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Entries Tagged as 'Helen Losak'

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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Guerrilla Warfare, Absentee Ballot Push In Town Committee Primaries

March 1st, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

More than 1,000 requests for absentee ballots and counting. Just days from Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee primaries in six districts, candidates and political operatives are placing a premium on absentee ballots. Where’s the majority of the action?

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Pereira Passion: Battle Lines Drawn In Upper East Side Town Committee Primary

February 28th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

One week left to primaries in six of ten Democratic Town Committee districts. The Upper East Side 138th District is loaded with passion as a slate tries to undo District Leader Maria Pereira, a leading lightning rod in city politics, whose slate won all nine seats two years ago. Some of those slate members are […]

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Himes Steps Up For Danny Roach As Town Committee Battle Heats Up

February 26th, 2018 · 109 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

High-profile pols generally don’t avail themselves to local, insider political skirmishes, but they will sometimes step up for neighborhood leaders who’ve been there for them early and often. That’s what Congressman Jim Himes has done for Danny Roach, neighborhood bar owner, police commissioner, mayoral appointee and district leader whose nine-member Democratic Town Committee slate faces […]

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Drum Roll: Absentee Ballots Available For Town Committee Races

February 12th, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Three weeks left to Democratic Town Committee primaries. It can mean only one thing. Absentee ballots become available on Tuesday. The Town Clerk’s Office is processing stacks and stacks of applications for Democratic electors in six districts, giving new meaning to a winter blizzard. The actual absentee ballots become available three weeks out after candidates […]

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The State Of The DTC Slates

February 9th, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s now official, primaries will take place March 6th in 6 of 10 districts for Democratic Town Committee seats. Within a week or so after the primaries, the 90-member DTC will select party officers.

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Barr The Door, A Piranha Political War In Upper East Side

January 21st, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

This battle will definitely bare teeth and, perhaps, lose a few. School board member and 138th Democratic District Leader Maria Pereira, the self-styled piranha of city politics, who upset the political establishment in a town committee battle two years ago, is waging district war against some of the people she ran with in 2016. You […]

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