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Entries Tagged as 'Martha Santiago'

Public Hearing Schedule For Mayor’s Proposed Budget

April 14th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

A public hearing on Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 million proposed budget will take place Thursday 6 p.m. in City Council chambers before the Budget and Appropriations Committee. See full budget schedule and timeline here. The proposed spending plan calls for no tax increase.

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Great Caesar’s Ghost! Two More Years For Testa–Will Chairman Cut Desperate Delegate Deal With AG Candidate Tong Whose Treasurer Is Casino Bill Killer?

March 16th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Testa in Italian means head. Thursday night, at his Madison Avenue restaurant, Mario Testa received the votes by acclamation (less one) to once again head the Democratic Town Committee for two more years. He had no opposition. On this Ides of March, the party leader who has been described occasionally by political opponents “little Caesar” […]

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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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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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