Tag: mayor

Forced to play the PR game: Cops, teachers

NYPD cops literally turning their backs on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as part of their effort to gain the upper hand in labor contract negotiations are playing a hand we’ve seen played by another group that is masterful at getting attention to its plight for more pay: teachers.

Seven Hills Food to provide new market for Virginia livestock producers

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Seven Hills Food, LLC will revitalize and open a meat processing facility in the City of Lynchburg.

Protests: A waste of time?

People are gathering in cities across the country – New York City, Washington, Berkeley – to protest decisions by grand juries in Missouri and Staten Island against bringing back indictments in cases in which cops were responsible for the deaths of unarmed petty-crime suspects.

E.W. Jackson launches national movement to protect rights of Christians

2013 Republican lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson has launched a national movement to protect Christians from “growing hostility, discrimination and anti-Christian bigotry.”

Chris Graham: Race, partisan divide over Ferguson?

How naïve I am: silly white liberal ol’ me thought my visceral reaction to the ongoing police suppression of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, demanding justice for an unarmed black teen shot to death by a police officer two weeks ago would be shared by my friends on the right and left and across the racial divide.

Another Democratic legislator resigns

Richmond Democratic State Sen. Henry Marsh has joined the parade of Democrats leaving the Virginia General Assembly.

Report: NYC mayor Bloomberg buying TV spots to support McAuliffe

A pro-gun-control super-PAC backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is prepped to spend $1.1 million on TV ads in support of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe in the final two weeks of the 2013 campaign, according to a report in Politico.

Pay increase for city council?

Waynesboro Mayor Tim Williams has proposed a pay increase for members of Waynesboro City Council. What do you think? Should city-council members be paid more? Should they be paid at all? Sound off.

Frank and open discussion

Fear and Loathing in Waynesboro column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net “I’m a very open guy. I believe that government should be run in the open.” – Frank Lucente, March 31, 2008 “I’m not making any comment about the mayor, because I don’t think that should be a public discussion.” – Frank Lucente, May 19, 2008 […]

Make Tim the mayor already

Fear and Loathing in Waynesboro column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net If what I was told is right, Tim Williams isn’t as much considering a run for mayor as a run for mayor is being considered for Tim Williams. And I’m guessing what I was told is right. The Man Who Otherwise Would Be Mayor, Frank […]