Monthly Archives: April 2016

No thanks, Frank

Ever since he was elected to Council in November 2014 with the most votes cast, Vice Mayor Frank Matarrese has done his darnedest to try to slow down the pace of residential development on the northern waterfront. After last Tuesday’s … Continue reading

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(Over)time marches on

At Tuesday’s meeting, staff will request Council to amend this year’s General Fund budget to increase the level of spending authorized for the fire department – while, at the same time, adjusting the police department expense budget downward. One of … Continue reading

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All aboard!

Predictably, the proposal presented to Council Tuesday night for the City to “collaborate” with the Water Emergency Transportation Authority to get new ferry service up and running at the Seaplane Lagoon by 2020 elicited hosannas and huzzahs from the usual … Continue reading

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No wage stagnation to worry about here, Bernie (plus: Muzzle off!)

“Stagnant wages.” If you’ve been listening to Bernie Sanders’s campaign speeches – any of them – you’ve heard the phrase.  According to the Senator, it is “profoundly wrong” that, even as the “billionaire class” rakes in the dough, wages for … Continue reading

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