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Yesterday, City Councilman Allan Domb introduced a long-overdue resolution to bring term limits to City Council. As I noted last month, imposing term limits on career politicians has been trending throughout the country. Here, we’re the only big city in America that term limits our mayor and not the legislative body he has to work … Continue reading Is Allan Domb Running for Mayor?
[Editor’s Note: In honor of Black History Month, The New York Times has been publishing long overlooked obituaries of prominent African Americans. A couple years ago, former NBA star Charles Barkley embarked on a similar project here at The Citizen, highlighting local African Americans throughout history whose contributions we would do well to remember. Here, we take another look.] I … Continue reading The Citizen Flashback: Charles Barkley’s Black History Month All-Stars
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