After reading through the seven-page complaint filed on Wednesday by Attorney Norman Pattis, I couldn’t help but wonder: Have Maria Pereira, Tammy Boyle and Pattis broken the law in their quest to sue the Bridgeport Board of Education? For starters, Pattis filed the lawsuit on behalf of the “Bridgeport District Parent Advisory Council.” Meaning, the… Continue reading Have Maria Pereira And Tammy Boyle Broken Laws by Filing the DPAC Lawsuit?
“Can you name someone Principled, Transparent, Ethical?” This was a question posed by Only in Bridgeport’s Lennie Grimaldi earlier this week in a blog post dedicated to a comment made by former board member Maria Pereira. Her original comment was a jab at the lack of ethics and transparency in Bridgeport politics. I find it… Continue reading While Pereira Talks About Ethics, Bridgeport BOE Continues to Violate FOIA
Activist judge Carmen Lopez wrote recently that a “third-party candidate might be just what Connecticut needs,” proving once again that the best interest of Bridgeport’s kids is not anywhere near her top priority. Bridgeport, you see, has a problem. Only two out of every 10 3rd graders who speak English as a second language can… Continue reading Lopez’s Top Priority is Certainly Not Bridgeport’s Kids
In all honesty, the title of this piece should be “The Top Four Ways the Bridgeport Board of Education is Failing Our Kids,” because to limit the list to four seems … disingenuous. Not included on this list are some more pernicious and, dare I say, undemocratic ways the Board of Education has been manipulating… Continue reading Four ways the Bridgeport Board of Education is Failing our Kids
Community leaders, union members, parents and students held a rally in front of the Aquaculture school before Monday’s night’s special board meeting, demanding the school board make a decision on the Harding High School construction project. The project, which is set to begin this summer, is currently stuck in the school board’s Facilities Committee… Continue reading Harding Community Demands Bridgeport BOE Vote ‘Yes’ On Construction Project
The rabid hecklers at last Tuesday night’s state-led public hearing on Capital Prep Harbor School were extremely confused. That, or they resorted to the same old tactic of lying and misinformation. Inexplicably, the sheep were baa-ing in favor of magnet schools, while voicing opposition to charters, because … well, I’m not sure why. The anti-charter… Continue reading Hypocrisy at Its Finest: Hecklers at Charter School Hearing Get Their Facts Backwards
For a political party which claims to be the champion of the disenfranchised, they sure do get vindictive if anyone steps out of line. Working Families Party boss Maria Pereira, probably taking cues from her mentor Carmen Lopez, struck back at Andy Fardy, former WFP supporter, after he made negative comments about the Working Families… Continue reading The Working Families Party’s Pattern of Vindictive Behavior
At last week’s Facilities Meeting, the Working Families Party insisted the Finch Administration kept the new Harding High School Construction project under wraps. To refresh your memory, this was the meeting where Jon Bagley handed the reins of the committee to retired-lawyer and not-school-board-member Carmen Lopez. The Working Families Party and their allies used… Continue reading Board Of Education Chairman Baraka Blocks Public Forum, Then Calls City Out for “Lack of Transparency”
Before you can legally serve on a Board of Education you must first take an oath of office. In a report released earlier this month, the state’s Office of Legislative Research (OLR), wrote that “In Connecticut, people elected or appointed to public office are often required to swear or affirm an oath before beginning a… Continue reading Did John Bagley Break his Oath of Office?
Why is a person who sued the city and school board allowed to speak for board members during a public board meeting? Let’s ask that question again: Why is someone, who filed a spurious lawsuit against the school board and cost the city millions in legal fees, allowed to speak for members of the… Continue reading Carmen Lopez Runs Board Meetings Months After Suing the Board?