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Entries Tagged as 'Tyreke Bird'

‘Who Cut Me?’ AB Steroids, Plus: McMahon’s Body Slam And Rell Q Poll

September 16th, 2009 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

You gotta love City Council primaries. Vote cutting, absentee ballot bloating, one incumbent knocked off. The results are in and what does it all mean? A good primary day for party-endorsed Dems, with one non-endorsed incumbent Maria Valle going down in the 137th District on the East Side due to absentee ballots. Maria was competitive on the […]

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Primary Results, Sam’s Bridgeport Team, And Himes Flies With Barack

September 15th, 2009 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

9:30 p.m. update: Okay, City Council results. Unofficially looks like all party-endorsed Dems prevail. District 135: Incumbents Warren Blunt and Richard Bonney defeat challengers Peter Clarke and Mary McBride Lee, and Isa Mujahid who ran solo. District 136: Incumbents Angel DePara and Carlos Silva win handily over Mark Trojanowski. District 137: An avalanche of absentee ballot votes […]

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What’s Residency? The Eleanor Guedes Case, Plus: Primary Insanity, And Ramos Statement

September 14th, 2009 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Civil Service, Education

1 p.m. update From the City Charter: Section 13. Board and Commission Members; Residency Requirement. Except as otherwise provided in this charter, no person shall be appointed to any board or commission established by this charter who is not a resident and registered voter of the city. Where does Eleanor Guedes reside? An immediate answer is […]

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How Do You Like Your Tuna? Plus: Tate George … Swish (hopefully)

September 10th, 2009 · 43 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning

5 p.m. update: We’re inching closer to Primary Insanity Day! Four Democratic primaries for City Council will take place on Tuesday including the battle royal in the 138th District in the Upper East Side, one of my favorite city neighborhoods covering the northeast corner of the city near the Beardsley Park area and shares borders with Trumbull […]

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The Candidate Watch, Library On Ballot

August 27th, 2009 · 54 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events

For the past couple of weeks we’ve been consumed with civil service and library fights. Wake up, Leonard! City Council primaries will take place September 15 in four districts. Tyreke Bird has added some spice to the race in the 138th District after his arrest for an alleged assault. Not a lot of details on […]

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Primary Fever, The Riccio Plan And The Rell Bell

August 13th, 2009 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, State Politics

5:30 p.m. update: Okay, here’s the City Council primary lineup for September 15. District 135: Peter Clarke and Mary McBride-Lee have qualified to challenge incumbents Warren Blunt and Richard Bonney. So has Isa Mujahid who is running solo. District 136: Mark Trojanowski, running solo, was certified to take on incumbents Angel DePara and Carlos Silva. […]

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How Much Will Mayor And Mario Weigh In?

August 11th, 2009 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

2:30 p.m. update: Five weeks away from primary day for City Council seats. Is there a pulse out there? Any incumbents in serious trouble? What council incumbents and challengers are you helping? Who should go? Who should stay? I’m waiting for word on what challengers qualify for the ballot. Challengers have until Wednesday at 4 […]

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Master Plan Approved, Plus: Council Primary Fever, And ‘I Want A Piece Of You!’

August 4th, 2009 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

3:30 p.m. update: The City Council Monday night overwhelmingly passed the Master Plan that was debated in comments over the weekend. Big crowd on hand including some crackling audience exchanges between State Rep. Chris Caruso and former City Council member Keith Cougar Rodgerson. Those two tend to make prehistoric noises within earshot, especially after Cougie dissed […]

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