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Looney Asserts Marilyn Delivers Moore For Her District

July 28th, 2016 · 2 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Touting the money she has returned to her district, State Senate President Martin Looney on Wednesday campaigned with State Senator Marilyn Moore tucked in a Democratic primary battle with party-endorsed City Council President Tom McCarthy.

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Mario: It’s Like The Old Times Back In The ’90s

July 27th, 2016 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events

Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa loves to wax about the good ol’ days. For Mario it’s back to the future with his pal Joe Ganim. Both are delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Joe was a Democratic shooting star and Mario a high-profile town chair back in the day. Now the band’s back together, […]

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Stallworth Takes Unpaid Leave In Primary Brawl Against Pereira

July 27th, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

You know there’s a battle when an incumbent state representative takes a two-week unpaid leave from his six-figure city government job to hold on to his paid elected position. That’s what mayoral appointee Charlie Stallworth has done to fend off the self-styled piranha of city politics Maria Pereira, a member of the Board of Education, […]

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Mayor Selects Annette Negron To Fill School Board Vacancy, Will It Be Challenged?

July 27th, 2016 · 46 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Update: Board of Education member Maria Pereira had raised questions in the comments section about back taxes on a Jane Street property owned by Annette Negron. Negron told OIB on Wednesday that she had paid off the back taxes that had been sold to a tax lien company prior to her joining the school board. She […]

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He’s Baaack! The Old Geezer Returns

July 26th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

What, the Old Geezer is among the living? Charles Walsh, the irrepressible linguistic heirloom, resumes the wrinkled Runyon of rumination in new commentaries for OIB. If you’re new to the Old Geezer, he pontificates on a park bench in Seaside Park about all kinds of stuff. Check out Charles and the Old Geezer with more […]

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What, A Republican In The East End? Ganim Juggles Shaban Friendship, Walks Himes’ Tightrope

July 25th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A Republican was spotted in the East End over the weekend. When it comes to the African American-rich Democratic neighborhood in the state’s largest city where Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim ran up large pluralities last year, Republican political players have gone the way of the 8-track player. GOP congressional candidate John Shaban, a friend of […]

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OIB Poll: McCarthy Or Moore?

July 25th, 2016 · 27 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

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McCarthy’s State Senate Message: Together We Can Do Better

July 21st, 2016 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

City Council President Tom McCarthy has issued his first mail piece in his quest to defeat freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August 9 Democratic primary, highlighting his public service and building coalitions to bring people together.

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