Monthly Archives: October 2014

The best Council PAC money can buy

If either incumbent Councilman Stewart Chen, D.C. or Bonta aide-de-camp Jim Oddie, or both, manages to get elected to Council next week, there are five men to whom they owe an enormous debt of gratitude. Their names are Kennedy, Roberts, … Continue reading

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The truth about Trish

Boy, the Inner Ring sure doesn’t like Mayoral candidate Trish Spencer.

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As Bay Farm goes, . . .

Can Frank Matarrese beat the IAFF Local 689 slate out of a seat on Council by counting on Bay Farm Island voters to give him a come-from-behind victory? The answer is “Yes,” if two conditions are met: Mr. Matarrese stays … Continue reading

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Takeaways from the forums

(Updated with additional information about Council candidate Jim Oddie on October 14, 2014). Having now attended all four candidate forums open to the public – two more than Mayor Marie Gilmore – the Merry-Go-Round is prepared to offer our take … Continue reading

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You can’t say that again

The Merry-Go-Round was chagrined that the moderators at the two recent candidate forums didn’t choose to use either of our two lists of “Questions the candidates won’t want to answer.” But we’re not surprised.  And we think it even less … Continue reading

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