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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'

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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Hanks Thanks Contributors

February 19th, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Shante` Hanks, former staffer for Congressman Jim Himes, appears well on her way to qualifying for public financing in her quest to unseat incumbent State Rep. Charlie Stallworth in an August Democratic primary. Her campaign kicked out a news release praising her quick fundraising work. Party endorsements will take place in May. Shortly after that […]

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School Board Wants Surplus

February 14th, 2018 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

On Monday Mayor Joe Ganim announced a surplus of roughly $4.6 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. A few hours later the Board of Education voted 7-0 to urge the mayor to hand it over to the school system.

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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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Couch Politics, Will Dr. Ford’s Diagnosis Of East End Town Committee Fight Hold Up? Game On

January 23rd, 2018 · 69 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

East End District Leader Ralph Ford’s psychology background comes in handy toiling in the schizophrenic world of city politics. The good doctor has negotiated his share of patients to study in active practice or civic engagement. On March 6th Ford will have neighborhood activists knocking on his door, and they won’t necessarily be patients. He’s facing […]

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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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