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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'

Stooge Politics – Maria Piranha Takes A Bite Out Of City Clerk Lydia Martinez

April 21st, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Uncategorized

School board member Maria Pereira, former Democratic district leader in the Upper East Side and the self-styled piranha of city politics, does not hold back in this commentary castigating political rebellion in her neighborhood. The 138th District is under complete assault by Mario Testa, Mayor Ganim and City Clerk Lydia Martinez.

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Candidates Challenge Recount Process

March 12th, 2018 · 18 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

In a letter to James Mullen, head moderator of last week’s Democratic Town Committee primaries, several candidates are challenging the timing of today’s ongoing recount, with an assist from retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez who’s serving as an observer. Maria Pereira of the 138th District, Mary Bruce in the 131st and Donna Curran in […]

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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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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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