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Bad math for public housing in West Dayton

In the “you should have to pass a math test to be elected” file, we can add this pie in the sky malarkey plan by Greater Dayton Premier Management for building low income housing in West Dayton: A $96 million proposal to transform public housing in West Dayton calls for demolishing Hilltop Homes, shrinking and Read More

Outlaw capriciousness

The first time I heard the word capricious was in college. It was from my political science professor, Jim Jacobs at Wright State, in a conversation about the enforcement of historic zoning laws in Dayton. I felt I was being unfairly singled out for improving my $14,500 house, while a house in the Oregon District, Read More

Fairchild releases campaign video

Since this is the most read political blog in Dayton, here’s what you need to know. There are two preachers running for Dayton City Commission. Some may get confused- one is named Daryl and the other is named Darryl. And neither are R’s. Both are dems. One is a lifelong resident of Dayton, who has Read More

Dayton Public Preparatory to launch Fall 2018

Starting Tuesday, April 3 2018 at noon, an alternative charter to Dayton Public Schools will begin accepting preliminary applications from parents of Dayton Public Schools students, and parents who have been choosing charters and parochial schools to avoid the constant chaos of DPS. There will also be an area for DPS employees to privately register Read More

2 hours of your life you’ll never get back: Esrati + Gem City Podcast

This was recorded about a month ago. Libby came over to the office and we had a really long chat. You’ll have to click over to their site to listen in, and those who’ve listened already said they enjoyed it. It’s great to have other local media giving the community information in different formats. After Read More

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