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Entries Tagged as 'Danny Roach'

Roach Reappointed To Cop Board

September 5th, 2018 · 92 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

By a 12-7 vote of the City Council Tuesday night mayoral appointee Danny Roach, Democratic district leader in Black Rock, will serve another term on the Police Commission. Kyle Langan, Ernie Newton, Karen Jackson, Christina Smith, Pete Spain, Maria Valle and Maria Viggiano cast no votes. Mary McBride Lee was absent.

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Pet Poop, ‘Wild And Exotic Animal Acts’ And Commissioner Roach On Council Agenda

September 2nd, 2018 · 44 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The City Council is back in action Tuesday night, following its summer-session hiatus, to consider a number of items including the reappointment of Danny Roach to the Board of Police Commissioners. Some council members have questioned the independence of Roach on the civilian review board when he works at the pleasure of the mayor. Roach, […]

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Roach’s Police Board Reappointment Goes To Full City Council

August 11th, 2018 · 32 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Public Safety Committee members Ernie Newton, Kyle Langan and Karen Jackson voted no to confirm the reappointment of Danny Roach, a longtime friend and ally of Mayor Joe Ganim, to the Police Commission. Jack Banta, Eneida Martinez and Maria Valle voted yes. Committee chair Michelle Lyons broke the tie in favor of Roach. The full […]

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Great Caesar’s Ghost! Two More Years For Testa–Will Chairman Cut Desperate Delegate Deal With AG Candidate Tong Whose Treasurer Is Casino Bill Killer?

March 16th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Testa in Italian means head. Thursday night, at his Madison Avenue restaurant, Mario Testa received the votes by acclamation (less one) to once again head the Democratic Town Committee for two more years. He had no opposition. On this Ides of March, the party leader who has been described occasionally by political opponents “little Caesar” […]

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Town Committee Recounts Set For Monday

March 11th, 2018 · 12 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Following Tuesday’s primary results, recounts will take place in three Democratic Town Committee Districts on Monday, 10 a.m. in conference rooms A&B of the Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street. Candidates within 20 votes are eligible for the recount, according to elections officials.

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On Tuesday It Was Personal, The Machinations Of Town Committee Elections

March 8th, 2018 · 71 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Standing outside her home precinct Hooker School on the Upper East Side, multi-layered clothing protecting the day-long chill of campaigning, political warrior Maria Pereira who knows her voters as well as anyone in the city, observed presciently in advance of the results. “I’m seeing people here I’ve never seen before.” A few miles away her […]

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Big Night For Testa And Ganim–Pereira’s Insurgent Slate Loses, Black Rock Challengers Fall

March 7th, 2018 · 66 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Insurgents came up well short Tuesday trying to take out seasoned campaigners in Democratic Town Committee primaries. A slate led by 138th District Leader Maria Pereira has lost all nine seats to a coalition aligned with Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa in the Upper East Side, according to unofficial returns. Testa spent most of his day in the […]

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Dragging Out Voters In Town Committee Wars, Flexing ABs In The Rock

March 6th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Voters have been identified. Now it’s time to place last-minute calls, door knocks, lit drops and social media blasts. And oh, remind voters to send in their absentee ballot. Those could be pivotal. On Tuesday registered Democrats in 6 of 10 districts will decide the makeup of the 90-member Democratic Town Committee the next two […]

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