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Entries Tagged as 'Jack Banta'

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 Scott! A Switch For Mitch In The 131st District–Party Officer Selection Thursday

March 13th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On Thursday, 5:30 p.m. the 90-member Democratic Town Committee will select party officers at the Madison Avenue restaurant of Mario Testa who will seek another two-year term as party leader. On Monday recounts took place in three districts following last week’s primaries. A change occurred in the 131st District where a slate led by former […]

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The Politics Of Prayer–Ministers Unleash Big Dogs For Development Bite

March 11th, 2018 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

PSEG’s conversion of the state’s last coal plant to a gas-fired facility in the South End includes a $500 million investment, mega tax dollars to the city as well as a job apprenticeship training program as part of a community benefits agreement. City ministers have meowed to City Council members that the company isn’t doing […]

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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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Split Decision In 131st District

March 8th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s mighty tight in the 131st Democratic Town Committee District, according to unofficial returns from Tuesday’s primary. It appears there’s a 5-4 split between the challenge slate of former City Councilwoman Mary Bruce versus veteran District Leader Mitch Robles. A recount, to be announced, will follow that looks like it will include all 18 candidates. […]

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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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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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