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Entries Tagged as 'Testo’s Restaurant'

Larcheveque Bows Out, Republicans Endorse Candidates For School Board

July 21st, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Board of Education Chair Joe Larcheveque Thursday night rejected pleas from Republican Party operatives to seek another four-year term at the GOP convention in which candidates for school board, city sheriff and City Council were endorsed. Citing family commitments and frustration with school board dysfunction, Larcheveque opted out.

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Please Figure This Out–The Puzzle Of Party Endorsements

July 20th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

This is a weird–and potentially transforming–election cycle. Several Board of Education members are packing it in, it appears, including Republicans Joe Larcheveque and Annette Segarra-Negron, and now, according to Democratic political operatives Rafael Fonseca. But, GOP sources say, Larcheveque is now on the fence.

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Pereira Backing Incumbent Challengers For City Council In Upper East Side

July 18th, 2017 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

One week from the Democratic Town Committee endorsement, 138th District Leader Maria Pereira is throwing her support behind Timothy Bassey and Michele Small to oppose Upper East Side incumbents Anthony Paoletto and Nessah Smith in a September primary.

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Veteran City Council Member Castillo And Education Activist Join Forces For District Run

July 14th, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Incumbent city councilman from the 136th District Alfredo Castillo has paired up with community activist Maria Zambrano Viggiano to represent the East Side and Hollow neighborhoods. The other councilman for the district Jose Casco says he plans to seek reelection and is searching for a campaign partner that would set up a September Democratic primary.

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Fore! Council Candidates Tee It Up At 19th Hole, Young Dems Issue First Endorsements

July 12th, 2017 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

City Council races are gearing up across the city for expected Democratic primaries in September. Two young newcomers Kyle Langan and Marcus Brown had a fundraiser Tuesday night at the 19th Hole on Brooklawn Avenue in their quest to represent the West Side 132nd District. Incumbent councilman for the district John Olson is not seeking […]

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Ganim Lags In Statewide Fundraising

July 10th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Joe Ganim’s going to compete for public campaign funds for statewide office in 2018, he’ll need to step up his game. He’ll also need a judge to order the state elections enforcement watchdog to allow him participation in the voluntary Citizens Election Program. In his first quarter raising money in an exploratory committee […]

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Ganim Rallies Supporters For Statewide Exploratory Campaign

June 23rd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Nearly 300 political supporters, friends, city employees and business leaders Thursday night attended Mayor Joe Ganim’s first fundraiser for his 2018 exploratory campaign for governor at an asking price of $100 per head at Testo’s Restaurant, the epicenter of city politics owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. Under exploratory rules the maximum personal contribution […]

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State Election Watchdog Stiffs Ganim On Public Campaign Funds, Ganim Pledges Court Action

June 21st, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Joe Ganim is to receive public campaign funds in his quest for statewide office, he’ll need a court order. The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday validated a proposed declaratory ruling in May disqualifying Ganim from participating in the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races as he explores a run for […]

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