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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

Pereira Files Election Complaint Against City Council Incumbents, Paoletto: She’s ‘Toxic’

September 21st, 2017 · 12 Comments · City Council, News and Events, State Politics, Uncategorized

Campaigning illegally inside the 75 foot line from entrance to polling locations and “forged” petition signatures are some of the elections complaints filed by District Leader Maria Pereira and candidates Karen Jackson and  Somia Suliman following the September 12 Democratic primary for City Council in the Upper East Side 138th. They filed the assertions with […]

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Herron Flights Keeley By 1 Vote

September 20th, 2017 · 9 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Uncategorized

Every vote counts. Yup. In the case of the Democratic City Council primary between incumbent Jeanette Herron and former State Rep. Bob Keeley in the North End 133rd District 1 vote has made the difference. Herron squeaked out a vote victory following a Tuesday recount that had them tied going in.

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City Council Approves Downtown Theater Development Plan

September 19th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The City Council Monday night in a 13-4 vote signed off on New York-based Exact Capital’s $410 million proposal to resurrect two nostalgic Downtown theaters and former Savoy Hotel in addition to constructing more than 800 housing units along adjacent streets. The vote came without a Project Labor Agreement that had been encouraged during a […]

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Going, But Not Gone Yet

September 19th, 2017 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Only a few regular meetings remain for the current City Council that will be replaced by a new legislative body with some new faces in December. Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee revisited some questions he has presented to the current configuration during an address to councilors Monday night.

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Protesting Income Inequality From Bridgeport To Greenwich

September 17th, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

In advance of the weekend state budget vote, a Connecticut Working Families Party-led caravan of tax justice demonstrators protested Bruce McGuire’s Connecticut Hedge Fund Association, “the foremost group lobbying against closing the egregious Carried Interest Tax Loophole, outside their fancy yacht club gathering,” according to the WFP. City Council candidate from the East End Wanda Simmons, […]

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City Council Recounts Set

September 15th, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Recounts will take place on Tuesday morning at the Margaret Morton Government Center in four districts following the results of Democratic primaries for City Council. Candidates must be within 20 votes to force a recount.

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Martinez To Seek Presidency Of City Council

September 14th, 2017 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Assuming she’s reelected to another two-year term in November, East End City Councilor Eneida Martinez says she’ll seek the presidency of the legislative body, replacing Tom McCarthy who has served in that capacity for 10 years. McCarthy did not seek reelection to the council.

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City Employee Councilors Sayonara, Primary Post Mortem

September 14th, 2017 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Primary day has ended, but it’s not over. And even when the primary vote is certified following recounts, there’s the general election in November and then another vote for City Council president in December by peers. And guess what? When the new council meets in December it will do so without a city employee councilor […]

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