a party convention at Testo’s Restaurant. A challenge slate is expected to pull petition papers Tuesday (today) to try to secure signatures from five percent of registered Democrats to wage a September primary.
Tags: Aidee Nieves·AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia·Andre Baker·Angel DePara·Bill Finch·Bob Halstead·Bobby Simmons·Brandon Clark·Carlos Silva·Charlie Coviello·Danny Roach·Denese Taylor-Moye·Dennis Scinto·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·Fleeta Hudson·Howard Austin·Howard Gardner·Jack Banta·Jasper McLevy·Jim Holloway·John Olson·Katie Bukovsky·Leticia Colon·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Manuel Ayala·Maria Valle·Mario Testa·Michelle Lyons·Mike Marella·Milta Feliciano·Mitch Robles·Paul Vallas·Rich Paoletto·Simon Castillo·Steven Stafstrom·Sue Brannelly·Testo's Restaurant·Tom McCarthy·Tom Mulligan·Trish Swain·Warren Blunt
July 19th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events
On Monday Democrats will meet at the party convention to endorse candidates for City Council and Board of Education at Testo’s Restaurant, the epicenter of city politics, owned by Town Chairman Mario Testa. Republicans will do the same Tuesday night at the North End Library. What is usually a sleepy off-year election cycle is shaping […]
Tags: Aidee Nieves·Andre Baker·Angel DePara·Bob Halstead·Bobby Simmons·Brandon Clark·Carlos Silva·Danny Roach·Ernie Newton·Hector Diaz·Jim Holloway·Joe Larcheveque·John Olson·Katie Bukovsky·Leticia Colon·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Manuel Ayala·Maria Pereira·Maria Valle·Mario Testa·Milta Feliciano·Rick Torres·Sauda Baraka·Simon Castillo·Steven Stafstrom·Sue Brannelly·Testo's Restaurant·Tom Mulligan·Trish Swain·Warren Blunt
Ford Dealership Leverages Threat Of Newton’s Council Run In Support Of Baker’s School Board Candidacy
July 8th, 2013 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
Starting July 16, endorsements by major political parties for municipal office can take place. The reality is, for Democrats at least, those party preferences will be pushed to the back end of the endorsement window of July 23 to lessen the time challenge candidates can secure signatures to petition their way onto the ballot, a […]