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The Battle For The North End

November 13th, 2017 · 45 Comments · City Council, City Politics

When did Facebook start reading like an OIB thread? When it comes to city politics, anyway. A number of OIB readers and posters got into a battle with former State Rep. Bob Keeley, a candidate for City Council in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Keeley and Anne Pappas Phillips are challenging party-endorsed Jeanette Herron and Mike DeFilippo […]

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How The City Council Voted On New Tax Abatement Guidelines

October 19th, 2017 · 77 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Monday night by a 10-8 vote the City Council approved new tax-break guidelines for developers while eliminating the legislative body’s future approval on such deals. Here’s how they voted:

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Insurgents Make Gains, According To Unofficial Results–Keeley And Herron Tied, Newton Leading, Several Recounts Upcoming

September 13th, 2017 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

In a night that took many twists and turns, several incumbents were defeated in Democratic primaries for City Council Tuesday, several insurgents prevailed and recounts in four districts will take place later this week, according to unofficial returns from the Registrar’s Office. Young guns Kyle Langan and Marcus Brown won the West Side 132nd District, according […]

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Primary Day In 9 Of 10 City Council Districts

September 12th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Door knocks, mail pieces, phone calls and identifying votes come to an end today as Democratic candidates in 9 of 10 City Council districts drag their friends to the polls. We’ll have the results after 8 p.m. Some races will take longer to decide because of ballots cast by absentee. Meanwhile, if you hear about […]

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Final Weekend, You Vote Already?

September 8th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Here we go, final weekend before Tuesday’s Democratic primaries featuring contests in nine of ten City Council districts. The registration deadline is noon on Monday. Unaffiliated voters may also switch to a major party by the same deadline.

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Primaries Two Weeks Away, But A Backup Plan For A Few City Council Candidates

August 29th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Two weeks left to settle nine Democratic primaries in 10 City Council districts. What have you heard from the candidates? In a couple of districts, however, challengers will have another crack at it if things don’t go their way on September 12.

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Illicit Campaigning At Sycamore Senior Apartments Leads To Supervised Balloting

August 28th, 2017 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Elections officials have authorized supervised balloting to take place Tuesday morning at Sycamore. Sycamore Place Apartments, at 285 Maplewood Avenue, is a senior citizen residential complex on the West Side with Bassick High School as the voting precinct. Of the roughly 100 requests for absentee ballots in the 132nd City Council District as of […]

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The Burn Of Absentee Ballots–Pereira’s Endorsed Dems In Upper East Side Drop Out

August 21st, 2017 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Endorsed candidates in 138th District drop out. What’s the big deal about the solar eclipse? Mountain ranges of absentee ballots have blocked the city sun for decades and, guess what? They’re available this week for the September 12 primaries featuring Democratic contests in 9 of 10 City Council districts.

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