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Entries Tagged as 'Martha Santiago'

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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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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The Race For Tuesday’s Cricket Vote

February 29th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

By the time polls close Tuesday at 8 p.m. for Democratic Town Committee primaries in three districts, about 700 electors will have cast votes by absentee ballot which could ensure that more votes will be cast that way in some precincts than actual electors showing up to the polls. That noise you just heard in […]

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Town Committee Wars–The I, Me, Mine Of Politics (Absentee Ballots Too)

February 24th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

More than 1,000 absentee ballots have been mailed by elections officials in three of 10 Democratic Town Committee districts competing in Tuesday’s primary with 27 seats up for grabs. This is as retail as retail can get when it comes to identifying voters and dragging them out. In these low-turnout primaries that may not hit 10 […]

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Who Done It? Pereira Slate Walk Piece Altered In Democratic Town Committee Battle

February 15th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Two years ago when Maria Pereira had a falling-out with three members of a Democratic Town Committee primary slate she had supported she literally crossed out their names and handed the palm card to voters in front of Thomas Hooker School. The three candidates did not win. Once again embroiled in a town committee tussle for […]

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Political Slates Set For March 1 Dem Primaries

February 8th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

And the battle is officially on. Three of ten Democratic Town Committee Districts will face off in March 1 primaries covering the West Side, East Side and Upper East Side that will feature three slates, according to elections officials. Absentee ballots, key in these low-turnout party wars, will be available this week. The top vote […]

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Intense Town Committee Primary Looms, Pereira Leads Slate Against City Council Incumbents In Upper East Side

January 18th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

If you enjoy ferocity in campaign battles, check out the Democratic Town Committee war for control of the Upper East Side. Dem voters in the 138th District could have 27 candidates from which to choose. Three slates, one organized by Board of Education member Maria Pereira, another that includes City Council members Anthony Paoletto and […]

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