Crowded field already at 18
By JOSH RESNEK
As of Tuesday, 18 men and women have taken out nomination papers for School Committee seats.
With the mayor’s effort not just to get himself re-elected, but to control the School Committee by packing it with his own slate in full swing, there is a great potential for a substantial change of representation on the board.
The School Committee Ward 6 race epitomizes the moves being made to replace an influential incumbent.
Attorney Thomas Abruzzese, the former chair of the School Committee who was instrumental in hiring Superintendent Priya Tahiliani, is being set for extinction by the mayor, sources claim.
Unbelievably enough, the mayor is said to have enlisted Councilor Mike Mc- Laughlin to run in Ward 6 in the effort to unseat Abruzzese.
Abruzzese has been beset by serious difficulties regarding two sons who both work for the school department, and who have both been involved in legal entanglements inside and outside of school.Continue reading “School Committee up for grabs”