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Entries Tagged as 'Ruben Felipe'

New Harding High School–A ‘Showstopper’–Brightens East Side

August 23rd, 2018 · 38 Comments · Education, News and Events

This place is fit for presidents, and more importantly students. City and education officials on Thursday cut the ribbon to the iconic new Harding High School on the East Side, a $106 million gem years in the making guided under the former mayoral administration of Bill Finch from property donated by General Electric on a […]

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Walsh FOI Trolls Information Among Bill Killers Of Government Reform

March 13th, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

How deep do tentacles run to kill a government reform bill? That’s what former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh wants to know in a freedom of information request to City Attorney Mark Anastasi whose dubious legal opinion allows city employees to serve on the City Council in defiance of the voter-approved City Charter.

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Musto Busto, Ayalas In Opposite Directions, Moses And The Undertaker

August 14th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics

For opponents of Mayor Bill Finch, it’s tempting to declare Anthony Musto’s city voter shellacking by Marilyn Moore was a referendum on the mayor. It’s not. It was a referendum on Anthony Musto from an opponent and a coalition force of many that drew a contrast on his job performance and disengagement from voter concerns.

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2012 Review: Ayala Wins State Senate Primary Over Newton, Gomes–Historic Election For Hispanics

December 27th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

We continue top stories of the year with the election of Andres Ayala to the State Senate that included a tough August primary battle against incumbent Ed Gomes and Ernie Newton who occupied the seat before corruption charges forced him from office seven years ago.

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Your Chance To Speak About Charter Revision

March 18th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

The Charter Revision Commission will conduct a public hearing Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. What’s on your mind? The panel has been focusing on education initiatives and likely will send to the City Council for approval a question that asks voters to choose between elected or appointed school board positions, […]

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Elected School Board Members: Charter Commission A Dog And Pony Show

March 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Maria Pereira, Bobby Simmons and Sauda Baraka, elected members of the Board of Education, have responded to a request to address the mayoral-empaneled Charter Revision Commission that will likely pose a question to voters regarding an elected or appointed school board. Basically, the three elected board members tell the commission to stuff it. Grab a cup […]

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Mayor Addresses Charter Revision Commission, Says Current Education Model Doesn’t Work

February 15th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Education

Mayor Bill Finch Tuesday night urged the Charter Revision Commission that he empaneled to modernize the city charter with an emphasis on transforming the Board of Education from an elected body to either one appointed or a hybrid of the two. Whatever the commission decides must be cleared by the City Council and submitted to […]

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Forget The Legislative Session, It’s About Reelection

February 9th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Beyond the usual give and take over issues and bill proposals advanced by lawmakers, the real drama for the new legislative session is how members of the city’s state delegation, all Democrats, position themselves for reelection. State Senator Ed Gomes has not announced if he will seek reelection.

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